Urban riders now have a stylish new choice for commuting around the city. Honda Philippines, Inc. adds another option to their expanding AT scooter lineup with the launch of the all-new Airblade 150. The Airblade 150 is intended to upgrade urban riding with its standout looks, power, technology, and comfort.
The Airblade is powered by a compact 150cc liquid-cooled, SOHC four-stroke single-cylinder engine. It has built-in features like Intelligent Low Friction technology, an electronically controlled ACG starter, and a PGM-FI system. Maximum power is 13.0 PS at 8,500 rpm, while max torque is 13.3 Nm at 5,000rpm. Honda claims this allows the Airblade 150 to achieve an average fuel consumption reading of 47 km/liter. Paired with a 4.4-liter fuel tank and it should allow riders to go as far as 200-km on one full tank. Paired with Honda’s idling-stop system, it could potentially go even further.
Besides fuel efficiency, the Airblade also offers lots of utility. It comes with a 22.7 liter utility box under the seat. This is large enough to accommodate a full-faced helmet and a few personal belongings. Inside the U-box is also a power socket for recharging phones.
It’s brought to life with a Smart Key which allows the rider to simply keep the fob in hist pocket to unlock and start the motorcycle when he or she is nearby. On the shield id the ignition knob that not only starts the bike but can lock it as well. Nearby buttons unlock the fuel cap and seat compartment.
Finally, the Airblade is fitted with a disc brake in front with ABS to prevent the front wheel from locking up.
Serving, of course, as the official endorser of the new Airblade 150 is primetime king, Coco Martin, and on-screen leading lady, Yassi Pressman (also the current Hodna Genio endorser). Both were present in person not only to launch the bike, but test ride it as well.
“In Honda Philippines, we believe that the joy and freedom of mobility is best experienced with friends. That is why we conceptualized The all-new Airblade 150 with shared riding in mind,” said Susumu Mitsuishi, president of Honda Philippines, Inc. “The comfort of the passenger is another top consideration in the minds of today’s millennial customers, and the all-new Airblade 150 is the bike that we believe will fulfill that need.”
The all-new Airblade 150 comes in three colors: Matte Galaxy Black Metallic, Candy Caribbean Blue Sea, and Candy Rose Red. It will be available at all Honda dealerships this March 2020 with a suggested retail price of PHP 109,000.00. Customers may now visit the nearest Honda dealer for reservations.
Text and photos by Iñigo S. Roces