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5-Door Suzuki Jimny Prototype Spy Shot Caught in Europe

The 5-door Suzuki Jimny is a reality. Long awaited, finally circulated the appearance of a prototype unit being tested. For those who want to have a Jimny with a more roomy cabin, they will be happier. The spy photos may indicate a slide is imminent. But which market came first is still a mystery?




Carscoops caught a 5-door Jimny while testing in Europe. Still tightly camouflaged, as if hiding an additional door behind. But the long wheelbase can't be disguised. Moreover, there is a 3-door model right next to it.

Even though it was covered by a disguise blanket, it didn't cover the original design. Only in the form of a sticker, so the design from the front to the stern is still clearly visible. Still identical to the 3-door Jimny, parts that don't really need to be changed first. Because it is still liked and gives off the iconic impression of the legendary petite offroader. The interior is also exposed. It's no different from the 3-door Jimny, but the monitor screen looks bigger.

April last year, leaked the specifications for the 5-door version. The details are quite clear especially the dimensions. Because that's the sector that most distinguishes the 3-door Jimny. Length increased by 300 mm to 3850 mm, as well as a stretched wheelbase of 300 mm to 2,550 mm. While other parts remain the same as the short version. It is 1,645 mm wide, 1,730 mm high and has a ground clearance of 210 mm. There are additional white and brown color options, although it is not yet known exactly what. This brings the total to 10 colors and there is the possibility of two-tone variations.

Cabins are believed to be more practical to transport more people. So it is suitable to be purchased by consumers who want to take a crowd on an adventure. Accommodation will not be as complicated as a 3-door Jimny with a narrow back seat. However, it is necessary to calculate the effect of adding wheelbase and dimensions. Generally will affect off-road capabilities.

New news comes from the kitchen runway sector. Especially for Europe, which is increasingly stringent in terms of exhaust emission regulations. To the extent that the 3-door Jimny has changed its status to a commercial car since 2021. For the sake of being able to be sold there. Well, there was news that the Jimny would later be powered by a hybrid engine. It makes sense, because Suzuki already has that. The possibility of applying mild-hybrid technology combined with the K15C DualJet engine. Fuel efficiency improves along with performance

It could be out in Europe first or even first in India. Because that's where the production center is located, apart from the Kosai factory in Japan. Prepared to fight local players in the Sub4m segment such as Kia Sonet, Hyundai Venue, and Maruti Vitara Brezza. But it is likely that it will only be realized in late 2022 or early 2023. If it is produced in India, it is also a market expectation that is difficult to meet the booming demand for the Jimny. Of course, there is hope that it can also be exported to the country. Fulfill the dream of a more logical price tag.

AHM Sets a Target of 30 Thousand New Honda ADV160 Sales Units by the End of 2022

 PT Astra Honda Motor (AHM) finally released the new Honda ADV160 some time ago. Its launch is also a global debut, which indicates that this adventurous scooter is an important product for Honda's business in Indonesia.

The revision brought by the Honda ADV160 deserves appreciation. Because now it gets a new engine with a larger capacity, adde8d features, to minor changes in the design sector. The Marketing Director of PT AHM, Thomas Wijaya, explained that with all the updates in the ADV160, his party targets sales of this motorbike to reach 30 thousand units by the end of 2022.



"In the second semester, we hope to reach 20 to 30 thousand for 6 months, for the new Honda ADV, yes," said Thomas in Cikarang, West Java, recently.

Furthermore, according to Thomas, the actual sales target of this adventurous scooter is at 60 thousand units per year. However, because the new version of ADV was released in semester 2 they only set half the target by the end of this year. Yes, it means that sales of the previous version of the ADV150 have reached 30 thousand when referring to the sales expectations of the latest ADV model.

The sales target figure of 60 thousand units was slightly corrected from the sales target when the Honda ADV was first released in Indonesia. At that time, Thomas had said that this scooter was targeted to sell 100 thousand units per year.

As for the sales contribution, the Honda ADV is said to have contributed 10 percent to Honda's motorcycle business in Indonesia. The backbone of AHM sales is still supported by entry-level automatic products such as the Honda Beat, Scoopy, and Vario series.

Regarding the opportunity to be exported to other countries, according to Thomas, until now they are still focusing on meeting the needs of the domestic market first. It is confirmed that the New Honda ADV160 can be ordered and the units will gradually be distributed to the entire Honda dealer network in Indonesia.

"We focus on Indonesian consumers. Moreover, if there were those who were waiting, we would definitely focus more on the Indonesian people. We will see the conditions (for exports)," he explained.

AHM confirmed that the problem of the semiconductor chip crisis affected the fulfillment of Honda motorcycles in Indonesia. Therefore, the decision to prioritize the needs of domestic consumers over exports to other countries is the right choice for the company.

The New Honda ADV is now equipped with a new 156.9 cc engine (rounded to 160 cc), 4-valve configuration, and eSP+ technology. The engine design is identical to that of the Honda PCX 160 which produces a maximum power of 11.8 kW or 15.8 horsepower at 8,500 rpm and peak torque at 14.7 nm at 6,500 rpm.

In addition to the engine, the ADV160 also gets a new front and rear side body, a higher windscreen, a USB Type A port, a 30 liter trunk (2 liters up), a new panel meter, and the addition of a traction control safety feature or HSTC (Honda Selectable Torque Control). . If you have a plan to ask for her hand, below is the latest price for the Honda ADV160.

Honda e electric car has a limited edition version, only 50 units available

 Honda introduces a special edition to one of its electric cars. The eco-friendly vehicle comes with a new color choice, namely Premium Crystal Red. In addition, it also gets 17-inch alloy wheels and a special badge on the black rear.

This Limited Edition model was introduced by the Formula 1 racer who is also the 2021 world champion with Honda, namely Max Verstappen. This special edition of Honda e is sold in a limited way, which is only fifty units for the European market.



Honda e is a new generation electric vehicle made by Honda which is designed with a simple design, but focuses on ease of use for the rider. In accordance with current trends, Honda e also carries the distinctive style of modern urban society, supported by connectivity technology and dynamic driving performance.

The presence of the Honda e is a manifestation of Honda's steps to achieve its vision of 100 percent electric car sales in Europe 2025. Simplicity and retro style are embedded as a design identity, reminiscent of the 1971 Honda Life SA360. Free from aggressive strokes like Honda that is currently circulating. The circular lamp gives a retro feel. The pop-up handle is made flush with the panel, pops up immediately when the hand approaches. Conventional mirrors are absent from the display, replaced by a small camera that is broadcast through a screen in the cabin.

It's the same with interior design. Simple retrofuturistic emphasizes horizontal lines. The Honda e dashboard has two large, interconnected touch screens, to display various applications and entertainment services in a lounge-like setting.

