Honda just launched its newest adventure-inspired scooter, the ADV 150, at the 2019 Gaiikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS). The new 150cc scooter from Honda draws inspiration from the recent class 2 winner of the 7,000-kilometer Gibraltar Race, a Honda X-ADV 750, which is a radical scooter built for adventure riding.
The new ADV 150 has many similarities with the current PCX 150 and we can speculate that both of these scooters share the same platform. It is powered by the same 150cc powerplant, has a fully-digital instrument panel, LED lights, and comes with a choice of either ABS or Honda's combi-brake system.
For convenience, it is fitted with Honda's Smart Key System, a large 28-liter under-seat box which can accommodate a full-face helmet and other assortments, shaped similarly to the PCX 150. Fuel tank capacity is 8-liters, giving it a range of approximately 350 kilometers in one top-up, just like the PCX 150.
To handle the bumps, it has twin Showa rear shock absorbers, an adjustable windscreen, handguards, a panel step-board and wind deflectors on both sides.
What may set it apart from the PCX 150 are the longer travel suspension and dual-sport tires fitted as standard. These upgrades make it better prepared to handle the rigors of adventure riding. As such, it has also raised the seat height to 795mm vs the PCX's 764mm.
While our Indonesian neighbors will be enjoying this scooter soon, we have yet to receive word if Honda Philippines will offer it here. Some consumers have noted Honda Philippines to be very conservative in terms of motorcycle models offered here in the country. If this model will be an exception, perhaps we can expect it next year or the year after.
In Indonesia, the ABS version will be priced at IDR 36,500,000 (Indonesian Rupiah), or roughly PhP 134,000; and IDR 33,500,000 for the combi-brake system version, or roughly PhP 130,000 based on current exchange rates without duties and taxes.
Above, you'll find the teaser video of the ADV 150 revealed during the bike's launch.