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Rivian Electric Car IPO Rp 149 T Excited, Will Compete With Tesla!

 Electric vehicle (EV) startup company from the United States (US) Rivian will conduct an initial public offering (IPO) on the Nasdaq Exchange on Wednesday (11/10/2021) US time.

In this IPO, Rivian issued 135 million shares at a price of US$ 78/share or equivalent to Rp. 1.11 million (assuming an exchange rate of Rp. 14,200/US$). This figure is above the company's previous target range, which is in the range of US$ 72 - US$ 74 per share.

Rivian Electric Car IPO Rp 149 T Excited, Will Compete With Tesla!

Thus, a source told Reuters, the electric pickup maker, backed by Amazon and Ford, will raise a fairly large IPO fund, which is around US $ 10.5 billion or equivalent to Rp. 149.10 trillion.

After this IPO, Rivian's valuation will reach US$ 66.5 billion or Rp 944.30 trillion. This value exceeds Honda Motor's market cap of US$ 49.29 billion, as of Tuesday's US trading.

Then, Rivian's valuation is also close to the market capitalization of the investor, Ford Motor (FM), which reached US$ 80.40 billion and General Motors (GM) market cap of US$ 85.11 billion.

Indeed, when compared to Elon Musk's electric car company, Tesla, Rivian's market capitalization value is still far below. Currently, Tesla's market cap value reaches US $ 1.03 trillion.

Based on the company's IPO prospectus, the underwriters in Rivian's IPO are Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co., along with more than 20 other banks.

Like other electric vehicle companies, Rivian still recorded a relatively large loss because it required large costs to set up and run a production line and still had minimal sales.

Referring to the prospectus data, in the first half of this year, the company posted a net loss of US$ 994 million, compared to a net loss of US$ 377 million in the same period last year. Meanwhile, in 2020, Rivian bore a net loss of $1.02 billion.

Meanwhile, according to New York Times records on November 1, 2021, Tesla also experienced a loss of US $ 56 million in 2009 before going public in mid-2010. It was only in 2020 that Tesla made its first full year profit.

The EV market is indeed experiencing a surge in global demand, as consumers are becoming more and more environmentally conscious and are starting to switch to eco-friendly vehicles. Tesla produced a record number of cars in the last quarter and is building factories around the world.

Earlier, Tesla shipped 241,300 cars in the third quarter, beating the median forecast for shipments of 223,677 cars from 12 analysts surveyed by Bloomberg and also beating the forecast for the average 221,952 cars Tesla shipped to investors.

Just so you know, Rivian, which was founded in 2009 ago, just managed to bring the R1T electric pickup to the consumer market last September.

Based on prospectus data, as of October 31, 2021, Rivian had approximately 55,400 preorders for R1T pickups and R1S SUVs in the US and Canada from customers who each paid a fully refundable and cancelable deposit of US$1,000.

One of Rivian's major shareholders, e-commerce giant Amazon recently revealed, has ordered 100,000 Rivian EV vans as part of efforts to reduce its carbon footprint.

According to New York Times records, Rivian secured more than $10 billion in investments from Amazon, Ford Motor and several Wall Street companies.

In the IPO prospectus, Amazon is noted to have invested US$1.35 billion into Rivian through investment in shares and US$490 million by buying debt securities which were sold last July. Meanwhile, Ford's investment amounted to US$1.24 billion, while T. Rowe Price, a mutual fund company, has invested US$2.6 billion.

Furthermore, according to the prospectus explanation, Amazon held 22.4% of the company's total shares before the IPO or 17.3% after the IPO. Then, Ford Motor holds 11.1% after the IPO.

Meanwhile, the share portion of certain funds and accounts managed by T. Rowe Price Associates reached 14.5%. In addition, Global Oryx Company Limited and Manheim Investments, Inc., hold 12.2% and 4.3% respectively after the IPO.

Honda Hawk Eleven Officially Released, Specs Surprise!

 Honda has finally officially released the details and specifications of the Hawk 11 (Hawk Eleven) after making its premiere at the 2022 Osaka Motorcycle Show.

The modern retro motorcycle of the café racer genre was developed with the concept of a large motorcycle that provides new value and life that can satisfy experienced riders. As initially suspected, the mechanical heart uses a 1,084 cc unit which is exactly the same as the Africa Twin and Rebel 1100. This parallel 2-cylinder engine produces large torque.

Honda Hawk Eleven Officially Released, Specs Surprise!

Although the puzzle of the shape of the Hawk 11 has been revealed at the 2022 Osaka Motorcycle Show, his party has not officially released the specifications at that time. As predicted, Honda's new Neo Café Racer-style motorcycle carries a large engine and the distinctive booming sound of a large motorcycle exhaust.

The 2022 Honda Hawk 11 is powered by a liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, OHC (Unicam), 2-cylinder 1,082 cc inline engine equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission and electronic control technology. It has a bore and stroke size of 92.0 x 81.4 mm. He is claimed to be able to exhale 100 hp at 7,500 rpm and 103 Nm of torque at 6,250 rpm. Slight difference with the CRF1100L Africa Twin which produces a maximum power of 101 hp at 7,500 rpm and a peak torque of 105 Nm at 6,000 rpm.

Honda's electronic control technology (ECT) is of course also present. Four driving modes are available: Sport, Standard, Rain, and one customizable mode can save the settings according to the user's preferences. Throttle-by-wire, Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSCT), and ABS are also standard equipment.

Honda Hawk 11

Regarding the appearance, the retro impression is highlighted by the use of the half fairing rocket cowl which is often found on café racer motorbikes. Complete with a round headlamp that has adopted LED technology. Then there is a tiny windshield on it. While the placement of the rearview mirror is also unique because it is placed sideways from the cowl holder. The handlebars use a clamp model and make the riding position more bent.

There are not many panels that cover the engine area, making it look more manly and sturdy. Even with the design lines on the motorcycle body that have minimal sharp curves, plus the masculine colors that give the impression of elegance.

Although it has been wrapped in a retro style, the details of the modern motorbike are still visible, especially in the area of ​​the frame and legs which are similar to the Honda NT1100. Dimensionally, he has a length of 2,190 mm, a width of 710 mm and a height of 1,160 mm. Wheelbase is 1,510 mm and ground clearance is 200 mm. The seat height is 820 mm or about 32.28 inches. The total weight of the vehicle is 214 kilograms, or about 471.8 pounds. But this weight is not yet known in detail, including dry weight or wet weight. While the tank capacity reaches 14 liters.

Suspension consists of an SFF-BP upside down fork made by Showa (Hitachi Astemo Co., Ltd.) up front, as well as a monoshock and Prolink rear swingarm setup. All presented to pursue high-quality driving in a speed range of various surfaces.

Braking is provided by a dual disc arrangement at the front with four calipers, and a single disc arrangement at the rear with two calipers. The frame is a semi-double mount design, and the Hawk 11 is equipped with 17-inch front and rear wheels. Wrapped in tires measuring 120/70 up front and 180/55 rear.

The Hawk 11 is available in two color options in Japan, Pearl Hawks Eye Blue and Graphite Black. Honda only produced 1,200 units. It also plans to start releasing this unit on September 29, 2022 specifically for the Japanese market. About the price reached 1,397,000 yen or around Rp. 159 million.

Trinity Uranus RS, an electric scooter from Germany has a visual similar to the Keeway Shiny 150

 Trinity released the latest generation of Uranus with the identity 'RS' behind it. This brand-new electric scooter from the German electric mobility startup is rapidly gaining popularity. That's thanks to low running costs, almost no maintenance, and government incentives for zero-emissions vehicles. However, when it comes to visuals, the Uranus RS has a similar form to the Keeway Shiny 150 which has just been sold in Indonesia.

Trinity Uranus RS, an electric scooter from Germany has a visual similar to the Keeway Shiny 150

The Trinity brand may still be a fairly foreign motorcycle brand name in the global market. However, this German brand has developed high-quality two-wheeled products. The presence of Uranus RS is proof of their seriousness in welcoming future vehicles.

Actually this model is the result of the development of the previous generation of Uranus. It is a pure electric powered scooter. While significantly more expensive than traditional internal combustion scooters, the Uranus RS is proof that the technology around electric powertrains is constantly improving, and becoming more accessible to a wider audience.

The Uranus RS Trinity is powered by a brushless DC electric motor with a peak power output of 11 kW. He is capable of reaching a top speed of 110 km/h, or 68 miles per hour in Sport mode. Arguably much faster than any other electric scooter on the market.

Trinity Uranus RS

The electric scooter is equipped with two 72V/32Ah lithium batteries. Making it able to travel as far as 60 miles or the equivalent of 96 km on a fully charged battery. In addition, the ECU has been programmed to optimize battery performance depending on the driving style, to ensure maximum battery life. Despite its relatively high top speed, the Trinity Uranus RS is categorized as an A1 electric scooter, and can be ridden by anyone who holds a driver's license with the B196 extension.

