Compare for Honda Vario 160 vs Yamaha Aerox 155, Who is Faster?

 PT Astra Honda Motor (AHM) finally gave birth to the Honda Vario 160 on Wednesday, February 2, 2022. In addition to the appearance and features, the components of the pacemaker have also changed and of course are getting ready to disturb the Yamaha Aerox.

Both the Vario and the Aerox are sure to compete with each other to seize the market niche for the sport automatic class above 150 cc. Consumers will be faced with 2 choices of quality products, which generally customers of this motorbike often compare in terms of engine performance.

Compare for Honda Vario 160 vs Yamaha Aerox 155
Compare for Honda Vario 160 vs Yamaha Aerox 155

Now for those of you who are confused about which one to buy, tries to present the facts based on the technical data revealed by each manufacturer between the highest type of Honda Vario 160 ABS and Yamaha Aerox 155 Connected ABS.

Specifications of Honda Vario 150 vs Yamaha Aerox 155

We start first from the Honda Vario 160, in this seventh generation the scooter is equipped with a brand-new engine with an exact 156.9 cc (rounded off to 160 cc). The engine is now configured with 4 valves and has PGM-FI eSP+ technology.

From the technical data presented on the official AHM website, the construction or design of the bore and stroke is the same as the PCX 160, which is 60 mm x 55.5 mm. Even for the amount of engine compression at 12:1. 

However, in terms of power and torque output, the Vario 160 is smaller overall (compared to the PCX 160), which has a maximum power of 15.1 horsepower at 8,500 rpm and peak torque of 13.8 Nm at 7,000 rpm.

When deliberately compared with the old Vario engine which has 13 horsepower at 8,500 rpm and a peak torque of 13.4 Nm at 5,000 rpm, there is an increase in power of 2.15 horsepower and an increase in torque of 0.4 Nm.

While Aerox, referring to the technical data on the official Yamaha Indonesia website, this motorbike is equipped with an exact 155 cc engine and is configured with 4 valves. The bore x stroke mix is at 58 mm x 58.7 mm with an engine compression of 11.6:1.

Where with this design, Yamaha Aerox is able to spit out a maximum power of 15.1 horsepower at 8,000 rpm engine torque and peak torque of 13.9 Nm at 6,500 rpm. The engine is supported by VVA (Variable Valve Actuation) technology whose function is to adjust the valve opening and adjust the fuel supply to the combustion chamber. As a result, the power is evenly distributed throughout the engine speed but still economical in fuel consumption.

Yamaha Aerox Wins on Paper

If you compare the data of each engine, the Yamaha Aerox is arguably slightly superior to the latest Vario. The amount of energy released is the same but is obtained faster at lower engine speeds. As for torque, Aerox also wins or is 0.1 Nm ahead of the Vario with a lower engine speed.

But wait, based on the dimensions and weight, the Vario has the advantage. He has more compact dimensions or has a length of 1,929 mm, a width of 679 mm and a height of 1,088 mm, with a wheelbase of 1,277 mm.

Then for the lowest distance to the ground at 140 mm, then the seat height is 778 mm. In total empty weight (without gasoline, oil, radiator water) specifically for the ABS variant is only 117 kilograms.

While the Yamaha Aerox appear more gambot. It has a length of 1,980 mm, a width of 700 mm, a height of 1,150 mm, and a wheelbase of 1,350 mm. As for the lowest distance to the ground at 143 mm, seat height is 790 mm, and the total weight of the contents (with gasoline, oil, radiator water) is 125 kilograms.

The difference in the weight of each motor which is likely the result of speed on the road will be different. Overall the Vario is lighter and more compact than the Aerox.


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