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The reason AHM did not change the design and engine of the New Honda Vario 125

 Modification Honda Vario 125 does not represent consumer expectations. The revisions made only minor updates to the design and the addition of features for the highest variant. Not a few hope that the Vario 125 will also find a design similar to its older brother Vario 160. Consumers also expect the use of an eSP + 4 valve engine and a revised eSAF type chassis.

The reason AHM did not change the design and engine of the New Honda Vario 125

In this regard, according to As Large Project Leader From Honda R&D South East Asia Co., Ltd, Sompong Sureechairattanakul, the development of the New Honda Vario 125 is based on consumer needs and demands. The results of internal research obtained state that the core design and old engine of this model are still needed by consumers.

"For the Vario 125 model, it was developed from the desires and needs of consumers. So why is it maintained, once again because it is considered sufficient for daily and urban use," he said during a virtual press conference, in Cikarang, West Java, Monday (26/9).

Consideration of the compact size of the motor and the right weight are one of the reasons why we keep the old engine mix. Supposedly, Honda already has a 125 cc engine with ESP + 4 valve technology which is embedded in the Honda SH125 in several countries.

The strategy did not change the total design and engine of the Honda Vario, arguably the first time that AHM had done it. Previously, the 125 and 150 engine versions of the Honda Vario were always presented like twin brothers. Then the question arises, is this a manufacturer's ploy so that consumer cannibalism occurs?

The answer can be said like that, AHM seems to want to separate the target consumer between the 125 and 160 cc engine versions. However, in a more subtle language, the Marketing Director of PT AHM referred to it as market expansion.

"The design is indeed sportier, especially in the light shield, front top cover, and side body. So when it comes to changes, it's different from the Vario 160. wide. Yes, the point is to expand consumers," he said.

From a business perspective, with all the changes made to the New Vario 125, Thomas said the sales target of this scooter is projected to be able to sell 500 thousand units per year. The trade price has now escalated from Rp. 300 to Rp. 800 thousand. Below is the official OTR for the Jakarta area.

this is the difference between eSP and eSP +

 Enhanced Smart Power (eSP) technology is available in all Honda scooters. Beat, who introduced it for the first time in 2013. The manufacturer claims, this technology is able to increase combustion efficiency and reduce wasted energy. So that the automatic motor becomes more fuel efficient, the engine is smoother and produces better power. While eSP + is now installed on the PCX160. Check out the difference.

this is the difference between eSP and eSP +

The following are the components contained in eSP technology:

This is the difference between eSP and eSP +

ACG Starter

Technology that serves to reduce friction so that the engine starts more smoothly without sound. It also supports the ISS (Idling Stop System) feature function.

Cylinder Offset

Serves to reduce friction between the piston and cylinder by resetting the position of the cylinder and crankshaft.

Roller Type Rocker Arm

Using shell type needle bearing as a shaft. So as to reduce friction and reduce the load on the valve spring.

pinny sleeve

Cylindrical wall spiked texture that keeps the perfect circle shape. Its function can reduce distortion and other friction losses.

Squish

Its function is to make better ignition and faster combustion.

Tumble

Serves for an even distribution of fuel and makes combustion more complete.

Compared to the previous generation of eSP, eSP+ is able to make automatic motor work more perfect. Because there are changes in the internal components of the engine that are quite a lot.

There are two main objectives in the development of eSP+ technology. First, improve engine performance for the better and reduce friction or friction.

The eSP+ development on the PCX160 engine is huge. Changes that include the use of four valves (valve), high compression ratio, maximize the air passage to the combustion chamber. Then use a hydraulic tensioner, piston oil jet to a more rigid crankshaft. In the filter room there is also a rectifier or rectifier. The benefit is to direct the wind with more precision into the combustion chamber, while reducing air turbulence.

The eSP+ technology was first implemented on a PCX160 motorcycle which was later used by the Honda Vario 160. The positive impact of the application of eSP+ technology makes acceleration feel better than the previous generation. As well as the manufacturer claims, there are no symptoms of shaking in the early rounds. Even when climbing at a relatively low speed.

There are three more features that optimize Enhanced Smart Power. First, PGM-FI, which is a fuel supply system using a spray system. So that the use of gasoline is more efficient and environmentally friendly. Second, CBS braking. By pulling the left brake lever, the rear and front brakes can function simultaneously. Third, ISS. The system is designed to reduce emissions and fuel consumption at rest. The ISS immediately shuts down automatically and restarts the engine with just a slight twist of the gas lever.

Can penetrate 20.5 km / liter, this is the key to the efficiency of the Peugeot 2008

 Peugeot 2008 plays in the compact SUV class at the level of the Honda HR-V RS. Currently sold for IDR 505 million on the road in Jakarta, which means it is cheaper than its rivals (HR-V RS Turbo IDR 515.9 million). Certainly an attractive offer from a premium brand from Europe.

Can penetrate 20.5 km / liter, this is the key to the efficiency of the Peugeot 2008

In addition to looks and technology, the selling point offered is fuel efficiency. One of the testers has recorded gasoline consumption touching 20.5 kilometers for one liter. This result is done when the car is driving constant on the freeway. However, this figure cannot be used as a reference. Because the driving style and how to maintain the rhythm of the vehicle (engine speed) varies from person to person.

The heart of the Peugeot 2008 has a 1.2 liter turbo Puretech three-cylinder fuel volume. The results of the internal combustion engine provide a power boost of 130 PS at 5,500 rpm and an abundant torque of 230 Nm from 1,750 rpm. Power is channeled using the EAT6 automatic gearbox. This is one of the secrets. The transmission has a tight gear ratio. So that the gearshift is very smooth and sometimes not felt by the driver.

Thanks to the 6-speed transmission, the engine doesn't need to do high revs to get great power while driving. This makes the engine work lighter so that it has an impact on fuel efficiency as well as being environmentally friendly. Then there are three driving style preferences, namely Eco, Normal and Sport.

Peugeot 2008

In addition, Peugeot is also able to reduce vibrations caused by the combustion of three cylinders. So the manufacturer adds a 'balancer shaft' in the crank-shaft. Peugeot 2008 also features Drive by Wire (DBW) technology. It is claimed to increase the efficiency of the use of components and fuel. So, no longer using old components such as the power steering pump. All have been replaced with servo motors as drivers that work based on computer commands (ECU).

Finally, the use of fuel in accordance with the research octane number (RON) is able to produce better combustion in the engine room. The selection of this fuel must be adjusted to the needs so that the vehicle continues to function optimally and excellently. For this reason, Peugeot 2008 is recommended to use fuel that has a very high octane, namely RON 98. Because it matches the engine compression specification of 10.5:1.

"For the kitchen runway, Peugeot 2008 embedded engine capacity of 1.2 liter TurboPuretech three cylinders. As a result, Peugeot 2008 is capable of producing 130 PS of power and up to 230 Nm of torque. Even when testing the 0-100 km/h acceleration performance, it was still under 10 seconds," explained Samsudin, Aftersales Support of PT Astra International - Peugeot, in an official statement.

Yamaha R15 V4 vs Honda CBR150R Complete Comparison, Which One is Worth Buying?

 Yamaha answered the challenge of the Honda CBR150R by launching the R15 V4. Now, the latest generation of Yamaha's entry-level sports bikes has been caught making major changes in the exterior sector and supporting features.

Yamaha R15 V4 vs Honda CBR150R Complete Comparison, Which One is Worth Buying?

With all the revisions taking place in the R15 arguably brings a new standard for the 150 cc class full fairing bike. Comes with 2 variants, this bike is sold with a price tag of IDR 38.9 million for the V4 Connected variant (standard) and IDR 43.5 million for the M Connected ABS option.

From the pricing set by YIMM, the R15's price tag is now more expensive than the Honda CBR150R. It is possible that the manufacturer is confident because the standard version can also be changed in the display until it is injected with the new Y-Connect feature. And it doesn't feel wrong to call the R15 the pioneer of the most advanced motor in its class.

all new R15 Connected

For comparison, the all new Honda CBR150R is sold at the lowest price of IDR 36,180 million and IDR 41,880 million for the most expensive variant of its ABS. Then there is a more expensive difference R15 of IDR 2,720,000 for the bottom trim and IDR 2,620,000 for the highest variant.

With that price difference, which one is roughly superior based on the data of each manufacturer? Let's review them one by one.

CBR150R

Yamaha R15 V4 vs Honda CBR150R design

This part is actually difficult to distinguish and becomes a taste for each one. But we're trying to help explain. The Yamaha R15 V4 and M have a design language that takes the idea from the YZR-M1 racing bike and the YZF-R1 and YZF R7 superbikes. The face changed completely to appear aggressive with the use of M-Duct and behind it is one LED projector lamp. 

R15 V4

Sweetening part of the fascia is attached a DRL (daytime running light) that squints exactly the silhouette of an eye. While the fairing and stern design is still attractive, making it the sportiest entry level sport model.

The latest Honda CBR150R carries a fresher design. From the front, it has similarities with its older brother CBR250RR, as well as for the appearance of the lights in the rear which are separated into 2 parts. The body part of the fairing has also changed, now there is a kind of fin on the top of the left and right sides. The visual undercowl was also revised which when viewed is more integrated with the components of the fairing. 

R15 dan R15M

You could say the Yamaha R15 V4 appears more aggressive than the Honda CBR150R. The design dares to apply the visuals of its moge products. But if you want to have a sports bike with a dynamic look, the Honda CBR150R can fulfill that desire.

Completeness of Features

In terms of features, on paper the R15 V4 is superior. The standard version is equipped with Y-Connect connectivity technology that can be connected to a device to find out important information from the vehicle. Starting from the position of the last motor when connected, call notifications, messages, malfunction notifications, to service reminders. As a standard feature, there is an assist and slipper clutch embedded, rear front LED lights, and a full digital meter panel.

As for the R15M option, all of the above features are available, but it is even more complete because there is also a Quick Shifter (up), Traction Control System, Dual ABS, an R1-style meter panel (has Street and Track settings), and there is already an engine cut off button.

Panel meter

The Honda CBR150R applies full LED lights both in front, rear, and sein markers. There is also an Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) feature that functions to turn on both turn signals automatically when the driver is braking hard.

The meter panel is full LED with a negative display but does not yet have a Street and Track interface settings like in the latest R15. The highest type is only equipped with a 1-channel ABS system in front.

