160 cc
Fuel Capacity:
5.5 L
Seat Height:
778 mm
Wet Weight:
119 kg
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Honda Vario 160

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Honda Vario 160

The Ultimate Scooter for Performance and Style

Vario 160 Overview

The Honda Vario 160 is a sporty and premium scooter that features a new 157cc enhanced eSP+ engine, a new enhanced Smart Architecture Frame (eSAF), a rear disc brake, an anti-lock braking system (ABS), an all-LED lighting system, a Honda Smart Key system, a full digital speedometer, a USB charger in the console box, a new cast wheel design with wider tires, and a large utility box. It has a maximum power of 11.3 kW at 8,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 13.8 N.m at 7,000 rpm. It has a fuel tank capacity of 5.5 liters and a curb weight of 119 kg. It competes with other scooters in the same segment, such as the Yamaha NMAX 155 and the Sym VF3i 185.

  • February 2022: The Honda Vario 160 was first launched in Indonesia, where it is known as the Honda Vario 160 eSP+.

  • April 2022: The Honda Vario 160 was launched in Thailand, where it is called the Honda Click 160.

  • October 2022: The Vario 160 was first seen in Malaysia during a preview at the 2022 Malaysian Grand Prix.

  • November 2022: The Honda Vario 160 was launched in Malaysia by Boon Siew Honda, the official distributor of Honda motorcycles in the country. It was offered in four color options: Vivacity Red, Pearl Nightfall Blue, Sword Silver Metallic, and Mat Charcoal Grey Metallic. 

  • December 2022: The Honda Vario 160 was available in the Malaysian market from this month, except for the Mat Charcoal Grey Metallic color, which was scheduled to arrive in February 2023.

  • February 2023: The Honda Vario 160 in Mat Charcoal Grey Metallic color was finally available in the Malaysian market.

  • March 2023: The Honda Vario 160 received a new Repsol Edition color, inspired by the Honda racing team. Limited to 2,000 limited units to be produced and available in Malaysia.

Top Features of Honda Vario 160

Here are the top features of the latest Honda Vario 160 model available in the Malaysian market:

  • Engine: The Honda Vario 160 is equipped with a new 4-valve, 157cc eSP+ engine that provides a smooth and strong performance coupled with good fuel economy. This engine is capable of generating an output of 11.3kW (15.1hp) @ 8,500rpm and a torque of 13.8Nm @ 7,000rpm.
  • Frame: The scooter features a new Enhanced Smart Architecture Frame (eSAF) which is lighter weight, strong, and durable, improving the riding experience on all roads.
  • Brakes: It comes with a rear disc brake for more comfortable and stable braking. The scooter is also fitted with an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) as standard, which increases stability and safety, preventing wheels from locking during sudden braking.
  • Lighting System: The Vario 160 uses LED lights at all lighting points, including headlights, taillights, and winkers.
  • Smart Key System: The scooter is equipped with a Honda Smart Key System, an advanced technology that uses a remote, no longer requiring the ignition key to start the engine. This system is integrated with an Anti Theft Alarm and Answer Back System.
  • Digital Speedometer: The Vario 160 features a full digital indicator panel with a sophisticated display and tons of information for its users.
  • USB Charger: The scooter comes with a USB charger in the console box to make it easier and faster to charge gadgets.
  • New Cast Wheel Design With Wider Tire: The Vario 160 has a new cast wheel design with larger tire sizes for more confident driving. The front tyre size is 100/80 R14 and the rear tyre size is 120/70 R14.
  • Large Utility Storage: The scooter offers a large utility box with a versatile luggage capacity of 18 liters to store a helmet and other items.

Why You Should Get a Honda Vario 160 Scooter?

The Vario 160 is an exceptional choice for riders in Malaysia due to its impressive performance, handling, design, comfort, value, and durability. Here’s why this scooter could be the perfect fit for you:

1) Performance

a) Engine & Performance: The Honda Vario 160 is powered by a new 157cc enhanced eSP+ engine. This 4-valve, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine delivers a smooth and strong performance, ensuring a thrilling ride every time. With an output of 15.1hp and a torque of 13.8Nm, riders can expect a powerful and exhilarating ride. Whether you’re navigating through city traffic or cruising on the highway, the Vario 160 has got you covered.

