Aimed at the younger crowd especially senior high school and college students, the 2018 Honda BeAT comes with new graffiti graphics and is priced at RM5,724, including GST. This is an increase of RM159 over the previous year’s price of RM5,565.

Power for this budget segment scooter comes from a 108.2 cc single-cylinder, four-stroke, air-cooled mill fed by PGM-FI, which produces 8.77 PS at 7,500 rpm. Transmission, as is typical of scooters in this category, is an automatic gearbox and V-belt.

The BeAT comes with a Combi Brake System which applies both the front and back brake when the brake lever is pulled, shortening braking distance. Suspension is conventional on BeAT, with a telescopic fork in front and single absorber in the rear, both non-adjustable. Additional safety is provided with a side stand cut-out switch.

Braking is with a single hydraulic disc on the front wheel, while the rear wheel comes with a leading-shoe drum brake and Smart Lock keeps both wheels locked for safe starting or parking. Both electrical and kick-start is provided on the Honda BeAT, and the machine rolls on 14-inch alloy wheels shod with tubeless tyres.

Fuel is carried in a 4.0-litre fuel tank, and all up weight is 94 kg, with a low 742 mm seat height, making the BeAT accommodating for shorter riders. There are four colour options for the 2018 Honda BeAT – Vital Metallic Blue, Pearl Magellanic Black, Viva City Red and new for next year, Space Magenta Metallic.