Unfortunately, this bike is not equipped with a Quick Shifter, traction control, bluetooth connectivity, and engine cut off like in its rival R15. But already using the Assist and Slipper Clutch which is standard in the old R15 model.

r15 v4

Dimensions R15 V4 vs Honda CBR150R

In terms of dimensions, both of them have compact bodies. The R15 is 1,990 mm long, 725 mm wide, and 1,135 mm high. For the set the wheelbase is 1, 325 mm, the ground clearance is 170 mm, and the seat height reaches 815 mm.

Overall, the weight of the standard R15 V4 Connected is 137 kilograms and 140 kilograms for the R15M Connected ABS). Its fuel tank is capable of downing gasoline up to 11 liters.

While the Honda CBR150R has a length of 1,983 mm, a width of 700 mm, and a height of 1,077 mm. He has a wheelbase of 1,310 mm, a ground clearance of 160 mm, and a seat height of up to 1,310 mm. The total dry weight of the bike is 137 kilograms for the standard version and 139 for its ABS variant.

Design the Legs and Braking

The Yamaha R15 V4 and R15M continue to wear an upside down front suspension and are combined monoshock behind it. Both wheels use cast wheel type with tire profiles of 100/80 at the front and 140/70 at the rear.

The swingarm is superior to the CBR150R because it already uses aluminum material with a banana arm appearance like in a large-engined motor.

The latest Honda CBR150R is now caught with a brand-new suspension upside down Showa SFF-BP. On the back wear a monoshock with a Pro-Link system with no tuning options. It's a pity that the swingarm on the motor has not changed, it still uses a box model and is not yet made of aluminum.

As for the front wheels, it uses a racing model with tires of size 100/80. While at the rear use a tire size of 130/70 and already ring 17 inches as well.

Yamaha R15 V4 vs Honda CBR150R engine performance

Admittedly, on paper again the R15 V4 managed to fumigate the Honda CBR150R. It has a maximum power of up to 19 horsepower at 10,000 rpm and a peak torque of 14.7 Nm at 8,500 rpm. The output is channeled through a 6-speed manual transmission and is supported by VVA (Variable Valve Actuation) technology.

That output can be obtained thanks to the concoction of a 155 cc SOHC engine, 4 valves, 1-cylinder, liquid cooling, injection atomizer, and channeled through a 6-speed manual transmission.

While the Honda CBR150R only has a maximum power of 16.8 horsepower at 9,000 rpm and its peak torque is 14.4 Nm at 7,000 rpm. The engine already uses 149.16 cc DOHC, liquid cooling, injection atomizer, and 6-speed manual transmission.

Now with the comparison of specifications, features, and prices of each bike, do you prefer the R15 V4/M or Honda CBR150R?

Here Are the Dirt Bike Options for Those Who Want to Upgrade

 The Indonesian automotive market turned out to provide quite a large selection of dirt bikes. Iron horses of this breed are in great demand because they have a dashing look. The performance in devouring difficult terrain is unquestionable. Because in general, you use dual-purpose tires and are supported by long legs.

Here Are the Dirt Bike Options for Those Who Want to Upgrade

For beginners, the most popular is the 150 cc class. The choice also varies as many manufacturers provide their dirt bike products. But if you want even more promising performance, you can choose a trail with a capacity of 250 cc. That model is perfect for those who want to move up a grade. In Indonesia there are three Japanese manufacturers that offer dirt rake motors in the middle class, here are the options.

Kawasaki KLX230

The first choice is a product from Kawasaki Motor Indonesia, namely the KLX 230. These dirt bikes are offered in two types, standard and Special Edition (SE). Make the standard version available two color options; black and green, the price is IDR 43.3 million. Meanwhile, SE is priced at IDR 45.8 million OTR DKI Jakarta with a choice of blue and red kelir.

KLX 230

The mechanical heart of the two is identical. The difference is based on the parts attached to the body. Additional parts attached to the SE variant include a hand guard, skid plate, and there is a cover at the connection between the frame and the sub frame.

Klx 230 is a dirt bike concept motorcycle with a dual purpose design, powerful, lightweight, and very easy to maneuver. From the specification sheet, the KLX230 has the right dimensional composition. The length of 2,105 x width of 835 x height of 1,165 mm, and the ground clearance of 265 mm and a wheelbase of 1,380 mm, make the maneuver more agile and easy to twist when driving daily use.

KLX 230

Regarding performance, he is equipped with a 233 cc engine, one-cylinder SOHC, air-cooled and fuel injection. The engine is capable of outputting 19 Hp of power at 7,600 rpm and a peak torque of 19.8 Nm at 6,100 rpm. It has a 6-speed transmission with smooth shifting, making it suitable in a variety of road situations and providing comfort when driving on the road.

That performance results from a long-stroke configuration that provides torque with a strong low-mid range. The smooth torque also creates a character that is easy to master and provides linear acceleration. Furthermore, the simple construction resulting from air-cooling makes the KLX230 ideal for trail riding. Its fuel injection also produces a precise and easy-to-control response.

In terms of legs, the KLX 230 uses front wheels with a circumference of 21 inches and a rear of 18 inches. Braking features a 265 mm front disc with a petal disc model with double pistons while the rear disc is 220 mm in diameter with a single piston.

Kawasaki KLX250

The next option can be choose kawasaki KLX250. The whole design is different from the KLX230. Not only the pacemaker, but even in various sectors, almost nothing is the same. Including the price, which is far apart. If the KLX230 is priced starting at IDR 43 million, the KLX250 is IDR 66.7 million OTR DKI Jakarta.

KLX 250

With a large engine capacity, it makes the Kawasaki KLX250 more fun-to-drive for those who like to get their adrenaline pumping. He has also been equipped with various qualified components to traverse asphalt and muddy roads.

From the galley sector the runway carried a liquid-cooled DOHC 4-valve single-cylinder engine. With a cubication of 249 cc and a size (Diameter x Stroke) of 72 x 61.2 mm and a compression ratio made quite dense, 11:1 makes it capable of producing 22 Hp at 7,500rpm and 21Nm of torque at 7,000rpm and has a top speed of 121 km / h. It is transmitted to the rear wheels through a manual six-speed transmission with a chain. In addition, it has adopted the injection gasoline supply pattern.

Frame construction disposable tubular, semi-double-cradle models. Total dimensions (W x D x H) 2,200 mm x 820 mm x 1,205 mm. The wheelbase is at 1,430 mm. To maneuver on off-road terrain, it is more compact and better. While its dry weight reaches 137 kg.

Regarding the quality of damping and handling, the KLX250 is fitted with a 43mm upside-down suspension up front. And a monoshock with a unitrack swing-arm that can be adjusted the level of hardness. For the rate holder, it is equipped with a wave model disc disk of 250 mm front. The device was flanked by two-piston calipers. While at the rear, the 240 mm disc is flanked by one-piston calipers.

While the feature is there is a digital instrument panel. The shape is rectangular with a black cover surrounding it. The appearance is attractive and contains a variety of fundamental information about the condition of the motorbike.

Honda CRF250 Rally

From the manufacturer Honda there is a CRF250 Rally. Last year he had a refresher. Even so, there is no change in terms of the fa├žade, still putting forward the concept of tualang as it was first born. Thanks to the novelty offered, this Adventure Tourer motorcycle is sold for IDR 89,545 million OTR Jakarta. And only Extreme Red colors are available.

Honda CRF250 Rally

The Honda CRF250 Rally is designed to be able to conquer a variety of road conditions. As can be seen from the embedding of the floating wind screen and side shroud, it effectively offers protection for the rider. Hand guards on each side of the handlebars are also able to provide rider hand protection, brakes and clutch levers.

The fuel tank is made large, its volume reaches 12.8 liters. Making the wearer able to enjoy the sensation of driving further. It claims to be able to cruise with a fuel consumption of 34.8 km/liter.

It is further embedded under cover to provide protection of the lower engine from impact, and the shift lever can be folded. A strong distinctive feature attached to it is in the Dual Symmetry LED head lamp. Shaped like two eyeballs staring so fiercely at the front. While the seat has a slightly lowered design and tapers back, it is certainly to provide a more well-built riding position.

He is equipped with a 250 cc, DOHC, single-cylinder and liquid-cooled engine. Thanks to the refresh, the acceleration is now more responsive, through improvements to the gear ratio, redesigned intake camshaft and exhaust. As well as the embedding of the assist/slipper clutch feature in the transmission system. A feature that makes the use of the clutch lighter and prevents the rear wheel from slipping when the rider is rapidly lowering gears. Of course, it adds safety when driving on challenging routes.

The power and torque are greater than the pandahulunya. If previously it had a power of 24.7 Hp and a torque of 22.6 Nm, now the maximum power produced reaches 25.6 Hp at 8,500 rpm and 23.1 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm.

With a semi-double cradle frame design and exhaust cover and the latest model's singwarm, the load is trimmed by 3 kg. Now the dry weight is only 152 Kg. While the suspension relies on a side down measuring 43 mm at the front, and an aluminum swingarm, with Pro-Link Single Shock suspension at the rear. The spring power and reducer have each been optimized according to the character of the cruiser motor. It still provides a sense of comfort when driving on rough surfaces and off road terrain. Both front and rear use Showa alerts.

This model comes with aluminum rims in aluminum black. It measures 21 inches at the front and 18 inches at the back. Wrapped in dual purpose type tires (80/100 front and 120/80 rear. This adventure bike is equipped with disc brakes on both wheels. The disc brakes are of the Floating Wave Disk type with a diameter of 256 mm and two piston calipers are attached to the front wheels. And the rear is 220 mm in diameter and has one piston caliper. 

Its dimensions are 2,230 x 920 x 1,415 mm (LxHXH). The seat height is 895mm and the ground clereance is 270 mm. That figure is still safe for Asians' body size. Visually, it still looks compact.

Then there is a digital panelmeter. The shape is large with the addition of information on the average amount of fuel consumption and the position of the gear transmission. This information panel is also easier for motorists to read with letters and numbers enlarged to 23 mm.

Yamaha WR250R

Next up is Yamaha with its product WR250R. This model is a CBU from Japan. Yamaha Indonesia has been selling this mid-range dirt bike since February 2015. The population is not large. At that time, his party only sold 100 units. This iron horse is still displayed on the official Yamaha Indonesia website. The selling price reached Rp97 million OTR DKI Jakarta.

