Discuss the Design of the Honda ADV 160, This is the Difference with the Old Model

 PT Astra Honda Motor officially launched the ADV 160 last June. This adventurous-style scooter gets a model update compared to the ADV 150. Although not so obvious, the difference between the two models can actually be seen from the design of the body lines. When looking at the body cover, all those installed are new components except for the headlamp, stoplamp, and turn signal.

Test ride Honda ADV 160

Changes in the body and frame also made the footrest area change, now the size has become wider and lying down so that it can be more comfortable. Likewise with the rear braces, although the design is similar, it turns out that the components are new to the new frame on the motor. As is known, now the ADV 160 uses the exact same model as the Honda PCX 160.

This change makes a difference to the position of the engine mounting, where previously it was at the bottom it was now moved to the top following the new engine. Because there is no longer a transverse frame at the bottom of the trunk. Now, the luggage area behind the seat has increased its capacity by 2 liters from the previous 28 liters to 30 liters. As for the gas tank, from the beginning of 8 liters, it turned out that there was an increase of 0.1 liters so that it became 8.1 liters.

The change in the new frame design of the ADV 160 also made its weight drop by 760 grams from the ADV 150. For the steering handlebars, the change is that the height of the raiser is made shorter according to its now lower riding position. As for the windshield, it is now made higher and there is an additional air circulation hole. This Widshield also still has a high-low setting that can be set manually.

New Hyundai Palisade Vs Mazda CX-9, Who's More Alluring?

 Quite a few saw the Hyundai Palisade milling around on the streets. It has a series of advantages that are able to lure upper strata consumers. From January to June 2022, Palisade was included in the list of best-selling imported vehicles with a record of 1,138 units.

Speaking of rivals, New Palisade is in a fairly niche class. When it comes to engines, the Palisade is in the same class as the Mitsubishi Pajero and Toyota Fortuner. Although Hyundai has revealed that the two rivals are more suitable to be reunited with the Santa Fe. When looking at the price, the Palisade is in the Mazda CX-8 and CX-9 areas.

So which one is most appropriately called palisade rival? We tried to discuss the Hyundai Palisade's fight with the Mazda CX-9. Because both of them are three-row monocoque SUVs with prices that are in one level.


The first discussion is directly about price as one of the considerations for consumer choices. Palisade is offered in three variants. Prime with a price tag of IDR 842 million, Signature 4x2 of IDR 977 million and finally Signature AWD with a price tag of IDR 1.1 billion.

The Mazda CX-9 is also offered in three variants. First, the FWD variant with a price tag of IDR 887.7 million, the Kuro Edition with IDR 889.9 million and finally there is the AWD variant for IDR 958.8 million. All of them have the status of on the road DKI Jakarta.

Engine Performance

Next is the discussion about the engine power offered by each model. The Palisade comes with a 2.2L CRDi 4-cylinder diesel engine with an e-VGT. The engine produces 200 ps of power at 3,800 rpm and 440 Nm of torque at 1,750 to 2,750 rpm. The transmission is 8-speed with shift by wire technology where the driver only presses the button to shift gears without a lever as usual.

Mazda CX-9 petrol 2.5L Turbo 4 cylinder DOHC. The engine produces 231 ps of power at 5,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 420 Nm at 2,000 rpm. The transmission is a six-speed automatic.

Exterior Dimensions and Design

Both offer different approaches in terms of size. The Palisade is 4,995 mm long, 1,975 mm wide and 1,750 mm high with a wheelbase length of 2,900 mm. Ground clearance is as high as 203 mm. In the latest Palisade, differences are visible from the fa├žade section. Use a parametric shield grille design with a parametric hidden type DRL like Creta. Such lights disappear when the vehicle is not in use. 

The Mazda CX-9 has dimensions of 5,075 mm in length, 1,969 mm in width, and 1,747 mm in height and a wheelbase length of 2,939 mm. The distance from the footing to the ground is as high as 220 mm. Carrying Mazda's signature Kodo desai. The curve of the line even though it doesn't look firm still gives an athletic and tough impression. The grille with chrome slats looks integrated with the led technology tapered design headlamp as well as drl. The back is quite firm with the use of a combination stoplamp also with LED technology. The legs come with 20-inch rims that emphasize the figure of the SUV.

Features and Comfort

Both OF these SUVs offer a comfortable SUV driving experience, mainly from some of the features offered. The palisade of comfort comes from a 12.3-inch TFT touch display audio head unit connected to a 12-speaker Infinity Premium audio system. The latest Palisade offers a Bluelink service connection that connects the car with the driver's mobile phone.

Comfortable driving experience for passengers in the form of the rear seat passenger talk mode feature, there is a special microphone for the driver to communicate with passengers. Additional comfort comes from USB charging as many as six ports throughout the cabin, dual sunroofs for the top variant, wireless smartphone charger, ventilated seats and heated seats for the comfort of all passengers.

