2019 Honda ADV 150 scooter arrives in Philippines

Launched at the 2019 GIIAS show in Indonesia, the 2019 Honda ADV 150 adventure scooter is scheduled for its public unveiling in the Philippines this week. This was reported by Top Gear Phillipines via its motorcycle editor Aris Illagan who writes the Moto Sapiens section.

A photo has appeared on Honda Philippines social media showing the silhouette of the ADV 150 with a teaser tagline that it is being launched soon. Consequently, photos have appeared on various Philippines social media sites showing ADV 150s being unloaded at a dock and inside information obtained by Top Gear Philippines has confirmed this.

The ADV 150 is powered by a 149.3 cc, single-cylinder SOHC mill, producing 14.5 PS at 8,500 rpm and 13.8 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm with Idling Stop. Taking styling cues from its larger sibling, the Honda X-ADV, the ADV 150 is fed by Honda’s PGM-Fi and power is transmitted via an automatic gearbox and belt drive.

There are two versions of the ADV 150 in Indonesia, the Combined Braking System (CBS) version and the ABS variant, which are priced at 33.5 million rupiah (RM9,908) and 36.5 million rupiah (RM10,795), respectively. Braking is done with hydraulic discs, the front disc using a two-piston calliper while the rear is stopped with single-piston unit.

Seat height on the ADV 150 is set at 795 mm while weight is 132 kg for the CBS model and the ABS ADV 150 comes in at 133 kg. Fuel for the ADV is carried in a 8-litre tank and a 28-litre storage space is found under the seat.

Inside the cockpit is a monochrome LCD meter that closely resembles the units installed on the X-Adv and the CRF1000L Africa Twin. LED lighting is used throughout the ADV 150 and the manually adjustable windshield has a high and low position.

In Indonesia, the ADV 150 is sold alongside the Honda Vario 150 eSP and PCX 150 scooters, which are priced from 23.6 million rupiah (RM7,002) and 28.9 million rupiah (RM8,574), as well as the SH150i, retailing for 39.9 million rupiah (RM11,838). So, it looks like our ASEAN neighbours Indonesia and Philippines are getting the ADV 150 well before Malaysia, which begs the question, when will it be our turn?

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