Honda Indonesia launched the 2016 CBR 150R with prices starting from IDR 32.5 million (roughly Rs. 1,65,414). The launch took place in the presence of MotoGP riders Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa at the Sentul International Circuit in Indonesia.
The 2016 Honda CBR150R has undergone some serious cosmetic and mechanical updates. Honda says that the 2016 model is a completely new motorcycle. The bike features a new design, LED headlights, LED indicators, completely digital instrument cluster, a sportier looking split seat setup and a re-designed exhaust.
The earlier 150cc DOHC liquid cooled engine has been re-tuned and now produces a power output of 17.1 PS at 9,000 rpm while the peak torque of 13.7 Nm comes at 7000 rpm. Power is sent to the rear wheel through a 6 speed transmission. A longer swing arm replaces the conventional one in the outgoing model with the difference standing at 13 mm.
The new CBR 150R is now lighter than its predecessor and comes in 4 colour variants – Racing Red, Revolution White, Nitro Black and the MotoGP edition that features the Repsol livery. The Repsol variant is priced at IDR 33.3 million (Rs 1,69,486). Honda hasn’t revealed any details about the India launch of the 2016 CBR 150R but we expect to see the updated motorcycle in the sub-continent in the current calendar year.
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In the meantime, have a look at the gallery for the 2016 Honda CBR 150R: