2019 Honda Winner X/RS150R launched in Vietnam

Known as the Honda RS150R in Malaysia and rival to the very popular Yamaha Y15ZR, the 2019 Honda Winner X has just been launched in Vietnam. The launch of Honda’s latest 150 cc supercub was held at the My Dinh Stadium in Vietnam and paultan.org managed to grab some screen captures of the livestream.

However, full specifications of the Winner X has not been released pending public sale beginning July 16. Thus, whatever information we have on the Winner X is gleaned from the launch which was held in Vietnamese and Japanese.

As can be seen, the bodywork on the Winner X is new compared to the previous version with the headlights now located in the front cowl and using LEDs. The tailpiece also looks wider and resembles the larger motorcycles in Honda’s range, while the exhaust appears to be shorter but the alloy wheels look to be the same as the outgoing Winner X.

An upgrade to the Winner X is the inclusion of front wheel ABS which improves safety although we are given to understand Honda Vietnam will be offering a non-ABS version on grounds of cost. It should be noted the non-ABS Winner X will come with Honda’s combined braking system which activates front and rear brakes proportionately during hard braking.

The instrument panel is a full LCD unit that resembles the item used on the CB150R and displays rpm, speed, gear position, odometer, clock and fuel level. The tail light on the Winner X also appears smaller, using LED lighting as do the turn signals located separately below the tail light.

Selling price for the 2019 Honda Winner X in Vietnam starts at 45.99 million Dong (RM8,174) for the CBS version, while the camo version Winner X ABS retails for 48.99 million Dong (RM8,708) and the matte black Winner X ABS goes for 49.9 million Dong (RM8,869). In the engine room, no information was provided during the launch but the previous version of the Winner X was powered by a single-cylinder 149 cc DOHC liquid-cooled mill mated to a six-speed gearbox.

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