The “Future” is here. Yes, that is true. On the 18th of July located at the Palace of the Golden Horses in Seri Kembangan, Boon Siew Honda proudly hosted their launch of the new bike Future. Given the name Future with the tag line as the first ever Highway Cruiser for a moped. We were thinking, now that is a bold statement coming from Honda. As we were there, the launch was officiated with a welcome speech by the Managing Director and CEO of Boon Siew Honda Sdn Bhd.
But let’s talk about the bike, the design is a typical Japanese moped machine with a little bit of a it’s bigger brother CBR flavor in it’s design of the front cover set of the fog light. This may not be the main focus of the bike as there are a few things that Honda wants to highlight on with a rear disc brake, a huge U-Box which is capable to store a full size full face helmet. The seat of the bike is also widen from any other moped to give extra comfort suitable for it’s tagline of a highway cruiser.
Discussing about Honda’s idea to have the bike as a highway cruiser may come from the fact that the bike have a very large fuel tank for it’s class. This supposedly make Honda Future to be able to cruise on the highway up to 338KM distance. With an engine of 124.8cc and a maximum curb weight of 101kg for the full spec variant, the bike can surely perform well for it main purpose of practicality.
With the price tag of RM5,998(Not OTR) of the full spec bike, we can say that it is not the cheapest moped in the market. But we will have to hold all our thoughts especially the negative one until we can have the bike for a full review. Stay tune with us for more updates and news of the local motorcycle scene and international motorcycle scene.