News Releases 2003

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Motorcycle
Japan
February 21, 2003

Honda Announces a Model Change for the "Fusion" Large-Sized Scooter

February 21,2003-Honda Motor Co., Ltd. has announced a model change for the Fusion large-sized scooter. Equipped with a water-cooled, 4-stroke, OHC single-cylinder 250cc engine, this bike is known for its low-slung seat and long wheelbase. The new model will go on sale Friday, February 28th. 

The first-generation Fusion made its debut in April 1986. It quickly became popular for its distinctive long-and-low styling and relaxed riding position, earning a broad following among young riders and veterans alike. 

This time, in addition to a color change for the standard type, a new Type X with features popular among young riders such as chrome-plated handlebars, a short windscreen, and a backrest, has also been added to the lineup. The exhaust has been fitted with an air injection system for exhaust gas purification, and effective anti-theft devices including a sturdy lock and alarm come as standard equipment on all types. 

The new color for the Standard Type is a tranquil Force Silver Metallic. The Type X comes in three standard colors: intrepid Pure Black, fresh Pearl Seashell White, and vivid Candy Tahitian Blue. The Type X is also available in seven additional colors through the Color Order Plan, allowing customers to choose from a rich palette of eleven colors in all.

Fusion Type X

Fusion Type X

Annual domestic sales target:   4,000 units
Manufacturer’s suggested retail price  (consumption tax not included): Standard ¥499,000
Type X ¥519,000
Type X (Color Order Plan) ¥539,000

(Example of regionally adjusted manufacturer’s suggested retail price: Okinawa +8,000 yen. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price is for reference only. Similar adjustments may be made in other regions.)

Main Features of the Fusion

A full range of accessories for added convenience

  • 1.New sturdy lock and alarm system for effective anti-theft protection 
    Effective anti-theft protection
    measures include an alarm that sounds if someone attempts to move the bike while it is parked and a sturdy lock that cannot be forced with a screwdriver or other tool. The alarm's flashing indicator lamp also helps to ward off potential thieves.
  • 2.38-liter rear trunk
    The large trunk located behind the rear seat is big enough to accommodate a B4-size attache case or two custom helmets (sold separately).
  • 3.Turn signal auto-cancel function
    The new Fusion is equipped with a turn signal auto-cancel function that automatically turns off the turn signals after completion of a left or right turn. Just like in a car, this convenient feature eliminates the need to remember to turn off the signals after rounding a corner.

Two types available: the highly functional Standard Type and the Stylish Type X

In addition to the Standard Type, a new Type X has been added to appeal to younger riders, featuring new styling that completely changes the Fusion's image. Whereas the Standard Type employs a practical long windscreen, the Type X adopts a more stylish short one. The Standard Type's covered handlebars are replaced with silver chrome-plated handlebars on the Type X. And the Type X also comes with a backrest on the rear seat, providing the passenger a more comfortable ride.

A wide selection of eleven different colors

The Standard Type is available in one color and the Type X in three standard colors. The Type X is also available in seven additional colors through the Color Order Plan*1, allowing customers to choose from a rich palette of eleven colors in all.
Standard Type
1) Force Silver Metallic

Type X (standard colors)
2) Pure Black; 3) Pearl Seashell White; 4) Candy Tahitian Blue

Type X (Color Order Plan)
5) May Yellow Metallic; 6) Bice Blue; 7) Pearl Moderato Beige; 8) Clipper Yellow; 9) Matt Axis Gray Metallic; 10) Italian Red; 11) Candy Extreme Blue

*1 In addition to the printed catalog, you can also consult the Color Order Plan homepage on the Internet at http://www.honda.co.jp/bike-customize/ (in Japanese).

Specifications

Model Name
Fusion
Fusion Type X
Model Type
Honda BA-MF02
L x W x H (m)
2.265 x 0.745 x 1.355
2.265 x 0.745 x 1.115
Wheelbase (m)
1.625
Ground Clearance (m)
0.145
Seat Height (m)
0.665
Vehicle Weight (kg)
169
170
Dry Weight (kg)
157
158
Number of Riders
2
Fuel Consumption (km/L)
40.0(60km/h low-altitude driving)
41.0(60km/h low-altitude driving)
Min. Turning Radius (m)
2.9
Engine Type
MF01E (water-cooled 4-stroke OHC single-cylinder)
Displacement (cm3)
244
Bore x Stroke (mm)
72.0 x 60.0
Compression Ratio
10.0:1
Maximum Power
(kW[PS]/rpm)
14[19]/7,500
Maximum Torque
(N·m[kg·m]/rpm)
21[2.1]/5,000
Starter Type
Self-starting
Carburetor Type
VE30
Ignition
CDI
Fuel Tank Capacity (L)
12
Lubrication System
Force feed and splash
Clutch
Dry-type, multi-plate shoe
Gearbox
Continuously variable
Gear Ratio 1 gear
2.10 to 0.88
Caster Angle (idegrees) /Trail (mm)
28°00´/90
Tire Size Front
110/100-12 67J
Rear
120/90-10 66J
Braking System Front
Hydraulic disc
Rear
Mechanical leading/trailing drum
Suspension Front
Bottom link
Rear
Unit swing arm
Frame
Under-bone