To offer and even more comfortable driving experience, the Uranus RS comes with three driving modes. Each one is limited to the highest speed. For city trips, Eco mode limits the top speed to 55 km/h. When heading out of town with Standard mode, the speed is limited to 80 km/hour. And the highest Sport mode can reach 110 km / h.

Apart from offering performance, another interesting part is in terms of visuals. It has a vintage scooter design but is wrapped in a modern style. There is nothing strange about that part, only the body design is similar to the Keeway Shiny 150, which was recently launched at the IIMS Hybrid 2022 exhibition. Apart from that, unlike the Keeway, the Uranus RS relies on pure electric power.

You could say they both look identical. Prioritize modern retro design. Body panels in some parts slightly oval. The fascia is round in structure. The front shield is made a little futuristic with the embedding of angled DRL lights that blend with the turn signal. The middle is filled with a front tie, like Italian and French scooters. Chrome tones on a black background. Create the main lighting using LED technology with a round cover. At the bottom there is a wide fender, adjusting the overall style.

The middle body panel is no less interesting than the front. It looks like an egg and sits with Side LED Light (left and right), just like the Keeway Shiny 150. It has a flat deck and is quite spacious. Overall, they are very similar. However, until now there has been no information regarding copyright infringement from the two companies.

In Germany, the Uranus RS will be available from May 2022. As an introductory price of 5,888 Euros (Rp 91 million). Then the official price rose to 6,388 Euros, or Rp. 98 million after the introduction period. There is currently no word on whether the Uranus RS will be sold outside Germany or not.

DAS Indonesia wants to sell Junior Jeep and Wrangler 4xe electric cars, this is the price leak

 PT DAS Indonesia Motor as the official distributor of the Jeep car brand in the country announced a strategy regarding the business of selling its electric vehicles. This can not be separated from the various regulations set by the government to accelerate the era of electric vehicles.

DAS Indonesia wants to sell Junior Jeep and Wrangler 4xe electric cars, this is the price leak

Chief Operating Officer (COO), PT DAS Indonesia Motor, Dhani Yahya said, referring to the current market segmentation and opportunities, it is most likely that they will first launch a Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) product with the Wrangler 4xe model.

"We see from the Jeep market strategy for Asia. The Wrangler model has a lot of demand, while the Wrangler 4xe has a large engine capacity and can be fuel efficient with its Plug-in Hybrid technology, for traffic jams it is also capable," said Dhani in the Jakarta area. Center, not too long ago.

Until now, continued Dhani, the availability of the Jeep Wrangler 4xe is still left-handled in the global market. Once the right-hand drive option is available, the product will immediately be sold to Indonesia.

"For the Jeep Wrangler PHEV model known as the 4xe, the right wheel is still not available. But once it's available, I think we can bring it to Indonesia," he concluded.

However, there is no definite schedule for the launch of the Wrangler 4xe for the domestic market. But at least, starting from Dhani's confirmation about the plan to sell the 4xe, they are serious enough to enter the era of electrification in Indonesia.

In addition to the PHEV Wrangler 4xe off-road car model, PT DAS has also included the name Junior Jeep pure electric car in its new product plan. He has the appearance of an urban SUV, has a compact body, and is claimed to be suitable for offering to Indonesian consumers.

PHEV Jeep Wrangler 4xe chassis

"Junior Jeep BEV, we will see if we can enter it, the volume depends on the development of taxes in Indonesia, currently with the applicable tax, of course this is still very high. But hopefully in 2025 we will introduce it to the public," he explained.

To welcome the arrival of the pure electric-powered Jeep, according to Dhani, the entire network of Jeep dealerships under DAS has prepared all the tools, mechanic training, and others.

"When this vehicle arrives, we must have special tools. Even the dealers that we have established have taken this into account, in the workshop there is already a charging station, in the parking lot, or a showroom. even though the product will be released either in 2025 or 2026," he added.

Specifications of the Jeep Wrangler 4Xe and BEV Junior

Referring to the official Jeep global website, the Wrangler 4xe is equipped with a 4-cylinder, 1995 cc FCA turbocharged engine with 2 electric motors and a 400 volt 17 kWH lithium ion battery pack. The engine design is capable of producing maximum power of up to 272 horsepower at 5,250 rpm and peak torque of 400 Nm at 3,000 rpm.

In addition to the internal engine, there is also an electric motor in the car's transmission that can deliver a maximum power of 100 kW or the equivalent of 136 horsepower and 245 Nm of torque. With the help of electricity, the Wrangler 4xe can run without an internal engine as far as 33 kilometers. In order to support the battery charging process in the car, Jeep has installed an Integrated Dual Charging Module (IDCM) and a 2.5 kW DC/DC Converter.

Regarding the selling price in the United States (US) market, the Jeep Wrangler 4xe is offered in 3 different variants. The first is the Sahara 4xe at a price of 53,795 US dollars or the equivalent of Rp.772 million, the second is the Rubicon 4xe, which costs 57.890 US dollars 

Junior Jeep BEV

As for the pure electric SUV, the Junior Jeep, according to Dhani, will be equipped with a 43 kWh battery which has a range of up to 320 kilometers when fully charged. Meanwhile, for maximum power it can produce up to 143 horsepower.

Based on the presentation, the Junior Jeep BEV has a length of 4,084 mm, a width of 1,776 mm, a height of 1,535 mm, and a wheelbase of 2,557 mm. He claims that from a stationary car position to 100 km per hour, it can be completed in just 9 seconds.

"I see that there is a supply crisis and so on, so that some manufacturers increase vehicle prices. But, in the long run, for example, Indonesia can have it or the development of battery prices can be cheap, like this Jeep Junior for example (sold) at Rp. 800 million," he concluded.

Examining the Attractiveness of the Honda NS125LA, Yamaha Fazzio's Candidate Rival in Indonesia

 Honda Motor in synergy with their joint venture company in China officially launched the classic Honda NS125LA scooter. The visuals are like an Italian scooter which is said to be suitable if it competes with the Yamaha Fazzio Hybrid in Indonesia.

quoting Greatbiker, Honda NS125LA was created as an urban scooter that has a retro look. It can be seen from the shape of the rounded headlights, the use of round mirrors, and the use of small wheels. The design is similar to scooters in the mid 80's or 90's.

Examining the Attractiveness of the Honda NS125LA, Yamaha Fazzio's Candidate Rival in Indonesia

Despite having an old-school appearance, the Honda NS125LA is equipped with many modern features. Not surprisingly, in this era, many motorcycle manufacturers are creating classic vehicles, but in terms of functionality and comfort, they are prioritized.

For example, the lighting system has LED technology, both in the headlights, taillights, and turn signal lights. Especially for the rear view, it is interesting that he appears rounded with a stop lamp forming the letter 'U' and flanked by 2 vertical turn signals. At first glance similar to the Vespa Sprint.

Not enough there, the Honda NS125LA meter panel also looks attractive thanks to the LCD screen that displays various important information from the motorcycle. The interface is the favorite of the millennial generation, has a variety of color backgrounds with elegant numbers and letters.

Now, in order to support the practicality of the keyless key device, the owner simply has to pocket the remote, turn the knob, press the starter button, and the engine can start immediately. Interestingly, this motorbike is also equipped with a remote lock system similar to that of a car.

Next is the embedding of the CBS (Combi Brake System) brake system. Functionally the same as Honda motorcycles in Indonesia, this technology is there to make it easier for the rider. Yes, because when the rear brake lever is pressed, the front brake will automatically brake.

The rest is the USB charging feature, you will no longer bother carrying an adapter because you just need to plug the smartphone's default data cable into the charging dock. And for security features on the Honda NS125 LA, a side stand switch device has been installed.

Honda NS125LA

In terms of accommodation, this scooter has a main trunk of up to 20 liters which is capable of storing 1 open face helmet. In front there is 1 hook with a lock that can be used to carry goods, if not there is still a closed storage compartment on the left deck.

With a flat footrest configuration, the owner can also put other luggage there. So for practicality and transportation of goods, this motorbike has a pretty good selling value.

Talking about the pacemaker, he is equipped with an exact 124.9 cc engine, air conditioning, and has injection foggy. With this engine layout, this motor is capable of producing maximum power of up to 8.97 horsepower and peak torque of 9.87 Nm. Indeed, when compared with Fazzio, the output produced is slightly different, where the master of the tuning fork has a maximum power of 8.3 horsepower and 10.6 Nm of torque.

But Fazzio is superior in terms of engine technology, this scooter is equipped with power assist or what the manufacturer calls a hybrid. Its function is to provide additional power at the initial acceleration moment.

Regarding the selling price of the Honda NS125LA, according to a Greatbiker report, this motorbike is sold at a price of 62 thousand Baht or which, when converted to rupiah, has a selling price of Rp. 26.4 million. Looking at the appearance, features, and specifications that are carried, it feels like this motorbike is suitable if it is marketed in Indonesia.

Considering the trend of classic-looking scooters on the rise lately. Its presence can be a solution or an alternative to the high price tag of the Vespa. For your information, the cheapest type of Vespa LX in Indonesia is offered at IDR 40 million OTR.

Honda Will Add RS Line, For City Sedan?

 Honda gave a surprise again this month. After recently launching the latest HR-V, Honda stepped on the gas by bringing back a new product.

Previously, Honda already had several models that had an RS variant. Usually, the RS nomenclature is pinned on models with a sporty aura and become the top variant. Some of the models that received the RS code include the Civic RS sedan, City Hatchback RS, Brio RS, and HR-V Turbo RS. The Mobilio had received the RS variant but is currently only available in the S variant with a manual transmission.

Honda Will Add RS Line, For City Sedan?

If you look at the leaks that were present, it could be that the one that gets the latest RS touch is the City sedan. This can be seen from the form of images that appear on Honda's social media which shows the shape of the front of a vehicle that is similar to the sedan.

Currently the City is offered in one variant with several features such as the use of a 1.5L DOHC i-VTEC engine with 121 ps power. There is still the use of 16-inch rims, headlamps with LED and LED DRLs, LED fog lamps, modern meter clusters. Inside, there is an 8-inch head unit, 8 speakers, six airbags, paddle shifters, remote engine start and a large cargo area.

Looking at some of the features in Thailand, the City may get additional RS accessories as in other RS models, namely a black grille, body-colored door handles, side mirrors with black ornaments. There is no change in the size of the rim which is still 16 inches. The interior comes in black and uses red stitching to add a sporty impression. There is no change in the size of the head unit.

Another possibility is the presence of Honda Sensing on the City sedan. These safety features consist of Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), Road Departure Mitigation System (RDM), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low Speed Follow, Auto-High Beam, and Lead Car Departure Notification System. (LCDN). However, if you see that this feature is not present in City Hatcback in Indonesia, this feature may not be offered.

Honda City 1.5 RS CVT PH-by Ricky Ladia

Currently City is only offered in one variant with a price tag of IDR 365.4 million. The presence of this RS variant is likely to increase the small sedan market which is now no longer subject to different taxes thanks to emission tax regulations.

We'll see what Honda will offer in the next few hours. At least this is a breath of fresh air for Honda consumers who have continuously received new product offers in the last few months.

Honda also still has one product that will be presented this year on the basis of the RS CONCEPT SUV. Had circulated the possibility of this model is the figure of the ZR-V which was developed for the South Asian market. But seeing this possibility, it seems that consumers will have to endure the wait to be able to see the production version of the RS Concept SUV.

Ducati Cooperates with Alex de Angelis to Test Motorcycle Prototypes at the Vallelunga Circuit

 Ducati released a video showing their MotoE bike in action for the first time. This time the manufacturer Borgo Panigale took a new test racer, Alex de Angelis. The test is known to be at the Vallelunga circuit, Italy. This is quite a surprising phase regarding the development of electric motorcycles from Ducati. The V21L prototype development project continues to show continuous progress.

Ducati Cooperates with Alex de Angelis to Test Motorcycle Prototypes at the Vallelunga Circuit

As we know, this year is the last season in which Energica Ego Corsa becomes the exclusive supplier of the MotoE World Cup. From next season Ducati takes the place of his compatriot since the beginning of 2019. It has signed a contract with Dorna to supply the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup from 2023 to 2026.

In fact, the steps taken by Ducati at that time were a little unreasonable, because they had not yet built an electric motorcycle. But the project continues and develops. In this sense, the Borgo Panigale brand has been working on a prototype 'V21L', which aims in the long term to increase the competitiveness of the category, as well as the autonomy of racing motorcycles. Still, Ducati wants to point out that this is only the beginning of the electric era for the brand, and it will be interesting to see which direction they take electrification in the future.

And now Ducati has released a video showing the motorcycle being ridden on the track in Vallelunga, Italy. The bike, called the V21L, is known to have been tested by former MotoE racer and former MotoGP star Alex de Angelis. He is one of the test drivers for the project, having previously been Michele Pirro who was the first to debut at the Misano test last December.

De Angelis is certainly no stranger to the tools or components owned by the Ducati V21L. He has also participated in electric motorcycle racing in 2019. His input and data will also be important in technical development efforts. Unfortunately, there is no information about the lap times, or what improvements Ducati has made to prepare for MotoE 2023.

to be sure, the test in Vallelunga continued the inaugural test which was held at Misano late last year. Ducati continues to collect as much data as possible, so that the V21L can perform optimally when used starting next season.

The V21L prototype emerged from the close collaboration and constant knowledge exchange between Ducati Corse and Research and Development (R&D). High performance, and built with a light weight for electric motor power. There is no doubt that the MotoE project is an important step in the history of the Italian manufacturer, because it is also the beginning of the electric era that Ducati has entered.

Over the next few months, Ducati will also share more information about the technical evolution of its projected bike. Then the manufacturer, which is commanded by Claudio Domenicali, will describe the next steps regarding the MotoE project, and the latest developments in the V21L.

Director of eMobility Ducati, Roberto Canè, said, "Since bringing the MotoE Ducati prototype to the track for the first time, the development of the project has never stopped, not even for a moment. “The hard work of the whole team pays off for the efforts made through continuous progress, which gives us great satisfaction. In just four months, our prototype has overcome corners at several of Italy's main circuits, giving a positive response. There is still a lot of work to be done, but the direction is definitely in the right direction.”

Following involvement in the MotoGP and World Superbike projects, a new adventure in MotoE will prove the perfect laboratory for Ducati to bring technology and innovation from the track to the showroom.

The V21L electric motor for MotoE will be built specifically from Ducati's racing DNA. Focused on creating lightweight motorcycles that unite tradition, passion and innovation in the electric world championship.

Honda Called to Prepare ADV 160, Use PCX 160 engine

 Little by little it seems that Honda will replace all 150 cc scooter engines to 160 cc. The initial model that experienced it was the PCX 160, then it is expected to continue to the Vario 160, and the latest is believed to be the ADV 160.

Greatbiker, a Thai-language media that has repeatedly reported on the ADV 160 before it finally launched in January in Thailand, explained that there is a possibility that Honda will launch the ADV 160 next year.

Honda Called to Prepare ADV 160, Use PCX 160 engine

The ADV 150 is the 'adventure' version of the PCX 150 which is now almost two years old since its launch. Although still relatively new, this motorbike is said to be included in the plan to revise the engine to 160 cc like the PCX 160.

PCX 160 uses the eSP+ KF47E 1-cylinder SOHC 157 cc engine with four valves, this is two more valves than the PCX 150 engine. This additional valve improves the combustion process so that it is more efficient.

In addition to the engine, the ADV 160 is also expected to get a key feature on the PCX 160, namely the Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC). This feature is useful for preventing the rear tire from slipping when the gas pedal is twisted.

However, it is believed that the ADV 150 to ADV 160 will not be updated this year. The new model ADV 160 is expected to arrive in 2022 with a refreshed exterior design.


So far ADV 160 and also Vario 160 is still speculation. There has been no official statement from Honda regarding the design change stages for the two following the PCX 160.

Honda has launched the ADV 150 in July 2019, while the PCX 160 last February. The launch of the Vario 160 is believed to happen this year. if in order it is not impossible ADV 160 will slide after.

What are the chances of the 2022 Honda ADV 160 appearing this year? Here's the Prediction

 The premium class automatic motorbike with a 150 cc engine is currently one of the most competitive segments. This is because this segment targets upper-middle class consumers who are more sensitive to technology and make motorcycles a part of their lifestyle.

What are the chances of the 2022 Honda ADV 160 appearing this year? Here's the Prediction

From the Honda manufacturer, they have three gacoans, some of which have received major updates. The first is of course the 2022 Honda PCX 160, which looks elegant by carrying out a total change from the frame, engine to design and technology.

The second is the 2022 Honda Vario 160 which was present in early February, with significant changes. Starting from the design, technology and features, the 160 cc eSP+ engine to the application of the new model frame with eSAF technology.

Only one that has not received a significant update, the motorbike is the 2022 Honda ADV 150. Yup, only this adventurous-style automatic motorbike has not yet been filled with a new pacemaker, even though the price is getting higher, approaching Rp 40 million!

From the official website of PT Astra Honda Motor, the current price tag for the Honda ADV 150 starts from Rp. 35.186 million (CBS) and Rp. 38.251 million (ABS) on the road in Jakarta. The price is even more expensive than the 2022 Honda CB150X or even the 2022 Honda CB150R Streetfire which ranges from IDR 29 million to 33 million.

