2022 Honda ADV 150 Scooter Review / Specs + New Changes Explained! | Scooter Buyer’s Guide

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2022 Honda ADV150 Scooter Review / Specs + NEW Changes Explained

The Honda ADV 150 scooter is back for 2022! We’ve been talking about this bike for years now as we have followed it since it was originally released as a concept model after we followed patent releases that included it etc. It’s a cool little adventure scooter / automatic motorcycle type thing and has a lot of utilitarian use out of it among other things that we’ll be touching on below as we cover all of the nitty-gritty specs and features around the ADV150 from Honda.

 

Disclaimer: Honda doesn’t have many pictures (basically only one) of the new Candy Rose Red color on the ADV150 so for a lot of the highlight pictures below we will be utilizing last year’s model in Matte Black Metallic. 


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  • Quick / Key 2022 ADV 150 Info & Specs:
    • 2022 ADV 150 Price / MSRP: $4,299
    • 2022 ADV 150 Release Date: May 2021
    • 2022 ADV 150 Top Speed: around 73 MPH (multiple top speed videos on YouTube)
    • 2022 ADV 150 Colors: Candy Rose Red (2021 was Matte Black Metallic)
    • 2022 ADV 150 Fuel Tank Capacity: 2.1 gal.
    • 2022 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)
    • 2022 ADV 150 Weight: 294 lbs (curb)
    • 2022 ADV 150 Horsepower: 14.4 HP
    • 2022 ADV 150 Torque: TBA
    • 2022 ADV 150 Suspension (front): 31mm Showa telescopic fork; 5.12 in. travel
    • 2022 ADV 150 Suspension (rear): Twin Showa shocks; 4.72 in. travel
    • 2022 ADV 150 Ground Clearance: 6.5 in.
    • 2022 ADV 150 Width: 30.0 in.
    • 2022 ADV 150 Length: 76.8 in.
    • 2022 ADV 150 Height: 45.4 in.
    • 2022 ADV 150 Wheelbase: 52.1 in.
    • 2022 ADV 150 Seat Height: 31.3 in.
      • * Complete 2022 ADV150 spec sheet below…

What is the 2022 Honda ADV 150? That’s a fair question, given the unique nature of this newer 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.

The ADV 150 scooter video below is technically of the 2021 model year but the 2022 is identical except for the color. I’m posting new videos all of the time over at YouTube.com/HondaProKevin so click on over and subscribe as I’ll have a 2022 ADV150 up very soon.

 

2022 Honda ADV 150 Changes? Did Honda change anything on the 2022 ADV150 scooter in comparison to the 2021 model year ADV150? The only change for 2022 to the ADV 150 adventure scooter come in the way of color options. Honda decided to ditch the sole color option we had in the USA last year, Matte Black Metallic – in favor of this Candy Rose Red that you see here… and yup, we only have one color option again for the ADV.

I do like the new Candy Rose Red over the Matte Black Metallic color option for the ADV 150’s body lines but we need something that really pops to get people’s attention with this relatively new scooter model in the US market. Take a look at this red ADV 150 and tell me that doesn’t just jump out at you! If I were in the market to buy one, I’d hop all over something like this red below but what do you guys think? Do we need more color options in the USA rather than just sticking with one? 

Honda ADV 150 Red

ADV 150 Design

Styling should not come at the expense of comfort or range, which is why Honda took all aspects into account when finalizing the ADV150’s design. The result is a machine that is rugged, comfortable and incredibly practical. Still very much intended for around-town commutes, the ADV150 features ample storage, great wind protection and an elevated rear seat that enables a passenger to take in the scenery. 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.

Additional considerations were made for range and ease of use, the ADV150 featuring a centerstand and side stand and a 12-volt accessory adapter for keeping personal electronics charged. It also has a 2.1 gallon fuel tank which, when combined with the scooter’s impressive fuel economy, results in impressive range for day-to-day adventures.

  • The rugged 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.

2021 Honda ADV 150 LED Tail Light / Brake Light / Turn Signals

  • 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.

2021 Honda ADV 150 Gauges, Speedometer | Review / Specs - Adventure Scooter / Automatic Motorcycle

  • 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.

2021 Honda ADV 150 Smart Key | Review / Specs - Adventure Scooter / Automatic Motorcycle

ADV 150 Chassis & Suspension

Adventure is just around the corner, which is why the ADV150 was outfitted with features that will help riders venture off the beaten path. ADV-style suspension and tires are robust, while the scooter’s ground clearance lends itself to rough-road exploration. Commutes and city-street riding are also taken into account, the ADV150’s chassis emphasizing nimble handling and a low center of gravity.

  • 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.

2021 Honda ADV 150 Review / Specs - Adventure Scooter / Automatic Motorcycle

  • 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.

2021 Honda ADV 150 ABS Brakes | Review / Specs - Adventure Scooter / Automatic Motorcycle

  • 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.

2021 Honda ADV 150 Review / Specs - Adventure Scooter / Automatic Motorcycle

  • 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.

2021 Honda ADV 150 Review / Specs - Adventure Scooter / Automatic Motorcycle

  • A 27-liter under-seat luggage box offers storage for essential adventure gear.

2021 Honda ADV 150 Storage under seat | Review / Specs - Adventure Scooter / Automatic Motorcycle

  • A dash compartment provides convenient storage of small items, while an inner ACC socket allows charging of electronic devices.

2021 Honda ADV 150 Power Outlet | Review / Specs - Adventure Scooter / Automatic Motorcycle

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

2021 Honda ADV 150 Accessories | Review / Specs - Adventure Scooter / Automatic Motorcycle

2021 Honda ADV 150 Trunk Storage Accessories | Review / Specs - Adventure Scooter / Automatic Motorcycle

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 2022 ADV 150 are huge… Example picture below:

2021 Honda ADV 150 Accessories

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:

2022 ADV150 Release Information

  • 2022 Honda ADV150 Price / MSRP: $4,299
  • 2022 Honda ADV150 USA Release Date: May 2021
  • 2022 Honda ADV150 Colors: Candy Rose Red

ADV 150 Pictures / Photo Gallery

Disclaimer: Honda doesn’t have many pictures (basically only one) of the new Candy Rose Red color on the ADV150 so for a lot of the highlight pictures below we will be utilizing last year’s model in Matte Black Metallic. 

2022 Honda ADV 150 Technical Specifications
Model

ADV150A

ENGINE  
Type 149cc liquid-cooled 80º single-cylinder four-stroke
Valve Train OHC; two valves
Bore x Stroke 57.3 mm x 57.9 mm
Compression Ratio 10.6:1
Induction Fuel injection; 26 mm throttle body
Ignition Full transistorized
Starter Electric
Transmission V-Matic
Clutch Automatic centrifugal dry type
Final Drive Belt
SUSPENSION  
Front 31mm Showa telescopic fork; 5.12 in. travel
Rear Twin Showa shocks; 4.72 in. travel
BRAKES  
Front Single hydraulic caliper w/ 240 mm disc
Rear Mechanical w/ single 130 mm drum

TIRES

 
Front 110/80-14
Rear 130/70-13
MEASUREMENTS  
Rake (Caster Angle) 26º 30′
Trail 85 mm (3.4 in.)
Length 76.8 in.
Width 30.0 in.
Height 45.4 in.
Seat Height 31.3 in.
Ground Clearance 6.5 in.
Wheelbase 52.1 in.
Fuel Capacity 2.1 gal.
Curb Weight* 294 lbs.

OTHER

 
Color Candy Rose Red
MSRP $4,299

* 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.


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