If you ever thought about purchasing a new Honda vehicle, what kind of accessories would you buy with it? Some all-weather floormats, or perhaps a tent? What about an electric scooter? That’s right, Honda now sells an electric scooter as an accessory. It’s called the Honda eSYMO and you can’t get it here in the U.S. And technically, it’s not even made by Honda.
What’s so special about Honda’s electric scooter?
This particular scooter is special because it has Honda stickers on it and that’s about it. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have VTEC or a turbocharger or any other special features like a HondaVac. Instead, this electric scooter is similar to most other e-scooters on the market because, technically, it is just like the rest.
If you take a close look at the pictures, you’ll notice that the stickers on the bottom part of it say “Micro for Honda.” That’s because this Honda eSYMO is actually made by Micro Scooters, which is based in the UK. So, it’s no wonder that the Honda eSYMO is only available in the UK as well.
The Honda eSymo’s spec sheet is still impressive
Branding collaborations aside, the Honda eSYMO’s specs look pretty impressive for its price. For starters, the eSYMO has a range of up to 25 km (15 miles) and can go up to 25 km/hr (15 mph). Front and rear 200mm airless tires make for a comfortable, yet grippy ride, and the built-in front and rear suspensions ensure the scooter goes over road imperfections smoothly, according to the automaker.
Riders can even operate this scooter in the dark as it’s equipped with a front headlight and rear taillights. There’s even an illuminated electronic display that sits in the middle of handlebars that displays pertinent information to the rider. The display shows things like the ambient temperature, battery status, speed, and different driving modes.
Speaking of the latter, riders are able to shift between four different speed modes; from “pedestrian mode” (6 km/hr) to “eco,” “standard,” and “sport mode” (25 km/hr). All of that happens with the push of a thumb accelerator button on the handlebar, which awakens the 500-watt battery. The charge time for the eSYMO is short as well, taking only 3 hours via the easy-to-reach charging port.
The Honda scooter costs a little more than the Micro one
If you’re looking to get your hands on one of these Honda eSYMO scooters, then you’ll have to figure out how to get it shipped over from the UK. According to Honda, the eSYMO is priced at 937 euros (plus VAT), but what’s interesting is that the comparable scooter direct from Micro costs a lot less.
Taking a look at the Micro lineup, the brand’s most expensive “Explorer” scooter costs 499 euros and it even comes with a free helmet. As far as the specs go, the Micro Explorer has all of the same specs as the eSYMO, but it also has the added convenience of cruise control and regenerative braking.
It looks like it could be a better decision to go straight to the source. Although, if you’re a die-hard Honda UK fan, then you might not care about paying twice the price for the same scooter.