Well, that didn’t take lengthy in any respect! It looks like simply yesterday that Honda Indonesia was teasing the upcoming ADV 160 scooter left and proper. Rip off a brand new calendar web page and it’s July 1, 2022—which additionally appears to imply that it’s go time for the Honda ADV160 in Indonesia.
The ADV150 was launched in 2020, and other than new colours being provided in varied markets, has but to obtain any actual updates. Having spent some high quality time placing a pair hundred miles on one in 2021, I’ve to say that I’m a fan—though I actually wished that underneath seat storage space was greater.
You know what? In addition to the modest displacement enhance clearly spelled out by the title change, it seems that the physique styling additionally received an replace. It’s now extra consistent with the ADV350, which is sensible—typically talking, most OEMs wish to maintain different-displacement fashions in the identical line utilizing the identical design language. The different necessary factor to notice concerning the physique change is that the underneath seat storage space is outwardly greater. How a lot greater? We don’t have a quantity for comparability, but it surely’s an intriguing prospect if we’re speaking about scooters.
The Honda ADV160 additionally will get another updates which are solidly aimed toward rider ease of use and luxury. The windscreen is adjustable, the seat top received a little bit decrease (from 795mm all the way down to 780mm), and the handlebars are actually tapered. There’s USB charging up entrance, so you may cost your telephone as you’re zipping round in your day by day errands. Like most different trendy Honda motorbikes, the ADV160 now comes with a Honda Smart Key system, so make sure to not by chance ship your digital key fob by the wash.
The meter up entrance will get an replace, too—and within the video, at the least, it appears to be like as if it could be a little bit brighter and simpler to learn in direct daylight. While I used to be in a position to learn the show once I was roaming round on an ADV150 final yr, I needed that it was brighter at occasions. Although I extremely doubt that Honda learn my thoughts, I undoubtedly gained’t be mad if this show is an enchancment over the earlier one. Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) comes commonplace, as does a brand new twin Showa rear shock absorber setup.
What about pricing? The Honda ADV160’s MSRP in Indonesia is 36,000,000 rupiah, which works out to about $2,399. Although we totally anticipate the ADV 160 to roll into different worldwide markets within the coming months, costs are hardly ever a direct conversion between markets. As and once we know extra, we’ll you should definitely maintain you up to date.