HONDA NSS300: Scootering in Caribbean Blue Sea – from RM 30,727.28

BOON SIEW HONDA LAUNCHES NSS300 PREMIUM SCOOTER IN CARIBBEAN BLUE SEA

High spec NSS300 set to conquer mid-size maxi scooter market

Text and pictures dapted from Boon Siew Honda Malaysia’s Press Release

Caribbean Blue Sea

Penang, 13 June 2017 – Boon Siew Honda Sdn Bhd (BSH) today launched its all new premium NSS300 high-spec mid-size scooter and compact Honda PCX Smart in Blue (click here for more details on the PCX), raising the bar in the scooter market as luxurious personal comfort motorcycles for easy daily commuting, blending agile performance with indulgent features. Both models aim to provide the best premium riding experience to all Malaysian scooter enthusiasts.

About the NSS300

We had the opportunity to ride the NSS300 at the Sepang International Circuit (of all places!) during BSH’s Buka Puasa event recently (click here for our report of the event). Every journo who rode the NSS300 came away surprised not only at its high level of comfort, but also its sweet handling around slow and high speed corners.

NSS300 blasting down SIC’s front straight

Where most – if not all – scooters would wobble when cornering at high speeds, the NSS300 absolutely railed through Turns 3, 5 and all the way through 6 which led back to the front straight (the event only utilised the North Track). There was also plenty of power from the engine, without feeling stressed. In fact, there was power everywhere in the powerband and it came on in an exceptionally smooth manner.

The distinctive fascade

With its tagline of “My Life, My Story, My NSS300” it is a sleekly styled, easy to ride daily commuter with excellent comfort and value. Focusing on the premium side of the ride, BSH has focused on the look and feel as the key aspects of the NSS300. This premium mid-size scooter oozes prestige and quality in your everyday ride.

Well appointed instrument cluster

Looking and feeling good on the road are a key aspects of NSS300 ownership. It’s hard not to be drawn in by the NSS300’s contemporary profile, featuring a sleek fairing and twin halogen headlights frontage. Riders will also appreciate the practicality of a comprehensive instrument cluster.

Huge underseat storage space

“Since the NSS300 made its world debut 17 years ago and launched in 2014 in Malaysia, it has evolved to exceed riders’ expectations of what a scooter can be. We want to position the NSS300 as the premium scooter for both new and veterans riders who look for a practical but sporty ride,” said Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Nobuhide Nagata.

The front and rear brakes are combined. This picture shows the optional Combined ABS

Overall, NSS300 is about sporty performance and safety, excellent build quality combined with value for money and durability, all rolled up in a stylish package which appeals to both novice and veteran riders alike. The bike also comes with ABS braking system for safety, big utility box for convenience which can accommodate two full faced helmets and more space for other items such as a rainsuit.

Pearl Himalayas White

 

The NSS300 comes in three colors: the new Candy Caribbean Blue Sea, besides the existing Pearl Himalayas White and Seal Silver Metallic. The recommended showroom prices start from RM 30,727.28 with GST but excludes road tax, insurance and registration. The model also comes with a two-year or 20,000-km manufacturing warranty (whichever comes first).

Seal Silver Metallic

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
ENGINE
Engine Liquid-Cooled, 4-stroke, OHC, single-cylinder
Bore & Stroke 72.0 mm x 68.5 mm
Displacement 279 cc
Compression Ratio 10.5 : 1
Engine Oil Capacity 1.5 Litres
Fuel Tank Capacity 11.6 Litres
DRIVETRAIN
Clutch Automatic; centrifugal
Transmission V-Matic Continuously Variable
Final Drive V-Belt
INSTRUMENTS & ELECTRICS
Security System HISS
Headlight 12V 35/35 W
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Ignition Fully transistorised battery
Starter Self-starter
Battery 11Ah – MF
ACG Output 380W
CHASIS
Frame Type Underbone
Length x Width x Height 2166 mm x 753 mm x 1189 mm
Wheelbase 1546 mm
Caster Angle 27°
Seat Height 716 mm
Ground Clearance 140 mm
Kerb Weight (kg) 192 kg (194kg Combined ABS)
SUSPENSION, WHEELS & BRAKES
Suspensi / Suspension Front: Telescopic front fork, 35mm
Rear: Twin shocks
Rim Size Front: 14 M/C x MT 3.00
Rear: 13 M/C x MT 4.00
Tyre Measurement Front: 120/70 – 14
Rear: 140/70 – 13
Brakes  System Standard CBS (Combined Braking System)
(Optional) Combined -ABS
PERFORMANCE
Maximum Power 25.5 bhp (19kW) @ 7,500 rpm
Maximum Torque 26 Nm @ 5,000 rpm

 

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