Like Creta and other Hyundai products, now the latest Palisade is equipped with the Hyundai SmartSense feature. This feature consists of several functions such as forward collision avoidance assist, lane keeping & lane following assist, blind spot collision-avoidance warning, driver attention warning and rear cross traffic collision avoidance assist. All of which help the driver drive safely throughout the journey.

Then in terms of security features, Palisade is equipped with the latest technology. These features include high beam assist, safe exit assist, blind spot view monitor and surround view monitor for surveillance of the environment around the vehicle. There is still a rear view monitor with dynamic guidelines, manual speed limit assist, smart cruise control with stop and go and parking distance warning reverse with switch forward / reverse.

Moving on to the Mazda CX-9. The first impression in the interior is quite luxurious thanks to the use of leather material in all parts. On the steering wheel, there is an audio setting button and the cruise control feature is also wrapped in leather. The head unit is 9 inches which is set via commander control on the center console and features a Mazda Connect mobile phone connection. The entertainment side comes with a 12 speaker audio system from Bose as well as an Aux connection and USB port. There are still wireless charging phones, head up displays, dual zone air conditioners in front and rear, and air vents on the seats.

Its safety features come with airbags in front, sides and curtains, side impact door beams, collapsible steering shafts, and a Skyactiv-Body structure. Safety standards are present from ABS EBD and BA braking, dynamic stability control and traction control system. There are still hill launch assists, emergency stop signals, G-vectoring control, front and rear parking sensors and 360-degree cameras.

The CX-9 also gets the i-Activsense feature. This feature consists of adaptive LED Headlight, blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert. Other features consist of lane departure warning system, lane keep assist system, smart city brake support forward and backward. Mazda also provides pedestrian brake features as well as driver attention alerts for comfort.


These two large SUVs have advantages in each sector. If the diesel engine enthusiast is definitely the choice is the Palisade, but the CX-9 gasoline engine also provides power intake for driving in and out of town.

Potential consumers just have to compare from the availability of funds. Palisade and CX-9 are in the price range of IDR 800 million. In addition, also pay attention to the after-sales offer provided by each brand which will be an additional assessment related to vehicle ownership for a longer time

It Turns Out That This Is The Reason You Should Change The Oil Regularly

 As one way to keep the vehicle primed is to carry out periodic maintenance while changing the engine oil. The reason is that the lubricant in the engine must be replaced periodically in order to optimize engine performance. In addition, also pay attention to the quality of the lubricant that will be used for our vehicles, because usually engine oils are equipped with a variety of siblings.

One of the most important are additives. Have the aim of improving the quality of base oil or providing new properties of lubricant products. Currently a number of engine lubricants have a variety of additives that function importantly to components in the combustion chamber of the vehicle. Well in addition to this, there are a number of other functions of the oil, which are the reasons for it should be periodically replaced. Here's the breakdown.

1. Lubricants

The main function of the oil is to provide lubrication to every component of the engine that requires it. The existence of this oil is in charge of preventing friction between parts such as pistons and cylinder walls. Imagine metal parts moving and rubbing against each other tightly. Without lubricant, damage will occur quickly. Even so, owners must be observant in choosing quality products with specifications according to vehicle needs.

2. Prevent gas leakage in the combustion chamber

In addition to lubrication, engine oil also functions to prevent gas leaks in the combustion chamber. Basically, oil has the ability to lubricate every component in the engine. For example, when lubricating between the cylinder wall and the piston, one of the tasks of engine oil here is to be a 'sealer' between the two so that there is no gas leakage in the upper and lower chambers of the piston.

3. Cooling the engine

Hot temperatures in the engine are common when the components in the engine are working. But with the engine oil there in charge of cooling, the engine temperature will still be ideal. However, do not expect this condition to be felt when you are late or even forget to make an oil change. For your information, in certain cases engine oil can also evaporate with use. So, it is quite possible that overheating occurs when you are negligent in this matter.

"Because of such a task, the engine oil has a service life or service life that ranges from 6 months or a few kilometers, whichever is achieved first. These recommendations are usually listed by vehicle manufacturers in the manual book," said Brahma Putra Mahayana, Technical Specialist of PT Pertamina Lubricants (PTPL).

4. Contaminant control

Although it is in charge of protecting, friction between engine components is actually unavoidable. But this engine oil functions to control contaminants, let's call them metals from friction between spare parts. The oil will later bring the debris or dirt to the filter.

5. Prevent rust

As is known, each component of the machine is made of metal material. Then it is very natural that rust will lurk. And, the presence of oil also aims to prevent rust from affecting those engine parts. But just like other points, consumers must pay close attention to the condition and volume of their vehicle engine oil.

