A perfect blend of sports motorcycles and comfy scooters, the new Honda RSX has been recently launched in Malaysia with a starting price of RM 8,688, which is similar to the Indian 1.55 lakh rupees approximately. Two-wheelers identical to the 2022 Honda RSX 155cc are pretty popular in Malaysia and other South Asian countries.
In terms of styling and features, the scooter boasts a pointed front, twin LED headlights, and stylish LED DRLs. When observed from the front, it seems muscular and dominant. The handlebar cowl includes a central air inlet, which adds to the scooter’s athletic appearance. Other notable features include stylish rearview mirrors, elegant turn signals, a blacked-out engine, an ergonomic seat, split grab rails, and an upswept exhaust.
Moreover, the RSX sports a fully digital speedometer that displays a variety of data like gear position, fuel level, rpm, and so on. The scooter offers a comfortable riding position and footpegs that are conveniently located. While talking about the available colour options, these include a Trico Edition, which is essentially a mix of red, blue, and black. Candy Caribbean Blue Sea contrasts blue with black, whilst Lemon Ice Yellow blends yellow with black. The front fenders on all three colour variants are body-coloured.
The Honda RSX is powered by a 149.2 cc liquid-cooled, PGM-FI, DOHC engine. It has a max power output of 15.8 hp at 9,000 rpm and a max torque output of 13.6 Nm at 7,000rpm. It’s paired with a 6-speed manual transmission with a multiple-wet clutch. The bike has a twin-tube frame, telescopic forks up front, and mono-shock suspension with preload-adjustable in the rear.
The new RSX rides on 17-inch alloy wheels with 90/80 front and 120/70 rear tubeless tyres. Both wheels are equipped with disc brakes, and single-channel ABS is standard. The bike weighs 122 kg on the road. The fuel tank size is rather small, at only 4.5 litres. As far as its India launch is concerned, it doesn’t seem to be happening soon.