Published on June 24th, 2019 | by Subhash Nair0
Honda Genio Scooter Launched in Indonesia
There’s a new scooter available in the neighbouring region of Indonesia called the Honda Genio. Launched late last week, the Genio is a more ‘youthful’ take on the budget scooter and is equipped with an automatic transmission.
A new generation eSP 110cc SOHC engine with a PGM-FI fuel injection system. Its maximum output is 8.8hp @ 7500rpm and 9.3Nm of torque @ 5500rpm. An ACG starter and Idling Stop System are two engine technologies that make the scooter more convenient to use. Honda claims it can return 248km of range from its 4.2L fuel tank and has Euro 3 compliant emissions.
This new engine and overall package is a technical improvement over what we get in the Honda BeAT here. Its new Smart Architecture Frame gives the Genio a chassis that is 8% lighter, while allowing for a 14L luggage box and a 4.2L fuel tank.
In Indonesia, the Honda Genio is available from as low as Rp 17.2 million or about RM5035 today.
For more on this new scooter, check out Honda’s press release below.
PT Astra Honda Motor (AHM) introduced Honda Genio, a casual fashionable AT Scooter which becomes the new identity and trend for young generation in Indonesia in achieving a more stylish and energetic expression, while give no compromise on performance, a compact body, agility and riding comfort, as well as fuel efficiency.
The identity of Honda Genio is marked by its casual design on a compact body which fits for the young generation. This AT Scooter is equipped with new generation engine eSP 110cc that increases fuel efficiency, while producing optimum performance. This is supported by new frame eSAF (enhanced Smart Architecture Frame), the new frame technology from Honda which is implemented for the first time in Indonesia, which makes this AT Scooter lighter, more agile and more comfortable to ride.
DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY
Honda Genio looks fresher as well as fashionable. Overall, this AT Scooter appears simple and casual. Its compact dimension is ideal for its rider in crowded traffic. The 740mm seat height supports rider’s flexibility, accompanied with big step floor.
The head lamp of Honda Genio uses LED technology, it is matched with stylish tail light, and separated winker light from body cover to give a modern impression and optimum lighting. The digital panel meter shows various information such as speed, odometer, fuel, and eco indicator as efficient riding guidance. An aluminum touch on pillion step and rear grip give a luxurious image.
Honda Genio is equipped with several support features, it’s adjusted to rider’s need such as big 14 liter luggage box to store daily riding necessities. Power charger is available inside a luggage box to recharge gadget for youngsters who love using gadgets.
Secure key shitter with seat opener switch is equipped as security aspect of this AT Scooter. Brake lock, combi brake system, and side stand switch come as a standard package in Honda Genio which ensure the safety of its user.
ENGINE AND NEW FRAME
Honda Genio carries the new engine, the latest 110cc SOHC eSP engine with PGM-FI injection fuel system. The maximum power reaches 6,6 kW @ 7.500 rpm and maximum torque at 9,3 Nm @ 5.500 rpm. This enables Honda Genio to become more responsive in acceleration. This new AT Scooter can go from 0-200m in only 12,4 second. The maximum speed in 94 km/hour.
However, the new technology makes Honda Genio’s engine eSP more fuel efficient. Based on internal test using ECE R40 method, the fuel consumption of this model is 59,1 km/liter (ISS feature on) so it can reach 248km in once refueling. This new generation engine also ensures an environmentally friendly emission with Euro 3 emission standard.
ACG starter completes its ability to have smooth ignition. This feature works together with ISS (Idling Stop System) typical of Honda which makes the engine shut down automatically when in idle, and it will turn back on immediately using a gas lever.
The engine performance is supported by new frame eSAF technology from Honda which is applied for the first time for two wheeled vehicles in Indonesia. This frame uses the latest production process such as press and laser welding process. The structure is developed to increase handling stability, so the motorcycle becomes easy to ride, light, and comfortable to maneuver. This new frame can even provide a more efficient space utilization proven by 14 L luggage box and 4,2 L fuel tank capacity.
Honda Genio is marketed in two types. CBS and CBS-ISS with 11 stylish and casual color variants that match with the young generation’s trend nowadays. The CBS type which is marketed at Rp 17.2 million, is available in 5 colors namely Smart White Blue, Smart Red, Smart Black, Smart Black Red, and Smart Silver. Meanwhile CBS-ISS type which is marketed for Rp 17.7 million, has 6 color options namely Trendy Black Red, Trendy White Blue, Trendy White Red, Trendy White, Trendy Black, and Fabulous Matte Black as a special variant.