The Honda ADV150 may soon be coming to the U.S., as the California Air Resources Board has certified the scooter for the 2021 model year. [UPDATE: Honda has submitted VIN data for the ADV150 with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, further confirming it will be coming to the U.S. as a 2021 model]
Originally announced for Indonesia and other Asian markets last July, the ADV150 is a smaller version of Honda’s X-ADV “adventure scooter” sold in Europe, but with the 149cc SOHC engine of the PCX150 and V-Matic automatic transmission. In Indonesia, the ADV150 claims 14.3 hp at 8500 rpm and 10.2 lb-ft. at 6500 rpm, and we don’t expect those figures to change significantly for the American market [UPDATE: the VIN information submitted to NHTSA confirms the claimed peak output of 14.3 hp]. As with the PCX, the Indonesian version of the ADV150 comes with an idle-stop system that turns off the engine when the scooter is sitting idle for a few seconds, but that feature is not likely to come to the U.S. version.
The ADV150 uses a double cradle frame, a telescopic fork and twin rear shocks from Showa. The Asian-spec model is available with ABS, though that’s no guarantee the American version will. The 14-inch front wheel sports a 110/80-14MC tire while a 13-inch 130/70 tire is mounted to the rear wheel.
The seat is 31.3 inches from the ground, which makes it taller than the PCX’s 30.1-inch seat height. Under the saddle is a 7.4-gallon storage space. The fuel tank holds 2.1 gallons of fuel, just like the PCX. In Indonesia, the ABS-equipped ADV150 has a claimed curb weight of 293 pounds, while the non-ABS version claims a 291-pound curb weight.
Other features include an adjustable windscreen, backlit negative LCD display, LED front and rear lighting, a USB charge port and a smart key system.
We’ll have to wait for an official announcement from American Honda to confirm U.S. specs.