WR 250R

It is equipped with a mechanical heart with a capacity of 250 cc, single cylinder, DOHC, liquid-cooled 4-stroke and electronic injection. With a Bore x stroke (77mm x 53.6mm), the Yamaha WR250R is claimed to be able to put out a maximum power of 30.4 Hp at 10,000 rpm and produce 23.7 Nm of torque at 8,000 rpm.

The high engine speed is believed to be due to the application of titanium intake valves and high lift cams. Making it 40 percent lighter than the valve and per steel. As well as ceramic-plated cylinders and forged pistons.

With a wet weight of 134 kg, the bike is very tough to pass through very rugged off-road terrain. In fact, the WR250R can beat other 250 cc class sport bikes.

The body design is inspired by the WR250F, which is not marketed for street legal. The height distance from the ground to the seat reaches 93 cm, a bit intimidating for riders who have a height of under 170 cm.

The specifications of the legs are capable enough to be invited to explore bad terrain. The front suspension wears an upside down model and is combined with adjustable monocross at the rear. Promises the convenience of its users.

Its agility when conquering off-road terrain is also supported by the use of a frame made of aluminum, notoriously light and strong. Equipped with front wheels with a diameter of 21 inches and 18 inches rear. Meanwhile, for the rate stopper, there is a wave-type disc brake. 

Yamaha Fazzio MotoGP Motorcycle Edition Fabio Quartararo

 The official Yamaha SBW dealer presents Yamaha Fazzio with a choice of colors and graphics in the style of Fabio Quartararo's MotoGP motorbike. With this touch, Fazzio looks more sporty and racy, which of course will provoke the interest of MotoGP fans to ask for his hand.

Yamaha Fazzio MotoGP Motorcycle Edition Fabio Quartararo

In terms of appearance, this Fazzio Quartararo edition uses a color combination that is identical to the Yamaha YZR-M1 2022 MotoGP motorbike belonging to Monster Energy. The color is dominated by dark blue and black.

The dark blue color spreads the headlamp, a little front tebeng area, a bit of the front fender area, and the body panels under the deck. The rest, the black color so dominates the retro-looking automatic motorbike.

Not to forget, several sponsor logos are also embedded, such as Eneos, Monster Energy, Yamaha writing, and of course number 20, which is the number used by Quartararo in the 2022 MotoGP. From a first glance, the paint looks premium and solid.

Because it is a special edition, the Yamaha SBW dealer, located in East Jakarta, sets the price of the Fazzio Fabio Quartararo version, which is more expensive than the usual types. The price is set at IDR 27,000,000 and can be paid in installments with a down payment (DP) starting from IDR 2.7 million.

Not only the MotoGP version, Yamaha SBW also provides an option for the World GP 60th Anniversary Livery which is no less cool. The color of this livery is predominantly white, then red and yellow accents and graphics are added.

As a comparison with the variant from the manufacturer, the price of the Fazzio Neo type is priced at IDR 21,890,000, then for the Lux model the price is IDR 22,190,000.

 

New Honda CBR250RR Against New Yamaha R25 and Kawasaki Ninja 250 FI, Who is the Best?

 The competition for 250 cc sport bikes is getting excited again after Astra Honda Motor (AHM) has refreshed the CBR250RR. Manufacturers provide updates in terms of design, engine to the legs sector. In addition to Honda, a quarter liter full fairing iron horse with a two-cylinder configuration is currently still filled by Yamaha R25 and Kawasaki Ninja 250 FI. If the three are compared according to the manufacturer's data, who is the best?

New Honda CBR250RR Against New Yamaha R25 and Kawasaki Ninja 250 FI, Who is the Best?

Design

Talking about design can't really be compared, it depends on everyone's perception and taste. Even so, all manufacturers give the best for their products. All three carry a sporty and aggressive design, but each has its own characteristics. On average, they have an all-round shape with firm lines all over their bodies.

The full fairing of the New CBR250RR now has a new look, with an Aggressive Shape design. The fascia is still the same as the dual headlamp and above it is mounted with an LED DRL (Daytime Running Lamp). The front cover on each side is now designed to be wider by adopting a double layer. Themed "Speedy Shape", every curve adds to the impression of aggressiveness and speed like a racing motorbike. The rear body panel is still identical to the previous version.

New CBR250RR SP

His opponent, Yamaha R25, from the beginning came out carrying the Riding The R Anytime concept typical of the R-Series. The front looks exactly belong to the older brother, because it is still the same gene YZF series. Relying on Dual Headlights separated by ram water, which directs airflow from the front to the radiator

While the Kawasaki Ninja 250 FI has a tapered design, in harmony with other Ninja models. The lamp design adheres to dual full LED lighting. Body panels are more robust than competitors, sporty spirit is very strong. The front body is fuller and the rear compact body reinforces the impression of a motor sport.

Design

In terms of design, the New CBR250RR still relies on a Diamond (Truss) Frame type chassis. It has a length of 2,061, a width of 724 and a height of 1,114 mm. The seat height is 790 mm, the wheelbase is 1,389 mm and the lowest distance to the ground is 145 mm. It has a dry weight of 168 kg (ABS) and 165 kg (STD). Medium tank capacity is 14.5 liters.

Yamaha R25 ABS

The New R25 uses a deltabox frame which is known for its rigidity and strength and good stability. It has a size of 2,090 x 720 x 1,135 mm (LxWxH). The size of the wheelbase is 1,380 mm, the ground clearance is 160 mm, and the seat height is 780 mm. The weight of the contents is 166 kg and the capacity of the gas tank is 14 liters.

Ninja 250 uses a twin spar trellis frame. The frame of this model is widely used by other Kawasaki products because it is claimed to be able to provide stability, strength and agility. Total dimensions (LxWxH) 1,999 x 710 x 1,125 mm. The wheelbase is 1370 mm, ground clearance is 145 mm, the seat height is 795 mm, the weight is 163 kg and the petrol capacity is 14 liters.

Performance

Special variants New CBR250RR SP and SP QS equipped with a new engine. Still configured 250cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke DOHC 8-valve, parallel twin cylinder. Now he can produce a maximum power of 42 PS or 41.5 hp at 13,000 rpm and 25 Nm of torque at 11,000 rpm. Up about 1 Hp compared to the previous model. While the acceleration figures are still the same. The increase was thanks to updates in the combustion chamber, including the cylinder head, piston rings, gear ratio and camshaft. Meanwhile, for the standard variant, it still uses the same engine as its predecessor.

Ninja 250

Yamaha quarter-liter pacemaker with a capacity of 249 cc DOHC 2-cylinder liquid-cooled. The power that can be exhaled is 36 hp at 12,000 rpm and a peak torque of 23.6 Nm at 10,000 rpm. Power is channeled through a 6-speed manual transmission.

Another opponent comes from the 249 cc parallel-twin DOHC eight valve engine. Compression is made quite dense at a ratio of 11.6:1, while the diameter and stroke size per cylinder is 62 x 41.2mm. Yes, engine overbore. Power of 38.4 hp can be achieved at 12,500 rpm, while peak torque is 23.5 Nm at 10,000 rpm.

Feature

The lighting is full LED. The new CBR250RR has a full digital speedometer negative display with Multi Information Display (MID). The size is quite large, complete and informative. Accompanied by setting the brightness level for rider comfort. In addition, there are indicators for 3 driving modes, namely comfort, sport, and sport plus. All three provide a different power character, due to the valve opening in the throttle body which is regulated by the ECU.

2021 Honda CBR250RR display

In addition, the quarter liter Honda has adopted Throttle by Wire (TBW), so it no longer needs ropes or cables but has used sensors. This technology is commonly used in premium motorcycles.

Especially for the highest variant, it uses Quickshifter for faster and more responsive gear shifts. Has four settings. Then the Assist & Slipper Clutch which makes the clutch pull lighter and reduces the engine brake when lowering the gear. Don't forget the Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) to provide maximum comfort and hazard lights for emergencies.

New R25 Equipped with a typical big bike starter button. Combines control of starting the motor and turning off the engine (engine cut off). This type of lever is usually used on motorcycles. Yamaha's headlights and stop lamps have LED technology, but the turn signals are still ordinary bulbs.

The dashboard uses a full digital instrument panel with a modern look. Yamaha presents all motor information on a large square-sized monochromatic LCD screen. The gear shift timing light feature is pinned, to give a signal to the driver through the blinking of a small round light on the right side. The orientation is so that the rider can know when is the right time to change gears.

Another competitor has adopted the assist slipper clutch technology. Regarding the presentation of information, an interesting combination of analog digital instrument panels was given. The tachometer is maintained with a mechanical needle, making the sporty aura even more pronounced. While the speedometer and various fundamental things are listed in it. Including information about the mileage of the motor with the remaining gasoline in the tank.

Another sophistication, the smart key system that is in the highest variant. This feature is called KIPASS (Kawasaki's Intelligent Proximity Activation Start System), which allows remote key operation. And braking anti-lock braking system (ABS).

legs

Speaking of legs, the New CBR250RR now uses Separated Function Fork - Big Piston (SFF-Big Piston) inverted on the front suspension. While the rear relies on aluminum Swing Arm (5 Adjustable Mono Suspension with Pro-Link System), which is known to be strong and lightweight. For tires, use sizes 110/70-17 for the front and 140/70-17 for the rear. For the speed stopper, it is equipped with a wavy type disc clamped by 2 calipers at the front and a single piston hydraulic disc brake at the rear.

Yamaha R25 ABS

The New R25 is equipped with an upside down suspension and a linkless monoshock supported by an asymmetrical swing arm at the back. While the wheels, use sizes 110/70-17 for the front and 140/70-17 for the rear. The braking system of the New R25 is equipped with a floating type disc measuring 298 mm which is clamped by two double pistons at the front and a single piston at the rear.

Suspension Ninja 250 FI still use telescopic with a size of 41 mm. The rear uses the Uni-Trak System with Gas-Shock Model which has 5-level adjustment. The character is quite soft so it is quite comfortable when used in various road conditions. The front tire has a tubeless type specification, 110/70-17 M/C 54H, while the rear tire is 140/70-17 M/C 66H. Braking is controlled by a single disc-brake semi-floating 310 mm front and a single disc brake diameter of 220 mm at the rear.

