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2024 Honda ADV160 Guide

2024 Honda ADV160
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2024 Honda ADV160: A LITTLE BIT BETTER, AND A WHOLE LOTTA FUN.

Introducing the 2024 Honda ADV160…

Renamed for the 2024 model year, the ADV160 touts a new, larger-displacement engine that delivers improved performance and reduced emissions. Also incorporated are updates aimed at improving comfort and convenience, but the capable-but-rugged “City Adventure” concept remains, delivering an enjoyable sense of exploration on even the most mundane urban commutes. The ingredients? A low vehicle weight and practical features like an automatic transmission, two-stage adjustable windscreen and under-seat storage, resulting in a sensible machine that adeptly traverses metropolitan roads and is even up for mini-adventures.

There’s big news when it comes to the world’s most adventure-oriented scooter—because we’ve given our ADV160 a bigger engine for 2024. More displacement, four valves per cylinder, and our new eSP+ engine configuration (shared with our PCX) mean great fuel economy and plenty of power. But the best parts never change: you still get a steel “underbone” frame that makes the ADV160 a lot tougher than some of the other scooters out there, and the generous underseat storage lets you carry along your expedition supplies—or your weekly groceries. A two-position windscreen, Honda SMART Key, and automatic transmission round out the package and make the ADV160 the SUV of the scooter world. It’s a great choice for adventures big and small!

 

 

 

2024 Honda ADV160 Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Base Features

  • 157cc liquid-cooled 80º single-cylinder four-stroke
  • Honda V-Matic automatic transmission
  • Large 27-liter under-seat storage area
  • Electric starter
  • Showa® piggyback rear shocks
  • Roomy, plush seat
  • Honda SMART Key
  • Front-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)

 

HISTORY
Initially offered in the Asian market in 2019, the ADV150 was essentially a small-displacement version of the X-ADV maxi-scooter, putting the “City Adventure” concept in a smaller package. It was first offered in the U.S. in the 2021 model year. Honda upsized the unique scooter for the Asian market in 2023 and renamed it the ADV160, and for the the 2024 model year, it’s being offered in the U.S.

NEW FOR 2024
For the 2024 model year, Honda’s “City Adventure” scooter gets a number of important upgrades, delivering improved performance, increased comfort and better convenience.

  • New four-valve eSP+ engine is 156.9cc—7.6cc up from the previous 149.3cc two-valve engine—for more power and making it freeway-legal in most states. Efficiency is improved as well, reducing emissions.
  • Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC)—the advanced rider aid that has been popular with customers of high-performance Honda sport bikes and adventure bikes—is now standard on this scooter, helping to maintain grip even when traction is scarce.
  • New frame delivers a seat height that is now .6 inches lower than before, and seat is reshaped, making it easier for riders to touch the ground while stopped. Handlebar has been correspondingly lowered to maintain a comfortable riding position.
  • Under-seat storage space has been increased by 2 liters, for a new total capacity of 30 liters.
  • Updated bodywork adds a sportier appearance, with wider leg shields offering increased protection from weather.
  • Adjustable windscreen is now taller for increased wind protection.
  • New multifunctional LCD digital meter.

 

COMFORT

TWO-POSITION WINDSCREEN

The ADV160 features an innovative two-position windscreen that’s perfect for changing riding conditions. Lower it for more breeze, or raise it for improved wind and weather protection. It’s easy to adjust, with no tools required.

LOW CENTER OF GRAVITY

Because the engine, drivetrain and fuel tank are mounted low in the frame, the ADV160 has a low center of gravity. That helps inspire confidence, especially in parking lots or tight traffic conditions.

RIDER COMFORT

The ADV160’s long, plush seat is designed for comfort. The two-tone look also features two textures. Your passenger even gets an elevated section, so they can see their surroundings better. Plus, the ADV160’s bodywork narrows down where you sit, giving you more room.

 

CONVENIENCE

AMPLE STORAGE

Your ADV160 has tons of available storage. First, flip open the seat and there’s a weather-resistant 27-liter main compartment that locks securely. It’s big enough for a full-face helmet and lots more. Then there’s a convenient 2-liter compartment up front with a 12-volt charging port—perfect for your phone or other quick-access needs.