This means that Honda must immediately release the 2022 Honda ADV 160 immediately because the price is the most expensive for the automatic size of the 150-160 cc engine. So what will appear this year?

Production Age Not Three Years

Usually the cycle of updating or facelift of a motorcycle product spans three years. The Honda ADV 150 itself will only be three years old in July, because this motorbike itself was released at the 2019 GIIAS title.

With the product being relatively young and having embedded a lot of technology, of course, Honda still wants this bike to survive first. Moreover, this motorbike is still fresh in several countries that get units from Indonesia. 

The design that is different from the matic classmate as well as the embedded technology and features still makes this one product have a class of its own. From the Japanese brand, only the Honda ADV 150 is an adventure-style automatic motorcycle model

But usually AHM also releases new color changes for models that are not yet going for a facelift, and this Honda ADV 150 is one of the products that has not yet received a color update. The last color update was carried out in September 2020.

Honda ADV 160 2022 Launching This Year?


Reflecting on the explanation above, it seems difficult that the Honda ADV 160 with an eSP+ engine will be coming soon. But we've rounded up a number of reasons that could have made its arrival faster.

The first is production efficiency, by relying on the only 150 cc ESP engine, of course it will be more efficient if all 150 cc products are replaced with the latest 160 cc eSP+ engine, right? This also only leaves the Honda ADV 150.

Second, this motor has many complaints that its performance is too smooth, although many are satisfied with its fuel efficiency. However, with a dashing appearance like an adventure motorbike, this performance is considered less kicking.

The engine specifications are exactly the same as the previous Honda Vario 150, 4-stroke, SOHC 2 valve liquid cooling and ESP technology. The size of the piston and the piston stroke are identical, namely 57.3 mm and 57.9 mm.

Although in fact, this engine on the Honda ADV 150 has been upgraded so that it has a larger output, with 14.5 PS of power at 8,500 rpm and 13.8 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm, it's still too big. Understandably, the weight of the Honda ADV 150 is 20 kg heavier than the Honda Vario 150!

Then what would it be like if this motorbike carried the same eSP + engine as the Honda PCX 160? Based on the specifications, the Honda PCX 160 engine is capable of producing power reaching 16 PS at 8,500 rpm and torque of 14.7 Nm at 6,500 rpm.

There is an increase of up to 1.5 PS and 0.9 Nm from the current 150 cc engine, of course it's pretty good and it will feel more responsive if it is paired with the Honda ADV 160. Not only that, fuel consumption is also still economical, it can still penetrate 45 km / liters!

And even though it uses a 160 cc ESP + engine, Honda will usually reset the ECM and CVT parts so that they can provide even better output. This means that there will be a possibility that the engine that is carried is stronger than that of the 2022 Honda PCX 160, even though the basis is the same.

Regarding the completeness of the motorbike, it seems that the Honda ADV 150 is currently the most in its class. For example, adjustable windshield, full LED lights, CBS and ABS brakes, full digital panel meter, power outlet, long travel suspension, Smart Key System, Side Stand Switch and disc brakes on both wheels.

We believe that in the future the latest model will also be embedded with HSTC (Honda Selectable Torque Control) technology. Then there is the possibility of applying the eSAF frame to pursue a lighter motor weight.

So if not in the near future, it seems Honda ADV 160 2022 is likely to be present at the end of the year. Let's wait together.

Suzuki Ertiga India gets a refresh, check out the changes

Maruti Suzuki in India has just given a refresh on the Ertiga MPV. This time the addition is arguably not too significant but in terms of technology it becomes more complete.

Suzuki Ertiga India gets a refresh, check out the changes

 At first glance, there are no radical changes to the appearance of the latest Ertiga, which Maruti calls the Next Gen Ertiga. Only a few exterior details can be seen that the changes are on the front grille which now uses a wing design with a touch of chrome. LED projector lamps are convenient for lighting during travel. On the back, the shape of the stop lamp is known as 3D origami style with unchanged LEDs. A touch of black garnish is present on the back door. The legs have a duo tone rim and an automatic mirror folding feature.

The dimensions are also no different from the old model. It is still 4,395 mm long, 1,735 mm wide and 1,690 mm high with a wheelbase of 2,740 mm. Ertiga still offers agility with a turning radius of 5.2 meters. This seven-passenger MPV offers a luggage volume of 209 liters when the third row seats are used and 803 liters when the second and third row seats are folded for greater carrying capacity.

Entering the interior, the latest Ertiga gets a change in wooden ornaments on the dashboard. The design is still the same as the previous model with the use of two colors, namely beige and dark. A touch of wood is also found in the trim on the door.

next gen ertiga

The head unit is relatively new, at least in the features it offers. The size is 7 inches with SmartPlay Pro capabilities that can be connected with Android Auto and Apple Carplay. The top variant of the Ertiga also has four speakers and two tweeters with an audio steering switch for comfort while driving. The color TFT screen on the MID is also still present on the latest Ertiga.

Other features that are present include a start stop button, auto AC, double blower with three step settings for the second and third rows, cup holder with cooler, rear defogger and smart key. Power sockets are present in the first to third rows, tilt steering, paddle shift and electric rearview mirror settings.

The Ertiga also gets the new Suzuki Connect feature. This is an internet of vehicle feature that connects the vehicle with the mobile phone of Ertiga users. There are about 40 features in the application, some of which are interesting including stolen vehicle notification and tracking, geo-fence, time fence, AC idling, as well as requests for information about vehicles and trips.

Safety features on the new Ertiga include the Heartect platform, dual front airbags, ABS EBD and BA. There are also ESP and Hill hold, rear parking sensors and ISOFIX as well as seatbelts with pre tensioner.

Regarding the engine, the Ertiga uses a 1,462 cc K15C Smart Hybrid kitchen runway. This is one of the main concerns of the changes in the latest Ertiga. This engine offers 101 hp at 6,000 rpm and 136.8 Nm of torque at 4,400 rpm. This engine drives the front wheels with a choice of a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. Thanks to this mild hybrid technology, the Ertiga offers idle start stop, brake energy regeneration and torque assist features as standard.

Especially for the Indian market, there is also a choice of CNG that can be selected for the fuel mode. Using the 1,462 cc K15C engine, this engine offers 87 hp and 121.5 Nm of torque in CNG mode and 100 hp with 136 Nm of torque in gasoline mode. Transmission options are only a five-speed manual.

Ertiga is offered in several variants, starting from LXi as the lowest, VXi, ZXi, and ZXi+ as the highest. The price tag starts at 835,000 Indian rupees or around IDR 157 million to 1.1 million Indian rupees or around IDR 212 million.

In Indonesia, it is likely that the Ertiga will also get the same Smart Hybrid technology. At the IIMS exhibition some time ago, PT Suzuki Indomobil Sales (SIS) has shown and introduced this mild hybrid technology.

Suzuki Smart Hybrid consists of 3 main components that support the performance of conventional combustion engines, namely ISG (Integrated Starter Generator), Lithium-Ion Battery and Regenerative Breaking. ISG is Suzuki's first technological development in creating fuel efficient vehicles at affordable prices. With the use of ISG components and Lithium-Ion Battery, Suzuki cars have advantages such as the auto-stop feature, a smooth and silent restart after the auto-stop is active, power assistance for lighter acceleration during stop and go, as well as easy regeneration of battery power during vehicle speed reduction

Yamaha Fazzio vs Honda Genio, Who is the Best?

 PT Astra Honda Motor (AHM) has just released the new Honda Genio with a different approach. Now the entry-level scooter has been transformed to look like its older brother, the Honda Scoopy. Similar changes are revising the wheel circumference from the initial size of 14 inches to 12 inches with a gambot tire profile.

Yamaha Fazzio vs Honda Genio, Who is the Best?

Its presence is predicted as a strategy from AHM to boost sales, which are arguably not as popular as Scoopy or BEAT. On the other hand, the arrival of the latest Genio is also a weapon 'against' Yamaha with its new product, Fazzio, which has recently received a positive response from the public.

In terms of price, when compared to the highest type between the two, they have a price difference of IDR 3,350,000, or the new Genio is cheaper. Examining the price gap and machine cubication are not the same, but at least if converted into a credit scheme, the difference is not that big every month. So, which one is the best for a loan?

Genio vs Fazzio Design

As a new weapon, the Honda Genio now looks fresher with a few changes to the front body cover. The stern design looks bigger, followed by changes to the fender components to calibrate revisions to the legs.

Yahama Fazzio

The previous 14-inch wheel was abandoned, now adopting a 12-inch wheel with a larger profile. The visual design of the wheels uses the old Scoopy model, the design is still attractive in tune with the current Genio body. 

