More expensive than PCX 160, what are the advantages of the Honda ADV 160?

 New Honda ADV 160 officially launched in Indonesia. The large adventure-style scooter is equipped with several changes, including a bigger engine than before. President Director of Astra Honda Motor (AHM) Keiichi Yasuda said, the New Honda ADV 160 is the successor to the ADV 150 which was launched for the first time in 2019 and is a new choice in Indonesia.

More expensive than PCX 160, what are the advantages of the Honda ADV 160?

"With improvements on various sides, the New Honda ADV 160 is increasingly presenting a different driving experience, whether used for exploring with joy or also for daily use," said Yasuda in Cikarang, West Java, Friday (1/7/2022).

So what are the comparisons between ADV 160 and PCX 160?

Design First, it's a matter of design, as you know, Honda kicked off the adventure scooter segment by launching the ADV 150 and then the ADV 160. This motorbike is the younger brother of the big X-ADV scooter. In terms of design, the ADV 160 is not much different from the ADV 150. However, there are visible improvements in the body lines, namely the front part of the body and the simpler side of the body.

The PCX 160 is more elegant because it is designed as a motorbike that carries comfort. The headlights are large with accents like eyebrows, and the rear body doesn't have too many curves.

The ADV 160 feature has several new features to make it more frightening. First, the wind screen has a higher size and consists of 2 levels of height that can be adjusted without the need to unscrew the bolts. Another update is a fully digital indicator panel with complete information including Smart Key indicator, HSTC Indicator, Oil Change Indicator, Battery Indicator, Idling Stop Indicator, Trip Meter, Fuel Consumption Indicator, RPM, Trip Duration, Digital Clock, and ABS Indicator.

More expensive than PCX 160, what are the advantages of the Honda ADV 160?

Larger luggage capacity which was 28 liters to 30 liters. Can be used to insert helmets and other items to support daily activities.

The Honda ADV 160 is even more sophisticated thanks to the HSTC (Honda Selectable Torque Control) feature. A feature that prevents skid tires but is only available on the ABS type. Just like the ADV 160, the Honda PCX 160 is also equipped with HSTC traction control. The panel meter is fully digital, and has a USB type power outlet. Striped front and rear tires, 14 inches front and 13 inches rear. The difference is that the ADV 160 already uses a tube-type rear suspension so that the suspension rebounds better and is more comfortable. This type of suspension was used in the ADV 150 and was the first in Honda's automatic lineup. Meanwhile, the PCX 160 still uses the regular model.


The new Honda ADV 160 is powered by a 160cc 4-valve eSP+ engine, liquid cooled, with a PGM-FI injection combustion system. which is basically the same as having the PCX 160. 

The new engine is able to support the user's driving style with greater power, reaching 11.8 kW at 8,500 rpm. Torque is abundant, up to 14.7 NM at 6,500 rpm.

Based on the results of internal tests with the WMTC-EURO 3 method, fuel consumption shows the figure of 45 km/liter (ISS feature on), so that it can travel up to 364 km in one full refueling.

On paper, the new generation of PCX carries a 160 cc SOHC 4 valve engine complete with eSP+ technology with 12:1 engine compression. The PCX 160 piston diameter is 60 mm with a stroke length of 55.5 mm. As a result, the power released by the PCX 160 is also greater, reaching 16.1 tk at 8,500 rpm and 15 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm.


The dimensions of the ADV 160 are 2,031 mm long, 796 mm wide and 1,309 mm high. The wheelbase is 1,315 mm, the lowest distance to the ground is 181 mm, the seat height is 817 mm, the empty weight is 139 kg, and the tank capacity is 12 liters. Meanwhile, the PCX 160 is slightly smaller, 1,936 long, 742 wide and 1,108 mm high.

The wheelbase is also slightly shorter, namely 1,313 mm and the lowest distance to the ground is only 135 mm. For postures that are not too tall the PCX 160 will be more comfortable because the view is lower than the ADV 160 which is 764 mm. The empty weight is 131 kg for the CBS type and 132 kg for the ABS type. But the tank capacity is only 8.1 liters.


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