Honda Thailand at the Bangkok International Motorshow

Date posted on March 25, 2021
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The  42nd Bangkok International Motorshow (BIMS) is now ongoing from March 24 to April 1 at the Challenger Hall, Impact Muang Thong Thani. It is organized annualy by Grand Prix International Public Company Limited (GPI).

Of course, Honda Motor Thailand has one of the biggest manufacturer exhibits with their HYPE Space.

Let’s take a peak of the 2021 models highlighted at the show from the small bikes and scooters to the big bikes. Let us know which one do you think should be introduced in the Philippines as well.

1. Lead 125

Honda’s new commuter scooter with elegant styling, liquid cooled 125cc eSP engine, front fuel tank and a massive 37 liters of underseat storage.

The front tire size is 90 / 90-12, while the rear tire is 100 / 90-10 and cones with CBS combined brake system. Est. Thai price is 55,500 Baht (Php 87,122)

2. CBR250RR SP

The Honda CBR 250RR twin cylinder supersport motorcycle from is already available in some of the international markets since 2017. The new 2021 model of CBR 250RR.

The new 2021 model has a more powerful engine. It now produces 40 Hp of maximum power at 12,500 RPM and comes with Riding Modes, Slipper Clutch and Ride by Wire . It comes in different colour options and draws its design from its big brother the CBR1000RR. Est. Thai price is
239,900 Baht (Php 376,588)

3. CBR150R

The 2021 New Honda CBR 150R has new Dual Headlight with Full LED Lighting System,  new fuel tank,  new adjustable gold finished Showa USD front fork with premium SFF-BP,  new adjustable rear suspension, ABS Brake with wave discs and tandem seat.

The 149cc engine is equipped with DOHC, 4 Valve, Liquid-Cooling abd produces 17.1 bhp at 9000 rpm.It also cones  PGM-Fi fuel-injection system and eSP technology. It is nated to a 6 Speed transmission with a slipper clutch.  Other features is the new innovative Truss Frame and new muffler with Kevlar Protector. Est.Thai price for ABS version is 99,700 Baht (Php156,506)

4. CB150R

The stylish sporty naked CB150R was first launched in Thailand a few years ago in 2019. It is powered by a similar liquid cooled 149cc single cylinder engine and 6-Speed transmission as the CBR150R. The round headlight is designed to give the bike a retro café racer look. It also  has a muscular fuel tank to give it an aggressive look. There are side air scoop beside the engine for letting air into the engine compartment. The CB150R includes Road Riding Modes, Pass Switch and Engine Check Warning in terms of safety. The CB150R has a seat height of 795 mm. The Front Tyre size is 110/70 R17 & Rear Tyre size is 150/60 R17. At the show new colors were presented. Est. Thai Price is 102,960 Baht (Php161,200)

5. CRF450RL

Honda has just won the 2021 Dakar Rally and the actual racebike was first presented at the BIMS since the victory. The production version, the 2021 CRF450RL enduro bike/ adventure bike that was launched in Thailand 3 weeks before was highlighted as well. Est. Thai Price is 339,000 Baht ( Php532,000)

6. CT125 Hunter Cub

The cute and highly desrable underbone created a big hype globally when it was first shown as a prototype. The interest was so high that Honda eventually put it into production as is no available in Europe, USA and most of Asia. It was launched in Thailand in June of last year. The CT125 is a modern interpretation of Honda’s popular CT110 Trail Bike which sold from the 60’s and became popular in the 70’s until the 90’s. Est. Thai Price is 84,900 Baht (Php133,273)

7. C125

The C125 is the modern Super Cub, the best selling motorcycle in the worls. The C125 has iconic styling with modern features such as EFI and a front disc brake with ABS. The 2021 version now comes with modern matte black finish. Est. Thai Price is 86,000 Baht (Php136,400)

8. All New Monkey

Probably the coolest bike on the list, the all new Monkey is clearly a toy for the enthusiast willing to spend as much on a small motorcycle. Even if it is small (but much karger than the original Monkey) , it is powered by a modern and reliable. 124.9cc air-cooled,  single-cylinder , 2 valve SOHC ,four-stroke engiine with PGM-FI. Est. Thai price is 99,700 Baht ( Php156,506)

9. Rebel 1100

Honda’s new global cruiser will impact the segment and will make a lot if riders consider riding a big cruiser. This ks because of the option to have Honda’s  revolutionary dual-clutch transmission (DCT) as found in the X-ADV and Africa Twin. DCT offers a clutchless motorcycle experience that can be fully automatic, or shift manually  with three levels of programming for shift-point strategies.

