2018 Honda Click 150i: Features explained

  • Sep 27, 2018

The 150 cc scooter market is just as competitive as any other two-wheeler category. Motorcycle manufacturers have seen a rise in demand for these powerful little commuters for some time now. Honda launched their Click 150i to cash in on this specific trend and have been quite successful for the most part. But with competition from Yamaha Mio Aerox 155, Honda cannot be expected to rest easy. And they haven’t. The updated for 2018 Honda Click 150i was launched recently in the Philippines and comes with a host of new features and improvements that are bound to increase its appeal and sales. Here is a look at some of its most prominent features – both old and new.

2018 Honda Click 150i

Modern styling

The Honda Click 150i was not a bad looking scooter by any measure. But it lacked a certain amount of aggressiveness when compared to the competition. That concern seems to have been addressed with the new redesign. The front fascia is now in a more aggressive guise thanks to the new position light – indicator combination that flanks the sides of the apron above the already LED dual keen headlights. Some people may see too much of an alien inspiration in this but it does raise the aggressiveness factor. The lights on the rear get the same LED treatment with even the mudguard mounted indicators getting in on it. The front fascia is now also more heavily sculpted than before making it look more contemporary. The sides however now have a closer likeness to Honda’s traditional aesthetics with subdued matte colors like Matte Solar Red Metallic, Matte Crypton Silver Metallic, Matte Gunpowder Black Metallic, and Pearl Fadeless White.

2018 Honda Click 150i side

Combined with the dark plastic panels they go for a mature two-tone finish. Honda has also ditched the old decals from the previous gen in favour of embossed chrome emblems which look very classy. The scooter has slightly reduced in dimensions leading to a more rakish tail section. The rear grab rail’s integrated design and the stepped seat have been carried over from the past while the exhaust has been made sportier with a rectangular section aluminium end can. Also included are new and sportier 5 spoke black cast alloy 14” wheels with a sportier design with wider 90/80 and 100/80 tubeless tires front and rear respectively. A big improvement on the old design with a clearer identity than before.

Modern features

2018 Honda Click 150i feature

The new instrument panel is a massive improvement on the old analogue unit. Now in a completely digital avatar, it uses a blue backlit LCD screen with bold white lettering. The information on offer is pretty comprehensive too and includes real-time fuel consumption, clock, warning lights for lubricant levels and battery level on top of all the usual information. The 18 L under seat storage space is just as large and can still fit a full face helmet in it. Honda has also included a Smart Key System in the Click 150i specifications which incorporates a keyless lock and unlock, ignition on and off, Anti-theft alarm, and an Answer Back System. It also gets swanky new wavy disc brakes on the front. These features make the Click 150i a very capable urban commuter.

Powerful and efficient engine

2018 Honda Click 150i smart key

Powering the Honda Click 150i is a 150 cc SOHC liquid cooled and fuel injected engine that churns out 13 hp at 8500 rpm and 12.8 Nm of torque at 5000 rpm. The engine feels spirited with great pick up and a top whack of 110 km/h. The engine and the V belt automatic transmission are as smooth as you’d expect. The engine is also equipped with an ACG starter for smooth starts, enhanced smooth power system for optimal power delivery and Honda’s Idling stop system for better fuel economy. Thanks to this, the fuel economy has not suffered and is reported to be a very encouraging 52 kmpl.

With all these new features and improvements, the price has gone up a bit. The Click 150i’s price is now Php 95900. However, it is still much cheaper than the Yamaha Mio Aerox 155, its closest rival. This pricing is sure to attract a lot of buyers to Honda showrooms, just in case all these other features weren’t enough. The Honda Click 150i is certainly worthy of a good look to anyone eyeing the market for a 150 cc scooter.  


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