EASY TO PARK

Scooters can find parking way more easily than cars, but the ADV160 makes it even easier. You get the choice of both a sidestand and a centerstand. That makes it easy to park for a fast dash into a store (the sidestand) or when you need to park it upright in a tighter space (the centerstand).

Honda SMART KEY

Forget about fumbling for an old-school key—with our Honda SMART Key, starting the ADV160 is as easy as pushing a button or two—no conventional key is needed. Best of all, you can just leave it in your pocket. Plus, the ADV160’s fuel-injected engine fires right up and runs smooth, even in colder weather.

RUGGED, MUSCULAR STYLE

With its tough, muscular looks, the ADV160 is built for the way we ride today. Plus, check out the all-LED lighting package, including the turn signals and instrumentation.

FUEL CAPACITY

Like all Honda scooters, the ADV160 is incredibly fuel efficient—plus, its large fuel tank means you can go even longer and ride even further between fill-ups.

 

PERFORMANCE

RUGGED SUSPENSION, PREMIUM SHOCKS

The ADV160 features Showa® telescopic front suspension with the most travel in its class. In the rear, a pair of premium Showa shocks feature remote piggyback reservoirs and triple-rate springs.

PGM FUEL INJECTION

The ADV160 features liquid cooling and Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) for great performance in all traffic conditions and easy starting, even in cold weather. Plus the ADV160 offers impressive fuel efficiency.

TECHNOLOGY

ANTI-LOCK BRAKES (ABS)

Sometimes adventure means not knowing what’s around the next corner. Don’t worry; the ADV160 has your back. Every ADV160 features our Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) for the front wheel, giving you the power to make confident stops, even in less-than-ideal conditions.

12-VOLT ACCESSORY ADAPTOR

The ADV160’s integrated 12-volt adaptor makes it easy to keep your personal electronics charged up when you’re on the go. It’s located inside the two-liter storage compartment up front on the left side.

FRAME

Great handling and rugged construction starts with a solid chassis design, and that’s where the ADV160 really shines. It uses a duplex-cradle steel-tube design, rather than the more common “underbone” style. You may never see it, but you’ll feel the benefits every time you ride.

V-MATIC TRANSMISSION

With the Honda V-Matic automatic transmission, just start the engine, twist the throttle and go. That means no shifting, ever—you concentrate on the road ahead and enjoy the ride! The V-Matic is a continuously variable design, so you’ll always have smooth power delivery.

 

 

 

2024 Honda ADV160 Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

DESIGN / STYLING
Styling should not come at the expense of comfort or range, which is why Honda took all aspects into account when finalizing the ADV160’s unique crossover design. The result is a machine that only Honda could imagine—rugged, comfortable and incredibly practical. Still very much intended for around-town commutes, the ADV160 features ample storage, great wind protection and an elevated rear seat that enables a passenger to take in the scenery. Additional considerations were made for range and ease of use, the ADV160 featuring a centerstand and side standanda 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.

  • For the 2024 model year, the ADV160 has a .6-inch lower seat height (now 30.1 inches). That, along with the reshaped seat, make it even easier for riders to reach the ground with their feet at stops.
  • To match the lower seat, the tapered handlebar has been lowered in order to maintain a comfortable riding position.
  • Under-seat storage compartment has been increased by 2 liters, for a new total capacity of 30 liters—more space for carrying gear for work, school or adventures.
  • Updated bodywork adds a sportier appearance, with wider leg shields offering increased protection from weather.
  • The two-position toolless-adjustable windscreen has been redesigned to be taller, providing increased protection from wind and weather in its highest setting. In its low setting, a comfortable breeze is allowed.
  • The new LCD main meter has been redesigned to make information easily accessible, though it remains compact, with a 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 signals, high beam, coolant temperature and fuel injection.
  • The ADV160’s rugged design is intended to spark a rider’s adventurous spirit.
  • A dash compartment provides convenient storage of small items, while an inner accessory socket allows charging of electronic devices.
  • The compact, individual turn signals and slim rear fender create a lightweight, dynamic image.
  • The muffler is compact and positioned high for tough, adventure-ready looks.
  • The engine, drivetrain and fuel tank are mounted low in the frame, lowering the center of gravity, which adds to the confidence-inspiring handling, especially in parking lots or tight traffic conditions.
  • All-LED lighting to minimize size, weight and energy consumption, and to maximize mass-centralization and illumination.
  • The taillight is separate from the rear turn signals, and incorporates an “X” design that expresses the crossover concept.
  • 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.

