Honda CB150R: Everything you need to know

Honda, the Japanese automaker is well-known for producing some of the best two-wheelers. It has recently launched the production version of the Honda CB150R in the Thailand market. The new motorcycle has been designed on the company’s latest Exmotion design philosophy and has been named as Honda CB150R Exmotion. The same design concept was used for the Honda 150SS Racer, which was showcased at the 2017 Bangkok Motor Show.

The naked bike is expected to be received well in the market for the goodies it brings along. It is a stylish, looking finely built road-oriented motorcycle designed to attract masses. The body proportion of the bike looks similar to that of the Yamaha FZ. Here, we bring to you everything about the new Honda CB150R.

Design

The latest bike from Honda resembles the popular styling features of the 150SS Racer and looks fairly identical to the model with subtle make-overs. It offers a single LED headlamp at the front-end, turn indicators and a multi-function digital LCD instrument cluster. The side part of the model looks impressive and sports 17-inch alloy wheels with more spokes at the rear wheel. At the rear-end, the bike offers an LED tail-light.

The motorcycle comes equipped with a 296mm front disc brake, assisted by an ABS system to provide a good braking system to the vehicle. However, ABS is available in the high-end variants only. It weighs a mere 123 kg, which makes it faster and more fuel-efficient. The vehicle offers a comfortable seat height of 795mm and comes with the ground clearance of 139mm.

Colour Schemes

The standard variants, without Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) of the vehicle are offered in four different color option – Mat Laurel Green, Pearl Cadet Gray, Millennium Red and Asteroid Black Metallic. On the other hand, the ABS version is available in two different color scheme- Grey-Black and Black.

Engine Mechanism

The road-concentrated motorcycle features a 149 cc DOHC, four-valve engine fitted to a fuel-injection and liquid-cooling systems. The engine produces a maximum power output of 16.8 bhp at 9,000 revolutions per minute and a peak torque of 13.7 Nm at 7,000 revolutions per minute. The transmission work is done by a 6-speed manual gearbox.

Conclusion

The Honda CB150R is primarily for the Thailand market along with some of the key markets of the South-Eastern countries. However, the western countries like USA and UK may also get the motorcycle. It has been priced competitively at a price starting from Rs. 1.99 lakh (ex-showroom) and will face the rivals like Suzuki Gixxer and Bajaj NS160.

The new styling concept along with the exciting features make it a great option to opt for. In the south-eastern and Thailand markets, where the demand for this type of bikes is huge, it is expected to be received well due to the affordable price tag.