Honda had unveiled Honda CBR 150R at the Auto Expo 2012. Many people cherished the sight of 150R at the Honda stall, because not all were able to afford a CBR250R, despite the price tag being a reasonable one for a 250cc motorcycle.
Honda has made a good move by launching the smaller variant of CBR in the Indian market. In India, CBR150R will be available in two variants – Standard and Deluxe. The Ex-showroom Delhi prices are Rs. 1,16,385 and Rs. 1, 17,385 for the Standard and Deluxe versions respectively. The difference between Standard and Deluxe versions is that Deluxe will come draped in some graphics. Standard variant will be available in two color shades – Black with pearl sunbeam white and Sports red with pearl sunbeam white, whereas, the Deluxe will also come in two shades – Black with candy palm green and vibrant orange with pearl sunbeam white.
This 150cc model of CBR will be powered by a liquid-cooled fuel injected DOHC engine which will produce maximum power output of 18.3 PS @ 10500 rpm and maximum torque of 12.6 Nm @ 8500 rpm. The power will be transmitted using a 6 speed gearbox. The main difference between CBR 150R and CBR 250R, besides engine capacity, is the twin tubular frame incorporated in CBR 150R, which promises better handling compared to the CBR250R. The bike will come with 100/80-17 mm tubeless tyre on front and a 130/70-17 mm tubeless tyre does the duty on rear.
By the end of this month, the firm will be able to roll out 750 units from its Manesar plant. Honda has already started accepting bookings for the CBR 150R and the first deliveries are expected to happen by the end of this Month. Stay tuned to TorqueInduction.com for more info.