But unfortunately on the side of the body to the back, the design is still really the same. Not surprisingly, this motor glide is not an all new status but a facelift, although the changes should be appreciated.

Meanwhile, the Yamaha Fazzio is lined up as a trendy scooter that both targets the millennial market. He looks more classic with a rounded body at the front combined with a boxy design on the side to the rear body.

Now, to make it more classic under the round lights, it is given a front tie component with 3-dimensional accents. Then the front tebeng on the left and right are given turn signals which are also oval in shape.

Because it is targeting young consumers, it is certain that their favorite name is applied. Most visible is the use of 12-inch wheels which are indeed a trend in scooters with retro DNA. Gambot-profile tires have also become standard on the new tuning fork scooter.

Construction Build Genio vs Fazzio

Genio is built from a type of chassis called eSAF (enhanced Smart Architecture Frame). Using thin plates joined by laser welding, like the chassis in a car.

Honda Genio

Mounted in the middle to the rear frame. Meanwhile, the main chassis that is connected to the komstir still uses box iron pipes. This technology certainly has a positive effect on the sense of driving.

The guarantee is 8 percent lighter weight than the usual frame. The result, agile handling and easy towing. The characters are also stiffer and stronger. Due to its flatter shape, it provides more efficient use of space

All changes in the latest Genio must be redeemed with an increase in weight of up to 3 kg. The Genio CBS type weighs 92 kg and the Genio Varian CBS-ISS weighs 93 kg. Nevertheless, the fuel consumption is still claimed to be similar, namely 59.1 km / liter (ISS feature on). The test was carried out using the ECE R40 method. If the fuel is fully charged, then this scooter can explore up to 248 km.

In terms of dimensions, the latest Genio measures 1,862 mm in length, 694 mm in width and 1,061 mm in height. The wheelbase is 1,251 mm, the ground clearance is 150 mm, and the seat height is 744 mm. Well, for the capacity of the fuel tank, it can store up to 4.2 liters of gasoline and has a luggage capacity of 14 liters.

Yamaha Fazzio prefers an underbone type frame (backbone). This chassis utilizes an iron frame with a pipe-like model. It claims to have a very sturdy and simple construction. It will feel stiffer, but provides a more established stable effect.

Hoda Genio

In terms of dimensions, Fazzio has a length of 1,820 mm, a width of 685 mm and a height of 1,125 mm. The seat height is 750 mm, the ground clearance is 135 mm, and the wheelbase is 1,280 mm. Its weight is not as light as the 2 Genio variants, it has a total weight of 95 kg.

Regarding the capacity to carry goods, Fazzio is equipped with a main trunk with a volume of 17.8 liters which can store 1 factory-built helmet and several medium-sized items. Don't forget the double hook function on the front deck which can maximize the owner's belongings.

With its design, the fuel tank capacity of Fazzio is able to store up to 5.1 liters of gasoline. From the test, Fazzio has a fuel consumption of 56.1 km per liter, better than the Genio, which from our tests got the figure of 51 km per liter. But remember! Your fuel consumption depends on driving conditions.

Genio vs Fazzio Complete Features

Both Honda Genio and Yamaha Fazzio are both equipped with reliable features for daily activities. The Yamaha champion is equipped with a full digital panel meter that provides various information.

Yamaha Fazzio

Modern design with negative display technology. Inside there is a speed indicator, odometer, fuel. Mainly there are indicators that are connected to the Y-Connect application, such as smartphone battery, message and phone notifications, and a digital clock. The screen is in the form of a rectangular box and is wrapped in an oval cover.

The power outlet is located in the front left compartment, and is complete with a cover. There are two covers that protect it. The first is the console with the drawer, and the second is the power outlet cover itself. Unfortunately the lighter to connect to the power outlet is sold separately.

All types already use a smart key with an answer back system. The shape of the knob is similar to the Yamaha Maxi variant. The rest of this motorbike is equipped with LED headlights, brake locks, side stand switches, eco riding, and a start stop system feature whose function is to maximize fuel consumption.

Meanwhile, Genio is now more practical about charging the device's battery. The power outlet component was moved to the right front deck complete with the closing compartment. For information, the previous model was quite complaining because the position of the smartphone charging dock was placed in the trunk.

The rest, this motorbike is also equipped with a secure key shutter feature to the presence of a practical seat opening button. Brake lock, combi brake braking system, and side stand switch as standard features of the Honda Genio.

Next is the application of LED lights, the Idling Stop System for the CBS-ISS variant, the panel meter is digital with the availability of speed information, odometer, fuel, and ECO indicators as an efficient driving guide.

Genio vs Fazzio Engine Specifications

In this matter we must refer to the specification sheet of each manufacturer. Starting from the Genio, the pacemaker packs an engine with eSP (enhanced Smart Power) technology, 109.5 SOHC.

Yamaha Fazzio

This engine promises maximum power of up to 6.6 kW or 8.85 horsepower at 7,500 rpm, and peak torque of 9.3 Nm at 5,500 rpm. This means that the new Genio still uses the same engine base as in 2019.

The compression mix still stands at 10.0:1 and its diameter and bore x stroke play out at 47.0 x 63.1 mm. The capacity for periodic oil changes is still only 0.65 liters. Yes, he sticks with the same engine as the model that launched in 2019.

While the Yamaha Fazzio is equipped with a 125 cc, 1-cylinder, SOHC, air-cooled, and injection-fueled engine. Maximum power is at 8.3 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and peak torque of 10.6 Nm at 4,500 rpm.

The advantage of this machine is that it has power assist or what Yamaha claims is hybrid technology. The focus is on offering fuel efficiency and faster initial acceleration.

In short, this engine mechanism focuses on 2 interrelated power sources, namely the power produced from conventional engines and the power supplied from the Electric Power Assist Start (EPAS). To support the 2 sectors, there are a number of components that support each other, including the Smart Motor Generator (SMG), the battery (battery), and the Starter Generator Control Unit (SGCU).

Honda Genio

The power assist in Fazzio will only be active in the first 3 seconds when the gas lever is turned. That power is the result of the conventional engine and its EPAS, so the initial acceleration will be more powerful and smoother when on uphill terrain or carried in a car.

Genio vs Fazzio Color Option

The New Honda Genio is still presented in 2 different variants, namely CBS and CBS-ISS and 6 color options are presented. For the CBS, which sells for Rp. 18,050,000, it has 3 colors, Radiant Red Black, Radiant Brown Black, and Radiant Black.

While the Genio CBS-ISS type is sold for Rp. 18,650,000, it also gets 3 color choices, namely Fabulous Matte Black, Fabulous Matte Brown, and Fabulous Matte Blue. For information, the prices mentioned earlier have OTR status for the Jakarta area.

The Yamaha Fazzio was released to the market with 2 different variants as well, the first is the Connected Neo with a glossy color display suitable for young people, the choices are Cyan, Red, Beige, and Black for IDR 21.700.000 OTR. Meanwhile, for the second type, Fazzio Connected Lux comes with more elegant color options, namely Prestige Silver and Matte Black for IDR 22,000,000 OTR Jakarta

Who excels?

Actually, the choice is yours, but we will try to help summarize. Both are equally suitable for daily mobility use. The design and dimensions of both are still ideal for use by all groups, including novice riders.

However, Fazzio comes with more advanced technology and features than Genio, he is already equipped with Y-Connect which makes it easy for owners to get information about vehicles from one hand of the device. Then there is also a hybrid technology that offers fuel efficiency and acceleration when opening the gas lever.

From the engine sector, he is also superior because he is equipped with a larger capacity engine. Then the output generated from the engine is also better than the Genio. However, to propose to Fazzio, you must be prepared to spend more than IDR 3 million.

New Genio is also the right choice for you, especially if the focus is only on commuter vehicles. The price is more affordable, then the wheel changes make it more like a Scoopy, and is now more comfortable because there is a change in the position of the power outlet. Don't forget the fuel consumption claims from AHM and the results from our tests, they can be your current cheap scooter alternative.

Keeway Shiny 150 capital for Fazzio, Scoopy, to Vespa, How Worth to Buy?

 PT Benelli Motor Indonesia (BMI) has officially launched the latest scooter product from the Keeway brand, namely the Keeway Shiny 150 at the IIMS Hybrid 2022 exhibition. This scooter, which is thick with a classic look, is touted as an attractive option besides Yamaha Fazzio, Honda Scoopy, or even Vespa.

Keeway Shiny 150 capital for Jegal Fazzio, Scoopy, to Vespa, How Worth to Buy?

President Director of PT BMI, Steven Kentjana Putra, said that with the attractive appearance of the Shiny 150, it is hoped that it can meet consumer needs regarding retro scooters at affordable prices but have qualified specifications and features.

"We hope that the new model launched at IIMS 2022 can be immediately recognized by everyone. With a relatively unique design, anyone who sees it will be immediately attracted," concluded Steven at the launch of Shiny 150, recently.