Through this screen, drivers and passengers can enjoy various applications and connectivity with comfort. The system can also be operated via voice commands, which the Honda Personal Assistant (HPA) responds to. Intelligent artificial intelligence is claimed to continue to learn the owner's voice over time in order to provide accurate responses.

For the drive system, the Honda e is equipped with a 35.5 kWH battery with compact dimensions. With this power blend, this car is claimed to be able to drive up to 200 to 220 kilometers when the battery is fully charged.

Thanks to the placement of the battery in the center results in a 50:50 balanced weight distribution. The manufacturer calls this composition, the car becomes more stable and has rigid control. Water cooling in the battery section also ensures optimal temperature.

Regarding battery charging, this electric car made by Honda is also supported by fast charging technology. His claim to reach 80 percent condition can be completed in just 30 minutes.

This electric car also did not take long to get recognition from various institutions. In April 2020 Honda e received two awards from the Red Dot Award. In this event, Honda e won the "Red Dot: Best of the Best 2020" award in the car design category and "Red Dot 2020" in the Smart Products category.

Then in 2021, Honda e won other prestigious awards such as; “German Car of the Year 2021” and “World Urban Car of the Year” award at the 2021 World Car Awards.

For information, the Honda e was introduced in the world for the first time in a concept version under the name Honda urban EV Concept in 2017. Two years later, this model appeared in a prototype version at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. Then in the same year he appeared in a mass production version. at the Frankfurt Motor Show. It also marks the start of sales of the car in Europe. As for the Asian region, it premiered at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show and went on sale in Japan in early 2020.

The most popular manual type Daihatsu Sigra, here's the reason

 Daihatsu Sigra is a 7-seater low cost green car (LCGC) vehicle that is the mainstay of PT Astra Daihatsu Motor (ADM). Until May 2022, the car that was born thanks to a collaboration with PT Toyota-Astra Motor (TAM) has sold more than 257 thousand units. It has become the choice of the Indonesian people because it is pocket friendly, can fit a lot and has low operating costs.



Of the many Sigra units that have been sold throughout Indonesia, the best-selling variant is the manual transmission model. The percentage, manual type can reach 39 to 40 percent of total sales. Hendrayadi Lastiyoso, Marketing & Customer Relations Division Head of PT Astra International Daihatsu Sales Operation (AI-DSO) also tried to explain it.

"The Daihatsu Sigra is available in two engine variants. From 1,000 cc and 1,200 cc. The composition of sales of 1,000 cc is about 35 percent and 1,200 cc is 65 percent. If based on variants, the 1,200 cc R manual is the most in demand. If the percentage reaches 39 to 40 percent of total sales," he said at the launch of the New Daihatsu Sigra, at Summarecon Mall Bekasi, Thursday (7/7).

Furthermore, he conveyed that the Sigra color was the most sought after by Indonesian consumers. “At most it is dominated by three standard paints. First it is white or white which reaches 36 percent, then black or solid black is followed at 22 percent and the third is silver which is around 21 percent," said Hendrayadi.


Honda ADV 160 Credit Scheme with Installments of IDR 1.5 Million per Month

 PT Astra Honda Motor (AHM) has launched the Honda ADV 160 with the latest technology and several changes in design from the ADV 150 edition. So what is the cheapest installment to be able to bring this adventurous scooter?

Honda offers two variants for the ADV 160. The Honda ADV 160 CBS type is offered for Rp. 36 million on the road in Jakarta, while the ABS type is offered at a price of Rp. 39 million on the road in Jakarta.



The Honda ADV 160 comes with several improvements from the ADV 150. Starting from the tough and sturdy urban explorer design, to the embedded technology features.

The kitchen is equipped with a 160cc 4 valve, liquid-cooled, eSP+ engine with a PGM-FI injection combustion system. The new engine is capable of producing 11.8 kW of power and up to 14.7 Nm of torque.

The New Honda ADV160 is supported by the Honda Smart Key and an alarm system and USB charger on the console box with a maximum power of 5V 2.1A, which replaces the power charger on the old model.

ADV 160 . Installment Scheme

When quoting from the main dealer Wahana Honda, the Honda ADV 160 CBS credit simulation, for the choice of the highest down payment is Rp. 6.7 million with the longest term of 35 months, then the monthly installment is Rp. 1,536,000.

If the tenor is the fastest, which is 11 months, the installments will be IDR 3,435,000 per month. Meanwhile, the lowest down payment is IDR 3.8 million, and the installments are IDR 3,806,000 (11 months) and IDR 1,717,000 (35 months).

Switch to Honda ADV 160 ABS, with the lowest down payment of IDR 4,100,000 and will receive installments of IDR 4,137,000 per month if you take 11 months, and IDR 1,867,000 for a 35 month tenor. The highest DP is IDR 7.2 million and for a period of 11 months the installments are IDR 3,740,000 and IDR 1,672,000 for 35 months installments.

Complete Surgery, Specifications, Features and Prices of the New Honda ADV160

 The New Honda ADV160 is the new champion scooter for PT Astra Honda Motor (AHM) in the Indonesian two-wheel market. The world debut on Friday (1/7) the automatic adventure is still enjoying the market alone, because until now rival brands have not produced their opponents.

The revisions made were quite significant, AHM injected a machine with a larger capacity, applied new features, and revised several body sectors. Interestingly, with the changes brought by the official price of this motorbike, it only starts from Rp. 300 thousand to Rp. 400 thousand from the ADV150 predecessor.

Complete Surgery, Specifications, Features and Prices of the New Honda ADV160

In this article, we will present in full the specifications, features, and prices of the new Honda ADV160 scooter in the Indonesian market. Is it worth taking it home to the garage? Let's see together.

Specifications of New Honda ADV 160

Our assumption is correct that the new Honda ADV will pack an engine similar to the Honda PCX 160. From the specification sheet, it carries a 156.9 cc engine (rounded to 160 cc), 4 valves, liquid cooling, and has eSP + injection technology (enhanced Smart Power plus).

The amount of power and torque is also identical to the PCX, where it is capable of producing a maximum power of up to 11.8 kW or 15.8 horsepower at 8,500 rpm and a peak torque of 14.7 Nm at 6,500 rpm. The engine is combined with ACG Starter technology which makes the engine starter momentum smoother.

Further to the compression blend the engine is at 12:1 with bore x stroke at 60 x 55.5 mm. Again the settings are similar to his brother, the PCX 160.

There is no more detailed information on what changes have been made, but if you refer to the statement from the Honda technical team which says that the base is picking up the PCX 160 engine, there are a number of revisions. Starting from the use of the hydraulic tensioner cam lifter, the application of roller bearings in the crankshaft, piston oil jets, changes in the air intake system, revision of the 2 mm throttle body size, changes in exhaust construction, and improvements to CVT components.

