Honda Vario 160 and Yamaha Aerox 155 designs, which one is better?


Honda Vario 160 officially launched in Indonesia (2/2/2022). Experiencing major changes in the face and rear, the Vario 160 is made sportier than the Honda Vario 150 model. With radical changes in the design, can the Honda Vario 160 attract the interest of Yamaha Aerox 155 consumers? Let’s see the comparison.

Honda Vario 160 . Design

Honda Vario 160 brings radical changes from the exterior. Overall still carrying the old DNA of the previous generation Vario. But the face has been revised with a larger slab and wings.

In addition, revisions were made to the Daytime Running Light (DRL) lamp which is now divided in two or partially covered by the front body and seems translucent. The headlights still carry sporty dual keen eyes LEDs and are also equipped with a kind of winglet like on sport motorbikes.

Honda Vario 160 Photo: Agung Pambudhy

One more new character that is on the front of the Vario 160 is that there are so many layers or layers, starting from the handlebar cover, the wings, to the side body. In addition, there is also a plastic cover right behind the number plate holder.

The side body has also been made larger and the brake lights have been redesigned to be sportier. Honda Vario 160 also looks more gambot because the legs are upgraded with tire profiles of 100/80 at the front and 120/70 at the rear. Oh yes, the rear shock absorber of this motorbike is still one.

As for the overall dimensions, the Vario 160 has a length of 1,929 mm, a width of 679 mm and a height of 1,088 mm. The empty weight is 115 kg for the CBS version and 117 kg for the ABS version. For the wheelbase of 1,277 mm, the lowest distance to the ground is 140 mm, and the seat height is 778 mm.

One other character that the Vario 160 retains from the previous generation is the flat front deck profile. The advantage of a flat deck is that it can carry more items and certain items, such as gallons of water or gas cylinders. But on the other hand, the flat deck reduces the sporty impression of this scooter.

Yamaha Aerox 155 ConnectedYamaha Aerox 155 Connected Photo: Agung Pambudhy

Yamaha Aerox 155 . Design

The Yamaha Aerox 155 sold in Indonesia is now in the second generation. That is, the design is more mature. In the first generation Aerox, it comes with an aggressive and sporty design on the front. In the second generation, Aerox still maintains a sporty aura, but with an elegant face.

By design, the second generation Aerox 155 which is equipped with Y-Connect connectivity features has a more mature design than its predecessor. The first generation of Yamaha Aerox tends to be scary with the style of the lights hide and wings that taper forward.

While the second generation Aerox 155, which carries the name All New Aerox 155 Connected, has a more elegant face with the headlights, front headlights, and wings made more proportional. In addition, the side of the second generation Aerox adopts the X . model shape more sporty.

Another characteristic of the Yamaha Aerox 155 is a wide body and gambot legs. For your information, this scooter is fed with 110/80 profile front tires and 140/70 profile rear tires. And to support the wide rear tire profile, the Aerox 155 uses dual rear shock absorbers with tubes.

Speaking of dimensions, the Aerox 155 is longer, taller, wider, and heavier than its competitor, the Honda Vario 160. On paper, the Aerox 155 has a length of 1,980 mm, a width of 700 mm and a height of 1,150 mm, with a weight of 125 kg ( Connected-ABS) and 122 kg (Connected-Non ABS)

Meanwhile, the wheelbase is 1,350mm, the lowest distance to the ground is 143mm, and the seat height is 790mm. These specifications are also more than the Honda Vario 160.

Unlike the Honda Vario 160 which still pays attention to the functionality aspect, the Yamaha Aerox 155 comes as a pure sporty scooter with a hump deck concept. The deck that has this hump does make it difficult for the driver to carry things that need a flat deck, such as gallons or gas cylinders. But on the other hand, a deck design like this adds a sporty impression, also improves control when you want to ride the motorbike at high speeds.