Regardless of its function, consumers are required to read the user manual so as not to be mistaken when buying vehicle engine oil. In addition, make sure to also choose quality lubricants such as PT Pertamina Lubricants alert lubricant products.

"Pertamina's lubricant products are equipped with Nano Guard Technology formulations. It is the synthetic lubricant technology for the latest gasoline engines and carefully designed to meet the top performance requirements which has proven to be effective in protecting the engine and cleaning it thoroughly to the narrowest gap," said Brahma.

Understand the Condition of the Fuse So As Not to Cause Fire

 There are several factors that cause a car fire to occur. One of them is that the condition of the fuse that is not good until it melts can be one of the causes.

For this reason, it is very important to check the condition of the fuse before it breaks into a bigger problem. The Auto2000 team gave some tips to prevent vehicle fuses from melting along with the steps.

Poor Fuse Quality

Basically, the fuse is made of a specially designed metal plate with a flat shape and is cut off if passed by an electric current that exceeds its capacity. On the outside of the fuse, there is a plastic insulator of various colors as a protector as well as a marker of the size of the fuse. Meanwhile, the electrical components that are at work will produce heat and fuses of poor quality are generally problematic with the standard size of the metal plate of the electric circuit breaker. As a result, the insulator plastic is not able to retain heat so that the fuse melts.

Fuse Does Not Match Size

Often during emergencies and rushes or no backup, motorists replace the broken 5A fuse with a 10A fuse. In fact, the break of the fuse indicates a problem in the vehicle's electrical system. Plus, the higher the electric current, the higher the heat temperature generated. When the electric current passing through the fuse exceeds the provisions, the fuse does not break because it has been replaced larger. The increased temperature will make the fuse house melt and ignite a fire.

Load Increase

When modifying a vehicle, it is usually followed by the need for a new electric current or electrical modification. The problem is that the fuse lanes are not made separate and hitchhiked to the car's built-in fuse. When you want to increase the load on an electrical circuit, you should replace the cable with a fuse with a larger size and as needed.

Make sure the existing cable system is well made by professional technicians and uses quality materials so that it is not easy to trigger a short circuit. The overhaul of the car's electricity will be related to safety factors and the risk of warranty cannot be claimed if there is a problem.

Therefore, always make sure that additional accessories related to electricity are official accessories, one of which is Auto2000 and the installation can consult with the Auto2000 service advisor.

Installation Does Not Fit

The fuse mount design made in such a way is intended so that it can support the fuse firmly and safely. When carrying out the installation of the fuse independently on the holder or its terminals always make sure that it is absolutely precise and should not be loose. If the longar fuse is feared, it will cause an unstable electric current, giving rise to sparks that make the fuse hot, melt, and even burn.

When experiencing headlights that are often off-alive and smell sangit from the fuse terminal immediately visit the official workshop of one of the Auto2000. Don't delay replacing the melted fuse for too long and always make sure to also use the same size and original Toyota parts. Check the cable line on the melted fuse for possible problems such as a faulty cable connection.

Share Experience! These are the Tips for Touring in the Himalayas

 Mentioning the Himalayas continues to bring out memories of offroad, coral, rocky, desert and snowy tracks. Reminiscent of steep climbs and steep descents. Thin oxygen levels to low temperatures. Even so, it all became a combination of pleasant trips under the watchful eyes of the majestic broad-shouldered mountains.

For Indonesians, touring in the Himalayas is a refreshing activity but with a high level of concern. The problems and difficulties left in the dust every kilometer make every rider always remember it.

Destinations such as Leh, Ladakh, Zanskar Valley, Khardung La Pass, Nubra Valley, Wari La Pass, Chang La Pass, Pangong Tso, Tso Moriri, Taglang La Pass are very popular among adventurers. In addition to presenting beautiful scenery, those locations also offer some real sensations to test for adrenaline and endorphins.

Although the trip is fine, it should be borne in mind that driving in the Himalayas is not as simple as we see. It even has a high level of risk. But when done right, touring there can be a soul-clearing exercise. Based on the experience team at moto Himalaya 2022 activities, here are some of the best tips on how to ride in the Himalayas.

1. Plan a Trip

Planning a must when driving in the Himalayas. You need to draw up a travel concept and inventory that must be prepared and carried. While still in Indonesia, it's a good idea to find information about the areas you want to cross. Also note that the distance in the mountains can be quite misleading due to the winding roads. 250 km in the mountains is very different from 250 km in the plains. So, schedule the trip appropriately.

2. Passport and International Driver's License

As an Indonesian citizen, Passport, International Driver's License and International Visa are the main things that every rider should have before touring abroad. Passports have a minimum time limit of 6 months before the expiration date expires. The driving license must also be in a valid status.

