It seems, Honda afterall does have a plan to come up with a smaller sibling of their recently launched CBR250R. Or so it is evident from one of the members of the xBhp forum. According to him, he had a light chat with the M.D of the Vellore Honda showroom during which he stated that Honda is seriously planning to launch the CBR150R in Asia very soon. Apart from that, Honda also has plans to open their fourth manufacturing plant after Narsapur. He also added that Honda have no problems in bringing in the middleweight 650 cc bikes to Asia but feels that the market is not mature enough to embrace and encourage such a kind of product. The CBR250R is the start of the performance motorcycling in Asia and it still has a long way to go.?
The Honda CBR150R is powered by a 150cc, DOHC, 4-valve, liquid-cooled engine that produces 18.98 PS of power at 10,500 RPM and 1.37 KGM of torque at 8500 RPM. This motor is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox with the bike having Telescopic forks upfront and Monoshock swingarm at the rear. Braking duties are handled by Nissin discs at the front and rear. Would you chose the Honda CBR150R over the Yamaha R15?
Thanks Naveen for the tip via XBhp