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The 2024 Honda ADV160, with two-position adjustable windshield, front ABS brakes, and slightly lower seat height and handlebars.
The 2024 Honda ADV160, with two-position adjustable windshield, front ABS brakes, and slightly lower seat height and handlebars. (Honda/)

While it’s nice to dream of leather fringe and sportbikes, those of us who live in nightmarish Blade Runner–like cities depend on small-displacement machines to actually get places cheaply and quickly. With few exceptions (cough, Kawasaki), every motorcycle or powersports company on earth knows this and offers at least one small-displacement scooter option. Honda arguably owes its entire existence to people needing inexpensive, practical transportation.

Why is Motorcyclist covering scooters? The Honda Activa scooter currently sold in India, on which the Honda Navi is based, once sold 141,996 units in a single month (September 2013). That’s equal to Honda’s entire annual sales figure in North America. Most of the world travels by scooter. Regardless of region, numbers and money matter.

Called an “adventure scooter,” the ADV concept was unveiled in India in 2019 with a sturdier duplex-cradle steel-tube design, rather than the typical “underbone” design common with classic scooters. Ironically, this means traveling at near-highway speeds is more stable and less “adventurous,” some might say. But it obviously opens up possibilities and increases rider safety and confidence.

Building on the ADV150 that came to US shores in 2021, the 2024 ADV160 is clearly “ten better,” to use Spinal Tap thinking. A new larger fuel-injected four-valve engine is now 156.9cc—7.6cc up from the previous 149.3cc two-valve engine. Efficiency is said to be improved as well with reduced emissions. It gets rider aids like Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) to help out novice riders in low-traction settings as well as ABS for the front brake. It’s actually freeway-legal in most states.

The 2024 Honda ADV160 with Showa shocks and suspension, front and back. Here shown in Red Metallic color.
The 2024 Honda ADV160 with Showa shocks and suspension, front and back. Here shown in Red Metallic color. (Honda/)

The classic Honda V-Matic automatic transmission means you just twist and go. It’s basically CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission), but hey, nice name. It drives 16 hp and 9.8 lb.-ft. of torque, an extra 1.2 ponies and 0.4 lb.-ft. from the 150 predecessor. More is more, regardless of what you ride.

Riders and passengers get two additional liters of storage, 30 total, to store helmets and various stuff. The windscreen now gets two positions, adjustable without tools. Despite the frame separating the rider’s legs, the leg shield has been widened. Seat has been lowered 0.6 inch, as have the handlebars.

Any college student knows scooters are basically free money for petty criminal elements. Honda’s Smart Key system allows remote starting, said to be inaccessible to a third party when the on/off switch is used correctly. Failing that, an anti-theft mechanism locks the handlebar if “someone” tries starting the scooter by force. For the garage-less, an additional chain or Kryptonite option might not be a bad idea.

On that subject, the MSRP is $4,499. It’s Honda’s top-of-the-line scooter. This slides under the comparable Suzuki Burgman 200 at $4,999 MSRP, but more than, say, a Piaggio Liberty 150 S at $3,299 MSRP. The former Suzuki gets you liquid-cooling, while the former Piaggio gets you more beer and rent money left over. Honda Grom owners, take note: The ADV160 gets you way more storage, practicality, and 6-plus horsepower more for an extra $900. We’ll see if the Grom market reacts accordingly.

Colors are Red Metallic or Pearl Smoky Gray. Available now.

2024 Honda ADV160 Technical Specifications and Price

PRICE$4,499ENGINE157cc, SOHC, liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 80-degree single-cylinder; 4 valves/cyl.BORE x STROKE60.0 x 55.5mmCOMPRESSION RATIO12.0:1FUEL DELIVERYPGM fuel injection w/ 28mm throttle bodyCLUTCHN/ATRANSMISSION/FINAL DRIVEHonda V-Matic belt drive/CVTCLAIMED HORSEPOWER16 hpCLAIMED TORQUE9.8 lb.-ft.FRAMEDuplex-cradle steel tubeFRONT SUSPENSION31mm Showa telescopic fork; 5.1 in. travelREAR SUSPENSIONShowa twin shocks; 4.0 in. travelFRONT BRAKE240mm disc w/ ABSREAR BRAKE131mm drumWHEELS, FRONT/REARCast, 12-spoke front, 10-spoke rearTIRES, FRONT/REAR110/80-14 / 130/70-13RAKE/TRAIL26.5°/3.4 in.WHEELBASE52.1 in.SEAT HEIGHT30.7 in.FUEL

