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Honda Air Blade 160 launched, highest price 57.2 million


Ho Chi Minh CityThe biggest upgrade on the Air Blade is the new 160cc ESP+ engine, which is more powerful but the price remains the same compared to the old 150.

On May 20, Honda launched the 6th generation of the Air Blade scooter model. The big change lies in the engine, when the 160 cc will replace the previous 150cc type. The design is only slightly improved compared to the old version.

The 4-valve ESP+ engine has a piston stroke adjustment, a new hydraulic cam booster, helping the car to achieve better acceleration, quieter, Euro 3 emission standard. The car reaches a capacity of 15 horsepower, torque of 14.2 Nm. Thus, the capacity is 2 horsepower greater than the 150 cc version.

The 125 cc version is still sold in parallel, also slightly upgraded in power, from 11.2 hp to 11.7 hp. Maximum torque of 11.3 Nm.

Honda Air Blade 2023 160cc engine version launched in Ho Chi Minh City. Image: Thanh Nhan

Aside from the engine, the changes on the new Air Balde are less noticeable. The car uses a new load-bearing frame structure with a simplified tail compared to the old version, helping trunk capacity increased from 22.7 liters to 23.2 liters, can hold 2 half helmets. Phone charging port, lights are also available in the trunk.

Air Blade 160 design is similar to Air Blade limited edition released in October 2021, different from 125 in sportier front bumper. The rest, the design of the full LED headlights, the daytime setting strip creates a cutout highlight at the front of the car similar to the old version. Particularly, the body of the car has been tweaked in a stronger direction, with new LED taillights.

The car possesses familiar equipment that was previously available such as a smart key, a digital dashboard. CBS front brake on 125 version and ABS for 160 version. Drum brake on the rear wheel.

Regarding the price, the new Honda Air Blade remains the same in the highest version and increases slightly in the low version:

Car model Version Price Increase
125 Standard 42,090 766
Especially 43,290 788
160 Standard 55,990 won Unchanged
Especially 57,190

Unit: thousand dong

The comparative selling price in the table above is based on Honda’s most recent adjustment in April. Compared to the old level from 2021, the Air Blade price increased by 500,000 VND to nearly one million VND.

Compared to rival Yamaha NVX priced at VND 52.2-54.5 million and only has one 155 cc engine version, Honda Air Blade has more options and a wide price range (cheaper in low version, more expensive in Thailand). high version). Besides, thanks to its neutral appearance and brand strength, Honda’s model is easily accepted by the masses, and Air Blade sales have dominated the segment for many years.

The appearance of Air Blade also helps Honda Vietnam target another competitor, which is the imported Honda Vario which is not genuine. Currently, Vario is offered by private stores for VND 60-65 million, with a 160 cc engine. Thus, Air Blade 160 has the same engine, genuine distribution and is cheaper.

Popular, but like many other Honda motorcycles, the Air Blade encountered a situation where the price was higher than the recommended level at the dealer. Honda said it is trying to increase production to better meet demand, but it is currently facing a situation of not having enough cars to deliver to dealers due to the impact of parts supply.

Thanh Nhan

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