Honda-The Power of Dreams
Honda Introduces New Concept Scooters
(Currently only available in Japan)

Tokyo, January 22, 2001 -- Honda today introduced a new series of "fashion scooters" powered by clean, silent, fuel-efficient liquid-cooled 4-cycle 50cc engines. The basic model, the Crea Scoopy, will be released nationwide on January 23, followed by a second model with added features, the Crea Scoopy•i, on January 26.

The key development goal for the Crea Scoopy series was to create a clean, economical, silent and durable vehicle. The result is a "fashion scooter" that is both environmentally friendly and a pleasure to drive.

Based on a modular assembly engine first introduced in June 1999 for Honda's Giorno Crea, the new series' engine is lighter and more compact, providing even better fuel economy.

Based on the easy-to-recycle Giorno Crea's modular assembled die-cast aluminum frame, the Crea Scoopy models are lighter and easier to handle.

The series also features a new anti-theft system that concentrates the main switch, seat opener and handle lock in a single location that can be concealed with a shutter-like cover that locks.

Special features on the Crea Scoopy•i include a multifunctional digital display that has been named the "communication meter", which provides information such as fuel level in words and illustrations.

Distinctive Features

More environment friendly, high-performance liquid-cooled 50cc 4-cycle engine
Based on the previously released Giorno Crea's modular assembly engine, which enjoys a reputation for good fuel economy and quiet operation, the new engine is 4kg lighter and more compact because of modifications to its bore and stroke. It also features improved fuel consumption of 75.0km/liter (measured at a stable 30km/h), 3.7km/liter better than Giorno Crea.
Easy-to-recycle and easy to produce aluminum frame
Based on Giorno Crea 's modular aluminum frame, the Crea Scoopy's dry weight is 6 kg lighter, providing easier handling.
Fashionable styling
The entire body has a rounded form. The headlight and meters are also round-shaped in keeping with the overall design aim of creating a fashionable urban scooter.
Improved anti-theft system
This new system guarantees higher security, concentrating the main switch, seat opener, and handle lock in a single location, which can be concealed with a lockable shutter-type cover.

The fuel cap is equipped with a lockable inner iron cap.

Combined with Honda's original center stand locking system, the new models provide excellent security.

In addition, a sensor-based alarm system is offered as a dealer option.
Other main features
A secure-feel, easy-to-use front/rear "combi-brake" system, which allows the braking of both front and rear wheels together using the left lever.

A large, 22-liter storage space with room enough for a full-face helmet or A4-size files.

A 40W halogen headlight, which provides improved driver vision as well as making the scooter easily visible to other vehicles or pedestrians at night.

Exclusive Crea Scoopy•i features
Communication meter
A multifunctional digital display greets the rider with the word "Hello!!" when you turn on the main switch, and "Bye-bye!!" when you turn it off, as well as providing information such as speed, fuel level, oil change timing and mileage.
The user also can input personal information such as a birthday or anniversary reminder using illustrations or letters.
Advanced idle stop system
Crea Scoopy•i also will feature an idling system that saves fuel and eliminates idling noise by automatically stopping the engine at red lights and in traffic jams, and automatically re-starting the engine as soon as the rider opens the throttle again.
Body Colors
Millennium Silver Metallic
Jolly Red
Ritza Beige
Denim Blue

Specifications (Please note that this product is only available in Japan)

Model Name Crea Scoopy / Crea Scoopy•i
Model Code Honda BA AF 55
L x W x H (m) 1.695 x 0.625 x 1.000
Wheelbase (m) 1.190
Ground Clearance (m) 0.115
Seat Height (m) 0.710
Curb Weight (kg) 77
Dry Weight (kg) 2
Seating Capacity 1
Turning Radius (m) 1.8
Engine Type AF55E(liquid cooled 4-stroke OHC single cylinder)
Engine Capacity (cc) 49
Bore x Stroke (mm) 38.0 x 44.0
Compression Ratio 12.0
Max. Power (kW[PS]/rpm) 3.6 [4.9] / 8,000
Max. Torque (Nm[kgm]/rpm) 4.5 [0.46] /7,000
Fuel Consumption (km/liter) 75.0 (at a stable 30 km/h)
Carburetor Type NVK00A
Starter Kick type as well as starter button
Ignition CDI-type
Lubrication Forced pressure wet sump
Fuel Tank Capacity (liter) 5.0
Clutch Dry, multi-plate, shoe-type
Gearbox Continuously variable (V-matic)
Gear Ratio 2.800 to 0.860
Castor Angle (degree) 26° 30'
Trail (mm) 72
Tire size Front 90/90-10 50J
Rear 90/90-10 50J
Braking system Front Mechanical with leading shoes
Rear Mechanical with leading shoes
Suspension Front Telescopic-type
Rear Unit swing arm-type
Frame Steel tube