Regarding the price, Keeway Shiny was released to the public with a tag of Rp. 24.3 million OTR Jakarta. This means that you have a difference of IDR 2 million with Fazzio or Scoopy, and you can save IDR 23 million when compared to the Vespa Primavera 150.

Keewy Shiny 150

Keeway Shiny 150 Design

In terms of design, this actually depends on each eye that looks at it. However, if you can translate, the Shiny 150 has a pretty interesting design language, the visuals are very thick with European motorbikes and tend to have similarities with Vespa.

For example, on the front, the body consistently uses a rounded DNA. Both on the front body cover, to the use of the lamp shell which is also round. While from the side, the body is a little fat, and has a fairly firm line pull.  

As for the back, the stop lamp model reminds us of the look of the first generation PCX. He has dimensions that are large enough, not squinting to fit the old-school design he carries. Overall, this motorbike puts forward a modern retro design but has a more characterful physical form.

Moreover, coupled with the personalization of pastel color choices. There's Blue and Cream. Each is combined with retro patterned striping on the front and rear body.

Keeway 150 Specifications

Regarding the engine, he is equipped with a SOHC engine and injection atomizer which can produce a maximum power of 8.4 horsepower at 7,500 rpm and a peak torque of 8.5 Nm at 6,000 rpm.

Keeway Shiny 150

The pacemaker installed is a square engine type and is claimed to have almost evenly distributed power at all rpm levels, both at low and high rpm. Furthermore, for its bore x stroke size, it plays at 57.4 x 57.8 mm and the fuel tank capacity reaches 5.8 liters, so that it can accompany the daily activities of the rider.

Keeway Shiny 150 features completeness

With a price of less than Rp. 25 million, the completeness of the features possessed by the Keeway Shiny 150 is practically complete. For example, all lighting has carried LED types, both in the front, rear, evening lights, to turn signal lights.

Keeway Shiny 150

Interestingly, the Shiny 150 is equipped with additional LED Side LED Lights on the left and right bodies. Riders can also choose the color of the LED backlight on the full digital speedometer where there are 7 color options to choose from to customize the Keeway Shiny 150 more personally.

Furthermore, there is a device battery charging dock in the form of a USB port behind the middle deck, rear box mount bracket, hazard lights, and the braking system already has disc brakes on the front wheels.

Keeway Shiny 150 legs

In this case, the Keeway Shiny 150 is equipped with a conventional telescopic type front suspension with 12-inch wheels wrapped in tires that are quite large at 120/70. As for the section using a single suspension with 12 wheel design, the tire profile is 130/70. The effect of using large tires maximizes handling and traction on asphalt.

Keeway Shiny 150

Keeway Shiny 150 Accommodation

As a scooter whose segment is for urban mobility needs, this motorbike has a fairly large main trunk space under the seat. He can accommodate 1 helmet type half face or open face. When not used to carry a helmet, you can use it to store jackets, raincoats, gloves, or other medium-sized items.

Now to support other luggage, the Keeway Shiny 150 also has another storage compartment on the middle deck. Not too big indeed, but it feels enough to store small items and there is a separate slot on the right.

Worth Buying?

So the question is, is it worth buying? With the set price offered, of course, this is an interesting choice besides Fazzio and Scoopy whose engine capacity is under Shiny 150. Meanwhile, if you compare with the Vespa model with a 150 cc engine, you can save almost half the price.

Keewy Shiny 150

Another consideration is the design which is quite attractive and according to the preferences of the younger generation of Indonesia. The feature sector is also reliable, although not the most complete in its class, at least it is still able to meet your daily needs.

Despite Euro 5 Standard, UD Quester Trucks Can Use Cheap Diesel

 The latest UD Quester truck with Euro 5 standard has just been released in Indonesia. This standard actually has a higher qualification than Euro 4 which is being promoted by the government. However, Quester does not have a problem if using cheap diesel, aka biodiesel.

Despite Euro 5 Standard, UD Quester Trucks Can Use Cheap Diesel

As explained by Astra UD Trucks, as the producer and distributor of UD in Indonesia, the use of biodiesel and trucks still has good emissions, made possible by the application of the SCR model exhaust gas treatment system.

SCR is an acronym for Selective Catalytic Reduction, which is an emission control system located outside the engine, precisely in the exhaust gas channel. The way it works is by utilizing a liquid urea spraying system (AdBlue) to reduce the levels of nitrogen oxides (NOx) in the catalyst tube.

The new system, combined with the commonrail engine that has been in use since 2015, allows the latest generation of UD trucks to run normally even if they use low-quality B30 diesel fuel. As is known, biodiesel B30 has a cetane number 48 and a sulfur content of 2,500 ppm. Due to the low quality, the selling price is also the cheapest (Rp 5,150) compared to higher quality diesel types (Pertamina Dex Rp. 13,700, Dexlite Rp. 12,950).

"SCR technology is a very appropriate solution, because truck operators are not charged with high fuel costs while the government is also happy, because the Euro 4 emission standards are met, we even provide a better one, namely Euro 5," said Chief Executive Astra UD Trucks, Winarto Martono when introducing the UD Trucks Quester Euro 5 technology in Jakarta, Tuesday (12/4).

The condition for the Quester Euro 5 can use cheap diesel, is the SCR system that needs to be filled with other liquids. It is AdBlue, a urea-based liquid that is the emission-neutralizing material in the new truck's catalyst tank. This liquid is priced at IDR 10,000 per liter, and each liter can be used to cover a distance of 75 km. Although there seems to be an additional cost, UD Trucks claims that economically, their trucks are more cost-effective than Euro 4 trucks that have to use low sulfur diesel fuel such as Pertamina dex.

As an example of the economic value of using the Quester Euro 5 truck, which is halal to drink diesel, UD Trucks describes the comparison. In the picture, it is stated that the additional AdBlue per month is only Rp. 800 thousand. Meanwhile, if you choose a Euro 4 truck fueled by Pertamina Dex, it can reach IDR 17 million per month.

Astra UD Trucks has also prepared various steps to ensure that the emission control process is carried out by truck users. For example, by giving away 800 liters of AdBlue in the vehicle unit purchase package. Later, AdBlue will also be distributed to their service network that has spread throughout Indonesia, also through Shop and Drive, as well as online shop portals.

Not only that, to overcome the potential for delinquency of unscrupulous drivers who are reluctant to fill out AdBlue, a 'penalty' system is also prepared on their trucks. The penalty system will significantly reduce the truck's performance. More clearly about this penalty system, we will describe in the next article

Piaggio Medley S with 3 New Colors Released, The Price Is So This!

 PT Piaggio Indonesia has refreshed its flagship scooter Piaggio Medley S for Indonesian consumers. It's not launching a new look, but only giving new color options to make it visually more attractive.

Public Relations & Communications Manager of PT Piaggio Indonesia, Ayu Hapsari said that the new color choice from Medley is expected to meet the needs and demands of consumers regarding stylish-looking scooters.

Piaggio Medley S with 3 New Colors Released, The Price Is So This!

"In 2022, these slick new Piaggio Medley colors strengthen PT Piaggio Indonesia's Premiumization Roadmap Strategy to provide a premium Italian driving experience. With these new colors also become the perfect driving partner with agile and easy-to-ride characters for those who want The sensation of driving is fast, functional and practical as well as character," said Ayu in her official statement

At least, Piaggio Indonesia presents 3 new colors for the Medley S. The first is Bronzo Opaco with an elegant matte finish. Both Yellow Sole with glossy paint that blends nicely with black on the rough body, wheels and bench. As for the 3rd color option, it is Red Scarlatto with a glossy finish that emphasizes its sporty impression.



Because the focus is only on color, the engine, features and construction used remain the same as the previous Medley S. In terms of pacemaker, it is equipped with a 1-cylinder i-Get engine, 155.1 cc 4-valve, liquid-cooled and powered by 14.7 horsepower and 14.4 Nm of torque. This Medley engine is combined with a smoother ACG starter system and a Start Stop System feature.

The engine layout is also mated to RISS (Regulator Inverter Start & Stop System) technology. In the on position, the engine can turn off automatically when stopped or idle for 5 seconds. According to the manufacturer's data, the fuel consumption obtained when turning on the RISS reaches 41 km/liter.

As for the features, the Piaggio Medley S already uses a full LED lighting system, a digital LCD type panel meter, a USB port, to braking that already adheres to ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) on the front and rear wheels.

The most interesting thing is that the Piaggio Mia Connectivity System has been embedded, through this device the owner of this motorbike is connected to the driver's smartphone via Bluetooth. Users can also manage phone call music and can perform voice commands via commands on the handlebars and the instrument panel.

