Reigning MotoGP world champ, Nicky Hayden doesn’t seem to be doing much with his RC212V these days, so Honda have decided to channel his talent elsewhere. Hayden will now be testing scooters at Honda, and his first assignment is the Honda Zoomer. According to Honda, the Zoomer is “…the choice of champions in the MotoGP paddock. With its no-frills look and ultra-reliability it’s the only way to get around.”
A Honda press release says “The super-cool Zoomer’s bare and minimal looks may seem basic, but the machine is far from it, fitting in well with the hi-tech world of MotoGP. At its heart is an environmentally-friendly fuel-injected, liquid-cooled 50cc four-stroke motor which pumps out around 4bhp. Drum brakes front and rear haul the lightweight 84-kilo machine smartly, while the chunky balloon tyres give sure-footed handling.”
Says Nicky, “You can just get on it and go – it never lets me down. I also think it looks kinda cool – especially mine.” Take that, Pedrosa! Now the only thing that remains to be seen is how the Zoomer stacks up to the Malaguti Phantom F12 R Capirex (the special Loris Capirossi edition) and the Yamaha Aerox Valentino Rossi edition. Ohhh… the excitement!!!
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