Renowned Japanese bike maker Honda isn’t resting on its laurels after having launched the new CBR300R and the CBR250R. Instead, these reports suggest that the bike maker has been working on a new Honda CBR150R that could be launched soon.
An Indonesian auto blog reports that the new Honda CBR15oR would sport the same tube-frame that is found in the CBR250R and CBR300R. The upcoming model will replace the current CBR150R, which is being sold in India and in many countries of South East Asia. The same blog has also come up with a set of images revealing the hot stamped parts of the upcoming bike’s front fairing. These images make us believe that the upcoming model would carry an all-new front fairing that will have split headlamps. Interestingly, another website has come up with a rendering of the new CBR150R’s front end.
Currently, the Honda CBR150R is powered by a liquid cooled four-stroke single cylinder 149.4 cc engine that has a max power of 17.57 bhp at 10,500 rpm and peak torque of 12.66 Nm at 8,500 rpm. This engine comes mated to a 6 speed manual gearbox. The current gen CBR150R tips the scales at 138 kgs and measures 2,000 mm in length, 825 mm in width and 1,120 mm in height, along with having a wheelbase of 1,305 mm and ground clearance of 190 mm. The bike sports of a telescopic suspension up front and a monoshock suspension at the rear.
In India, the CBR150R is a direct rival to the Yamaha YZF-R15. However, the R15 outsells the baby CBR by a considerable margin. It would now be interesting to see if the New Honda CBR150R would be more successful than the current model.