– New 2021 Honda ADV 150 Scooter Review / Specs: Horsepower, Top Speed, MPG, Release Date, Price / MSRP + More! –
The big news is out – the 2021 Honda ADV 150 adventure scooter / automatic motorcycle has been released! (insert shameless plug here, if you followed me on social media then you would’ve had a heads up about this announcement before it happened).
- Quick / Key 2021 ADV 150 Info & Specs:
- 2021 ADV 150 Price / MSRP: $4,299
- 2021 ADV 150 Release Date: June 2020
- 2021 ADV 150 Top Speed: around 73 MPH (multiple top speed videos on YouTube)
- 2021 ADV 150 Colors: Matte Black Metallic
- 2021 ADV 150 Fuel Tank Capacity: 2.1 gal.
- 2021 ADV 150 Miles Per Gallon: 139 MPG (59.1 km/l) (Honda hasn’t released the USA numbers yet so I’ve included and converted the European spec to MPG)
- 2021 ADV 150 Weight: 294 lbs (curb)
- 2021 ADV 150 Horsepower: 14.4 HP
- 2021 ADV 150 Torque: TBA
- 2021 ADV 150 Suspension (front): 31mm Showa telescopic fork; 5.12 in. travel
- 2021 ADV 150 Suspension (rear): Twin Showa shocks; 4.72 in. travel
- 2021 ADV 150 Ground Clearance: 6.5 in.
- 2021 ADV 150 Width: 30.0 in.
- 2021 ADV 150 Length: 76.8 in.
- 2021 ADV 150 Height: 45.4 in.
- 2021 ADV 150 Wheelbase: 52.1 in.
- 2021 ADV 150 Seat Height: 31.3 in.
- * Complete 2021 ADV150 spec sheet below…
What is the new 2021 Honda ADV 150? That’s a fair question, given the unique nature of this new model from Honda, the U.S. leader in scooter sales. The answer: It’s a lightweight, compact scooter with adventure-ready features, a crossover model that embraces Honda’s “City Adventure” concept (we’ve covered that bike for years on the blog) and is positioned for both daily commuting and recreation. Prepared for practical use while still enabling the rider to indulge in opportunities for new experiences, it facilitates smooth urban travel and also inspires back-road exploring. Making the ordinary fun and facilitating the enjoyment of free time, the ADV150 is simply the most versatile scooter on the market, by a considerable margin.
ADV 150 Design
Honda’s designers imbued the ADV150 with a fusion of styling cues intended to offer comfort in situations varying from city commuting to backroad exploring. With an emphasis on individuality and looks suggesting a mix of stylishness and power, the ADV150 has an upright riding position to minimize fatigue and provide a great view in traffic. Its comfortable rider triangle (the relationship between handlebar, seat and floorboard) and compact dimensions (particularly front to rear) expand the range of possible applications far beyond what is typical for a scooter.
- A “condensed” design gives the look of an active, adventurous model.
- A blacked-out headlight guard and transparent windscreen express agility.
- The compact, individual turn signals and slim rear fender create a lightweight, dynamic image.
- Compact, high-positioned muffler for tough, adventure-ready looks
- All-LED lighting to minimize size, weight and energy consumption, and to maximize mass-centralization (for improved handling) and illumination.
- The taillight is separate from rear turn signals, and incorporates an “X” design that expresses the crossover concept.
- The LCD main meter’s design is compact, but ample information is available, thanks to the meter’s square shape and a separate screen. The main meter displays date, time, oil-change indicator, fuel meter, odometer, A and B trip meters, speedometer, instant fuel consumption, average fuel consumption, air temperature, battery voltage and fuel meter. A separate sub-meter displays turn indicators, high beam, coolant temperature and fuel-injection.
- With Honda’s Smart Key system, the scooter’s main knob is automatically activated as the owner approaches, and the engine can be started without inserting the key. (An on/off switch prevents a third party from using the scooter even when the owner is in the vicinity.) The system incorporates an “answer-back” switch that flashes the turn signals to help the owner locate the scooter, as well as an anti-theft mechanism whereby the handlebar remains locked when an attempt is made to start the scooter by force. The fuel lid and seat are unlocked via a rocker switch adjacent to the main knob. This is the only other model than the Super Cub and Gold Wing to date that have Honda’s Smart Key system here in the USA.