Added Advanced Features

In this sector the New Honda ADV160 also gets improvements. To increase driving safety, it is equipped with a traction control feature or HSTC (Honda Selectable Torque Control) specifically for the highest variant.

Next is the application of an adjustable windscreen which is about 75 mm higher. This change is explained by Honda to improve aerodynamics and maximize wind exposure. To be more complete, below are the features embedded in the ADV160:

  • The new panel meter looks like the Honda ADV350
  • Charging dock model USB Port type A
  • ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) for the highest variant
  • Full LED lighting (front, rear, turn signal)
  • DRL
  • hazard lights
  • ESS (Emergency Stop Signal)
  • Handlebars
  • Wavy disk
  • Luggage 30 liters (2 liters bigger)
  • Side Stand Switch
  • Keyless with security alarm.

 Dimensions of New Honda ADV160

In terms of dimensions, there is no significant difference between the ADV160 and the previous model. There is a slight difference in the height of the motor which is lower by 43 mm.

In general, this automatic motorbike has a length of 1,950 mm, a width of 763 mm, and a height of 1,196 mm. Meanwhile, the seat height has also been corrected by 75 mm or now to 780 mm, with the lowest distance to the ground still at 165 mm. With the changes in the ADV160, the weight increases by 1 kilogram or becomes 133 kg (dry weight) for all CBS and ABS variants.

As for the fuel tank, this motorbike is capable of drinking up to 8.1 liters of gasoline. From Honda's internal testing using the WTMC-Euro 3 method with the active ISS feature, the figure is 45 km per liter, so that when the fuel tank is full it can run up to 364 km.

Price of New Honda ADV160

AHM still offers the Honda ADV160 in 2 different variants, namely CBS and ABS. Both are sold with a tag of Rp. 36 million and Rp. 39.25 million, respectively, which have OTR Jakarta status.

As for color availability, the company offers 6 colors at once. The choices for the CBS variant are metallic black, white, and red. Then for the ABS variant, it comes in matte white, black, and red colors.

For those who are interested in owning the new Honda ADV160, AHM ensures that the unit can be ordered starting this July from the nearest dealers from your domicile. How, interested?

Toyota Introduces T-Care, New Car After Sales Service Up To 60,000 Km

 After-sales service is always a separate assessment for potential customers. The presence of a trusted service makes consumers not have to worry about vehicle maintenance and the availability of spare parts. PT Toyota-Astra Motor (TAM) prioritizes after-sales service for vehicle maintenance and goes a step closer to consumers. The latest is the T-Care periodic service program starting July 1, 2022. T-Care is given to customers who buy new cars for certain models with several benefits.

Toyota Introduces T-Care, New Car After Sales Service Up To 60,000 Km
T-Care


One of them is free of service fees up to the 7th periodic service or a maximum of 3 years/60,000 kilometers. There is also free spare parts up to the 7th periodic service or a maximum of 3 years/60,000 kilometers. Then there is a prize in the form of an extended warranty for 1 year/20,000 kilometers so that the total Toyota warranty in Indonesia will be 4 years/120,000 kilometers, if the customer has regular service every six months.

This service applies to all Toyota customers who purchase new vehicles starting in July 2022 with the production code 2022. The models included in the T-Care program include the Corolla Cross and Corolla Cross Hybrid. Then C-HR Hybrid, Fortuner, LC-300, Raize, Rush, Alphard, Vellfire, Avanza, Veloz, Innova, Sienta, Voxy, Camry, and Camry Hybrid. Then the Corolla Altis and Corolla Altis Hybrid, Toyota 86, Vios, Yaris, Hilux, Hi-Ace Premio and Commuter and Toyota Supra. Special Supra is given on the second service to the 7th service or a maximum of 3 years/72,000 kilometers.

Anton Jimmi Suwandy, Marketing Director of PT TAM, said that Toyota has always focused on maintaining service quality. This is also expected to be part of educating customers about the importance of regular vehicle maintenance.

"Regular service is important so that the vehicle's performance can be maintained, as well as being safe and comfortable when used. We urge our customers to carry out regular servicing in accordance with Toyota's recommendations, which is every six months," said Anton in his statement.

For those who ask, what is exempt from the cost of spare parts in this T-Car program. The list is for gasoline engines, consisting of TMO Lubricant Engine Oil, filters, engine oil gaskets, air filters, TMO Chemical Brake Fluid, TMO Lubricant Manual Transmission, TMO Lubricant Differential Gear, plug gaskets and AC filters. For the diesel engine model, the modified device is the same as the gasoline engine but is added with TMO lubricant transfer gear oil.

T-Care is a development of the periodic service program previously introduced by Toyota, namely Free Periodic Service Fee. This program is a program that is free of service fees and spare parts costs up to the 6th periodic service with a maximum period of 4 years or 50,000. This program is awarded on a specific vehicle model and year.

For Toyota customers who buy a new vehicle before the T-Care launch period, they will continue to enjoy the free periodic service fee program. The models that received the after-sales program included Rush, Toyota 86, Land Cruiser, Alphard, Vellfire, Yaris, Kijang Innova, Fortuner, C-HR, Raize, Hilux, GR Yaris, Camry, Veloz, Avanza, Corolla Altis, Voxy and Hiace. . Through the free periodic service fee program, customers can enjoy free service fees up to the 6th periodic service and free spare parts fees up to the 6th periodic service with a maximum period of 4 years/50,000 kilometers.

Kia Shows New Appearance Seltos 2023

It seems that the Kia Seltos has not been around for a long time. But in reality he is already 3 years old. That means it's time for a refresh. Kia's plans sound quite old. Now the facelift model has finally appeared before the public. Get important updates in line with the latest Kia lineup.

The appearance of the new B-segment SUV in the Honda HR-V class has not changed drastically. When the shroud was opened, it was still easy to recognize that this was Seltos. Still adopting the "Opposites United" design language. Its identity is reflected in the shape of the main light. As if it hasn't changed. Still carrying high-tech elements and futuristic abstract style designs.

Kia Shows New Appearance Seltos 2023

If you look closely, some details change. For example, DRL luminescence that forms a triangular corner at the end. Then the line is made to blend with the chrome bars on the grille. The shape of the grille has changed slightly. Still characterizes the Tiger Nose, but the pattern inside is a mesh shape. Plus a silver frame on the edge similar to a Sonet. The Sonet's design has influenced the Seltos changes quite a bit. For example, a U-shaped silver skid plate that frames the front air dam.