Variants and Prices


The new CBR250RR SP variant with Mystique Blue color is sold for IDR 75,150 million. As for the SP Quick Shifter variant with the Bravery Red Black striping option, it is priced at IDR 79.2 million and the Honda Racing Red and Tri Color themes are sold for IDR 79.8 million. While the Standard version with a choice of Black Freedom and Mat Gunpowder Black Metallic graphics is currently priced at IDR 62.850 million. All of them have OTR DKI Jakarta status.

Yamaha New R25 is priced cheaper. Sold for Rp. 62.7600 million (standard), for the ABS variant at Rp. 69.455 million and the World Grand Prix 60th Anniversary livery version which is marketed with a tag of Rp. 80 million on the road in Jakarta.

Ninja 250 FI standard type with two color options sold for Rp. 66.5 million, ABS type SE Smart Key (Lime Green/Ebony/Pearl Blizzard White) Rp. 78.5 million, and ABS SE MDP Smart Key (Metallic magnetic dark gray/Metallic spark black). /Metallic graphite gray) sold for IDR 78.9 million. All of them have OTR Jakarta status.

All three have their respective advantages. If you want a complete package, the option is the New CBR250RR, the highest variant. Also available with special graphics. The New R25 offers stability thanks to the use of Delatbox, and the most expensive type has a limited edition livery. While the Ninja 250 FI has a background as a quarter-liter motor sport pioneer in Indonesia. The rest please determine yourself based on your choice.

AHM Recall Honda PCX and ADV160, Indicated Malfunction in CVT Components

 PT Astra Honda Motor (AHM) wrote to several Honda PCX and ADV160 users to check and repair components at the official AHASS workshop. This can be called a recall campaign because AHM found a malfunction in the CVT components of the two scooters.

Several owners of Honda PCX and ADV 160 received a letter from AHM with the theme Product Update. This information was first revealed through uploads on several Facebook community forums. The component repair and replacement activities are effective from September 2022.

The part that needs to be checked and replaced is the Pulley Assy Drive. Indications of this component malfunction are said to have occurred on the Honda PCX and ADV160 because these two scooters indeed pack the same platform.

AHM Recall Honda PCX and ADV160, Indicated Malfunction in CVT Components

It is explained if the thickness of the part is uneven due to an imperfect production process. If left in the long term can potentially cause noise (noise) in the CVT area. On the other hand, it can also reduce the decrease in performance of the part.

"To avoid this, consumer calls and replacement of CVT (Pulley Assy Driven) components at official Honda motorcycle workshops are free of charge," wrote AHM via uploading a recall/product update letter to one of the owners of the Honda PCX160.

Related to this, General Manager of Corporate Communication of AHM, Ahmad Muhibbuddin, confirmed that there was information for Honda PCX and ADV160 owners to replace the components in question. He ensures that this is a step to ensure customer satisfaction and comfort.

"That's right, we invited several consumers who own the two models (PCX and ADV160) to AHASS to inspect the Pulley Assy Driven section to ensure the condition of their motorcycles is always in the best condition," said Muhib.

But he said this did not happen to all Honda PCX and ADV160 units. It was explained that there were only a few consumers who were sent to immediately check their vehicles at an official workshop.

"Not all. Only a few consumers are written or texted, or consumers can check independently on the AHM website," he said.

To determine whether your motorcycle must replace the Pulley Assy Driven component, you can visit the official AHM website. How to click the Home link, scroll down, select Corporate, and visit Product Update.

There will be several fields that you must fill in, starting from the vehicle frame number, the name of the vehicle owner, and the cellphone number. Or you can contact Honda Customer Care at 1-500-988.

 

HJC Releases New Sonic The Hedgehog Graphics for the RPHA 11 Series

 HJC Helmet has come up with some pretty eccentric designs over the last few years. The product line up always gives a different feel. An example is in the RPHA 11 unit livery of several DC and Marvel themed super heroes. The latest South Korean helmet brand has released Sonic The Hedgehog graphics.

One of the top helmet brands in the motorcycle industry is now partnering with Sega of America. The collaboration resulted in a unique design, featuring one of the biggest video game icons, Sonic the Hedgehog. This is not the first time that HJC has collaborated with a video game company. Previously, this South Korean brand made work with Activision and produced a helmet with the Call of Duty design.

HJC Releases New Sonic The Hedgehog Graphics for the RPHA 11 Series

As we know, Sonic the Hedgehog is the mascot of the video game company Sega Corporation since 1991. Its presence became popular thanks to the Sega Genesis game console. Over the years, Sonic and Sega have spawned countless video game sequels. Even now, there are games based on character toy applications, animated television shows, and action films that are adapted directly from blue animal characters.

Just like other character-themed helmets, Sonic graphics are poured into RPHA 11. The entire shell is dominated by the classic blue color typical of anthropomorphic hedgehogs. The forehead to the vents on each side is filled with green eyes. Characteristics of white gloves and red shoes also appear on this helmet. While on the back there is an exclusive font according to the Sonic the Hedgehog theme.

Regarding the price, the RPHA 11 retails for €629.90 (Rp9.3 million). This price is certainly much more expensive than in Indonesia. For example, RPHA 11 DC and Mervel characters here are only sold for Rp. 7 million. While the RPHA 11 plain motif is only Rp. 4 million.

Speaking of specifications, the HJC RPHA 11 is actually included in the racing helmet category or for racing purposes. The shell is made of a mixture of carbon and carbon-glass hybrid fabric. A total of 5 layers in one, and named and Special Composite Premium Integrated Matrix (PIM Plus) aerospace standard. Claimed to provide enhanced shock-resistant performance and aerodynamic levels for extreme performance at maximum speeds.

Then he has a flat visor type HJ-26 2D, can optimize visibility and also provide UV-A & B protection up to 99 percent. The pinlock and tear off post have been attached and two visors are given, clear and dark. The feature is the Rapidfire II Shield Replacement System or a quick visor release mechanism that makes removing or installing the visor very concise and easy. At the end there is a locking visor so it doesn't open easily. Create a circuit safety standard given the DD ring model chin belt.

While the interior features Multicool Polygiene. Wear anti-bacterial cloth and provide moisture-absorbing and fast-drying functions. All parts including the cheek pad, crown pad, chin curtain and neck roll are removable and washable. Then there is the groove for riders who wear glasses.

Vents are on the front, forehead, top, rear exhaust, bottom rear. Everything has been tested in the laboratory as well as in "real life" to meet the highest quality standards. HJC is a helmet company equipped with state-of-the-art wind tunnel laboratories, to test aerodynamics, ventilation, noise and more. In addition, it can measure air power under various riding conditions to improve helmet performance.

Additional safety features include reflective material in the back neck area and an emergency release cheek pad system for safe and fast helmet removal in an emergency situation.

This helmet complies with ECE 22.05 regulations. Tests include energy attenuation, penetration resistance, chin strap structural integrity, and labeling requirements for motorcycle helmets on the road. While the RPHA 11 Pro type has an additional DOT. So a little heavier 100 grams. And if you enter Indonesia, of course, you are SNI certified. HJC offers the helmets in sizes XS-XXL, but new units will be available in late 2022.

Because of this part, Honda PCX160 and ADV160 have to be recalled

 Astra Honda Motor announced to Honda PCX160 and ADV160 owners to check parts at the nearest authorized dealer. This is due to a Product Update related to the replacement of Face Set Drive. This program is not fully addressed to all users of the two scooters, but only those who receive a summons.

The letter that was distributed to consumers said it was face set driven, but on the body of the text it was written Pulley Assy, Driven. That means there are some components that need to be replaced. Our assumption of replacement includes the face set driven, double clutch and clutch bowl or a set of Secondary Sheave (Driven Pulley). So how does the rear CVT component work?

Because of this part, Honda PCX160 and ADV160 have to be recalled

In the CVT transmission there are 3 main components that play an important role in transmitting power to the wheels of the vehicle.

  • Primary Sheave (Drive Pulley)
  • Secondary Sheave (Driven Pulley)
  • V-belt 

The Primary Sheave is located at the front, while the Secondary Sheave is at the back. These two components are connected by a V-belt. These three components determine the amount of output in the form of torque and speed, which are then channeled to the axle and then to the wheels of the vehicle.

The operation of this transmission is by shifting the diameter of the V-belt on both parts of the pulley. When "low gear" or just running, the radius of the drive pulley is small, while the driven pulley is large. Meanwhile, when the "high gear" is the opposite, the radius of the drive pulley increases, the driven pulley decreases.

Regarding Secondary Sheave (Driven Pulley) or secondary Pulley consisting of Secondary Fixed Sheave (fixed secondary pulley), Secondary Sliding Sheave (moving secondary pulley), Secondary Sheave Spring, Secondary Shaft (secondary pole), clutch carrier (centrifugal clutch), clutch housing (clutch housing), cam torque and reduction gear.

Problems that often arise are usually from the clutch housing (bowl), centrifugal clutch lining and secondary sliding sheave.

Symptoms of the clutch housing (clutch housing) is usually a halting acceleration at lower revs. The indication is because the shape of the bowl is no longer flat. So that it is not optimal to bind the clutch lining. This condition could be due to frequent opening of the gas and braking immediately.

Then from the centrifugal clutch lining which starts to wear out. Usually there is a squeaking sound, the acceleration of the motor feels slower both at the lower and upper rounds. Then the secondary sliding sheave which is worn or eroded due to the continuous rotation of the V-Belt. In addition to the rough sound, the symptom caused is that acceleration at mid-speed feels stuck, but returns to normal as the engine speed increases. The habit of hitting the gas cycle can be the cause of this problem.

As we know, in the summons, the reason for Honda to withdraw the PCX160 and ADV160 is due to the potential decrease in face set driven performance and noise (noisy) in the CVT area. The reason is that there is an error in the production process. As stated in the following announcement:

"Uneven part thickness due to an imperfect production process, which in the long run can potentially cause noise in the CVT area and result in a decrease in the performance of the part. To avoid this, customer calls and CVT component replacement (Pulley Assy., Driven) are carried out at official Honda motorcycle repair shop free of charge. Immediately contact the nearest AHASS or call our contact center 1-500-989 to get product updates for free."

DFSK Parent Company Changes Name to Seres Group

 The success of Seres as one of the EV vehicle brands belonging to the Sokon Group continues to increase, especially in terms of sales in China. This popularity finally decided to change the name Sokon Group to Seres Group and oversee a number of automotive brands DFSK and Seres itself. Currently, Seres has collaborated with Huawei to develop premium electric vehicles in China and several other countries outside China.

