Honda has completely revamped the 2016 CBR150 R motorcycle, not only in looks but technologically as well.
Visually, it has all new digital console…
…stylish new indicators,
and an aggressive front end, rarely seen on a 150ccc Honda.
Technically, the bike has improved chassis assembly and centralized engine chassis compared to previous year model…
…along with longer swing arm and sportier riding position.
However, the power and torque figures remain almost the same in 2016 as well.
The bike was launched in Indonesia yesterday in the presence of Team Honda Moto GP riders, Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa at IDR 32.5 million (= INR 1.65 lakh approx.)
And it comes in 4 colors: white, red, black and the famous Repsol edition.
Here are the bike’s technical specifications:
Displacement: 149.16cc, DOHC
Cooling system: Liquid Cooled with Auto Fan
System fuel supply: PGM-Fi
Bore x Stroke: 57.3mm x 57.8mm
Transmissions: Manual, 6-speed
Compression ratio: 11.3: 1
Maximum power: 12.6kW (17.1 PS / 9000rpm)
Maximum torque: 13.7Nm (1.40kgf.m / 7000rpm)
Starting system: Electric starter
Frame, Tyre & Brakes
Frame: Diamond (truss) frame
Front tire size: 100 / 80-17 (tubeless)
Size of rear tires: 130 / 70-17 (tubeless)
Front brake: Hydraulic disc
Rear brake: Hydraulic disc
Front suspension: telescopic
Rear suspension: single swing arm suspension system (pro-link)
Battery Type / Battery: 12V 5Ah MF Wet
Type spark plug: NGK MR9C-9N or ND U27EPR-N9
Length x Width x Height: 1983 x 694 x 1083 mm.
Wheelbase: 1,311 mm
Ground Clearance: 166
Seat height: 787 mm
Kerb weight: 135kg
Capacity fuel tank: 12 liters
A lot of people can’t help mentioning that it looks strikingly similar to Yamaha R15 V2.0 and many fear that the high rear seat position may let down many potential owners.
But we think that’s how a sports bike should always be, uncompromising and full of fun.
Here is a little walk around of the bike showing illuminated headlight and tail light.
and here is the official video of CBR150R
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