Two new additions to PT Astra Honda’s urban scooter stable are the 2018 Honda Vario 150 and 2018 Honda Vario 125, priced at 22.5 million rupiah (RM6,351) and 17.6 million rupiah (RM4,972), respectively. Several upgrades have been made to the Indonesia-market Vario, making this a mid-model update.

Bodywork on both the Vario 150 and Vario 125 is more aggressive, with LED lighting now standard. Modern conveniences are also included for the Vario scooters, including a full-LCD instrument panel, smart key system with alarm and call-back as well as start/stop engine function.

The Vario 150 is powered by a single-cylinder SOHC power plant with liquid-cooling, and power gets to the ground via a V-Matic automatic gearbox. Power output is claimed to be 13.1 PS at 8,500 rpm, with 13.4 Nm of torque on tap at 5,000 rpm.

Meanwhile, the Vario 125 produces 11.1 PS at 8,500 rpm and 10.8 Nm of torque from its 125 cc single-cylinder engine. Standard for both Vario scooter models is ACG starter and eSP technology in the engine design with the Vario 150 weighing 112 kg and the 125 coming in at 111 kg.

Unique to the Vario scooters is Honda’s Combined Braking System (CBS), which activates the front disc and rear drum brake proportionally to aid braking efficiency. Rolling on 14-inch wheels, the Vario 150 comes with a 90/80 front tyre and 100/80 rear, and an 18-litre storage under the seat along with a 5.5-litre fuel tank.