The Honda CBR150R Repsol Edition will rival the Yamaha YZF-R15 V4 and Suzuki Gixxer SF.
Honda has strengthened its roots in the Indian market with class-leading bikes and scooters. Honda Activa and Honda Shine SF are their best-selling products in their class. At a time, Honda launched its CBR250RR in the market, and it was one of the first 250cc bikes. Later it has discontinued for some reason; only Honda knows.
Indian market is leaning towards the fully fairing bikes; look at the Yamaha YZF-15 V4. It is priced on the costlier side and still generates big sales. If Honda launches the CBR150RR in India, it will be a bang for the bucks, and the performance, too, of the bike will be fantastic. The newly launched Repsol Edition is derived from the Moto GP machine and carries a similar colour scheme. India is also waiting for the naked version of the CBR150R, names Honda CB150R.
Honda CBR150R Repsol Edition Overview
The Repsol Edition of the CBR150R has liked the smaller version of the prized winner machine in the MotoGP. The same colour scheme is derived from this, with a few changes. The overall design is done in orange and black colour with some splash of red and white on the side fairing. The engine compartments and covers are painted in polished bronze, and the front USD (Up-Side Down) has a golden finish.
Honda CBR150R Repsol Edition Specs and Details
The CB150R is powered by a 149.16cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that churns out 17.1 PS of power at 9,000rpm and 14.4 Nm of peak torque at 7,000rpm mated to a 6-Speed gearbox with wet clutch. The fuel supply system of the bike is a PGM-Fi (Programmed Fuel Injection).
The Honda CBR150R is based on a Diamond Truss Frame, and the suspension duties are taken care of by Inverted Telescopic Struts at the front and a Swing Arm with a Monoshock with the pro-link system at the rear. The addition of precise USD forks gives the bike a well-controlled ride with shock absorption. Moreover, the braking duties are fulfilled by Wavy Disc Brake at the front and rear with ABS and Non-ABS (optional).
For an approximate price, we would consider the price of Indonesian CBR150R, which is priced at Rp 36,71,1000, and if we do the conversion, it costs Rs 1.95 lakh ex-showroom. When the CB150R is launched in India, the price will be set up nearly to this number; but honda has to price it aggressively to the Yamaha YZF-R15 V4. So it will be a neck-to-neck competition to it.
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