DFSK Parent Company Changes Name to Seres Group

The collaboration between Seres and Huawei has actually existed since last year when it introduced its first electric car, the Seres SF5 in China. In addition, Seres was also able to sell 7,807 vehicles in July and an increase of 8,873 percent (year-per-year). So far this year alone, the Seres brand of vehicles has sold more than 29,000 units in China.

After the success of the Seres SF5, Huawei and the Seres Group then launched the Aito in December which was followed by the release of the Aito M5 which then made it increasingly known by consumers in China. This hybrid-powered SUV immediately received a positive response from consumers, as many as 6,000 units of the Aito M5 were sold within five days of its introduction. In addition, Aito and Seres also bring a number of cutting-edge technologies into the M5, including PETAL Map and Harmony OS Smart Cockpit Cockpit Navigation Experience.

The change in the name of this group of companies also affected the name of the company's stock acronym which is traded on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE). Sokon's name will be changed to Seres in order to facilitate investors' understanding of the company's position and strategic plans to be carried out. However, the change in Sokon Group's name to Seres Group does not affect the automotive brands under its auspices, one of which is DFSK.

The new energy vehicle business journey has actually been initiated by Seres Group since 2016 and still uses the name Chongqing Sokon Industrial Group Co Ltd. At that time, the Seres Group started by making continuous investments in research and development in the automotive sector. As a result, the Seres Group was able to achieve achievements in terms of electric drive technology, smart connectivity and autonomous driving systems.

One of his latest projects is a vehicle platform designed to be able to roam for long distances with pure electric propulsion. Meanwhile, Seres and Aito have released their last model, the M7 in July 2022, by offering an electric SUV concept with large dimensions and supported by a premium cabin appearance. In addition, there are a number of cutting-edge technologies from the safety side to entertainment services for cabin occupants.

“The official announcement regarding the change of the official name of Chongqing Sokon to Seres was made on July 31, 2022. The change of name to Seres Group is the company's strong determination to continue to develop smart electric vehicles in the luxury car market," said Zhang Xinghai, Chairman of Seres.

Meanwhile, the name Seres SF5 itself was once crowded in the Indonesian automotive market when PT Sokonindo Automobile, the agent holding the DFSK brand, brought it to the IIMS 2022 event. There are two electric motors that drive all four wheels with a power of 35 kWh and are able to carry it up to 1,000 km. Although it has not been officially sold in Indonesia, the Seres SF5 has received quite a positive response from Indonesian consumers, especially electric car lovers.

Honda Hornet Engine Details Revealed, Use Unicam 755 cc

 Honda has announced that the Hornet is getting an all-new engine. Use the Unicam 8-valve Parallel-Twin 755 cc engine. It is claimed to have an output of 90.5 hp at 9,500 rpm and 75 Nm of torque at 7,250 rpm. It has a 270-degree burn sequence and the sound character it produces mimics that of the V-Twin engine.

Honda Hornet Engine Details Revealed, Use Unicam 755 cc

Last year Honda revealed a teaser drawing the Hornet Concept. The manufacturer released that model to revive the popular mid-range nude streetfighter. The prototype unit at that time was still in the form of sculptures and was done in detail by computers. The language expressed in the artwork is only about "ultramodern" motorcycles with "exciting engine performance."

Rumors about a new 750 cc engine from Honda have been circulating for quite some time. Although the company already has the 745 cc parallel twin engine that currently powers the NC750X, Forza 750, and X-ADV. This all-new unit is also not taken from the Africa Twin engine which was reworked by making it smaller.

Instead, the manufacturer developed a short-stroke parallel-twin unicam engine while borrowing some elements from the dirt bike lineup, and reworked it for this platform. The Unicam SOHC architecture (borrowed from the CRF model), allows this engine to have compact dimensions to help reduce weight and allow for a higher compression ratio.

Honda Hornet Engine Details Revealed, Use Unicam 755 cc

In comparison, the current 745 cc parallel engine only produces around 58 hp at 6,750 rpm and 69 Nm of torque at 4,750 rpm. The difference in capacity is only 10 cc, but the power that is incised has a significant difference.

The development of the Hornet was led by Fuyuki Hosokawa, Honda Project Manager who also took part in the construction of the CBR1000RR-R Fireblade. In a statement, Fuyuki said that the Hornet has always been a very special motorcycle for Honda. Its performance is attractive and balanced by agile and agile handling.

Fuyuki Hosokawa claims the uneven combustion sequence allows it to have a wide spread of torque throughout the rev range, while providing top-end thrust. He also said that this machine is still comfortable to drive at city speeds, especially in heavy traffic conditions.

Honda Hornet Engine Details Revealed, Use Unicam 755 cc

“Before starting this project, we thought long and hard about what kind of performance we want to give the riders. We know it's important to keep the classic Hornet power going but with a modern build. We wanted this engine to have very strong torque and a 'pulsing' sensation at low to mid rpm speeds. Our goal has always been to match this with the lightest and most agile handling, to make every journey even within the city as exciting as possible,” he said.

“To get the performance and light handling we wanted, we had to develop an all-new short stroke twin cylinder engine, with a 270 degree crankshaft. This produces not only high speed, but also sporty low torque. Ideal for driving in urban environments and off corners on the open road.”

With the peak output generated by the new engine, it means he can go head to head with Honda's own Aprilia Tuono 660 and CB650R. With this bike, Honda aims to break into the international mid-range naked streetfighter market, which has largely been dominated by the Yamaha MT-07 and Suzuki SV650.

This engine is also expected to be installed in the upcoming Honda Transalp. But it is possible to reset it to suit the characteristics of the tualang motor. As EICMA takes place in a few months away, it is hoped that Honda will launch at least one of these two mid-range challengers.

For your information, the Unicam engine is like a combination of DOHC and SOHC types. The way it works there are two cam protrusions that work to push the valve in like a DOHC engine. While the other bulges move the exhaust valve with the help of the rocker arm, the same thing with the performance of the SOHC engine.

The advantage is less friction like SOHC, but with capabilities like a DOHC engine. Another advantage is the cylinder head construction which is more compact. So that Honda's advantage when designing a chassis that wants a light weight and also compact. That's why Unicam technology is usually applied to trail or enduro motorcycles such as the CRF series which must have great power, but the weight must be reduced for agility to maneuver.

New Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Born in Europe, Use Renault's Platform

 Mitsubishi Motors Corporation introduced the Mitsubishi ASX or better known as the RVR and the Outlander Sport in several countries. This update targets the European compact SUV segment and the presence of the ASX has started since 2010. Interestingly, the model introduced uses the product base of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance. The platform uses the CMF-B model which had previously been developed by Renault through the Captur product.

New Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Born in Europe, Use Renault's Platform

Based on Mitsubishi's official release, it was revealed that the latest ASX products will be produced at the Renault factory in Valladolid Spain and will be present in March 2023 at Mitsubishi showrooms in several European markets.

The latest ASX makes the impression of Mitsubishi products disappear a little. However, Mitsubishi ensures that distinctive designs such as the Dynamic Shield are still given. This can be seen from the thick grille design with the iconic three large diamond logo on the front. In addition, the smooth design lines, typical of European designs, with a wide body size show a strong impression of an SUV. The front and rear appearance is different from its predecessor which is more similar to its Captur twin.

The interior offers ample cargo space. The rear row of seats can be adjusted back and forth to meet the needs of passenger space. The Smartphone-ink Display Audio (SDA) feature is located in the center of the instrument panel. In addition, the Multi-Sense system that can be adjusted via SDA allows the driver to choose the driving mode to suit their needs.

New Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Born in Europe, Use Renault's Platform

In addition, there is an advanced driver assistance system technology feature via MI-PILOT. Some of them include adaptive cruise control, lane centering assist and several other features for safety support while driving.

About the engine, ASX is offered in several options. This is to meet the transportation needs and choice of machinery in the European market. Highest is the plug in hybrid system (PHEV) with a 1.6 liter petrol engine paired to two electric motors, an alternator starter and a motor. This model uses an automatic transmission, a multi-mode gearbox and a 10.5 kWh battery.

New Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Born in Europe, Use Renault's Platform

The full hybrid (HEV) model uses a 1.6 liter petrol engine with two electric motors. This model uses an automatic transmission, a multi-mode gearbox and a 1.3 kWh battery. Mild hybrid model for those who want a cheaper price, comes with a 1.3 liter direct injection turbo engine. This model is paired with a six-speed manual transmission and a seven-speed double clutch automatic transmission (7DCT). The cheaper model is offered with a 1.0-liter turbo gasoline engine paired with a six-speed manual transmission.

ASX or Outlander Sport itself in Indonesia has been discontinued some time ago. The reason is because in the Outlander segment, Mitsubishi Indonesia has the newer Eclipse Cross. Will this latest model be present in Indonesia? We'll just have to wait some time.

Kawasaki Partners with Toyota to Develop Hydrogen Engine

 Kawasaki Motors Corp. cooperates with Toyota Motor Corp. The partnership was carried out for the development of a hydrogen engine. While moving forward with the commercialization of green vehicles, Toyota aims to share data and concerns with the motorcycle industry. According to the world's largest automaker, this is a move that is believed to accelerate the development of hydrogen engines for vehicles.

Kawasaki Partners with Toyota to Develop Hydrogen Engine

 Toyota has been one of the most pro-active manufacturers with regard to the development of future sustainable alternatives to ICE, including hybrid and electric technologies. And now manufacturers are also forging ahead with innovations in hydrogen power.

While Kawasaki stands out from its competitors for investing in hydrogen technology. It has emphasized its commitment by joining forces with Toyota to pool resources and develop hydrogen engines for future motorcycles.

The deal with Toyota offered Kawasaki many advantages. At least the giant car company is already at a more advanced stage of innovation in the hydrogen field. It has been done since about 30 years ago, thus accelerating development. One example is the Toyota Mirai. The world's first commercially available dedicated hydrogen fuel cell car, of which more than 2,600 units were sold globally.

Kawasaki Partners with Toyota to Develop Hydrogen Engine

The deal came earlier this month when Toyota President Akio Toyoda rode a hydrogen Kawasaki ATV at the Mobility Resort Motegi circuit. The hydrogen engine installed is actually for motorcycles and has been developed by Kawasaki Motors Corp - a subsidiary of Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd which is in charge of the motorcycle division. The company develops engines in collaboration with Toyota, Denso Corp and other companies.

