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Seems like there are a couple of new colours launched for the XMax 300 for the 2021 model year.
The light matt grey with blue accent looks pretty sick. What do you think?
P.S. These colours might be for the XMaxes in Indonesia / Thailand and not Singapore agent HL's model range.
The Honda ADV150 has a built-in power cut in the stock ECU.
Most ADV150 riders would have experience this power cut when approaching speeds of 110km/h-120km/h shown on the speedometer.
This is entirely normal as is what is referred to as a speed / power cut to protect the engine and the other components of the ADV150 as a Class 2B scooter is not made to go much faster than that.
There is a workaround to this power cut (if so you wish) and that would be changing to an aftermarket ECU that does not have this built-in power cut.
If you want to remove this power cut, it will void your original manufacturer warranty is is highly NOT recommended, it is also unsafe for the motorcycle and the rider.
Got a question by William in the Yamaha XMax group:
Simple answer is - Go for the XMax 300, without a doubt. There is a reason why the XMax 300 is the most popular model on our roads, i'd say almost 95% of all Xmax on the roads are the 300 variant.
Pros of the XMax 300 compared to the 250 or 400:
Agent unit Official warranty backed by Yamaha Excellent fuel economy Latest platform, engine, and parts Euro 4 (2021 model onwards will be updated to Euro 5) Plenty of parts and accessories LTA approved exhaust options are available XMax 250:
Created for Malaysia market where their "Class 2B" allows for engine cc up to 250cc Slower than 300, struggles to reach 100km/h or more Lighter than the XMax 300 Slightly cheaper road tax Lower resale value (it might cost you MORE in depreciation for a 250 compared to the 300!) Uses older parts from the Yamaha Majesty and XMax 400 Minimal/No dealer support as non-agent bike As bro Abdul Hakim said about the XMax 250,
Oldest of all 3 variants Uses old engine from Yamaha Majesty Poor fuel economy Difficult to find parts Poor resale value Minimal/No dealer support as not official agent bike Point is, just go for the XMax 300 unless there is a compelling reason otherwise. For those who have bought the 250 or 400, just enjoy your ride!
Btw if you are looking for an XMax, Hong Leong Corp (Yamaha's agent in Singapore) has special pricing for all SBF members, you can contact them below:
Click HERE to ENQUIRE now on ANY Yamaha Motorcycles! Special price for SBF members!
Looks pretty good, probably will look even better on the white version!
Thanks to bro Fadli for the picture. Took him a lot of time, elbow grease as well as thinner to remove all the stickers.
Has anyone else tried this one their ADV150? Looking forward to seeing a white unit that has its decals removed.
Honda is all set to launch the made-in-India Honda CB350 motorcycle in Japan and other Asian markets as the Honda GB350 Basic Roadster.
Honda has managed to surprise enthusiasts by launching a India-manufactured premium retro-styled motorcycle late last year as most of its core line of motorcycles are manufactured in Japan. The new Honda GB350 has found lots of takers despite limited availability thanks to its retro classic looks, a crispy exhaust thump and more importantly a powerful performance. Could riders actually be looking towards more no-frills motorcycles that are at the lower end of the pricing spectrum?
Now, the Japanese manufacturer is planning to launch this bike in other markets around Asia very soon. According to a Japanese magazine, Honda will launch the classic roadster in Japan first and rechristened it as GB350. Made in India – Exported to Japan, Honda has already showcased the motorcycle in Japan and we expect it to be making its rounds to other Asia markets in the near future.
The GB350 when launched, is already BS6 compliant which is equivalent to Euro 5 emission norms. This is good news as all new motorcycles coming into Singapore would need to adhere to Euro 5 emissions or risk not being able to be on the roads after a few years (remember the NEA debacle?). Hence, Honda wouldn’t have to invest further to upgrade the engine’s emission standards. It is also equipped with ABS as standard in its based model spec, which is very helpful as this is a powerful Class 2A bike that would need up-to-par stopping power. It is highly likely that the Japan-spec GB350 will be the model that is exported overseas.
While earlier reports indicated that in Japan, the GB350 will cost around JPY 550,000 to JPY 600,000, the latest reports suggest that it would cost around JPY 499,000 instead, which comes in at a lower price than initially expected. Exact prices will be announced soon, once it is launched, and the price is Singapore is dependent on many factors such as COE and road taxes so we'll just have to wait for the official word from Boon Siew Honda.
The bike is launched as a challenge to Royal Enfield’s 350cc retro segment which currently holds a significant market share is various other countries and could also be why Honda has launched this GB350 as a direct competitor. Also similar to the Royal Enfield, the GB350 comes equipped sparingly and does not even have a digital dash like most motorcycles from 2021 but instead just has a simple analog gauge.
Initial sales numbers of the GB350 are promising, and it has the potential to disrupt Royal Enfield’s monopoly. Coming to its powertrain, it is powered by a 348cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine which generates 21 bhp at 5500 rpm and a peak torque of 30 Nm at 3000 rpm. Hardware equipped will also remain similar to the Japanese model which consists of telescopic forks at front and dual shock absorbers at rear. Anchorage duties will be handled by disc brakes on both ends.
What do you think of the Honda GB350? Do you think there is a market within Singapore for a no-frills retro roadster motorcycle? Let us know in the comments section below!
P.S. Boon Siew please bring this Honda GB350 into Singapore!
Honda Japan Promotional Video on the Honda GB350: