Indian premium motorcycles segment is surely getting hotter. Only a few days back, we were the first auto website (and still are the first) to come up with a complete first ride impression of the upcoming Pulsar 200NS. That is not all as we also pitted the 220 against the 200 and tried to rightfully judge if 200NS is a worthy upgrade from the 220F. Now, the bike that we are really looking forward to is the Honda CBR150R. The recently launched KTM 200 Duke will not be the only one to eat into Yamaha R15’s sales, what with the Pulsar 200NS and the new CBR 150R coming soon to us. Honda Motorcycles & Scooters India (HMSI) has been busy working on launching the CBR150R and the news is that the new bike is all set to come to us as soon as in next month. It may be noted that this new bike was present at the recently held Delhi Auto Expo.
The CBR150R launch should happen sometime in the second week of March and at a price of around Rs. 1,15,000. The even smaller sibling of the CBR will go head on with the Yamaha R15 and KTM 200 Duke. HMSI is setting a sales target of 3,500+ units of CBR150R every month.
Expect a CBR150R vs. Yamaha R15 shoot out as soon as the former comes to us. Also, am in a big dilemma now. To upgrade from Pulsar 220 to Pulsar 200 NS or the CBR 150R ?