Translucent 60.6 km / liter, this is the secret to Honda Beat being the most eco
Even though it is not the only cheap scooter, Honda Beat in fact remains the most popular product for the Indonesian public.
How not, some information says that no less than 10 million units of the PT Astra Honda Motor (AHM) line have spread to the market.
There are several reasons for choosing it, although one of them must be due to the Honda Beat's famously efficient fuel consumption. So what is the secret of this Rp. 16 million cut-out scooter? (Check this out : Harga Beat)
A little back, of course you still remember the Yamaha Mio. Yes, before the birth of Honda Beat, it was Yamaha Indonesia's products that dominated the segment. But over time, Beat actually took turns becoming the ruler in this entry level class.
Especially if it weren't for the glorious record of fuel efficiency. It makes sense if Beat is more efficient than Mio. After all, in engine capacity, the flap wing scooter is slightly smaller. The first generation Honda Beat was only equipped with a 108 cc engine. While Yamaha Mio has touched 113 cc.
This was also the case during the evolution of the Honda Beat during the 2008-2020 period. When Mio transformed with his 125 cc engine, Beat still survived with a cubication of no more than 110 cc. The same is true for the presentation of the All New Honda Beat 2021.
Engine block Honda Beat 2021 10 percent lighter
Not without development. After all, in fact there has been a change because it has adopted the Honda Genio engine . So it is similar to the design of the machine it carries now. It's different from the previous Beat because the Honda Beat 2021 engine block is now much smaller.
Similar to the Genio, the diameter and stroke calculations and the compression ratio are set to 47 x 63.1 mm and 10: 1, respectively. To note, the weight of the new engine block was 10 percent lighter than the old Beat. Yes, an indication that explains the efficiency factor.
That is also the reason PT AHM is pursuing the effectiveness of the Honda Beat mechanical heart performance. In addition to changes in bore x stroke and compression, the new Honda Beat v-belt also uses the W-Cog model. The manufacturer claims, embedding the item is one of the factors to reduce friction. Mainly when the output translation takes place to the rear wheels.
Not just economical, Honda Beat performance is also boosted
Thanks to this change, the fuel consumption of the Honda Beat in 2021 was recorded at 60.6 km / liter. Of course this achievement was carried out internally by PT AHM with the ECE R40 method and the idling Stop System (ISS) feature was on. This automatic on-off feature is nothing new in itself. After all, the application has been carried out since the 2014 Honda Beat alert. Also regarding the application of the ACG Starter.
An interesting thing is seen where there is a differentiation between outputs. Honda Beat 2021 makes a record power of 9 PS at 7,500 rpm and torque of 9.3 Nm at 5,500 rpm. Slightly adrift above the previous Beat, namely 8.68 PS @ 7,500 rpm and 9.01 Nm @ 6,500 rpm.
Not only that. The fuel efficiency of the Honda Beat is actually better than the Honda Genio, which produced 59.1 km / liter. As a comparison, in a full gas tank condition, the Honda Genio can travel 248 km. While the Honda Beat can touch a distance of 254.52 km.
New Chassis Makes Honda Beat Lighter Weight
In fact, it is clearly stated that both have a fuel capacity of 4.2 liters. Yes, we also know that this addition is the impact of the eSAF (Enhanced Smart Architecture Frame) chassis which is now the main design. Unlike the iron chassis in the predecessor model, the new Honda Beat already uses steel reinforcement.
In terms of weight, the steel frame is clearly lighter than iron. And, the fact is that the weight of the Honda Beat 2021 becomes 89 kg for the CBS type and 90 kg only for the upper type, namely the Honda Beat CBS ISS. There was a considerable reduction because the old Honda Beat weighed 92 kg and 93 kg respectively.
Entering its fifth generation, Honda Beat continues to experience development. The affirmation of its status as an economical scooter in Indonesia is maintained through several changes including engine and chassis. We have mentioned before, that these two parts experience a reduction in weight. Logically, of course this also affects the fuel efficiency of the Beat itself.
One thing that is equally important is that the price of the Honda Beat 2021 is still friendly. Currently, the price of the basic variant (Honda Beat CBS) is sold for IDR 16,450 million. There are also three options on it, namely Honda Beat CBS ISS and Honda Beat Deluxe. Each was marketed for IDR 17,150 million and IDR 17,250 million. Of course the revision of the two sectors was also applied to the Honda Beat Street, which was sold for Rp. 17,150 million (on the road in Jakarta,Source: Harga beat street).