Honda Vario 160 New 157cc enhanced eSP+ engine

Image credit: Boon Siew Honda

b) Fuel Economy: The eSP+ engine is not just about power; it’s also designed for efficiency. This means you can enjoy longer rides with less frequent stops for refueling.

c) Transmission: The Vario 160’s transmission ensures seamless power delivery for a smooth and comfortable ride.  It’s designed to respond quickly and accurately to your throttle inputs, giving you precise control over your scooter’s speed and acceleration. 

2) Handling & Safety

a) Brakes & Handling: The Honda Vario 160 features hydraulic single disc brakes at both the front and rear, providing excellent stopping power for safer rides. The enhanced Smart Architecture Frame (eSAF) ensures better handling and stability.

Honda Vario 160 Rear Disc Brake

Image credit: Boon Siew Honda

b) Safety: With its Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) preventing wheel lock-up during sudden braking, the Vario 160 prioritizes your safety. This feature increases stability and control, especially on slippery roads, enhancing your safety while riding. 

Honda Vario 160 Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)

Image credit: Boon Siew Honda

3) Design & Technology

a) Design & Style: The Honda Vario 160 boasts a sleek and modern design, available in multiple color options. The new cast wheel design with wider tires not only enhance its sporty appeal but also improve its road grip and handling. The stylish LED lights make it a head-turner on the streets. 

Honda Vario 160 LED Headlight and All LED Lighting Sysetm

Image credit: Boon Siew Honda

b) Technology: The scooter comes with advanced features like the Honda Smart Key System, which allows for keyless starting, and an alarm and call back system for added security.

Honda Vario 160 Honda Smart Key System

Image credit: Boon Siew Honda

c) Infotainment & Connectivity: The full digital speedometer displays a wealth of information for the rider, including fuel consumption readouts. Plus, the USB charger in the console box allows for easy gadget charging on the go. 

Vario 160 Full Digital Speedometer

Vario 160 USB Charger in Console Box

Image credit: Boon Siew Honda

4) Comfort & Convenience

a) Comfort: The scooter’s seat height and ground clearance are designed for optimal rider comfort, making it suitable for riders of various heights. The Vario 160’s Enhanced Smart Architecture Frame (eSAF) and larger tire sizes ensure a comfortable ride on all roads. Its spacious seat provides ample comfort for both the rider and pillion.

Vario 160 New Enhanced Smart Architecture Frame (eSAF)

Image credit: Boon Siew Honda

b) Convenience: The large utility box with a capacity of 18 liters provides ample storage space for your helmet and other items, adding to the scooter’s practicality.

Vario 160 18 Liters Large Underseat Utility Storage

Image credit: Boon Siew Honda

5) Value & Durability

a) Value: Priced competitively, the Honda Vario 160 offers excellent value for money. It combines performance, safety, style, and convenience in a package that’s affordable and cost-effective to run.

b) Durability: The Vario 160’s eSAF and durable engine are built to last, ensuring that your scooter stays reliable and performs well for years to come. Honda’s reputation for quality and reliability ensures that the Vario 160 is built to last, offering durability and long-term value. 

In conclusion, the Honda Vario 160 is a fantastic choice for riders in Malaysia. It combines performance, safety, design, comfort, and value in one stylish package. Whether you’re commuting in the city or embarking on a long-distance journey, the Honda Vario 160 promises a ride that’s both enjoyable and reliable.

Honda Vario 160 Variants

  1.  Honda Vario 160 (Base Model): This model was officially launched in Malaysia in November 2022. It is available in three colors: Vivacity Red, Pearl Nightfall Blue, and Sword Silver Metallic. A fourth color option, Matte Charcoal Grey Metallic, was made available from February 2023. 

