New Honda 160cc scooter debuts

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Internationally, Honda Click 160 would close the horns with its Japanese counterparts such as Suzuki Burgman, Yamaha NMAX and Aerox 155

New Honda Vario 160
New Honda Vario 160

Honda took the covers off its new scooter called Click 160 during the ongoing Bangkok Motor Show in Thailand. Not to be confused with the disappointing Cliq 110 that was available in India between June 2017 and April 2020, this scooter is a successor to Click 150.

Unlike Click 110, Click 160 is acclaimed for a very strong throttle performance. It gets a new and more powerful engine and a few extra features compared to its predecessor. The power scooter also gets some notable design updates that make it look sharper than before.

Honda Click 160 – Highlights

The most notable highlight of Click’s design is a sharp front end with a streamlined body with cuts and creases. It gets a dual LED headlight arrangement mounted on the front apron that enhances its aggressive appeal, while the turn signals are mounted atop the side fairing. The scooter’s angry-looking face is reminiscent of Honda’s flagship sports bikes in the CBR range.

Click 160 rides on redesigned alloy wheels finished in matte black or gold, giving the scooter a sportier look. It has a one piece saddle with a step up for the pillion saddle that looks roomy and comfortable. Offered in multiple color options such as white, black and red, Click 160’s sportiness is accentuated by the matte gray bodywork on the cockpit, side panels and floorboard.

New Honda Vario 160
New Honda Vario 160

Other styling highlights include a large front fender, compact rear profile with an LED taillight cluster and sleek turn signals, a one-piece grab handle and ‘Click’ badges on the sides. While the overall design is inspired by contemporary Maxi-style scooters, unlike the latter, it gets a flat floorboard which should improve usability.

Speaking of practicality, the Click 160 gets ample under-seat storage, matching a cubicle with a USB charging port and a smart ignition key. Instrumentation on Click 160 is completely digital and should provide a wide range of information.

Specifications & Prices

Powering Click is a new 156.9cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine mated to a traditional CVT gearbox. This powertrain produces 15 hp and a maximum torque of 13.8 Nm. The basis of the new Click 160 consists of conventional telescopic forks at the front and a pre-adjustable monoshock at the rear. Braking duties are handled by single disc brakes at both ends, aided by optional ABS.

Honda Click 160 is priced at THB 63,500 in Thailand which roughly translates to INR 1.44 lakh. This scooter is unlikely to reach the Indian shores anytime soon, but the Japanese brand may introduce the PCX scooter in the country. In addition, PCX could use the same heart and underpinnings as Click 160. If and when it launches, it will be a worthy rival to Yamaha Aerox 155.

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