The other most obvious is the hood. The end does not reach the facade area. Instead, it leaves an area filled with the latest Kia logo. Then the curve of the side line is also made more assertive. So that it looks more integrated with the front and rear lights. The line of the shoulders up remains the same. Characteristic of the chrome accents on the D pillar as a liaison with the roof line. Then the shape of the taillights changed almost completely. Now fully expanded with star-map graphics. The new 18-inch rim design, which is similar to that of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 Prime type, completes the new look of the 

The new Kia SeltosSeltos.

The interior has undergone no less changes. Two monitors still in one big panel. But now it is made similar to the Sportage dashboard. It measures 10.25-inches for the instrument cluster and 10.25-inches also for infotainment. The center console area is also all-new. Especially the loss of the transmission lever to change the knob as a transmission regulator. The addition is also ambient lighting such as Sonet. Can be set at will or adjust the rhythm of the music.

The new Kia Seltos

Kia has yet to release technical specifications. The possibility is still the same as the previous model. The 1.5-liter naturally aspirated petrol option is still available with 115 PS plus 144 Nm of torque. The 1.4-liter turbo unit makes 140 PS and 242 Nm of torque. And a 1.4-liter diesel 115 PS and 250 Nm. Both are also available in the Indonesian market.

It is hoped that there will be new features in the safety device. For example ADAS-based active systems and other connectivity additions. All has not been revealed until the inaugural launch which is scheduled for July 15 next. Appeared at the Busan Motor Show to be marketed first to the South Korean area, then spread to other markets.

 

Bye-bye! Honda ADV 150 Injected Dead, ADV 160 Becomes a Substitute

 New Honda ADV 160 officially launched in Indonesia. This scooter replaces the ADV 150 which was automatically stopped production and discontinued sales.

For information, ADV 150 first launched globally in Indonesia in 2019 through the Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS). This motorbike is claimed to be the first 150 cc scooter in the country that carries the adventure genre.

Bye-bye! Honda ADV 150 Injected Dead, ADV 160 Becomes a Substitute

With a unique design and character, the Honda ADV 150 has successfully captivated the hearts of Indonesian consumers. This motorbike was eventually also sold in several countries in Southeast Asia, until it penetrated the United States market.

Three years later after the launch, the ADV 150 was updated by PT Astra Honda Motor (AHM). However, this motorbike no longer bears the ADV 150 name, but has been changed to New ADV 160 to match the engine cubication being carried.

Just like the fate of the PCX 150 and Vario 160 when the PCX 160 and Vario 160 were present, AHM also injected the ADV 150 to death.

"So far (so far ADV 150) is no longer in the (dealer) network. It's out of stock," said Marketing Director AHM, Thomas Wijaya to reporters in Cikarang, Bekasi, West Java, Friday (1/7/2022).

Thomas pun mendorong kepada para konsumen yang sekarang ini sedang proses inden ADV 150, agar langsung di-upgrade ke model terbaru New ADV 160 demi mendapatkan fitur-fitur yang lebih canggih, serta mesin yang tentu lebih powerful.

"Jadi kalau sudah ada konsumen yang menunggu inden ADV 150, maka bisa langsung mengalihkan unitnya atau kebutuhannya ke ADV 160, yang tentu performanya bisa lebih baik lagi, desainnya lebih professional, fitur-fiturnya lebih memuaskan," bilang Thomas.

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 Thomas also encourages consumers who are currently in the ADV 150 pivot process, to immediately upgrade to the latest model New ADV 160 in order to get more sophisticated features, as well as a more powerful engine.

"So if there are consumers who are waiting for the ADV 150 pivot, then they can immediately transfer their unit or needs to ADV 160, which of course can have better performance, more professional design, more satisfying features," said Thomas.

Honda ADV 160 Follows PCX, Yamaha Nmax is getting more depressed

 Astra Honda Motor (AHM) released the ADV160 adventurous scooter which underwent major changes in the engine sector compared to the previous version, namely the ADV150. This product is Honda's third scooter to 'upgrade' from the kitchen runway sector, after previously the PCX and Vario 160.

President Director of AHM Keiichi Yasuda said the ADV160 is here as an answer to consumers' desire for a 160 scooter that is comfortable for adventuring.

Honda ADV 160 Follows PCX, Yamaha Nmax is getting more depressed

"The excellent performance and features of this scooter support riders who have long-distance cruising range and provide driving power to explore various road conditions," said Yasuda, Friday (1/7).

Meanwhile, AHM Executive Vice President Director Johannes Loman said this change will add to the pleasure of driving through the ADV160.

"The new Honda ADV160 is now more robust, powerful, and also comfortable to drive. This scooter is the right choice for big scooter lovers who are tough and sturdy," said Loman.

ADV160 now on the rear side body has a wider cross section, and the front side body is sharper which makes the footrest (step floor) wider.

Changes in the shape of the side body increase the volume of the trunk. This model has 30 liters of storage space (up by 2 liters).

Then the full digital panel meter is now made new and has a large screen. Users can now get information on engine speed (tachometer/rpm meter) and trip duration (elapsed time). The adjustment buttons are separated and located between the handle bar and the meter panel.

Other information obtained on the panel meter includes battery indicator, outside temperature indicator (the first in its class), average fuel consumption, instant fuel consumption, engine oil change indicator, clock, Trip A and Trip B.

For the runway, the ADV 160 is now equipped with a 160cc 4 valve, liquid-cooled, eSP+ engine with a PGM-FI injection combustion system.

This new engine is capable of releasing power reaching 11.8 kW at 8,500 rpm and torque of up to 14.7 NM at 6,500 rpm.

For the ABS type, the ADV160 is now equipped with Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) technology.

The Honda ADV160 is marketed in two types, ABS and CBS and a total of 6 color variants. The ABS type is marketed at Rp. 39.25 million and CBS to Rp. 36 million. The price is already on the road in Jakarta.

New Honda ADV 160 Officially Launched, Claimed to be More Comfortable to Drive

 PT Astra Honda Motor officially launched a new motorcycle at the AHM Safety Riding and Trainin Center, Cikarang, today, Friday, July 1, 2022. The new motorcycle is the New Honda ADV 160.

The launch of the new motorcycle was opened directly by the President Director of PT AHM Keiichi Yasuda. He explained that the New Honda ADV 160 was deliberately launched to pamper consumers in driving.

New Honda ADV 160 Officially Launched, Claimed to be More Comfortable to Drive

“I am happy to introduce the urban explorer motorcycle in Indonesia. Today, Indonesia is the first country to release the New Honda ADV 160. We are launching the New Honda as a premium motorcycle for urban communities," he said at the launch of the latest Honda model.

He further said that the new Honda ADV 160 comes with a proportional body size. At least there are a number of changes, namely the 160 cc 4-valve engine, which makes the rider more comfortable when driving long distances.

The New Honda ADV 160 itself gets several new features that are fairly sophisticated. A number of these features, one of which is a full digital panel meter and windscreen.

This new motor is claimed to be more powerful when going through the road uphill and responsive in every acceleration. In order to support the appearance, Marketing Director of PT AHM Thomas Wijaya explained that Honda Honda also presents a number of accessories, both urban and touring styles.

New Honda ADV 160 Officially Launched, Claimed to be More Comfortable to Drive

The footrest is claimed to be lower than the previous model, thus making the rider more comfortable when driving. As for the slimmer body, it adds to the luggage volume (30 liters).

From the front view, the lamp design is maintained with modern LEDs and daytime running lights (DRL). At the rear, this scooter is equipped with stop lights and LED turn signals, combined with fenders that have a design like a big motorbike.

The price of the Honda ADV 160 is offered from Rp. 36 million to Rp. 39 million.

New Honda ADV 160 Officially Launched, Use PCX Engine

 New Honda ADV 160 officially launched in Indonesia. Honda's new scooter comes with updates from various sides. The excellent performance and features of this scooter support long-distance riders and provide driving power to explore various road conditions. President Director of Astra Honda Motor (AHM) Keiichi Yasuda said the New Honda ADV 160 was first launched in 2019 and became the new choice for big scooter users in Indonesia.

New Honda ADV 160 Officially Launched, Use PCX Engine

"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).

Armed with a proportional tough and robust design, the New Honda ADV 160 is more suited to the character of an active rider. The embedded features and high-tech touch also confirms the New Honda ADV 160 as the best driving companion for self-actualization.

The New Honda ADV 160 is powered by a 160cc 4 valve, liquid-cooled, eSP+ engine with a PGM-FI injection combustion system.

  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 also abundant up to 14.7 NM at 6500 rpm. Based on the results of internal tests using the WMTC-EURO 3 method, fuel consumption shows the figure of 45 km / liter (ISS feature on), so it can cover a distance of up to 364 km in a single full charge of fuel.

Launching the World's First Honda ADV 160, These are New Specifications and Features

 Officially launched the world's first Honda ADV 160, here are the new specifications and features. PT Astra Honda Motor (AHM) today, Friday (1/7/2022) officially launched the new Honda ADV 160 motorcycle. The Honda ADV 160 is the latest generation as a refinement of the Honda ADV 150 aka the previous generation.

Launching the World's First Honda ADV 160, These are New Specifications and Features

we itself had the opportunity to attend the launching process and take a closer look at the latest Honda ADV 160. By design, the automatic adventure motorbike that carries the tagline "Explore New Everyday" brings a number of changes. From the design, it still carries the concept language of the ADV Series automatic motorbike at Honda.

The front, especially the headlamps and DRL lights, have seen a change in the DRL line. Then for the windshield or visor it turns out to be higher and there is a detail of the air hole in the middle.

This windshield can still be adjusted manually the same height as in the Honda ADV 150. Then the cockpit area looks like an all-new digital instrument panel.

The pointer already has a tachometer, speedometer, tripmeter, odometer, gasoline gauge, HSTC logo, clock pointer, and a number of other icons.

The shape of the handlebars has a wide Tappered Handlebar. There are detailed changes to the front body design of the left and right wings. The footrest is wider, the feet are guaranteed to be more comfortable.

Launching the World's First Honda ADV 160, These are New Specifications and Features

While the middle to the rear body gets a more aggressive change with the ADV 160 emblem logo. The trunk is bigger, increasing by 2 liters to 30 liters capacity.

The main seat also seems to have changed, it looks like a terraced model but is lower in the driver's side.

The suspension still relies on telescopic and double shock absorbers at the rear. 

For the Honda ADV 160 engine, it carries a 160 cc ESP + 4 Valve engine similar to the Honda PCX 160 and Honda Vario 160. This engine produces 11.8 Kw of power at 8500 Rpm and 14.7 Nm of torque at 6500 Rpm. Braking uses disc brakes at the front and rear with ABS features.

Other features such as charger port, HSTC, LED lighting unit. When launched, the Honda ADV 160 came in two versions CBS and ABS. There are several color choices, including Black, Red, and White. For Honda ADV 160 CBS, the price is IDR 36,000,000 OTR Jakarta. While the Honda ADV 160 ABS costs IDR 39,250,000 OTR Jakarta.

Honda ADV 160 Officially Launched with Prices Starting at IDR 39.25 Million, Here Are the Advantages

 PT Astra Honda Motor (AHM) has finally officially launched a new variant of the Honda ADV, namely the Honda AVD 160, in the Bekasi area, Friday (1/7/2022).

 Indonesia is the first country to launch the latest generation of Honda ADV after previously selling other variant markets, namely the Honda X-ADV, Honda ADV 350 and Honda ADV 150. "We present the latest generation of ADV to meet consumer expectations for a fun and comfortable daily vehicle as well as a cruiser. .



We are launching this motorbike as a premium adventurous motorbike for urban communities," said Keiichi Yasuda, President Director of PT AHM. The new scooter itself is marketed in two types, ABS and CBS with a total of 6 color variants. The ABS type is marketed for Rp. 39.25 million ( On The Road Jakarta), available in three colors, namely Tough Matte Black, Tough Matte Red, and Tough Matte White. Another variant of the CBS type is marketed for Rp. 36,000,000 (On The Road Jakarta), gets three color choices, namely Dynamic Black , Dynamic Red, and Dynamic White.

When compared to the Honda ADV 150, the large scooter designed by PT AHM does have many changes.

Some of these changes, according to Keiichi Yasuda, are input from consumers so that the use of adventure motorbikes is more practical for daily needs and comfortable when traveling long distances. "We are aware that consumers' desire for motorbikes that bring joy and driving pleasure is increasing," he explained. Well, here are some changes that make the Honda ADV 160 even more tempting. Let's look at:

1. New Machine

Honda ADV 160 uses a new 160 cc ESP + four valve engine. The machine is claimed to provide a powerful sensation on the streets. This machine has actually been used in other models, namely the Honda PCX 160 and Honda Vario 160. 

The engine can hook more power than the Honda ADV 150. Now the power of the Honda ADV 160 reaches 11.8 kW at 8,500 rpm. Torque is also abundant up to 14.7 NM at around 6,500 rpm.

 2. Higher Windscreen

Honda ADV 160

The Honda ADV 160 now has a two step adjustabe windshield which makes aerodynamics even better. Windscreen which is commonly used on large motorcycles, the height can be adjusted by 75 mm in two height levels with easy operation.

3. Large Luggage

Honda ADV 160

Changes in the shape of the side body increase the volume of the trunk. This model has a storage space of 30 liters (up 2 liters) which can support the needs of users in storing goods.

4. Lower Seat

Honda ADV 160

The seat height is now 780 mm, or lower than before (reduced by 15 mm), combined with the ground clearance of the New Honda ADV160 which is quite high, which is 165 mm. This combination provides more comfort for the driver when exploring various road conditions.

5. Advanced Features

Honda ADV 160

On the security side, the New Honda ADV160 has been supported by a Honda Smart Key and an alarm system. For convenience, it has been equipped with a USB charger in the console box with a maximum power of 5V 2.1A, replacing the power charger on the old model.

6. Fuel efficiency

Based on the results of an internal test using the WMTC-EURO 3 method, fuel consumption or (BBM) shows the figure of 45 kilometers per liter (ISS feature on), so it can cover a distance of up to 364 km in one full refueling.

Debuted in Indonesia, New Honda ADV160 for sale from IDR 36 million

 Finally, the Honda ADV160 was officially released by Astra Honda Motor (AHM). After PCX and Vario, it's time for ADV which gets a new engine to complete the 160 cc engine line. Not only is it more powerful, the ADV160 has received a revision in the comfort sector and is packed with advanced features. Even so, the price increase is quite friendly. Offered from IDR 36 million.

Debuted in Indonesia, New Honda ADV160 for sale from IDR 36 million

The identity of the big scooter explorer is still attached to the ADV160. Then it was called as an answer to the needs of people who have high activity and like to explore, crossing various road conditions. Adopting a proportional tough and robust design. As well as changes and novelties that are claimed to give pride in driving. Both through the tough and sturdy urban explorer design, responsive performance of the new engine, increased comfort, to the embedding of advanced features.

"With refinements on various sides, the New Honda ADV160 is increasingly presenting a different driving experience, whether used for exploring with joy or also for daily use. The excellent performance and features of this scooter support riders who have long-distance cruising range and provide driving power to explore various road conditions," said Keiichi Yasuda, President Director of AHM.

The difference in design with its predecessor is very clearly visible. Although it still adheres to a tough cruiser design, the ADV160 looks sleeker than the ADV150. The rear side body has a wider cross section and the front is made sharper. Gives a wider footrest. The change in the shape of the side body contributes to the addition of 2 liters of luggage area.

ADV160

The headlight design is still maintained, with modern LEDs and daytime running lights (DRL). At the stern, this scooter is equipped with stop lights and LED turn signals, combined with fenders that have a design like a motorcycle. The two step adjustabe windshield makes aerodynamics even better. It is 75mm adjustable in two height levels with easy operation. The seat height is now more friendly for the average Indonesian. Made 15 mm lower than before.

At the rear, a twin subtank rear suspension is pinned to provide optimal comfort and stability when cornering, bumpy roads and riding together. The use of tapered handle bars and large semi dual purpose tires 110/80 – 14 (front) and 130/70 – 13 (rear) gives a dashing impression and looks different.

The full digital panel meter has a new design with a large screen and looks tough. Information on engine speed (tachometer/rpm meter) and trip duration (elapsed time) is presented. The setting buttons are separated, located between the handle bar and the meter panel. Other information displayed includes battery indicator, outside temperature indicator, average fuel consumption, instant fuel consumption, engine oil change indicator, clock, Trip A and Trip B.

The New Honda ADV160 has also been supported by the Honda Smart Key and alarm system. For convenience, it has been equipped with a USB charger in the console box with a maximum power of 5V 2.1A, replacing the power charger on the old model.

Carrying a 160 cc 4 valve engine, liquid cooled, eSP + with PGM-FI injection combustion system. Capable of providing peak power of 11.8 kW at 8,500 rpm and torque of up to 14.7 Nm at 6,500 rpm. The results of an internal test using the WMTC-EURO 3 method, the ADV160's fuel consumption reaches 45 km/liter (ISS feature on), so it can cover a distance of up to 364 km in a single full charge of fuel.

AHM offers the New Honda ADV160 in two types: ABS and CBS and with a total of 6 color variants. The ABS type is sold for IDR 39.25 million and has three colors. While the CBS type is marketed for Rp. 36 million, also with three color choices.

"New Honda ADV160 now comes to be tougher, more powerful, and also comfortable to drive. This scooter is the right choice for big scooter lovers who are tough and sturdy. We also support their activities in fulfilling fun and exploring new locations with the readiness of the official workshop network (AHASS) scattered, to increase driving comfort and pleasure,” concluded Executive Vice President Director AHM Johannes Loman.

Norton Motorcycles Begins to Evolve into Electric Motorcycles

 Norton Motorcycles is a motorcycle company known for its heritage. But in its new form, the British brand is poised to join the electric vehicle revolution. It is ready to start this project within the next 30 months to develop a battery-powered iron horse that lives up to the Norton name.

Norton Motorcycles Begins to Evolve into Electric Motorcycles

Under the ownership of the Indian manufacturing giant since 2020, following the collapse of the previous Norton iteration under Stuart Garner, Norton's finances are now more stable. That is already reflected in the opening of a new manufacturing facility in Solihull, UK and the release of several products. Among these are the reengineered V4SV superbike and the V4CR café racer. The Atlas model was originally developed during the Garner era but was delayed by the company's collapse and restructuring.

On June 17, 2022, Norton Motorcycles finally made a big announcement. His party made a big plan with the name 'Project Zero Emission Norton'. This is a completely new Norton project under TVS ownership.

The company has also received funding from the Advanced Propulsion Center (APC) 19 initiative, a government organization that aims to accelerate the adoption of zero-emission transportation technologies. APC 19 will distribute £25m to the UK auto sector, or up to 50 per cent of the investment made by entrants. But so far Norton has not made any announcements regarding spending or how much APC-19 is giving away.

“This significant funding investment is an important milestone, as it marks the beginning of the electrification journey and fulfills our ten-year product plan. Norton is an example of modern luxury and is not afraid to challenge the status quo, innovating for the future of mobility while staying true to our British heritage. It also focuses on our desire to support the UK in its mission for a clean automotive future,” said Robert Hentschel, CEO of Norton.

Meanwhile Ian Constance, Chief Executive of APC said Norton is an iconic British brand with a proud history. From making motorcycles, supporting British efforts during the second world war, to developing the world's first production superbike. “They are now looking to the future with electric motorcycles that can deliver both performance and range. It also has a positive impact on UK manufacturing and a greener environment.”

In its development, Norton did not do it alone. He has formed partnerships with several companies. Among them is Delta Cosworth, an electric powertrain specialist owned by the legendary company Cosworth. Headquartered at Silverstone and ready to develop Norton battery packs.

Then HiSpeed Ltd, an engineering firm based in Bicester to develop electric drive units, and is responsible for creating new motors for Norton. Formaplex Technologies, which specializes in carbon fiber and composites. M&I Materials, a specialist materials manufacturer based in Manchester who helped create cooling systems using MIVOLT dielectric fluid that can immerse electrical components.