"There should be various options for reducing carbon dioxide emissions. I hope the government will support output with technological innovations like this, rather than stopping us with regulation," Toyoda told reporters at the event.

Kawasaki's hydrogen engine is a modified version of the Ninja H2 engine. The company has installed its units in four-wheeled vehicles sold by motorcycle manufacturers in North America and other markets. Other parts and components are the same as those used in the hydrogen-powered Toyota Corolla.

Kawasaki said its company joined the project after being encouraged by Akio Toyoda to work together beyond the boundaries of motorcycles and cars. The design process began in earnest in December 2022.

The company intends to use the technology for motorcycle decarbonization together with Suzuki Motor Corp, Honda Motor Co and Yamaha Motor Co, and other major Japanese motorcycle manufacturers.

Hydrogen Technology

A hydrogen engine burns water instead of gasoline, and no CO2 is emitted except for burning engine oil. Unlike a fuel cell vehicle, it uses electricity generated from hydrogen to drive a motor. The basic structure of hydrogen-engined vehicles is the same as that of gas-powered cars, so Japanese manufacturers can apply the parts and technology they already have.

Toyota's hydrogen-engined vehicle completed the five-hour endurance race held at Motegi from September 3 to 4, 2021. One year has passed since entering the race last May, and vehicle output has surpassed that of gasoline-powered vehicles in the same class year.

“The landscape has definitely changed over the last year. There were difficulties, but now it's clear what we need to do," Toyota Operations Officer Koji Sato told reporters on Sept. 4.

To increase mileage, Toyota is also working on technology to use hydrogen in liquid form rather than gas, as is the case today. The volume of liquid hydrogen is 1/800 of the gas, creating the possibility of loading the tank with more fuel.

Although temperature control and other issues persist, trials of vehicles equipped with the system have been carried out on track, with the aim of participating in the races before the end of the year.

5 Cheapest Cars Using Panoramic Roof Or Sunroof

 The sunroof or panoramic roof feature in Indonesia, usually only found in luxury cars or European cars. Understandably, in Europe the sunroof is no longer a luxury feature and can be found in almost every car. Yup, in Europe, there are kia Picanto city cars that only use a sunroof.

5 Cheapest Cars Using Panoramic Roof Or Sunroof

However, lately there have been several non-luxury cars in Indonesia that use sunroofs. Even the cheapest new car in Indonesia that uses a sunroof, is sold with prices starting from Only Rp. 300 million. Some Japanese and Korean manufacturers have also begun to dare to install sunroofs for their medium-sized cars in Indonesia. There are also those of the panoramic type.

Here we explain five cheap cars in Indonesia that already use sunroofs.

1. Chevrolet Trax 1.4 LTZ AT Rp 305 million

1. Chevrolet Trax 1.4 LTZ AT Rp 305 million

Chevrolet Trax is probably one of the cheapest cars in Indonesia with the most modern technological innovations and features today. Try it, Trax is the cheapest turbo engined car in Indonesia. In addition, this crossover SUV is also the cheapest new car in Indonesia that is equipped with an electric sunroof. 

This car just changed its face and was introduced last February. The design now looks more modern because the front grille is no longer large. The headlights are now squinted and already projectors with LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL). As a crossover, as usual, the side fenders use black garnish and the roof also has a roof rail.

The cabin is even more luxurious. The new Trax dashboard looks sweet because there is a touch of leather material. The stir has also been wrapped in leather. The features are also advanced. There is a start-stop button, smart entry, electric folding mirror, parking camera, to the power plug of the house 230 V. Great right? So you can charge your laptop or clean the car carpet using a vacuum cleaner, to shave your beard using electricity in the cabin.

Chevrolet Trax uses a 1.4-liter turbocharged engine powered by 140 PS with a peak torque of 200 Nm. One more advantage of this car, the Trax is only sold in a 6-speed automatic transmission whose gear can be moved manually (tiptronic). There are two variants, namely Trax 1.4 LT AT for Rp. 279 million and Trax 1.4 LTZ AT for Rp. 305 million. The sunroof feature exists only for its most expensive type.

2. Mitsubishi Outlander Sport PX Rp 370 million

2. Mitsubishi Outlander Sport PX Rp 370 million

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is indeed not a new car. The car, which is also sold in Europe under the name Mitsubishi RVR, was first introduced to Indonesia in 2010 but was only sold in 2012. It was rejuvenated in 2014, it is reported that even this year the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Indonesia wants to be played once again. His face will use Mitsubishi's new design language similar to the Pajero Sport.

Although it is not a new car, the design of the Outlander Sport is not yet obsolete. Moreover, the features cannot be said to be left behind. Just look at it, the headlights of the projector and the transmission are CVT. And most importantly, the cabin has a panoramic roof. Yes, not a sunroof but a panoramic roof. Indeed, the roof cannot be opened tilt and sliding like a sunroof. But this panoramic glass roof extending backwards is the only one in its segment.

The features in the interior are also quite luxurious. There is a keyless operating system feature with a start-stop button. Then there is also magnesium paddle-shift.

The Mitsubishi Outlander Sport uses a 2.0-litre petrol engine that powers 150 PS at 6,000 rpm with a peak torque of 197 Nm at 4,200 rpm. In addition to the CVT transmission, there is also a choice of 5-speed manual transmission. This crossover SUV is sold in three types, namely GLX for RP 330 million, GLS for IDR 345 million and PX for IDR 370 million. Panoramic roof is only available in the highest variant.

3. Honda HR-V 1.8 Prestige Rp 377 million

3. Honda HR-V 1.8 Prestige Rp 377 million

First introduced in Indonesia in 2014, the Honda HR-V is a car that revives the crossover SUV segment in Indonesia. The thing is, the HR-V at that time came at a relatively affordable price with no less great features. At that time, the cheapest type of HR-V was sold starting at Rp. 240 million.

But it's not the cheapest HR-V that uses a sunroof. is his most expensive type. The Honda HR-V is sold in two engine options, 1.5-liter and 1.8-liter. The Honda HR-V 1.8 Prestige with automatic transmission that uses an electric sunroof is the second cheapest car in Indonesia equipped with a sunroof if the Outlander Sport panoramic roof is not considered.

This car is quite sophisticated because it uses many modern features ranging from audio steering switches, automatic air conditioning with a touchscreen screen, paddle-shift and leather-coated steering wheel, smart entry with a start-stop button, ECO assist, to cruise control. The price is Rp 377 million this April 2017. Relatively less expensive considering these features are common in luxury cars.

4. Hyundai Tucson XG Idr 416 million

4. Hyundai Tucson XG Idr 416 million

The Korean car manufacturer, Hyundai, has indeed changed drastically since the last ten years. The design of their cars has changed to be more European, especially since Audi's chief designer, Peter Schreyer joined as chief designer of Kia Motors under the Hyundai umbrella since 2006.

This latest Hyundai Tucson is one of peter schreyer's works. Hyundai Tucson in Indonesia is sold in two engine options. For the gasoline engine type, Hyundai provides two variants, namely the Tucson GLS for IDR 385 million and the Tucson XG for IDR 416 million. This gasoline-engined Tucson is powered by 157 PS at 6,200 rpm with a peak torque of 196 Nm at 4,000 rpm. Hyundai Tucson Indonesia is only available in a shiftronic 6-speed automatic transmission.

Amazingly, this Tucson already uses a panoramic sunroof. That is, the roof is glass extending all the way to the back like mitsubishi Outlander's panoramic roof. The difference is that the front glass roof of the Tucson can be opened in tilt and sliding. The Tucson panoramic sunroof is also electric for its curtain open and close mechanism. This feature makes the Hyundai Tucson the cheapest car in Indonesia that uses a panoramic sunroof.

Of course, this feature is only available in its highest type, the Tucson XG. The price is Idr 416 million. It is indeed more than RP 400 million, but this feature is the best in its class. This Panoramic Sunroof is also present for the Tucson diesel engine Tucson XG CRDi which is sold more expensive at IDR 458 million.

5. Nissan Serena 2.0 Panoramic Autech Rp 465,1 million

5. Nissan Serena 2.0 Panoramic Autech Rp 465,1 million

Nissan Serena is one of Nissan's flagship Multi Murpose Vehicles (MPV) in Indonesia. One of the advantages is the electric sliding door, a spacious cabin with high flexibility, and of course a glass roof or panoramic roof for the highest type. No wonder that in its class, Serena may be one of the best-selling compared to the Toyota Nav1, Mitsubishi Delica, or Mazda Biante.

Nissan Serena HWS Autech is sold at a price of Rp 465.1 million. Indeed, the glass roof cannot be opened in a tilt and sliding manner similar to the panoramic roof of the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. But what is clear is that this car has an excellent level of cabin flexibility especially for its seat configuration.

The Nissan Serena HWS Autech has 3 rows of seats with a center console that can be shifted from the front seats to the second row of seats. This center console can function as an arm rest, it can also be enforced as a seat for passengers. If pulled forward, the second row of seats becomes similar to a captain seat and leaves room in the middle for access to the rear seats. In addition, the cabin is also large and spacious.

Comfort is indeed Serena's main value. This car uses Nissan's signature Xtronic CVT transmission. Performance is indeed not what this car excels at. But the 2.0-liter engine powered by 147 PS at 5,600 rpm is reliable. Even though she uses a panoramic roof, Serena can still attach a 10-inch LCD entertainment screen to the ceiling.

In addition to these five cars, there is also a Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Dakar 4x2 AT for Rp. 505,000,000 which also uses a sunroof. The latest generation of Mitsubishi Pajero Sport comes a week after the launch of its rival, the Toyota Fortuner. One of the features that Mitsubishi's flagship SUV in Indonesia boasts compared to its rivals, is the presence of a sunroof. Yes the Toyota Fortuner does not have a sunroof.

Another car that also has a sunroof that sells under Rp. 500 million is the Kia Sportage GT Ultimate for Rp. 475,500,000. Meanwhile, another Honda SUV, namely the Honda CR-V 2.4 Prestige AT Fender Audio, also uses a sunroof and is sold for IDR 501,000,000.

Aprilia Develops New 250cc Engine for Entry Level Sportbike

 Aprilia is developing a new four-stroke 250 cc parallel-twin engine. It is known from the design of the drawings registered by Piaggio's joint venture with Zongshen in China. The registration of the new twin cylinder engine is reportedly made under the project name 'GPR250RR'. This unit will be intended for entry-level sportbikes.

