Honda has recently pulled the production of its lineup of Honda Beat scooters out of Thailand and is now moving it to its manufacturing plant in Tanauan City, Batangas. With a production capacity of over 500,000 units, it can easily churn out at least 1,800 units per day comprising of its business, underbone, and sports segments.
The brand has recognized the local demand of new scooters in the country, thanks to the worsening traffic conditions resulting in more people converting into riding scooters and motorcycles for more convenience in navigating around the Metro.
The new Honda BeAT is powered by a 110 CC, four-stroke single-cylinder engine with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). It comes in three variants; Premium, Street and Fashion Sport. The Premium colors come in Matte Fiery Red and Matte Axis Gray. The Street comes in either Euro Grey Metallic, Matte Axis Gray Metallic, and Ross White. Fashion Sport comes in Sahara Blue Metallic, Black, Fighting Red, and Vibrant Orange. The Premium variant features an “Idling Stop System” which aims to improve fuel economy to up to 63 km/l allowing you to go further with a full tank it also comes with an ACG starter system, a side-stand switch, park-lock brake, and secured key shutter.
In terms of ergonomics, the BeAT is designed with comfort in mind with a passenger handrail behind to secure him while driving around. The semi-digital displays all the necessary information to the driver along with an eco-light indicator. The headlight has a function that turns on automatically at low light conditions for ensured visibility.
Being one of Honda’s best-selling scooters, it aims to produce 130,000 units per year through its Tanauan plant. Prices of the Street and Fashion Sport variants come at Php 66,900. The Premium variant with ISS is priced at Php 70,400. With a very accessible price point for the three variants, would you purchase the new Honda BeAT?