Then INDRA, a company that develops and manufactures chargers. As well as the Warwick Manufacturing Group at the University of Warwick, a collaboration between academia and industry that has also assisted Triumph with its TE-1 electric bicycle project.

“Working with world-class partners, we are confident that Norton's Zero Emission project will eliminate the current dispute between conventional and electric motorcycles. We wanted to create an EV product that drivers want by blending Norton's design DNA without compromise with racing performance, touring range and lightweight handling," said Robert.

According to Andrew McGordon, Reader, Energy Applications Group at WMG, University of Warwick, this project can produce extraordinary products. “WMG is excited to be a partner on this project that exploits our research in battery and systems modeling to develop zero-prototype modeling and validation methodologies, including predictive intelligence, charging and Vehicle to Grid technologies. We will bring extensive electrification experience to this project after working in many sectors,” he said.

A 30-month timescale means the project will be completed by the end of 2024. Norton expects the project to produce the motorcycle that many riders around the world want. In addition, these jobs are expected to create many jobs in UK manufacturing and R&D.

Apart from Norton, Triumph and Ducati are also on their way to developing their own electric motorcycles, not to mention the ongoing efforts of BMW and some secret projects from the Japanese motorcycle industry. In the next few years we can certainly see a revolution in the performance of electric vehicles and their ability to compete with conventional gasoline powered engines.

AHM Releases New Adventurer Scooter Teaser, Is This All New Honda ADV 160?

 PT Astra Honda Motor (AHM) surprised by spreading a new product teaser image on its official Instagram account Monday (20/6). A strategy that Honda rarely uses when preparing a new motorcycle for consumers.

there will be something exciting in June you know! Gather here, Admin Honda spill the first clue first," wrote Honda in the Instagram caption column.

AHM Releases New Adventurer Scooter Teaser, Is This All New Honda ADV 160?

From the silhouette of the image shown, it is certain that this is an automatic motorcycle adventure. The headlights have similarities to the Honda ADV 150 which was launched at the 2019 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS).

Then it is also seen that there is a windscreen component that is large enough to be present on the front cover of the body. While the pull of the side body lines also have similarities with the ADV 150. So is it possible that the all new ADV 160 will be hatched by AHM?

We tried to confirm this to the General Manager of Corporate Communication of AHM, Ahmad Muhibbuddin. Although he does not want to talk about what products will be launched, he ensures that the new motorbike from Honda will be a surprise for Indonesian consumers.

"We'll see later, whether it's the correct model (Honda ADV 160) or there is another surprise from AHM. Wait and be patient, OK," said Muhib, his best friend.

The Right Time to Launch Honda ADV 160


The reason is because 2 of his brothers, the Honda PCX and Vario, have been refreshed with a 160 cc heart pacemaker configured with 4 valves. ADV which is also built from a similar engine design and construction is very likely to use the more powerful engine. 

Moreover, looking at the life cycle of a vehicle product, the ADV 150 is now 4 years old. Generally, the producers carried out a massive refresh strategy at that moment, this was also done on the PCX and Vario.

If you really carry a similar engine, it means that the all new ADV will be packed with a 4-Valve, ESP + engine with PGM-FI (Programmed Fuel Injection) fuel. Meanwhile, the diameter x step is 60 mm x 55.5 mm.

When referring to the performance of the Honda PCX 160, the maximum power can explode up to 15.8 horsepower at 8,500 rpm. Then the maximum torque of 14.7 Nm at 6500 rpm. This scooter uses a centrifugal dry clutch and CVT type distribution.

Predictions in addition to packing a new engine, the new Honda ADV will also have a design change to make it look more fierce. Then there is the opportunity that the ADV 160 is equipped with a big motor feature (MOGE) on the PCX 160, namely the HSTC (Honda Selectable Torque Control). This device is an active safety feature of traction control which will keep the rear tire spinning so that no slip (freewheel) occurs.

Or Maybe Honda ADV 250?


If it's not the Honda ADV 160, maybe AHM will bring in a new automatic option in the 250 cc class with the Honda ADV product. Previously, Honda was observed to have registered an adventure scooter design patent in the official Intellectual Property and Data Data (PDKI) of the Ministry of Law and Human Rights of the Republic of Indonesia.

From the prototype image, this motorbike has the same design as the ADV 150 but in terms of shape it looks more gambot with the use of more advanced components. For example, the application of an upside down front suspension, a larger exhaust layout, and the embedding of handguard components.

The analysis of the ADV 250 is also worth selling in Indonesia because AHM has already sold the Forza 250. The company does not need to bother with research and invest more to use a new pacemaker. Moreover, manufacturers bearing the flapping wing logo often use the same engine but differ only in motor design.

So what motorcycle will Honda launch, could it be the ADV 160, ADV 250, or a new adventurous scooter model? We are waiting for a surprise from AHM

Honda Finally Builds Electric Car Factory

 After announcing the partnership with Sony, Honda announced the start of construction of a new factory in China. Honda Motor China Investment Co., Ltd. announced that GAC Honda Automobile Co., Ltd (GAC Honda) has started construction work on an electric vehicle factory located in the Guangzhou Economic and Technological Development District, in the city of Guangzhou, Guangdong, China.

Honda Finally Builds Electric Car Factory

GAC Honda's new factory stands on an area of 400,000 square meters. GAC Honda leaked the total investment value of this factory of 3.49 billion R.M.B or around 521 million US Dollars. The factory is expected to be ready to operate in 2024 and produce a total production of 120,000 units annually.

The announcement of the construction of this factory had actually arrived at the beginning of the year along with Honda's plan to present future electrification products. This step is also intended to work on the Chinese market which has great potential in the development of environmentally friendly vehicles.

The plan is that Honda will present ten electric-based vehicles, namely the e: N Series in 2027. The models will be produced at Honda's GAC and Dongfeng Honda factories. Both factories are expected to be operational in 2024. It is estimated that the total production of these two factories will reach 1.73 million units per year.

GAC Honda Automobile Co., Ltd has been established since July 1998 with a total investment value of 541 million US Dollars. Share ownership in this company is divided by several parties. Honda Motor Co., Ltd. for 40 percent, Honda Motor (China) Investment Co., Ltd for about 10 percent and Guangzhou Automobile Group Co., Ltd. (GAC Group) by 50 percent.

Regarding the electric vehicle roadmap, Honda looks ambitious with plans to introduce several models. For example in the American market, Honda will work closely with GM to present EV products in the form of the Honda Prologue and a large SUV model from the Acura brand. The Chinese market was worked on with the announcement of 10 future products until 2027. The Japanese market will introduce mini EV products for commercial use in early 2024. To further popularize EV products, Honda will manufacture electric vehicle products at competitive prices and continue to build the necessary infrastructure.

