Honda Tact

Honda Tact Review: “With its light maneuverability, it has a good quality” by Takao Aoki

It’s name absolutely evokes nostalgia. After 16 years, Honda’s 50cc scooter, the Tact, was revived.

It has the same engine and platform with the Dunk, which released a new model last February 2014, but it has a totally different exterior. The Tact was designed to have a sense of security that will not make you feel tired despite driving long distances, while the Dunk was designed with a sense of modernity to impress young motorcycle drivers.

It has a reassuring liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine, a strong eSP engine that has a great environmental performance, and with these, you would not have to worry about being overtaken by four-wheeled vehicles behind you when you accelerate after the traffic light says go.

The meter pointer can reach up to a speed limit of 30km/h in an instant, and you can exceed that even further and raise its speed.

The new Tact has two classifications: the base model Tact that has 15mm-high seats, and the Tact Basic that is equipped with low seats.

The Tact is equipped with an Idling Stop System. I can say that it has already reached its maturity; I almost couldn’t feel any time lag when I restarted its engine while waiting for the traffic signal.

When you step on the accelerator from a stopped state, the engine starts smoothly and it simply accelerates like nothing happened.

It also has a stable body. It is easy to manage a lightweight and compact motorcycle; you can pass through big road bumps and winding roads but its body remains stable. Its high-quality riding feel will not make you think that it is a 50cc-type scooter.

With this quality, I believe not only young people but also those from a higher age range will patronize this model.

â–  5 Star Rating
Power Source: ★★★★
Footwork: ★★★
Comfort: ★★★★
Foothold: ★★★★★
Recommendation: ★★★★★

Takao Aoki | Motorcycle Journalist

He became a motorcycle journalist after becoming member of the editorial department of a motorcycle journal. He is an expert in domestic and foreign motorcycle culture and has experienced doing coverages in America, Europe, as well as in Africa and Southeast Asia. Through the knowledge he personally acquired from MX Race activities and ample touring overseas, he has been making commentaries about motorcycles from his own point of view. He is currently taking part in various media such as motorcycle journals, general magazines and the web.

(Translated by Claire Marie Sausora)