Honda Vario 160 Maxi-style Scooter Patented In India
Published On Jun 6, 2022 12:00 PM By Bernard Mascarenhas
This maxi-scooter is slightly more powerful than the Yamaha Aerox 155
Honda Japan has recently filed a design patent for the Vario 160 in India, which has been approved. The patent was filed on February 16, 2022 and was journaled on April 29. This maxi-style scooter has been in production since 2006, and is currently in its seventh generation that showcases an uber funky futuristic design.
Sporting defined and aggressive lines, the 2022 Honda Vario 160 looks a lot edgier than its predecessors. This scooter features an all LED headlight with LED DRLs extending to the top of the front apron. It also packs a sharp, clean side profile and a lean tail section that sports LED tail lights and LED turn indicators. It is equipped with a fully digital instrument cluster, Honda Smart Key function (alarm and answer back function) and a USB type A port.
It is powered by a 160cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine developing 15.3 PS and 13.8 Nm. This power output puts this scooter on par with the Yamaha Aerox 155 which develops 15 PS and 13.9 Nm. The Vario 160 uses a telescopic fork at the front along with a rear monoshock and also gets disc brakes at both ends assisted by CBS or dual-channel ABS (based on the variant). It sports chunky tyres in the form of 100/80 up front and a 120/70 at the rear, wrapped on 14-inch wheels.
Even though this scooter’s design has been patented in India, it is unlikely that Honda would launch this scooter in India, the same way CBR250RR, X-ADV and NT1100 were patented in India but never launched. This is a bummer, considering how closely matched the Vario 160 is to the Yamaha Aerox 155, and it would have been a perfect rival to Team Blue’s sporty-scooter.
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The Honda Vario 160 comes in two variants: CBS and dual-channel ABS. The former is priced at IDR 2,58,00,000 (around Rs 1.39 lakh), and the latter at IDR 2,85,00,000 (around Rs 1.53 lakh). In comparison, the Yamaha Aerox 155 is priced at IDR 3,03,05,000 (around Rs 1.62 lakh) in Indonesia, while it is priced at Rs 1,38,800 (ex-showroom Delhi) in India.