Now the Noale company is working on a new 250 cc engine. This engine is not similar to the GPR250R sold in China. Yes, it does not carry one cylinder but two cylinders. The GPR250RR would later become the most exotic engine of the existing ones.

Aprilia Develops New 250cc Engine for Entry Level Sportbike

Unlike most other parallel twin engines. Aprilia's 250 cc unit appears to have a central cam drive located between the two cylinders. This unique arrangement is said to reduce the flexibility of camshafts and crankshafts under heavy loads. Points out that the brand-new RS250 could be a purely race engine designed for the track.

Such a configuration can be said to be an unusual innovation for Aprilia. But not for other manufacturers, such models have already been adopted by Honda 1, 000 cc six-cylinder, V4 from VFR400R or Yamaha YZR-M1 MotoGP engines.

According to Aprilia, the engine model under development has a more compact cylinder head. In addition, with the arrangement of the central drive running between the two cylinders can reduce the likelihood of the camshaft and the crankshaft bending or twisting. From the circulating image, it also shows the layout of the DOHC character engine. And of course it is water-cooled. Aprilia's decision to design this layout to pursue more spin or performance.

A little reminiscent, the single-cylinder GPR250R became the basis of the track-only Aprilia RS250 SP offered in Europe in 2020. Aimed at novice racers. The power produced is only 28 Hp. But the engine has the attraction of a fairly light weight, 105 kg. While the latest 250 twin cylinders under development are predicted to produce much higher power than that.

With the new twin cylinders, it is expected to achieve power above 40 Hp. Because competitors in the same class are the Yamaha R3 (Europe) 321 cc which has a record power of 41.4 Hp and the Honda CBR250RR which reaches 40.2 Hp.

Thanks to the fact that Aprilia is under the Piaggio group, which has the resources of several other manufacturers, a new 250 cc unit is currently being developed by Zongshen-Piaggio in China. Yes, Aprilia is no stranger to Chinese R&D, because its small sportbike, the RS125 and GPR250R sold there were developed and manufactured by Zongshen.

If Aprilia releases this new model in the global market, it is very likely that its consumers will be novice riders looking for a light and powerful bike to bring to the circuit. Obviously, this model became a tough competitor to the Yamaha R3 and CBR250RR.

Leaked Specifications of Toyota Innova Zenix and Hybrid 2022

 The issue of the arrival of the latest generation of Toyota Innova continues to blow fast. Not only in the country, new models are also widely discussed in the international automotive industry. Understandably, it is a global vehicle. Many are waiting. In fact, he carries the Zenix frills and has been registered with the Ministry of Law and Human Rights. Design images have also appeared a lot. One by one rumors turned into facts.



The first, the use of the name Toyota Innova Zenix as a successor. This nomenclature is used for gasoline-fueled models. Not for hybrids. Based on the info obtained, he will use a 2.0-liter engine. But both power and torque capabilities will be improved. The car no longer rests on the ladder frame chassis. But using the TNGA monocoque, it was likely taken from the Corolla Cross Hybrid.

Toyota will also strip away the 2.4-liter diesel engine. There will be two petrol and hybrid options available. Then the conventional 6-speed A/T transmission type was replaced with a CVT. The drive or power delivery system switches from the rear axle to the front wheels. Applies to both new models. The manual gearbox option is also allegedly no longer available in the new generation.

For the hybrid version, Toyota will combine a 2.0-liter engine, an electric motor and lithium ion battery support. It is not yet known how much power it is. But it is believed to be increasing in performance. If it is based on information from salespersons at official dealers. The new Innova will be launched around November or no later than the end of the year. About the price is predicted to start from IDR 400 million and above.

Regarding the language of design and build. Toyota seems to continue to adopt the Keen Look design. You can see from the rendering version or the one that is widely circulated on Instagram. Starting from the change of the wasp nest-style hexagonal grille. The shape of the headlight housing changed. From parallelogram to slightly angular. The bumper is automatically rearranged along with the turn signal below.

The shape of the rims in the petrol variant may change by 17 inches and 18 inches for the hybrid trim. The look looks sweet when the patterns and paint are like that. If it's from the back side, visuals like Rush or Terios. The tail light flows all the way to the side of the body. The shape of the stern was also reorganized.

Security and safety features are definitely updated. For the highest variants and hybrids it is quite possible to use the Toyota Safety Sense. More advanced than All New Veloz. The combined safety package includes a Pre-Collision System (PCS), Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC). Next, insert Lane Departure Alert (LDA), Automatic High Beam (AHB), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) and Blind Spot Monitor (BSM). Then T Intouch is also definitely installed. Its function is to connect between the car and the owner. Namely through a telematics device installed in the vehicle. The system can read data from the car. Wait for the next update of the info.

Yamaha Fazzio Hybrid Smitten, Take a Peek at the Service Cost of the First Year of Use

 Yamaha Fazzio is still the only entry level automatic motorcycle equipped with a hybrid device in the Indonesian market. Although it is classified as a mild hybrid, the manufacturer claims that the injection of technology makes fuel consumption more economical and performance.



Well, before buying it, it would be better to know the service cost of this motorbike. The goal is of course to calculate how much the cost of ownership is, especially during periodic maintenance in an authorized workshop.

Explained by Technical Advisor of PT Yamaha Indonesia Motor Manufacturing (YIMM), Slamet Kasianom. Basically the Fazzio bears a resemblance to Yamaha's other 125 cc engined scooters, both in terms of the internal engine and the legs. So you could say the service cost is not much different.

It's the same with everything else (Yamaha 125 cc). Including the price of fast moving parts, it is similar to the Yamaha Freego," said Slamet, not long ago.

Slamet continued, after the unit covered a distance of 1, 000 km it was mandatory to perform service. Then the duration of the first, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and subsequent servicing uses a count distance of 3, 000 km or once every 3 months.

For your information, all service costs are borne by Yamaha Indonesia until the 4th service time or when it reaches a distance of 10 thousand km. In the first service the owner is not charged for service fees and engine oil changes, but in the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th service services are covered only but for the replacement of parts or lubricants will be charged to the owner.

Then in the 2nd service you will spend money on the purchase of engine oil and CVT axle oil. The engine oil used is Yamalube Power Matic (0.8L) for IDR 47.5 thousand and axle oil (140 ML) for IDR 16 thousand.

During the 3rd service you need to spend only IDR 47.5 thousand to buy engine oil. There is no axle oil change and you can still get free service. After your Fazzio has covered 10 thousand kilometers or in the 4th service, the owner is advised to replace the engine lubricant and axle oil again. The total cost to be incurred is IDR 63.5 thousand.

Entering the 5th service or the odometer number already shows 13 thousand kilometers you will no longer get free service. Here will be charged the cost of servicing, changing the engine oil, air filter and rear brake pads. Then the money that must be spent is IDR 231.5 thousand. Especially for brake pads, it is situational depending on use, it may not be replaced or have been replaced since the 3rd service.

Total Cost of Yamaha Fazzio Service in Year One

After totaling, yamaha Fazzio service costs for 1 year of use reached Rp406 thousand. This price includes 4 engine oil changes, 2 axle oil changes, 1 brake lining change, 1 air filter change, and 1 time service fee.

Below are some fast moving component prices of the Yamaha Fazzio Hybrid. However, it should be noted that the included price tag has the status of Suggested Retail Price (HED), which means it could be different in each domicile or region.




Leaked New Yamaha XMax 250, Here are the Changes and Predictions of The New Features

 Yamaha is reportedly preparing the latest version of its bongsor scooter Yamaha XMax 300 or which in Indonesia is more familiar with its 250 cc engine. A number of photos show that this bike will get some refreshes even though we say it's only minor.



Citing RideApart, the bike, which is suspected to be the latest model from yamaha XMax, is being tested on the road. The report is that the bike that is currently conducting the test pockets the specific specifications of the European market.

From the picture we can see if the manufacturer does not close or camouflage thoroughly its form. The unit is simply wrapped in some kind of matte black-winded sticker from the fascia to the stern.

Its general form is not much different from the Yamaha XMax sold today. However, if you look at it in more detail, there are changes to the face that appear a little calmer than the current version.

Furthermore, the component near the windshield now has a lamp cluster which is likely to be a marker of the turn signal. While in the side body sector, the rear body, seats, and rims have not changed or are the same as the existing models.

New Features in Yamaha XMax

It has been almost 6 years since the Yamaha XMax has not changed in the design sector. Nevertheless, this bike is still well received by the market because of its attractive visuals.

This design is likely to continue to be maintained by Yamaha, but it is to give the effect of the novelty of the feature sector that will be improved. Previous devices such as the ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) braking system on the front and rear tires will be maintained with the addition of a traction control system. Not only that, it is reported that there will also be an electric front shield feature to adjust the height level of the windshield electronically.

The latest Yamaha XMax is believed to pack Y-Connect connectivity technology like in the Nmax or Aerox 155 VVA. Through this feature, motorists can connect to motorbikes via smartphones to monitor all important information from the vehicle.

In the European market, yamaha XMax has a Euro 5 engine standard and comes in several engine cubication options, namely 125 cc, 250 cc, 300, cc, and 400 cc. While in Indonesia, XMax is offered with only 1 engine choice, namely 250 cc which is able to produce 22.5 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and 24.3 Nm of torque at 5,500 rpm.

It is interesting to wait for the presence of the latest Yamaha XMax in the Indonesian market. Considering that rival Honda Forza had already undergone a major change at the beginning of last year.

For Daily Use Honda ADV160, PCX160 or Vario 160?

In the middle of this year, Astra Honda Motor (AHM) presents the Honda ADV160. It is the latest scooter with a capacity of 160 cc, accompanying the PCX160 and Vario 160 which appeared first. Even so, they have a different market. Each of them also offers various advantages. But what if the three are compared to determine who is better off daily driving. Refer



Riding Position


According to Bangkit, one of the reviewers when using a Honda ADV160 from Puncak, Bogor, West Java via Cipamingkis to the Pulogadung area, East Jakarta, the driving position is quite comfortable. With a height of 172 cm plus wearing riding shoes, sitting on the seat of the ADV160 is no longer intimidated. There's still a little bit of jinjit, but it can be outsmarted by raising one foot to the footrest so that the other leg can tread perfectly on the asphalt.

Next is about the position of the hands when driving. He felt that the position of the handlebars of the motor was lower than that of the ADV150. But overall it doesn't change his character. The wide and straight handlebar design keeps the driving experience comfortable. The position of the arm can open perfectly and the journey does not feel excessive soreness.