While on the topic of design, I really wish we would have been given another color option. I do like the Matte Black Metallic color option for the ADV 150 but we need something that really pops to get people’s attention with this new and very different model in the US market. Take a look at this red ADV 150 and tell me that doesn’t just jump out at you when compared to the matte finish of black…
ADV 150 Chassis / Suspension
Designed for user friendliness and adventure, the ADV150 has high ground clearance and adopts ADV-style suspension and tires that are robust enough to tackle rough urban roads, adventurous back roads and everything in between.
- The lightweight, compact frame has optimized rigidity characteristics.
- The wheels have narrow spokes (12 front, 10 rear), to transmit a consistent load from rim to axle. This provides the rider with accurate information about the road surface and helps him or her to make informed riding inputs.
- The 31 mm telescopic Showa fork has a class-leading front-suspension travel of 5.12 inches.
- The twin piggyback Showa shocks offer 4.72 inches of travel and consistent damping force. Their triple-rate springs deliver progressive loading for excellent road-holding performance in varying situations, including two-up riding and traveling through rough terrain.
- A petal-style front brake rotor (240 mm) minimizes unsprung weight and sheds water and debris from the brake-pad surface, while a 130 mm drum rear brake aids in overall stopping performance. Front ABS is standard.
- The model-specific wide, tubeless tires feature a block pattern that works well in conditions from urban roads to rugged bypasses.
- The windscreen features two-stage, tool-less adjustability for a range of 71 mm, ensuring wind protection in various situations; the low position allows chest-high flow for urban riding, and the high setting wraps wind around the upper body for longer-distance traveling.
- For increased strength, the handlebar features a tapered design (28.6 mm at the clamp area), similar to those of larger adventure models like the Africa Twin. The handlebar is rigid-mounted so that rider inputs are transferred directly.
- A 27-liter under-seat luggage box offers storage for essential adventure gear.
- A dash compartment provides convenient storage of small items, while an inner ACC socket allows charging of electronic devices.
ADV 150 Engine / Drivetrain
Providing sufficient output to match the potential of the chassis, the ADV150’s proven 149cc single-cylinder four-stroke engine features a smooth power delivery with a broad high-rev range, an approach that works well in cities or on open road. The fuel-efficient enhanced Smart Power design (eSP) features advanced technologies to minimize exhaust and noise emissions. The air-intake/exhaust system is optimized, and ample torque in the low and middle rev ranges helps the rider tackle varying terrain.
- Compared to the PCX150, the intake system has a 21 mm longer air-cleaner duct and a 2 mm longer connecting tube, for improved low- and midrange torque.
- A diagonally mounted muffler has an inner pipe structure and catalyzer location that are optimized to minimize emissions and deliver good performance in varying conditions.
ADV 150 Accessories
As time passes we will learn a lot more but at the moment we know Honda is going to offer a trunk for extra storage with the ADV 150 here in the USA. In other parts of the world, Honda offers a lot more OEM accessories than just that so hopefully those will trickle down our way. If not, the aftermarket accessory / part options for the 2021 ADV 150 are huge… Example picture below:
Check out some of these cool ADV 150 renderings too with different ways to customize your bike ranging from a smaller Africa Twin ADV 150 to a Respol Edition and a ADV 150 Touring model:
ADV 150 Release Information
- 2021 Honda ADV150 Price / MSRP: $4,299
- 2021 Honda ADV150 USA Release Date: June 2020
- 2021 Honda ADV150 Colors: Matte Black Metallic
ADV 150 Pictures / Photo Gallery
|Type||149cc liquid-cooled 80º single-cylinder four-stroke|
|Valve Train||OHC; two valves|
|Bore x Stroke||57.3 mm x 57.9 mm|
|Induction||Fuel injection; 26 mm throttle body|
|Clutch||Automatic centrifugal dry type|
|Front||31mm Showa telescopic fork; 5.12 in. travel|
|Rear||Twin Showa shocks; 4.72 in. travel|
|Front||Single hydraulic caliper w/ 240 mm disc|
|Rear||Mechanical w/ single 130 mm drum|
|Rake (Caster Angle)||26º 30′|
|Trail||85 mm (3.4 in.)|
|Seat Height||31.3 in.|
|Ground Clearance||6.5 in.|
|Fuel Capacity||2.1 gal.|
|Curb Weight*||294 lbs.|
|Color||Matte Black Metallic|
* Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride Meets current EPA standard. Models sold in California meet current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.