ENGINE / DRIVETRAIN
For the 2024 model year, Honda gives its “City Adventure” scooter the same four-valve, 156.9cc eSP+ engine that debuted in the popular PCX. The mill replaces the two-valve, 149.3cc engine that powered the previous version, prompting the model’s renaming to ADV160. Not only is the new engine more powerful, but its fuel-efficient enhanced Smart Power design (eSP+) design features advanced technologies that boost efficiency and reduce emissions. The air-intake/exhaust system is optimized, and ample torque in the low and middle rev ranges helps the rider to tackle varying terrain. The ADV160 offers a smooth power delivery that helps it stand out in cities or on backroads.

  • Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC)—the advanced rider aid that has been popular with customers of high-performance Honda sport bikes and adventure bikes—is now standard on this scooter, helping to maintain grip even when traction is scarce.
  • 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.
  • The continuously variable Honda V-Matic automatic transmission provides a smooth power delivery and requires no shifting, enabling riders to concentrate on the ride.

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION
Adventure is just around the corner, which is why the ADV160 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 ADV160’s chassis emphasizing nimble handling and a low center of gravity.

  • The engine, drivetrain and fuel tank are mounted low in the frame, lowering the center of gravity. This adds to the confidence-inspiring handling, especially in parking lots or tight traffic conditions.
  • The new lightweight, compact frame has optimized rigidity characteristics to manage rough backroads.
  • 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 31mm telescopic Showa fork has a class-leading front-suspension travel of 5.1 inches.
  • The twin piggyback Showa shocks offer 4.1 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, 240mm front brake rotor minimizes unsprung weight and sheds water and debris from the brake-pad surface, while a 131mm 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.
  • For increased strength, the handlebar features a tapered design (28.6mm at the clamp area), similar to those of larger adventure models like the Africa Twin. The position is now lower to match the lower seat height.

Transferable one-year, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a HondaCare® Protection Plan.

  • Meets current EPA standards
  • Models sold in California meet current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment

 

 

 

 

 

2024 Honda ADV160 – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $4,499 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $ NA CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ NA GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

ENGINE  
Type 156.9cc liquid-cooled 80º single-cylinder four-stroke
Valve Train OHC; 2 valves
Bore x Stroke 60.0mm x 55.0mm
Compression Ratio 12.0:1
Induction Fuel injection; 28mm throttle body
Ignition Full transistorized
Starter Electric
Transmission V-Matic
Clutch Automatic centrifugal dry type
Final Drive Belt
SUSPENSION  
Front 31mm Showa telescopic fork; 5.1 in. travel
Rear Twin Showa shocks; 4.1 in. travel
BRAKES  
Front Single hydraulic caliper w/ 240mm disc
Rear Mechanical w/ single 131mm drum
TIRES  
Front 110/80-14
Rear 130/70-13
MEASUREMENTS  
Rake (Caster Angle) 26.5º
Trail  85mm (3.4 in.)
Length 76.8 in.
Width 30.0 in.
Height 50.0 in. (47.1 in. w/ windscreen in low position)
Seat Height 30.1 in.
Ground Clearance  6.5 in.
Wheelbase 52.1 in.
Fuel Capacity 2.1 gal.
Curb Weight* 294 lbs.
OTHER  
Color Red Metallic; Pearl Smoky Gray

*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride
Meets current EPA standards
Models sold in California meet current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment

 

 

 

 

 

2024 Honda ADV160 – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details

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2024 Honda ADV160 – Totalmotorcycle.com Europe Specifications/Technical Details

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