Honda Wave series
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|Also called||Honda NF 100
|Predecessor||Honda Super Cub
Honda Dream
|Engine||100cc SOHC 2-valve 4-stroke air-cooled|
|Suspension||Front: Telescopic fork
|Fuel capacity||3.7 l|
The Honda Wave — also marketed as the NF series, Innova in Europe, and Supra X in Indonesia — are a series of light motorcycles manufactured by Honda that debuted in 1995 featuring an underbone design, with separate cosmetic plastic body panels over a structural steel tube chassis. The Wave series succeeds the Honda Cub which used pressed steel frame acting as both the structural chassis and cosmetic bodywork.
The Wave is available with three displacement options - 100 cc, 110 cc and 125 cc. The 100 and 110 cc models' engine is physically similar size to the Cub engine, sharing mountings, whilst the 125cc models use a larger engine, incompatible with the Cub and 100/110 mountings. In addition to the three models that use carburetors, Honda also produces the fuel-injected model.
In 2006, the Honda Wave series received a facelift. In addition, the 125 cc model includes a key slot cover for better protection against theft. Starting from 2007, the Honda Innova 125 in Europe began using fuel injection system to replace the carburetors used by most of the Honda Wave series.
Features of Honda Wave series
- Under-seat storage compartment (known as U-box by Honda)
- Front disc brake (standard for 125cc model; optional for 100 cc and 110 cc model)
- Roller-bearing rocker arms to reduce friction at the rocker arms (125 cc model only)
- Heavy-duty ceramic coated piston (125 cc model only)
- Fuel injection (Wave 125i only)
- Digital odometer and fuel tank (standard for 125 cc model in certain countries like Thailand, Philippines, and Indonesia only)
Design rights issues
The Wave's simple design has been copied by manufacturers in China and elsewhere, to the point of parts interchangeability with the Wave. The Philippines National Bureau of Investigation, in response to a complaint filed by Honda, has conducted raids against several establishments selling clones of Honda motorcycles.
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