2021 Honda ADV150 Features Innovative "City Adventure" Design
American Honda chose April 1 to confirm that the unique, entertaining ADV150 will be brought to the U.S. for the 2021 model year - and they weren't joking! Already a hit overseas, the model is an unlikely mix of scooter and adventure bike, resulting in an enjoyable, distinctive machine that's ready for anything, whether it be a lighthearted variation on the campus commute or a trip down the local back road.
With a step-through design, substantial tires and robust Showa suspension, the compact-but-comfortable ADV150 has a rugged look that's backed up by the powerful-but-efficient engine, a tapered handlebar and optimized frame offering nimble handling. At the same time, practical features like a two-stage adjustable windscreen, under-seat storage and a Smart Key system with built-in theft deterrents mean that it's easy to live with on a day-to-day basis.
"What do you get when you combine an Africa Twin and a PCX150? We weren't sure, but we knew it sounded like fun!" laughed Chris Cox, American Honda's Manager of Experiential Marketing/Public Relations. "Seriously, more than any other powersports manufacturer, Honda has a record of success with fun, unique scooters and small motorcycles, and the ADV150 promises to carry on that tradition."
What exactly is the ADV150? That's a fair question, given the unique nature of this new model from Honda, the U.S. leader in scooter sales. The answer: It's a lightweight, compact scooter with adventure-ready features, a crossover model that embraces Honda's "City Adventure" concept and is positioned for both daily commuting and recreation. Prepared for practical use while still enabling the rider to indulge in opportunities for new experiences, it facilitates smooth urban travel and also back-road exploring. Making the ordinary fun and facilitating the enjoyment of free time, the ADV150 is simply the most versatile scooter on the market.
- Pricing: $4,299
- Availability: June 2020
- Color: Matte Black Metallic
American Honda press release