As for accommodation, the Medley S has a main trunk of up to 36 liters which can store 2 full-face helmets at once. To open it is quite easy, you just need to press the button on the left handlebar.

The legs also remain the same, he uses the size of the wheels are 16 inches in front and 14 inches at the rear. The front suspension uses a telescopic type and the rear uses a double shock absorber with 5 hardness settings. If you are interested in asking for this scooter, according to Piaggio Indonesia, the selling price is Rp. 51.8 million OTR Jakarta.

Here's Why UD Trucks Quester Choose SCR Over EGR for Euro 5 Standard

 SCR, and EGR, are two types of technology used by modern trucks today to produce environmentally friendly emissions. As is known, as of April 2022, the government has set the Euro 4 emission standard. All diesel-engined vehicles including trucks must also fix their vehicles.

Here's Why UD Trucks Quester Choose SCR Over EGR for Euro 5 Standard

"EGR must use BBM with a maximum sulfur of 50 PPM, or the equivalent of Pertamina Dex. This will increase costs for companies using trucks in Indonesia. Unlike the ECR system, which can use biodiesel, B30 or subsidized diesel and still produce Euro 5 exhaust gas, That's the advantage of SCR," explained Astra UD Trucks Chief Executive, Winarto Martono when introducing the UD Trucks Quester Euro 5 technology in Jakarta.

So, what are SCR and EGR? Winarto explained, SCR is Selective Catalytic Reduction, which is an emission control system located outside the engine, precisely on the exhaust gas channel. The way it works is by utilizing a liquid urea spraying system (AdBlue) to reduce levels of nitrogen oxides (NOx). This system, paired with their commonrail engine which has been in use since 2015.

SCR AdBlue

Meanwhile, EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation), is an emission control system that is carried out in the engine combustion process. This is what then makes the engine with the EGR system must use high quality diesel fuel such as Pertamina Dex which incidentally is more expensive than Biodiesel B30.

According to Winarto, the selection of SCR will make it easier for truck entrepreneurs to adapt because the components of engine parts are relatively the same as before. Not only that, the system is outside the engine's main combustion mechanism, making it insensitive to fuel quality. From there, the potential for economic benefits due to lower operating costs is possible.

Because it uses the SCR system earlier, there are a number of additional fluids (AdBlue) that need to be carried by the truck, in addition to fuel, to make it low emissions. The Quester Euro 5 truck has an AdBlue tank with a capacity of 50 liters. Together with their special sensor, pump, and injection systems, they are tasked with actively reducing emissions in the catalytic converter tube with SCR technology.

Quester Euro 4 Euro 5

This additional system, admitted by Astra UD Trucks, will not need special maintenance, because it has been designed in such a way to be able to work optimally. So, what if the driver is negligent or intentionally, neglects to fill out AdBlue. According to Astra UD Trucks, the truck can still run when the AdBlue tank is empty, but with automatically lowered performance. More details about the 'penalty' of this performance change will be presented in the next article.

"Currently, the latest Quester has passed emission testing from an independent testing institution and it is stated that the NOx value produced is below the Euro 5 threshold, so that Quester meets Euro 5 emission standards even though it uses biodiesel or B30 fuel or subsidized fuel. In addition, Quester Euro 5 The Type Test Certification (SUT) has been registered at the Ministry of Transportation, so the Euro 5 Quester Truck is ready to pave the road," concluded Winarto Martono.

Suzuki Releases V-Strom SX 250

 Suzuki Motorcycle India has officially released the V-Strom 250 SX variant. The trunk takes inspiration from its older brother, the V-Strom 650, which offers a relaxed driving style and a tough all-round design.

Suzuki Releases V-Strom SX 250

Quoting Rideapart, the Suzuki V-Strom SX 250 is sold at a price of USD 2,778 or the equivalent of Rp. 39.8 million. Previously in 2019 Suzuki had launched the V-Strom 250 which was the entry level model of the 1,050 cc, 1,000 cc, 650 cc V-Strom family, and this year the SX 250 appeared.

So what are the advantages offered by the Suzuki V-Strom SX 250, and how big are the chances for it to be sold in Indonesia? Given the trend of adventurous motorcycles are now mushrooming and being hunted by consumers.

Suzuki V-Strom SX 250 Design

It is clear that this motorbike is thick with the feel of an adventure motorbike. It can be seen from the front shape that applies additional fenders in the form of a duck's beak. Then there is also the main fender at the bottom with a contrasting black color so that the visual looks more fierce.

Suzuki VStorm SX 250

The front suspension uses a telescopic model, but so that the adventurous DNA is more radiated, the manufacturer deliberately uses a long travel. While at the back uses a monoshock model with a level setting of violence. 

Like other adventurous motorbikes, on the side it uses shroud components, but the difference is that this motorbike uses a slightly tapered downward model. While in the stern sector there is a stirrup component that is quite large, the owner can also use it as a top box holder.

While the two wheels use a cast wheel aka racing model whose two wheels are striped, 19 inches in front and 17 inches behind. Tire sizes use profiles of 100/90 and 140/70.

Specifications of Suzuki V-Strom SX 250

The Suzuki V-Strom SX 250 uses the same engine as the Gixxer SF 250 which was launched in Indonesia. It has an exact capacity of 249 cc, SOHC, 1-cylinder, 4-valve, 4-stroke, oil-cooled, and already foggy injection.

The manufacturer claims that the use of a pacemaker is capable of producing a maximum power of up to 26.1 hp at 9,300 rpm and a peak torque of 22.6 Nm at 7,500 rpm. The output is channeled through a 6-speed manual clutch transmission.

Suzuki VStorm SX 250

The body shape of this motorbike is fairly compact, with a length of 2,180 mm, a width of 880 mm and a height of 1,335 mm. Meanwhile, the wheelbase is 1,440 mm, the ground clearance is 205 mm, the seat height is 835 mm, and the total weight of the vehicle is 167 kg.

To accompany daily activities or even be invited to adventure, the Suzuki V-Strom SX 250 is able to drink up to 12 liters of gasoline. The tank size is quite ideal for a 250 cc motorcycle engine.

Complete Features Suzuki V-Strom SX 250

This new flagship product of Suzuki India is equipped with LED headlights, a full digital panel meter that contains important vehicle information, a USB port, and the use of a fairly high windscreen. But unfortunately there is no official information or data whether the wind barrier component can be adjusted high or low.

The rest, to add to the fun of driving, has installed a device connectivity device or what they call Suzuki Ride Connect. Later the owner can pair the smartphone with the motorbike to enjoy some of the features presented.

Safety features include 2-channel ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) braking. This means that the symptoms of locked tires both front and rear wheels can be minimized when braking suddenly hard.

Suzuki V-Strom SX 250 Opportunity to Release in Indonesia

So far, there are no signs that Suzuki Indonesia will launch new products, including the V-Strom SX 250. The last time they released the Gixxer SF 250 in 2021, it was actually a product that had been launched in India for a long time.

Suzuki VStorm SX 250

“SIS cannot comment on products that have not been marketed in Indonesia. However, we are still trying to present products to meet consumer expectations," said 2 Wheels Sales & Marketing Department Head PT Suzuki Indomobil Sales (SIS) Teuku Agha, recently.

Hyundai Palisade Wants a Facelift, Here's the Leak

 Hyundai is reportedly preparing an update on their Palisade SUV. The plan is that the Palisade update will be available on April 13, 2022 tomorrow. Many changes are given to the large SUV.

At least this is what Hyundai leaked some time ago via their own YouTube account. When they were about to do a live broadcast, they displayed a photo of the latest Hyundai Palisade and showed the changed shape of the SUV.

Hyundai Palisade Wants a Facelift, Here's the Leak

The front view has changed completely. From the previous form of trapezoidal with a touch of chrome, now follows the design language of Hyundai's signature parametric jewel grille. The front fascia is covered in three-dimensional ornaments, especially in the grille, lower bumper, and the position of the lights. The Palisade's signature LED, which is in the form of a vertical boomerang, has been retained, but now the lines are more upright and the headlights are positioned at the bottom. The legs use a new rim design in the form of turbine blades.

From other leaks, this latest Palisade will get a new design touch on the rear bumper, dashboard, center console and steering wheel. There are also new color offerings and certain trims to emphasize this update.

Another feature, the 10.25-inch head unit was previously changed to 12.3 inches. There is also a Full Display Rearview Mirror to show various camera angles. The use of glass with hydrophobic features, Remote Smart Park Assist, digital lock, and more advanced voice command capabilities. There are also additional Bluelink features and also Tow Mode features.

More fully, the list of changes to the exterior of the Palisade includes front and rear bumpers, front grille, headlights and DRL, wheels and the presence of auto dimming side mirrors. Changes in the interior include the upper dashboard, instrument cluster and audio display design, buttons for AVN, floor console trim, steering wheel and upholstery material.