Continued the Honda PCX160 which was tested by Zenuar while on the AHM Safety Riding and Training Center track, Greenland International Industrial Center (GICC) Deltamas City, Cikarang, West Java. First sitting on it, it is no different from the previous model. It's still the same. It remains to present a relaxed riding position. Both the handlebars, the position of the seats to the footrest are identical to their predecessors.

The contours and thickness of the seats are arguably just right. It's not too loud. The surface of the skin is also quite soft. Moreover, use the model of a stepped seat-separator between the driver and passengers. Make it feel comfortable to support the rider's buttocks. The position of the legs can also adjust to the wishes of the rider. Whether bent or selonjor, the deck is quite spacious.

Then the Honda Vario 160 which was also tried by Zenuar during the urban test ride session. According to him, the sitting position of this scooter is like the old Vario, but with larger dimensions. Ergonomic triangles are still identical. The seat is soft and the legs can tread perfectly. Naturally, the distance from the ground to the seat is only 778 mm and the ground clearence is 140 mm. With a rider height of about 173 cm, reaching this iron horse is easier.

Although the body looks widened, the composition of the steering wheel is the same as in the previous generation. When grabbing the handlebars, the position of the body is not too bent. Although the seats are fused, there is a small part in the middle like a hump, which can support the back of the rider's hips. Make the leg room area with a flat deck still quite spacious.

Handling and Suspension


The agility of the ADV160 when splitting congestion is quite exciting. Slippage is not a problem as long as you can estimate the width of the handlebars and rearview mirrors. Then Rose gave two thumbs up for the front suspension of the ADV160. In his opinion, it is quite tender, comfortable, and able to dampen the trunch very well. But unlike the rear suspension, the perceived subjectiveness is exactly the opposite of the front suspension. The character is louder, a little less comfortable when used on damaged streets let alone when it comes to sleeping police.

Actually, it's not a big problem, the plus point with the design of the harder rear suspension has an impact on the stability of the bike so it's better. When traversing winding roads with a slight damping style, the ADV160 gives a fun sensation.

Based on Zenuar's experience, the Honda PCX160 promises good stability when used daily or turing. Many factors affect it. Starting from the ergonomic triangle, use striped wheels aka different sizes and rear shock absorbers higher than the previous model.

Although the wheelbase is long and the body is large, going in and out of the corners is still agile and agile. Of course, it was helped by the presence of a new model double cradle frame. When twisting around the circuit obstacles, there is no sense of understeer or impression of the rear body being left behind.

While the Honda Vario 160 is relatively stable when carried at high speed on the straights. When winding around in traffic jams, the motor feels weak and easy to control. When the turn is sharp, the position of the rider's body is also easy to adjust the balance. All thanks to the chassis changes that now adopt eSAF technology.

The new suspension and wheels also help in terms of handling. The manufacturer claims that the rear shock absorbers have changed with a longer size. And so, during testing he felt rigid and fairly stable carried maneuvering. The rebound and compression setups are also made commuter-style defaults. Suitable for daily use.

Engine Performance


The Honda ADV160 that Bangkit tried did not have any problems when crossing the climb in the Puncak 2 and Cipamingkis areas. But when the uphill track is quite extreme, the power and torque boost is noticeably reduced. The tip is always to maintain the momentum of torque, gas openings, and brakes.

The layout of the machine can be relied upon when going through fairly damaged paths, sometimes rocks, slippery sand, uneven asphalt, to wet red dirt paths. The presence of traction control features on the rear wheels also makes the ADV160 driving experience safer. Meanwhile, when passing through smooth terrain, and minimal congestion, the power is immediately filled from the lower to the middle revs. But at the top engine revs, it will feel weakened, although the speed of the motor continues to increase.

When referring to the specification data, the Honda ADV160 is injected with an engine identical to the PCX160. It carries a 156.9 cc (rounded 160 cc) engine, 4 valves configured, and supports eSP+ (enhanced Smart Power plus) technology. Maximum power was recorded at 15.8 horsepower at 8,500 rpm, with a peak torque of 14.7 Nm at 6,500 rpm.

Honda PCX160 promises powerful engine performance. When it comes to the initial acceleration, it feels smooth at the bottom revs. But when it reaches the middle round, the push becomes more and more so. This is in line with the character of the overbore engine (60 x 55.5 mm), which is more optimal at high rpm. When trying it out at the AHM safety riding circuit in Deltamas, Cikarang, the lower pull felt smooth. But if it is above 4,000 RPM, this scooter is able to answer expectations.

For the record, the latest PCX carries a single-cylinder mechanical heart, 160 cc, SOHC, 4 valves, liquid-cooled and PGM-FI. Already using a technology called Enhanced Smart Power Plus (eSP+). On paper, he can burst power of 15.78 Hp at 8,500 rpm and 14.7 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm.

Based on the trials, the Vario 160's acceleration is very responsive. The power transmitted through the automatic transmission with a centrifugal clutch is immediately felt at the bottom revs.

When trying it on a fairly deserted highway, his breathing was quite long. Its power charges steadily from medium to high rpm. As evidenced by the achievement of the top speed at 122 kph. Even then, there is still gas left.

The performance of the new engine is significantly improved compared to the old model. Now it carries a 156.9 cc 4-stroke 4-valve eSP+ engine with liquid cooling. According to the manufacturer's data, he is able to produce power of 15.4 ps at 8,500 rpm and 13.8 Nm of torque at 7,000 rpm. That figure provides clear evidence that the Vario 160's power is up 2 ps and the torque is up 0.4 Nm from the previous generation. During use, the performance of this sporty scooter engine is quite impressive.

Fuel Efficiency


Based on AHM's internal tests using the WTMC-Euro 3 method, a lift of 45 km per liter was obtained with the ISS (Idling Stop System) feature on. The ADV160 is able to cover a distance of up to 364 kilometers in one full refueling.

But when you try this bike with a mixed driving style, passing through damaged roads, climbs and derivatives, the fuel consumption obtained is higher than the manufacturer's claim. Moving as far as 125.4 km, Bangkit got a fuel efficiency figure of 49 km per liter (ISS on) based on information from the meter panel.

When testing on the highway with a distance of 100 km, the Honda PCX160 showed a figure of 41.2 kpl in mid. But when the method is full-to-full, the resultant is 38.9 kpl. Somewhat the difference is 2 km more. With a gasoline holding space of 8.1-liters. it can cover a distance of 315 km at a time. And if referring to the claim data (45 kpl), it should be up to 360 km more. Pull.

According to the results of full to full testing, the Vario 160, which has been used for 132 km, consumes 3.01 liters of fuel. We can assume, 1 liter is used for about 44 km. This result may be different, depending on how it is driven. And please assume for yourself, whether it is classified as economical or wasteful. For information, all tests used RON 92 type fuel.

Various Excellent Features


The New Honda ADV160 already uses a new designed full digital panel meter and contains quite complete information such as, battery voltage indicators, ambient temperature information, odometer, trip A, trip B, tachometer, trip duration (elapsed time), real-time fuel consumption, fuel consumption 1 and 2, to the setting button which is now placed in front of the handlebar steering.

The highest version is ABS and is equipped with Emergency Stop Signal (ESS), the hazard lights turn on automatically when the driver makes sudden braking. All variants are keyless with a rotation button to start the engine. In the smart key, there are answer back system and alarm features, of course, increasing security. The rest is a dock filled with USB Port type A model gadgets, full LED lighting (front, rear, sein), DRL, handlebar handlebars, wavy disk, 30-liter trunk, and side stand switches.

When used daily, PCX160 riders are guaranteed not to be bored when they see the cockpit. Spoiled with an attractive instrument panel display. There is a combination of negative display and green winding line. Wrapped in a chrome list on each side.

The keyless remote has a curved shape so that it is more comfortable to hold. The buttons have a new design, enlarged for easy operation. Contains answer back system, keyless, and anti-theft alarm. The luggage capacity is 30 liters, the fuel tank volume is 8.1 liters, the left front compartment is provided with a USB type A power charger with a maximum power of 5V 2.1A. Single-channel ABS, full LED lighting, and Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) make the highest variant.

While the Vario 160 has been immersed in the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS). Rear braking has also been equipped with discs (the highest variant). Then there is a USB charger type A, the left compartment is quite spacious, a 18-liter trunk, a lighting system that is all LED technology, Side Stand Switch, Smart Key System integrated with the Answer Back System and Anti Theft Alarm, as well as a full digital instrument panel that uses negative display technology. Create the most expensive version there is an ABS indicator.

Color Variants and Prices


Honda ADV160 has two variants, ABS and CBS. Each of them gets three colors. For the ABS version, Tough Matte Black (Black Doff), Tough Matte Red (Red Doff), and Tough Matte White (White Doff) are available. In this type, it gets an emblem next to the Burn Titanium colored body which is also attached to the rims and handlebars. Meanwhile, for the CBS type, there are Dynamic Black (Black), Dynamic Red (Red), and Dynamic White (White). The price is currently IDR 36 million for the CBS type and IDR 39,250 million (ABS) OTR DKI Jakarta.
All New Honda PCX160 is marketed with two types, namely CBS and ABS. For the bottom variant, there are Wonderful White, Majestic Matte Red, Glorious Matte Black, and Marvelous Matte Gray colors. While ABS is available kelir Wonderful White, Majestic Matte Red, Briliant Black, and Royal Matte Blue. The highest variant has two-tone seats and a PCX emblem in copper for a more luxurious look. AHM markets it at a price on the road (OTR) DKI Jakarta of IDR 32,079 million for the CBS type and IDR 35,510 for the ABS type.

The CBS and ABS Vario 160 types are available active black paint, Grande Matte Black, and Grande Matte Red. For Active Black has a sporty stripe. The difference with the highest version is in the 3D emblem and titanium burnt wheels. CBS is sold for IDR 16,339 million and ABS is priced at IDR 29,064 million OTR DKI Jakarta.

Conclusion


The three scooter models offered by AHM have different markets. The New ADV160 looks old, suitable for those who like touring. Meanwhile, the PCX160 is intended for consumers who want to have a luxury designed scooter and have a comfortable riding position. While the Vario 160 is designed for daily use, because it still relies on a flat deck. Even so, everything can be relied on as a daily transport. Just adjust your needs, tastes and budget to get it.