After the market release of the Winner X, Honda Vietnam has sprung another surprise with the launch of the 2020 Honda Airblade scooter. Pricing starts at 41.19 million Vietnamese Dong (RM7,330) and goes up to 56.30 million Dong (RM10,035).

The new Airblade is the fifth generation of this scooter design and has undergone a complete revamp. This includes the choice of 125 cc and 150 cc engines and other styling cues. In Vietnam, each version of the Airblade, either 125 or 150, will come in Special and Standard models, with differences in graphics and Combined Braking System (CBS) or single-channel ABS.

Fed by Honda’s PGM-FI, both the 125 Airblade and 150 Airblade carry a single-cylinder, liquid-cooled mill with the 125 cc version producing 11.3 hp at 8,500 rpm and 11.68 Nm of torque at 5,000 rpm while the 150 cc mill produces 12.9 hp at 8,500 rpm and 13.3 Nm of torque at 5,000 rpm.

Fuel is carried in a 4.4-litre tank with a 22-litre storage compartment under the seat with courtesy light and compartment divider that is large enough for two open-face helmets or one full-face. Rolling on 14-inch wheels, tyre sizes between the 125 and 140 differ, with the 150 getting slightly wider tubeless tyres.

In front, the 2020 Airblade bears a resemblance to the Winner X with LED headlights that look similar but with the Airblade having a slightly longer LED DRL brow. At the back, the tail light is also an LED unit that comes with combined turn signals.

Inside the cockpit, a new LCD display replaces the previous analogue instrument panel, giving the rider a simpler and neater readout. Also standard equipment on the Airblade is keyless start, USB charger and idling stop.