Honda’s early release of the 2022 Honda ADV150 Scooter places the company’s adventure motorcycles in the scooter market. Subtle off-road touches and quite substantial rider safety elements make this bike suitable for both urban commuting and off-the-beaten-path adventuring. ABS brakes and long-stroke suspensions are employed to accommodate these varied modes of transportation. It’s all yours for less than $5,000, including the standard “twist and goes” technique.
2022 Honda ADV150 Scooter – Features and Specs
The ADV150 is a cross between a regular PCX scooter and Honda’s Africa Twin, a motorcycle designed for long-distance travel. The dual use of the tire as the trailblazer is readily apparent. The brown and the black benefit from a reduction in unsprung weight at the front axle when the front fender is shortened.
At least on the U.S. version, the front lighting is completed with twin LED headlamps installed in the front fairing, in addition to a pair of thin standoff turn-signal bars. The leg guards sport bike-style scoop that conceals the radiator and provides a space for your lower legs to breathe.
There is a compartment in the fairing for your lower body that you may use to rest your legs and feet in. An adjustable windshield with two settings is located up top. No need to worry about getting a case of the dreaded head buffet here, thanks to the room’s generous airflow. Underneath the translucent, rally-style glass, the machinery is simple and minimalistic, including an LCD and a series of idiot lights.
A tapered handlebar positions your hands in a neutral position just above your waist, giving you plenty of leverage that will be handy on softer terrain. On the inside of the fairing to the left of the steering column is a small glove compartment with a USB port, allowing you to charge your electronic gadgets without taking your hands off the wheel.
Instead of the usual wet storage space beneath the seat, this seat can be locked down to reveal a dry storage room below. There is a wide pillion pad, flip-out foot pegs, and a J.C. handle for your passenger, and if you need extra storage or a backrest, you can have both with the optional top case. Right-side upswept exhaust adds a sporty, off-road look to the bike.
The ADV150 is moderately agile because the steering head creates a 26.3-degree rake angle with 3.4 inches of trail over a 52.1-inch wheelbase. Showa provides telescopic forks and shocks for the front and rear suspension of the bike. The knives are 31 millimeters in diameter. The ADV150 has front and rear suspension travel of 5.1 inches and 4.7 inches, respectively, making it a plush ride for a scooter, making short work of uneven pavement or even off-road terrain.
All four wheels are cast, and the front one, sized at 140 inches and shod with a 110-by-80-inch tire, sets the pace for the rear set, measuring 130 by 70 by 13. The brakes are a mixed bag, with a gorgeous, massive 240 mm disc and an ABS-protected hydraulic caliper up front, and a delightful 130 mm mechanical drum out back. I find drum brakes inefficient, but I can see why Honda chose them.
If you’re looking to bulk up for some severe ADV riding, the bike’s accessory catalog has you covered with a wide selection of storage options, handguards, auxiliary lighting, and crash bars to protect the motorcycle in the event of a fall.
A liquid-cooled thumper powers the ADV150. It has a conventional swing-mount drive configuration that integrates the mill and gearbox as stressed components into a full-yoke assembly with an average swing arm half. With a 10.6-to-1 compression ratio and an almost square shape, the mill’s 57.3 mm bore and 57.9 mm stroke give it a 149 cc displacement. To eliminate knock, ping, and run-on, the engine requires premium fuel. The 14.5 horsepower is well worth the asking price.
An overhead cam and two poppets in a throttle body measuring 26 millimeters control the intake. With the V-Matic gearbox, scooter riders may enjoy an automatic-like ride. The overall drive ratio generates a top speed of around 73 mph, which is more than sufficient for the highway but falls just short of being comfortable on the interstate.
The estimated fuel economy is 139 mpg. However, that’s based on ideal conditions and little throttle use, so your mileage may vary. Its suitability to the urban/suburban commuter market is enhanced because, unlike air-cooled models, it can effectively deal with congestion in slow-moving traffic.
2022 Honda ADV150 Scooter – Price
Purchase a 2022 ADV150 will set you back $4,299. (USD). You’re free to choose whatever color you like, so long as it’s Candy Rose Red, in 2022.
Honda ADV150 vs. Lance Cabo 200i
The Cabo’s hoops are designed to perform well on hard asphalt and softer surfaces like mud and sand, thanks to its aggressive grooving and big street flats. Unlike the Honda, which is made entirely of glass, this one has a little fly screen and hence cannot be considered safe for the pilot.
The Cabo has the same optional features as the Honda, including the same color-matched top case and the same basic comforts for the passengers. The little front end looks excellent with the over-under illumination. Since the Cabo has a higher ground clearance than the Honda ADV (8.1 inches vs. 6.5 inches), it’s reasonable to assume that it can tackle terrain that is at least as brutal. However, Lance isn’t entirely definite on the suspension travel figures. Maybe not, considering the Cabo has 12-inch wheels and the Honda has 14- and 13-inch.
The Cabo’s combination brakes can’t compare to the ADV150’s genuine ABS technology. Thus the latter is the better choice for your safety. Since the top speed of the Lance is limited to the mid-60s, riders cannot depend on a large reserve of power while traveling at highway speeds. Though Cabo’s lower price tag of $2,699 could entice some buyers, I think the Honda will be a better investment for most people.
2022 Honda ADV150 Scooter – Technical Specifications
|149.3cc liquid-cooled 80º single-cylinder four-stroke
|OHC; two valves
|Bore x Stroke
|57.3 mm x 57.9 mm
|Fuel injection; 26 mm throttle body
|Automatic centrifugal dry type
|31 mm Showa telescopic fork; 5.1 in. travel
|Twin Showa shocks; 4.0 in. travel
|Single hydraulic caliper w/ 240 mm disc
|Mechanical w/ single 130 mm drum
|Rake (Caster Angle)
|85 mm (3.4 in.)
|Candy Rose Red