When Honda launched its up to date PCX 160 engine in Thailand in the beginning of 2021, it was solely a matter of when (not if) many of the different 150cc scooters supplied by Team Red would quickly get the identical improve. Although it’s a gentle displacement enhance, the principle purpose for the replace was emissions compliance—so in fact, it solely made sense that the identical engine replace would quickly seem throughout the vary.
Almost instantly, hypothesis about an ADV 160 started. That’s a scooter that we do (surprisingly) get within the U.S., and one which’s fairly well-liked in numerous markets in Asia and Europe. Soon after, it appeared a certain factor that the Vario 160 was on its method to Asian markets.
It’s now the top of June, 2022—and in the end, PT Astra Honda Motor—the official Honda presence in Indonesia—has been posting teasers left, proper, and middle concerning the upcoming ADV 160. It’s an actual bike, everybody—and it appears that evidently it’s coming in 2022!
In a handful of Instagram and YouTube posts, PT Astra Honda has been promoting a giveaway of a model new ADV 160. It’s an Instagram-based contest for followers in Indonesia, with particular guidelines about how you can enter (sharing, liking, commenting, and so forth). As of June 24, 2022, there’s no details about the ADV 160 listed on the PT Astra Honda Motors web site. You can, in fact, discover details about the Vario 160, Genio, Scoopy, and loads of different Honda scooters offered in Indonesia, although.
In addition to getting a close-up shot of Honda’s ESP+ (enhanced good energy) badging, in addition to further badging that reads “160” and simply beneath that, “4 valves,” there’s a profile shot of the higher two-thirds of the ADV 160. Every automobile bit proven on this teaser is crimson, aside from the headlights—and the styling doesn’t seem to have modified a lot, if in any respect. Since the ADV 150’s design isn’t very previous but, we wouldn’t be stunned if there are solely gentle refinements (if any) to its styling as soon as we’re capable of see the entire scoot.
Since Honda scooters do very properly in markets throughout Asia, it’s solely a matter of time earlier than the ADV 160 rolls out in different markets within the area. Can we anticipate to see the ADV 160 within the U.S.? There’s been no official phrase simply but. However, there’s loads of purpose to assume that we are going to. For one, Honda noticed match to present us the ADV 150 within the first place—which, talking as a longtime scooter fan situated within the U.S., got here as a nice shock. It’s been doing properly right here since its introduction, in order that helps.
Now, American Honda dropped the displacement quantity from the PCX’s title in our market, however the current-generation PCX scooter already has the 160cc engine. Could it do the identical with the ADV going ahead, notably if it adopts the 160cc engine? That’s not clear, but it surely appears fairly doubtless that we’ll get the ADV 160 sooner or later sooner or later. I need to warning that we’re solely speculating at this level—however as and once we know extra for sure, we’ll remember to let .