  2. 2023 Honda Vario 160 (Repsol Edition): This special edition was released in July 2023. It is priced at a RM500 premium over the base model. 

What are the differences between these variants?

The differences between the 2023 Honda Vario 160 and the Honda Vario 160 Repsol Edition are mainly in terms of aesthetics and availability with no mechanical difference:

  1. Aesthetics: The 2023 Honda Vario 160 Repsol Edition is adorned with the paint scheme of Honda’s Repsol racing team, making the scooter look more enticing and exclusive. However, there are no other changes in terms of aesthetics.

  2. Availability: The 2023 Honda Vario 160 Repsol Edition is limited to just 2000 units. This exclusivity might make it more appealing to some buyers.

Other Names of Honda Vario 160: Vario 160, Vario 160 seVario160 repsolSkuter vario 160, Click 160

While Vario160 is the official name of the model by Boon Siew Honda, the distributor of Honda motorcycles in Malaysia. It is a shortened version of Vario 160, which reflects the engine displacement of 156.9 cc. Various other short names or informal names are also used by the Malaysian riders to refer to this scooter. 

  • Click 160: This is the name of the same model in Thailand. Some Malaysian riders may use this name to refer to the Vario 160.

  • Vario Repsol: This is a nickname for the Repsol Edition of the Vario 160, which features the Repsol Honda Team livery. Some Malaysian riders may use this name to show their support for the MotoGP team or to distinguish their bike from the other color options.

  • Vario 160 SE: SE stands for Special Edition, which may imply that the bike has some extra features or accessories that are not available on the standard model. 

These names are often used interchangeably by riders and enthusiasts alike in Malaysia.

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Honda Vario 160 Brochure. Click to download

If you are looking for a scooter that combines performance, style, and technology, look no further than the Honda Vario 160. This scooter is powered by a new 4-valve, 157 cc engine with Honda’s enhanced Smart Power Plus technology, delivering 15.1 hp and 13.8 Nm of torque. It also features a new frame, a front single channel ABS, a rear disc brake, a full LED lighting system, a digital panel meter, a smart key system, and a USB charger. The Honda Vario 160 is bigger, greater, and prouder than ever, offering you a smooth, comfortable, and safe ride. Whether you are commuting, cruising, or exploring, the Honda Vario 160 will satisfy your needs and exceed your expectations. Don’t miss this opportunity to own the ultimate scooter. Book a ride and get ready to experience the thrill of the Honda Vario 160.

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Brand Honda
Condition New
Monthly Payment RM 101 - 200
Body Type Scooter
Engine Liquid-cooled, SOHC 4-stroke 4-valve, eSP+
Compression Ratio 12.0 : 1
Bore x Stroke 60.000 mm x 55.502 mm
Fuel Tank (L) 5.5 L
Fuel Type Petrol
Cylinders Single cylinder
Fuel System PGM-FI (Programmed Fuel Injection)
Estimated Fuel Consumption 40 km/L
Displacement (class) 160 cc
Displacement (cc) 156.9 cc
Engine Oil Capacity 0.9 ℓ (New) 0.8 ℓ (Exchange)
Transmission V-Matic
Clutch Type Automatic Centrifugal Dry Type
Starting System Electric
Maximum Power 11.3 kW (15.8 hp) at 8,500 rpm
Maximum Torque 13.8 Nm at 7,000 rpm
Driving System Belt
Frame Type Under bone - eSAF (enhanced Smart Architecture Frame)
Battery 5 Ah, 12V
Front Brake Hydraulic Single Disc, ABS
Rear Brake Hydraulic Single Disc
Front Suspension Telescopic
Rear Suspension Single Swing Arm
Front Tyre 100/80 - 14 M/C 48P
Rear Tyre 120/70 - 14 M/C 61P
Seat Height (mm) 778 mm
Ground Clearance (mm) 138 mm
Wheelbase (mm) 1,278 mm
Dimension (L x W x H) 1,929 mm x 695 mm x 1,088 mm
Wet Weight (kg) 119 kg