BLOG-PH.com was present at the official Philippine launch of Honda Scoopy held at the 9th Street of Bonifacio High Street. The event, dubbed as “Scooter City” is hosted by the funny tandem of Magic 89.9 DJ’s Toni Tony and Sam YG.
Kutsahisa Yoda, the President & General Manager of Honda Philippines, together with Honda Scoopy official endorser in the Philippines, Ramon “RJ” Jacinto (Pinoy music icon) and Patti Grandidge (owner of ‘Sweet Patti Cakes’) also graced the launch of the latest high-end scooter.
Seeing the ‘Scoopy’ for the first time, it reminds me of those old school scooters that we see back in the days. Now that almost every household has its own scooter/motor bike, the entrance of ‘Scoopy’ will make the whole game more exciting. This one sure is different, because HONDA is already a trusted brand.
HONDA SCOOPY SPECIFICATIONS:
Also called: Metropolitan, Jazz, Crea Scoopy
Engine: 49 cc (3.0 cu in) liquid cooled 4-stroke single
Ignition: type CDI
Transmission: Continuously Variable V-belt
Suspension Front: telescopic fork
Rear: single shock
Brakes F/R: drum w/front combined braking system
L 1,705 mm (67.1 in)
W 625 mm (24.6 in)
H 1,000 mm (39 in)
Weight 74 kg (160 lb) (dry)
80 kg (180 lb) (claimed) (wet)
Fuel capacity 5 L (1.1 imp gal; 1.3 US gal)
Suggested Retail Price: 69,800.00
Available Colours: Asteroid Black Metallic, Cheerful Pink Metallic, Candy Rose Red, Pearl Metalloid White and Pearl Angel Yellow.
Trendy Headlight. Classy look meets functionality, as its headlights light up your way and lets your style shine through.
Iconic Meter Panel. Combining style and utility, it provides easy-to-read gauges for day or night riding.
Spacious Legroom. Designed to provide a comfortable yet safe ride to all types of riders.
Parking Brake. Makes handling easy and safe when mounting its stand to park. It's highly stable even when the brake handle is accidentally released.
Stable Pillion Step. Equipped with dual Pillion Steps to provide a secure straddle for back riders.
Stylish Tail Light. Even the Tail Light is uniquely designed for safety and style.
I actually asked some representative from Honda on why they call it as ‘Scoopy,’ I think at first that it’s because of the shape of the scooter. But not, they say that maybe it was name after the Mini Cooper.
ABS-CBN’s G-Force opened the evening with a fiery dance number!
Then the main host emerged from backstage, DJ Toni Tony & DJ Sam YG of Magic 89.9, Andi Manzano is actually the host of the program in the afternoon, which I didn’t get to watch. The two main hosts actually joked about a raffle of a Honda Scoopy among the audience, to the delight of many. But since I always see the two hosting events, I already knew that, they were only joking :)
PHOTOS FROM THE EVENT:
HONDA SCOOPY PINOY ENDORSERS
While some others are head-scratching with RJ Jacinto and Patti Grandidge endorsing the newly launched scooters, I think RJ Jacinto fits the role because ‘Scoopy’ has this feel good 80’s vibe just like the singer, he sounds so laid-back like the Beach Boys. But as for the owner of Sweet Patti Cakes, Hhmm. Maybe she's chosen because Scoopy are needed to delivered the goods to her costumers :D
HONDA SCOOPY THEME SONG & LYRICS
The first time I heard the official Pinoy theme song of Honda Scoopy, I immediately fell in love with this. LSS (last song syndrome) indeed! :) This was performed by RJ Jacinto, one of the main endorsers of Scoopy.
WINNERS OF "THE SCOOTER PROJECT"
Honda Philippines also held a scooter-designing contest, where schools and universities around the metro participated. The Grand Prize Winner are from the University of Saint Thomas! They took home P50,000! Second Placer: University of the Philippines, Third Placer: Asia Pacific College and a consolation prize for College of Saint Benilde.
To end, I would like to share this quotation, "Four wheels move the body. Two wheels move the soul."