Expected Launch Date: Dec 2018 – Feb 2019
Honda CB150R Overview
The Honda CB150R is one of the most significant products from the company’s gallery. The CB150R is one of the many products that has been designed with utmost precision and focus towards the sportier way into the regular commuter motorcycle section. Much like the Honda Unicorn and Hornet, the CB150R too is more inclined towards being a mean machine with a good sense of frugality. Hence, the Honda CB150R India launch is a big step for the company.
The sub-200cc segment motorcycle segment in India is one of the most populated segments and has big names doing the honours. The likes of Suzuki Gixxer, TVS Apache RTR, Bajaj Pulsar NS, Yamaha FZ, etc. are some of the competitors of the Honda CB150R. Since the motorcycle is based on the new ExMotion design language of the company, the motorcycle is called the Honda CB150R ExMotion. It is a finely designed motorcycle and is built to offer the benefits of the on-road focused motorcycle that packs powerful performance as well.
The Honda CB 150R price in India is extremely competitive in its segment. It takes some styling cues from the Hornet and the Unicorn, which includes the headlamp and a big tank cowl. The single seat design makes it a good option even for the purist commuters.
Honda CB150R Engine & Transmission
The new Honda CB150R is powered by a 149 cc, DOHC, four-valve engine which boasts on the liquid cooling and fuel-injection technology. The addition of fuel injection enhances the power-production further as the figures read at 16.8 bhp at 9,000 revs per minute along with a peak torque of 13.7 Nm at 7,000 revs per minute. The transmission duties are handled by a 6-speed gearbox unit.
Based on the Honda CB150R specs, the motorcycle produces outstanding performance, while churning out good engine revs.
Honda CB150R Braking & Safety
Owing to the tremendous power available on the Honda CB150R, the company offers extra safety in the form of disc brakes for both the wheels. The front wheel gets 276 mm disc unit while the rear wheel gets 220 mm disc. Also, the 130 section rear tyre provides a decent grip while on the road.
Honda CB150R Mileage
The Honda CB150R mileage figure is lower than that of the other commuter motorcycles in the company’s gallery in this range since it produces more power than the Honda Hornet despite having a smaller engine. The performance-concentrated focus takes the mileage figure to something below the regular Honda commuter bikes. The mileage stands at an average of 45-50 km/litre.
Honda CB150R Performance and Handling
Since the day the Honda CB150R launch date in India was announced, the motorcycle became the talk of the town, thanks to the performance it delivers. The Honda CB150R comes with a sporty stance despite being more inclined towards the naked styling. The fuel tank is big which makes the rider’s seat get behind the regular naked styling angle. The foot pegs are placed in a line under the seat, adding to the upright stance. The low kerb weight ensures that the performance is high each time you put a twist to the throttle. The company has worked on the aerodynamics and have made it better than what we find in the Unicorn. The handlebars are placed at the right height to ease some pressure off your wrists. The telescopic front and mono shock rear suspension make way for a comfortable ride. Considering the Honda CB150r price, its performance is appreciable.
Honda CB150R What we think
The Honda CB150R is presently the most powerful motorcycle in the range. It is even more powerful than its sibling, the Honda Hornet 160R. The untuned version of the motorcycle has a top speed of 135 kms/hr, which is quite phenomenal for a 150cc motorcycle. Moreover, the diamond steel frame and the light 136 kgs of dry weight further improves the handling and the acceleration. If you have ridden the Hornet 160 or the Apache 160 before, you will feel the CB150R to be a notch above them. Overall, the Honda CB150R is an excellent option for anyone looking to buy a powerful sporty commuter bike.
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