The plan for this electric vehicle will continue in 2026 where Honda will start using a new platform for EV products. Honda calls it the e:Architecture which combines hardware and software to maximize the EV driving experience. This step can be seen with the formation of a new company with Sony some time ago.

AHM Will Release New Matic Adventure Motorcycle July 1, 2022, Great Opportunity to Deliver Honda ADV 160

 After spreading the new automatic adventure teaser image on its Instagram account, PT Astra Honda Motor (AHM) announced the launch date. The motorcycle, which is suspected to be the Honda ADV 160, will be introduced on Friday, July 1, 2022.

From the details of the invitation, there was no virtual launch session, but invited the media directly to the AHM Safety Riding & Training Center facility in the GICC area, Kota Deltamas, Cikarang, West Java. Later there will be 2 sessions, a product launch on July 1 and a test ride on July 6, 2022.

AHM Will Release New Matic Adventure Motorcycle July 1, 2022, Great Opportunity to Deliver Honda ADV 160

The launch strategy, which is rarely used by AHM, in recent years has been closed about new products. But this time the company is quite open in informing the new motorcycle although it has not specifically described what model will be introduced later.

Honda ADV 160 Coming Soon?

The opportunity for the Honda ADV to pack a 160 cc engine similar to the Vario and PCX is not surprising news. Previously, AHM has also provided a related grid at the launch of the Honda Vario and PCX.

Marketing Director of PT AHM, Thomas Wijaya said that his party always wanted to realize the wishes and needs of customers, including the birth of the Honda ADV 160. 

"It is possible that we will go to another type. But back again, according to what consumers need and what we can learn from the research we have done. We will study the ADV (160 cc engine) first, its needs," explained Thomas .

Indeed, the answer is fairly normative, not wrong because each manufacturer has their own strategy to compete in the market, including information on the launch of a new motorcycle.

To note, the Honda ADV 150 is now 4 years old. At that time, the 2019 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) arena was the venue for the launch. Well, generally vehicle manufacturers will regenerate or update every 4 years to stimulate market interest and balance consumer needs.

With a teaser that does lead to an adventurous automatic motorbike silhouette, the ADV 160 name has a greater chance of being born. If true, he will pack the exact same engine as the Vario and PCX. This means that the all new ADV will be loaded with a 4-Valve, eSP+ engine with PGM-FI (Programmed Fuel Injection) fuel. Meanwhile, the diameter x step is 60 mm x 55.5 mm.

Referring to the performance of the PCX 160, the maximum power can explode up to 15.8 horsepower at 8,500 rpm. Then the maximum torque of 14.7 Nm at 6500 rpm. This scooter uses a centrifugal dry clutch and CVT type distribution.

As for the completeness of features, the ADV 160 is said to be packing a traction control device or HSTC (Honda Selectable Torque Control). It is also reported that there will be changes to the meter panel, slight revisions to the appearance, and the use of new wheels that are likely to use the same stripe size as the PCX 160.

BMW Motorrad Releases Teaser G 310 RR, Twin TVS Apache RR 310

 BMW Motorrad released a teaser ad about the latest entry-level sport bike. The new unit is the G 310 RR. This model is based on the same 313cc engine and platform as the G 310 R naked street fighter and G 310 GS. According to information circulating, it is ready to be launched on July 15, 2022. Although it is only in the introduction stage, the company's official website has already opened orders.

BMW Motorrad Releases Teaser G 310 RR, Twin TVS Apache RR 310

Looking back a little. BMW Motorrad has been in a partnership with TVS since 2015. In that year they gave birth to the G 310 R, followed by the BMW G 310 GS. The two new units are manufactured at TVS's factory in India. Then in early December 2017, the Indian manufacturing giant began designing its own product with an identical engine, the Apache RR310. The difference is that the model is a full fairing sport bike.

After five years of partnership, BMW seems to want an entry-level sportbike. Actually this is not really new news. The reason is that The Bavarian has displayed a carbon-wrapped concept motorbike that carries the name G 310 RR. It was shown at the BMW Motorrad Days event in Japan in 2018.

Back to the initial BMW teaser image. As expected, the overall silhouette of the German brand's full-faired sports bike is very similar to its Indian cousin. Although there are some subtle variations to distinguish the two models. The most striking is of course the BMW brand logo attached and the motorsport color "M" which is very similar to the 1000RR superbike

Although the figure in the picture is not complete, it can be seen that this sport motorbike has a sporty design. The pull of the body line from front to rear is still similar to the TVS sportbike. In another image shows a tricolor livery with red and blue colors on a white background typical of BMW. The side fairing features cool graphics with the word 'Race' written behind its name.

Another visual highlight that stands out is the split-style seats with a raised tail. The visor displayed on the Bavarian derivative sport bike is also slightly different from that seen on the Apache RR 310. It also appears that the small sportbike from BMW uses a mudguard or an additional fender at the rear. And the use of conventional front disc brakes, not the wavydisk type as seen in the Apache. Despite the design differences, the disc size may not change at 300mm at the front and 240mm at the rear.

While the black 5-spoke alloy wheels, racing-spec red trellis frame, and fat side exhaust tubes are still the same. But the shape of the taillights is slightly different from those offered in the Apache. Even so the fuel tank seen in the picture is identical. From another picture, it can be seen that BMW carries a digital instrument panel that is placed vertically. It's the same as the RR 310's, but the difference can be seen in the graphic display. On the other hand, the G 310 RR is available in another color, namely black with a matte finish.

Another notable highlight is the addition of a fully adjustable front USD (Up-Side-Down) suspension. The news circulating, the components use KYB alerts and are the same as those used on the Apache RR310. It has 15mm preload adjustment and 20 damping sets. The rear monoshock is also fully adjustable with 10 preload adjustment steps and 20 damping sets. Rigidity is adjustable, according to track requirements for an optimal racing experience.

The shock absorber option can certainly help the rider to tune the motorcycle in a more friendly way. Based on the riding style and terrain, the user can adjust the firmness and flexibility of the suspension system.

Although other details have not been disclosed by the manufacturer, the kitchen runway seems to still be based on existing products. That means it is powered by a 312cc, single-cylinder engine that is placed upside down and is liquid-cooled. The maximum power produced reaches 34 PS at 9,700 rpm and a peak torque of 27.3 Nm at 7,700 rpm. This peak performance is accessible with Sport and Track driving modes. In Urban and Rain mode, performance drops to 25.8 PS and 25 Nm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The top speed that can be achieved is 160 km / h and can reach 0-100 km / h in 7.17 seconds