Honda first wooed enthusiasts by displaying its CBR150R at the Delhi Auto Expo in January 2012. Honda launched the world-class economy sport bike at Rs 1,17,385 ex-showroom, Delhi.
Honda has launched the smaller CBR 150R in the Indian auto market at Rs 1,16,385 (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the Standard and Rs. 1,17,385 (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the Deluxe variant.
The CBR 150R has a light and compact DOHC 150cc engine which produces a peak power of 17.6PS at 10,500rpm and a peak torque of 12.66Nm at 8,500rpm, which is ideal for city riding conditions. The CBR’s engine, mated to a six-speed gearbox, will be liquid-cooled and fuel-injected with their patented PGM-FI technology. Front & rear disc brakes will be standard on the bike, it will also have mono-suspension and wide front and rear tubeless tyres offering better stability while cornering.
The Honda CBR150R is based on a 149cc 4-stroke carburetted single cylinder 4 valve DOHC engine with 11.0:1 compression and CDI ignition, mated to a 6-speed wet clutch manual transmission. Honda CBR150R generates 18.5 Bhp at 10500 rpm and 13.5 Nm of torque at 8500 rpm. It is not a fuel injected version as is in its die-hard rivals which can prove a flaw to some of the bikers.
Design And Comfort
Honda CBR150R comes loaded with the fine tuned mesmeric features making it one of the most sought after bikes among the bike lovers. It features a unique eye design lights which give safety for the night ride. The side mirror handles come in line with the windshield as we see in the big bikes. The round built-in tail lights with separated signal lights further enhance the sporty look. It has a well designed speedometer with clear display of speed, rpm, fuel, lights and engine temperature at one glance. Like the other high end bikes in the country, the Honda CBR150R is sure enough to feature disc brakes at the front and rear so that it can compete with its competitors altogether. No wonder, this bike shows the persona to become a great lure in the biking community in the country.
Ride And Handling
Honda CBR150R employs telescopic shocks at the front while the rear depends on the monoshock. The 4-level adjustable monoshock suspension serves more dynamic and responsive feedback even in undulating road conditions. Brakes are discs at both the front and rear, sized 276mm at the front and 220mm at the rear. They are the perfect stuff with the high precision which can keep the bike in foolproof control avoiding every bit of chance mishap or trouble.
|17.58 Bhp @ 10500 rpm
|12.66 Nm @ 8500 rpm
|Wet Multi Plate
|No. of Cylinders:
|Valve Per Cylinder:
|Twin Tube Diamond
|12V 60/55W H4
|100/80-17 - 130/70-17 mm
Colors: Black with Pearl Sunbeam White, Sports Red with Pearl Sunbeam White
Tubeless : Yes, both front & rear
- Honda CBR150R Standard
- Honda CBR150R Deluxe
Honda CBR150R is available in two variants - Standard and Deluxe. The Deluxe variant features sporty graphics and Standard variant is available in red and black shade only. Technically both the variants are same.
Price of 2012 New Honda CBR150R
- Honda CBR150R Standard - Rs. 1,16,385.00 (Ex-showroom New Delhi)
- Honda CBR150R Deluxe - Rs. 1,17,385.00 (Ex-showroom New Delhi)
Honda CBR150R has been priced very competitively at Rs. 1,16,385.00 for the standard variant and Rs. 1,17,385.00 for the deluxe variant. The price seems to be quite reasonable considering the fact that it features a liquid cooled 150cc engine. The on-road price of Honda CBR150R in Mumbai is Rs. 1,34,000.00 for the standard variant and Rs. 1,35,000.00 for the deluxe variant.
- Digital plus analogue combo instrument panel
- Digital speedometer, fuel gauge and trip meter
- Analogue tachometer
2012 Honda CBR150R features a very neat instrument cluster which is dominated by the analogue tachometer in centre and digital speedometer is placed below it. The orange backlight for the screen looks very cool especially at nigh.
Suspension & Brakes of 2012 New Honda CBR150R
- Tube type one side/both side operation
- 276mm front disc and 220mm rear disc
2012 Honda CBR150R uses tube type one side operating suspension at the front while the rear is a tube type both side operating suspension. Brakes are discs at both the front and rear, sized 276mm at the front and 220mm at the rear. Most of the high end bikes in India now feature disc brakes like we have seen in Apache RTR 180, Bajaj Pulsar 220, Hero Honda Karizma ZMR & Yamaha R15.
Shades Available in 2012 New Honda CBR150R
New 2012 Honda CBR150R Standard is available in two shades:
- Black with Pearl Sunbeam White
- Sports Red with Pearl Sunbeam White
New 2012 Honda CBR150R Deluxe is available in two shades:
- Black with Candy Palm Green
- Vibrant Orange with Pearl Sunbeam White colour