It also has the same 1,084cc parallel-twin engine as the Africa Twin but with tuning changes to suit the cruiser application. Lastly, a big part of Honda’s strategy to get a big slice of the cruiser market is the aggressive pricing.  Est. Thai Price is 399,000 Baht ( Php626,000) of the manual and 429,000 Baht (Php673,000) for the Dual Clutch Transmission version.

10. CB1300 Super Four  and Bol D’or

Last January, Honda introduced a pair of retro bikes 2021 Honda CB1300 Super Four and Bol D’or, inspired by the old days of the big displacement inline-fours of the 1980s before plastic covered sportbikes took over. Bol D’Oe by yhe way is anothet 24 hour endurance race that rivals the 24 hours of lemans which Honda has used to develop its bikes in the past from the CB750 allthe eay to the RVF750 racers.

The new bikes  are powered Honda’s SC54E liquid-cooled, DOHC four-valve per cylinder inline-four with PGM-Fi producing 113 HP at 7,750 rpm and 112 Nm of torque at 6,250 rpm.  It is mated to asix-speed transmission with a wet clutch. Modern features include Honda Selectable Traction Control (HSTC) with  three ride modes – Sport, Standard and Rain – and ride-by-wire throttle. Est. Thai Price for the Super Four is 575,000 Baht (Php902,000) and 600,000 Baht ( Php941,864) for the Bol D’Or.

11. New X-ADV 750

The first full model change since 2017 was launched globally late last year. The X-ADV is a scooter-style adventure motorcycle with a six-speed Dual Clutch Transmission. 

For 2021, the overall styling is new together  a new windscreen, more underseat storage (now 22 liters with a USB charging port), a new 1.2-liter glovebox, and LED DRLs. The parallel-twin engine is now 4 hp stringer the redline is now 600 rpm higher. The gear ratios are reworked to match the additional power and the DCT has been updated. With ride-by-wire technology, the 2021 Honda X-ADV now has Power  Modes that include adjustable engine compression braking. Honda has also updated the frame as well, with the overall weight reduced . Est. Thai Price is 425,000 Baht (Php667,174)

12. Goldwing

Also annouced early 2021 is the new Gold Wing touring bike, Honda’s ‘King of Motorcycles’.  It is primarily a long-distance touring with  luxuries for greater comfort and convenience.

Powered by a smooth 1,833cc liquid-cooled, horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine. Throttle-by-wire system provides basis for advanced electronics package with Four riding modes—Tour, Sport, Econ and Rain and Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) system that manages rear-wheel slip. It also has  Hill Start Assist makes it easier to start from a stop on an ascent and Optimized cruise-control function for relaxed cruising. An Electric windscreen and air-guiding ducts protects and provides optimal air to the rider and passenger. There are saddlebags and a  top trunk with a total storage capacity has grown to 61 liters. There is now a more relaxed  passenger seat’s backrest , thicker foam a suede-like cover for the two-piece seats. There is a 45 watt audio system with automatic volume-adjustment and comes Android Auto integration and Apple CarPlay integration. Like the new Rebel 1100 it has an option for a 7- Speed Dual Clutch Transmission. Est Thai Price is 1,340,000 ( Php2.1M)

13. Honda Forza 350

This scooter that was also launched in Thailand late last year in October. The Forza 350 maxi scooter has 329.6cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled, fuel-injected engine and features include a Honda Selectable Torque Control, dual-channel ABS, all-LED lighting system, USB charging port, and Honda Smart Key with anti-theft alarm and an electrically adjustable windscreen. At the show they presented a Forza Limited Edition model. Est. Thai price 173,500 Baht (Php272,355)

So, which one is your favorite and why? Comment below.

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