Hyundai Palisade facelift

Regarding safety features, the latest Palisade will get an update on its Hyundai SmartSense. This SUV features autonomous emergency braking for cyclists, there is also Crossing traffic and oncoming vehicle detection, and blind spot collision avoidance. Another feature is Highway Driving Assist II, which is a level 2 semi-autonomous capability that comes with a lance change assist feature. Additionally, AEB and curve speed control features in addition to adaptive cruise control are standard on this new model.

For the United States market, there are no changes to the engine. Palisade still uses a 3.8 liter NA V6 MPI engine that produces 295 PS of power. This engine is offered along with a 2.2 L four-cylinder turbo diesel engine that produces 200 PS of power and 441 Nm of torque. Both engines are paired with an eight-speed transmission and a choice of front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.

There is no news regarding the arrival of this SUV update in Indonesia. The Palisade is offered starting at IDR 795 million for the Prime variant, IDR 907 million for the Signature variant and IDR 1.045 billion for the AWD Signature variant.

Justin Bieber Edition Vespa Officially Revealed, The Unit Is Confirmed For Sale in Indonesia

 Italian scooter manufacturer, Vespa finally introduced a collaboration edition of the Vespa with singer Justin Bieber on Monday (11/4). Previously this motorbike was scheduled to be released in February but due to various reasons, it could only be launched this month.

Vespa said this collaboration was not an impromptu project. It is explained that they are a brand that explores creativity, celebrates style, design and has fun. Before collaborating with Justin Bieber, Vespa has also launched a product in collaboration with the famous shoe designer from the United States, Sean Wotherspoon.

Justin Bieber Edition Vespa Officially Revealed, The Unit Is Confirmed For Sale in Indonesia

None other than, the synergy strategy with stars like Justin Bieber or Sean Wotherspoon is to increase the exposure of the motorcycle brand itself. They want to better capture the market with an approach through the people they admire.

"I love Vespa, and partnering with a classic brand like that is really cool. Being able to express myself, whether through art, music, visuals or aesthetics. It's being able to create something out of nothing and become a part of me," said Justin.

Previously Justin was observed as a fan of Vespa motorcycles. In 2020, he was seen driving Sean Wotherspoon's Vespa Primavera on the road around Los Angeles, United States. It could be from here that the collaboration between Vespa and the pop star began.

Vespa X Justin Bieber

This collaboration is translated through the white Vespa Sprint model. It is even more special because it is affixed with Justin's logo and name on the side of the motorbike. Then there is also a decal resembling a fire graphic just below the logo of the famous singer's name, making the visual even more exclusive. 

Justin Bieber x Vespa

In the American market, the Vespa x Justin Bieber is presented in 3 engine options, namely 50 cc, 125, and 150 cc. Reportedly this motorbike will also land in Indonesia, but most likely the choice of engine that will be sold is 150 cc.

"Be patient, just wait for the game date," said the Public Relations & Communications Manager of PT Piaggio Indonesia, Ayu Hapsari, Tuesday (12/4).

Another consideration is because Justin Bieber is also confirmed to be visiting Indonesia to hold a concert in early November 2022. The momentum of Justin's presence will not be wasted by Piaggio Indonesia as the sole agent for the Vespa brand holder in the country.

Justin Bieber x Vespa

This special edition Vespa Sprint is immersed in modern technology. Already carrying a TFT (Thin Film Transistor) meter panel, full LED lights and the use of 12-inch diameter wheels. And for the heart, it still uses the same layout, which is 154.8 cc with i-get technology which is capable of producing 11.6 horsepower at 7,500 rpm and 12 Nm of torque at 5,000 rpm.

In order to improve the appearance when driving, Vespa has also launched special accessories for Justin Bieber such as gloves, bags, and white helmets that are in harmony with the visuals of the motorbike. For your information, the regular version of the Vespa Sprint and the S in the Indonesian market are sold with a tag of IDR 50.7 million and IDR 53.2 million OTR. As for the special edition Sprint Racing Sixties, which was launched in October 2020, it has a price difference of IDR 5 million more expensive than the S variant.

Prestige Aviation Brings 100 Units of Self-driving Flying Taxis

 Prestige Aviation as a distributor of pilotless drone taxis, Ehang 216 in Indonesia, has officially placed an order with EHang Global in China. Interestingly, of the 100 units ordered by Prestige Aviation, ten of them have been ordered directly by Black Stone Cargo Airlines, a freight forwarding service owned by the Chairman of the Indonesian People's Consultative Assembly who also serves as Chairman of IMI (Indonesian Motor Association), Bambang Soesatyo.

Prestige Aviation Brings 100 Units of Self-driving Flying Taxis

The moment of signing the pre-order agreement for 100 units of EHang 216 was held at the Indonesia International Motor Show (IIMS) Hybrid 2022 automotive exhibition today, Saturday (9/4). Also in attendance were Bambang Soesatyo, EHang global leaders, and of course Black Stone Cargo Airlines.

Executive Chairman of Prestige Aviation, Rudy Salim hopes that the presence of the EHang 216 drone taxi in Indonesia can meet the needs of domestic air transportation. On the other hand, its presence can also be a solution to the problem of congestion and air pollution because this drone taxi is electric.

"As we know, Indonesia is an archipelagic country. The existence of air transportation that facilitates inter-island mobility will help the economic growth of each region, especially since the costs incurred are relatively cheap compared to traveling by land. A new era of air mobility has begun, congratulations come in the future, said Rudy at JIExpo, Kemayoran, Central Jakarta, Friday (9/4).

Of the 10 units ordered by Black Stone EHang 216, all units are variants that are specifically for transporting goods only. As explained by the President Director of RGA-Black Stone Airline, Zack Isaak later this drone taxi will be used in the Jakarta area to remote eastern Papua.

"The unit will arrive in July (2022), later we will also do a test flight. From there we will be able to make other plans, maybe drop off cargo to remote places," said Zack.

EHang 216 Specifications and Sophistication


  The EHang 216 itself is categorized as an Autonomous Aerial Vehicle (AAV), with a vertical take-off landing (VTOL) like a helicopter. This drone has dimensions of 1.77 m high and 5.61 m wide.

This autonomous air courier is equipped with 16 propellers and 8 foldable arms. Because it has a small cabin structure, the EHang 216 is able to carry two passengers or is able to carry goods up to a capacity of 260 kg.

The security sector is also fairly advanced, at the front it is equipped with landing lights. Furthermore, this taxi is equipped with a full back up system and a fail-safe system in case of system failure. 

EHang 216 is equipped with 16 electric motors which are directly connected to 16 propellers. It uses a battery with a capacity of 17 kW and is claimed to be able to fly at a speed of 150 kph.

The ability to fly for an hour and a half with a maximum flight distance of 70 km, but it all depends on the weight it carries. The flight system is autonomous using a flight control system, a smart navigation system and an integrated GPS (Global Positioning System).

In addition, this drone taxi is also embedded with a visual computer system to ensure safe and accurate flights and landings. Later, passengers can monitor the flight path and several other options on the tablet that has been provided.

When will the 160 engine be injected into the Honda ADV?

 Starting from the Honda PCX 160 which uses the new engine ESP + 4-valve, then followed the Vario 160, Wednesday (2/2/2022). Then whether to follow the next Honda ADV 160?
This is interesting, because all three have the same engine platform. In fact, it is not impossible that the Honda ADV will also use the eSAF frame, which makes it even better in terms of performance.

When will the 160 engine be injected into the Honda ADV?

Then is there any potential for the Honda ADV 160?
In passing, we asked AHM President Director Keiichi Yasuda that question during the photo session, and he seemed to open up the opportunity.

"Anything can happen"

Responding to the conversation, Marketing Director of PT Astra Honda Motor (AHM) Testsuya Komine said, before the arrival of the ADV 160, it is best to try the 150 version first.

Unfortunately, both of them closed the information tap, about when the presence of the Honda ADV 160 with the eSP + engine platform will be.

However, if you follow the timeline for the launch from Honda PCX 160 to Vario 160, it only takes about 1 year. It's not impossible that it will happen to the Honda ADV 160. So it's most likely next year in 2023.

After all, from the life cycle of the Honda ADV, there will be enough engine changes next year, which is already 5 years old. The first time this off-road style automatic motorbike was launched in July 2019.

Honda ADV 150

Regarding the engine specifications, the Honda ADV 150 carries a 149.3 cc SOHC 2-valve engine, liquid-cooled, and injection misting.

Based on technical data, this motor is capable of producing 14.4 hp at 8,500 rpm and a peak torque of 13.8 Nm at 5,000 rpm.

This figure is more or less the same as the performance of the old Honda PCX 150 and Vario 150. Now, after the two colleagues received the update, it is not impossible that the Honda ADV will also follow suit.

We look forward to further news.