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By: Anders T. Carlson
Title: 2024 Honda ADV160 Scooter Preview
Sourced From: www.motorcyclistonline.com/news/honda-adv160-scooter-preview/
Published Date: Sun, 28 Apr 2024 10:00:01 +0000

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Beach Boy: A surf-ready Yamaha WR155R scrambler from Thailand

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Yamaha WR155R scrambler by Dream Fast Co.
A surfboard rack on a motorcycle might seem like a gimmick to some, but if you live in Bali and love surfing, it’s a downright necessity. The Indonesian island is peppered with surf spots—and a small bike with a rack is the best way to get to them. It doesn’t hurt if that motorcycle looks as good as this Yamaha WR155R scrambler.

The bike was built by Dream Fast Co. for Tiw, the founder of the Laem Yah Rayong Surf Club. Both parties are based in Thailand, but the influence came directly from Bali’s motorcycle and surf culture. Tiw has Balinese friends who use vintage enduro bikes to find hard-to-reach surf spots, and wanted to capture that vibe in his Yamaha WR155R.

Yamaha WR155R scrambler by Dream Fast Co.

Dream Fast Co.’s mandate was to take the modern and reliable WR155R and inject it with a big dose of classic Yamaha dirt bike style. It sounds simple enough on paper, but in reality, it meant wading through piles of plastic to shed the WR155R’s contemporary aesthetic.

Once the Yamaha was denuded of its plastics, the Dream Fast Co. crew set about reworking its lines. The subframe was hacked off, and a new one was fabricated, this time with a kicked-up loop at the back. A new seat sits up top; it’s designed for one, but there is a smidge of space out back if you and your passenger want to get extremely cozy.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Beach Boy: A surf-ready Yamaha WR155R scrambler from Thailand
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/yamaha-wr155r-scrambler
Published Date: Sat, 18 May 2024 18:15:34 +0000

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1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

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1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

This custom 1967 Ford Bronco underwent a full, frame-off restoration in 2020 that was completed in 2022. The frame and all components have been powder-coated in black. The body parts were media-blasted and coated top and bottom in LizardSkin for protection. The powerplant is a 351W with aluminum heads, roller rockers, mild roller cam, 10.25:1 compression and .40-over pistons. An Edelbrock Pro-Flow 4 fuel-injection system controls and monitors the engine components. It also features a CVF serpentine pulley system, K&N filters and an aluminum radiator.

The engine is backed by a C4 automatic transmission built to handle 400hp and includes Kevlar bands, Redline clutches, a 2,000-rpm stall converter and Dana 20T transfer case with twin-stick conversion. Power goes to a Ford 9-inch rear end with a Dana 30 front differential, WARN locking hubs and 3.50-ratio gears. It also features power steering and brakes (front disc and rear drum), new drive lines, a ceramic-coated exhaust system with Flowmaster mufflers, complete Painless wiring, a chrome tilt wheel, 2.5-inch suspension lift with 2-inch body lift, stainless-steel brake lines, six Bronco oil shocks with single steering stabilizer and a BorgWarner steering box with all billet components.

This SUV was finished in a new Bronco Area 51 Blue with the original Bronco Wimbledon White hardtop, roll cage, dash, grille and accessories, and rides on color-matched Ford steel wheels wrapped in Toyo Mud Country tires. The cabin includes high-back bucket seats with a console, a rear seat that folds up, shoulder seat belts and a Vintage Air system for heating and cooling. It also features a Kenwood head unit with back-up camera, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and charging port, and sound going through two 6×9-inch and two 6.5-inch KICKER speakers paired with a 10-inch Fosgate subwoofer.

Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction, October 10-13, at WestWorld.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: 1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/1967-ford-bronco-custom-suv-selling-with-no-reserve-at-the-2024-scottsdale-fall-auction/
Published Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 15:13:08 +0000

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1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

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1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

This custom 1964 Chevrolet C10 crew-cab pickup is powered by a 496ci stroker V8 engine mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission. The exterior is equipped with suicide doors, shaved door handles and custom paint, and the bed of the truck features a hydraulic lift.

Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction, October 10-13, at WestWorld.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: 1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction
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Published Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 15:12:42 +0000

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