Do you have to go back to your hometown up in Penang or down in Johor Bahru for Raya but only have money for just one tank of fuel on your moped? Boon Siew has launched a new moped that can travel to either Penang or Johor Bahru with just one tank of fuel. Yes, the all-new Honda Future will leave others in the past as it can travel 338 km with just one of its’ 5.6 litre fuel tank.
The ability to travel long distance was the main highlight of this new motorcycle that was launched by Boon Siew Honda Sdn Bhd last Wednesday, 18 July 2012, at the Palace of Golden Horses, Mines.
This ability is based on the ECE40 MODE research that states fuel consumption of the new Honda moped at 60.3 km per litre which is in compliance to EURO 2 Standard.
Another feature that was highlighted is its’ 19 litre U-Box that can fit a full-face helmet. You no longer have to lug your helmet around everywhere you go or hang it at the side of your motorcycle, exposed to rain and sun. With this bike, you can simply put you helmet in the box.
Apart from a new sleek and slim design, the ‘Future’ is powered by a new 4-stroke Single Overhead Cam (SOHC) 125 cc air-cooled engine producing about 10 hp at 7,500 rpm and 10.6 Nm of torque at 5,500 rpm.
Three variants of the ‘Future’ was introduced. The full-option include sporty wheels with front and rear disc brakes while the basic variant uses spoke wheels with only front disc brakes.
Prices for the basic starts at RM5,578, variant 2 is priced at RM5,728 and the full option is RM5,998. This new moped comes in three colours – Coral Orange Metallic, Pearl Megallanic Black or Euphoria Red Metallic.
HONDA’s LONG DISTANCE HIGHWAY BIKES ARE THE ‘FUTURE’
Boon Siew Honda Sdn. Bhd. Unveils First-Ever Long Distance Moped
KUALA LUMPUR, 18 July 2012: Boon Siew Honda Sdn Bhd has unveiled Malaysia’s first long-distance moped bike, named as the Honda Future, capable of travelling a maximum distance of 338 kilometers on one full tank as tested by ECE40 Mode, by far the best in its category.
Honda’s latest offering combines fuel efficiency, aesthetics, practicality, safety and comfort into an attractive package, calculated to appeal to consumers of all age groups and demographics.
The key feature of Honda Future is the 19 litre Helmet-in U Box which able to fit in the full face Helmet and personal belonging and become chief of moped categories.
The other key feature of the Honda Future is the bigger 5.6 litre fuel tank which when combined with the new 4-stroke SOHC 125cc air-cooled engine, results in a record 7.6% in fuel improvement against the Wave 125 X Ultimo. This effectively makes it the leader of fuel efficiency in its category.
“Constant innovation and evolution is embodied within the Spirit of Challenge that Honda adheres to. This is how we have maintained our position as the market leader in Malaysia for so many years. The chase for product excellence is always a moving target. By combining features that will appeal to a broad spectrum of the market, we are hoping that the new Honda Future will straddle the generation gap between the older market demographics and the new generation of consumers,” said Satoshi Okada, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Boon Siew Honda Sdn Bhd.
Priced from RM5,578 to RM5,998 (recommended-on-the-road), the Honda Future is expected to rise up to the popularity of Honda’s reliable long-time workhorse, the Honda EX-5. Depending on their requirements, consumers will be able to choose from three distinct variants of the same model. Variant 1 features an electric starter, spoke, and front disc brakes; Variant 2 boasts sporty wheels, electric starter and front disc brakes; whilst Variant 3 combines the electric starter, sporty wheels and front and rear disc brakes. All three variants come in choices of three colours – Coral Orange Metallic, Pearl Magellanic Black and Euphoria Red Metallic.
The Honda Future includes a number of practical features, chief of which is the larger 19 litre U-box that can easily accommodate a full-face helmet.
A bigger 5.6 litre fuel tank is also part of the Honda Future make-up. The bigger fuel tank allows for longer travelling distances (up to 338 km, 100km more than Wave 125 X Ultimo) without the need for constant re-fueling stops.
Other practical highlights include a side battery casing that allow for easy maintenance access, a push-seat function, and automatic key lock shutters.
Fuel Efficiency and Eco-Friendly
Based on the ECE40 MODE research, the fuel consumption of the Honda Future has been mapped at 60.3 km per litre, a 0.5 km per litre improvement as compared to the Wave 125 X Ultimo. With improved fuel-burning efficiency comes cleaner emmissions which compliance to EURO 2 Standard and ultimately, an eco-friendly motorcycle.
The overall design of the Honda Future is tailored to suit riders of various sizes. In line with its role as a long-distance moped, the Honda Future is built with a wider seat. The clear distinction between rider and the pillion virtually means more seat space that allows for more comfortable ride even for long distances. A molded front design that eliminates the use of screws reduces vibration sounds from the front cover.
Safety elements in the Honda Future include a rear LED light that is more visible in any riding conditions. A blue-lit speedometer and the inclusion of a fog light allows for safer night riding.