3. Travel Insurance

This is also a mandatory thing. Make sure you have travel insurance. In addition, it would be wiser to have life insurance in case of an accident on the road. Insurance also at least covers the vehicle used. For motorbike insurance please contact the bike rental there.

4. Health Advice

Expeditions of this kind demand heavy physical exertion. The body must be in a state of physical fitness. If you have conditions such as asthma, high blood pressure, respiratory problems or heart problems, consult a doctor. Because you will spend most of the time at an altitude of about 3,500 to 5,300 meters above sea level). Make sure you have vaccinated such as influenza, chickenpox, measles, tetanus, and booster doses.

5. Currency Exchange

For initial supplies, exchange Rupiah (IDR) to US Dollars. Because there are no money changers in Indonesia who prepare the Rupee currency. Adjust the nominal to the needs while there. Having cash is highly recommended, because in a fairly remote mountainous region do not expect to find an ATM or a card swipe terminal.

Then keep the money in two or three different locations such as a few pockets, suitcases, or tote bags. You never know when you're going to need it. Anticipate expenses ahead of time and plan a budget according to the margin for unexpected expenses as well.

How to Save Fuel when the Price Is Getting More Expensive

 The government eventually raised the price of subsidized fuel oil. The corrections are quite a lot. Pertalite which was previously IDR 7,650 per liter became IDR 10,000 per liter. For those of you who have high mobility using a car every day, of course, your monthly expenses will increase. Can't help but reapply the fuel saving method so as not to lose

Keep The Speed Steady

The first step is to drive as smoothly as possible. This becomes a challenge in itself, where you have to restrain your emotions and be disciplined. Stable acceleration and deceleration control can cut wasted or unnecessary energy. When it starts to move, there is no need to directly step on the pedal deeply. Slowly creating momentum is better than jumping straight. It could be that there is excess energy that should not need to be expended so that it sucks up more fuel.

For deceleration, optimize the driving distance with the vehicle in front. As much as possible, make more use of the engine break until it finally really needs a brake pedal footing to stop. Engine break itself can save fuel consumption, because the fuel supply to the engine room is immediately cut off when the moment occurs.

GearShift at The Right Turn

These tips apply to users of vehicles with manual transmission. Try to actively shift gears to keep engine revs low. However, that doesn't mean it's below the threshold because it can make the pacemaker's heart die. According to research, driving with high or medium engine revolutions will consume more fuel than when the rpm is low. That's why it is necessary to move gears earlier.

Don't Speed

The faster the car moves the greater the resistance or air resistance is obtained. According to a 2009 study, the increase in fuel consumption in passenger cars reached 14.9 percent when running above speeds of 100 to 120 kph. Meanwhile, large cars weighing more than 1.7 tons experienced a 27 percent increase at the same speed. So even if the freeway is in full swing, it may be possible to consider limiting the speed. While doing the previous two tricks.

Reduce Air Resistance

Continuing the previous point. Wind resistance also needs to be considered through the shape of the vehicle. The point is more to the installed accessories that increase wind resistance. For example, roof racks or roof boxes, or bicycle towing. Remove the device when not in use, so that the aerodynamics of the vehicle can return to optimal. The act of opening the window when driving at a high enough speed is also best avoided. The problem is that this interferes with the flow of air so that it restrains the vehicle from driving which then has an impact on increasing fuel consumption.

Once a Mechanic, Take a Peek at 25 Rare Car Collections of the Late Queen Elizabeth II

 British Queen Elizabeth II breathed her last at the age of 96 at Balmoral Palace, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, on Friday (9/9). Behind her legendary leadership, it turns out that the Queen has a high hobby for car collections.

Citing Hotcars, Queen Elizabeth II is known to lead a strong and active life even at the age of 92. One of the things she really enjoyed was driving herself, though protocol stated that the queen should be escorted wherever she went.

His love of cars can be traced back to the time of World War II. She is a member of the Women's Auxiliary Service and doubles as a mechanic. In fact, he is said to be the only member of the work who understands how to change car tires.

Based on reports from various sources, it is believed that his car collection is worth more than 10 million pounds or around Rp. 172 billion. Below are 25 car collections of british Queen Elizabeth II's mending cars.

1. Edward VII Town Coach

This is the rarest vehicle still used by Queen Elizabeth II before her death. Named After Edward VVI the vehicle had undergone restoration in mid-1964.

This car is a historical witness of the British civilization from 1901 to 1910. Its presence played a major role in the modernization of the royal transport fleet.

2. Landrover Rover Hybrid Landaulet

This car was made by the manufacturer only 1 unit in the world and for Queen Elizabeth II alone. His public appearance was made in 2015 in an official event.

It is known that the manufacturer has already given birth to 4 special cars for the royal family since 1953. The Landaulet Hybrid model itself is designed to replace the previous outdated car.