The latest budget sports scooter to emerge from the Sinnis stable is already on the way to becoming a best seller.
If you’re riding two wheels on a budget, but want something that has good looks and is fairly economical for less than a grand then there are a few bikes on the market that might suit your needs – and one of them worthy of consideration is this latest offering from Sinnis.
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To the naked eye the Harrier’s visual looks are quite pleasing, especially on the tricolour bodywork option we had on test (a single all-black colour is also available). It certainly looks the part of a sporty scooter with its’ styled LED indicators, painted alloy wheels and a cool-looking sports Chrono dash.
This is a budget scooter, so don’t go expecting a multitude of bells and whistles. You get the basic functional stuff and not a lot else. Display information is limited to speed, distance and fuel readings. The space under the seat is big enough to accommodate a full face helmet, so that’s a bonus.
The engine is your bog standard four-stroke with a mid-range output of 5.5kw (which translates to around 7.3bhp). Out on the open road, this means it’s good for around 55-60mph on the flat; about average for what you should expect from a scooter like this.
ON THE ROAD
Because the Harrier effectively has a stub front end and no protective screen, it does leave you feeling a little exposed out on the road, but it handles well and has a good riding position for someone who doesn’t have long legs; the sloping design of the seat does tend to push you forward a little, especially when braking. That aside the scoot is light and nimble with a good turning circle, which makes it ideal for urban use.
ENGINE: 125CC air-cooled four-stroke
MAX POWER: 5.5kw
STARTING SYSTEMS: Electric and kick
TANK CAPACITY: 5.5 litres
WEIGHT: 101kg (dry)
SEAT HEIGHT: 815 mm
INSTRUMENT DISPLAY: Semi-digital
SUSPENSION: Front: telescopic, Rear: coil spring
BRAKES: Front: disc, Rear: drum
TYRES: 120/70-12 front and rear
COLOUR OPTIONS: Black and tricolour (black/white/red)
PRICE: £999 (Incl VAT and 24 month manufacturer’s parts warranty)
Ideal for zipping in and out of the urban traffic flow
- Good styling looks
- Full face helmet storage space
- Not suitable for long legged riders
- A little more power needed
Images: Viv King