Aha! The most awaited Honda CBR 150R, the 150cc motorcycle which was unveiled at the Delhi Auto Expo 2012, has been finally launched in India. The motorcycle comes in two variants- the Standard and the Deluxe. While the price tag on the Standard variant reads INR 116385, the Deluxe variant is a tad expensive at INR 117385 (Ex-showroom price, New Delhi).
This motorcycle will pose quite a challenge for the Yamaha R15, and the recently launched Bajaj KTM Duke 200. What's exciting about the Honda CBR 150R is, it comes with new-age graphics, and dual layered full body covering (that aids in the aerodynamics and the potential of the motorcycle). The Y-shaped headlight, digital meter, and pentagonal muffler add to the overall aesthetic pleasure. Powered by a DOHC 150cc engine, generating the maximum power of 13.11 KW (17.6 BHP) at the rate of 10,500 RPM, and generating a maximum torque of 12.66Nm at 8500 RPM. Intensifying the sportiness of the bike, the CBR 150R features a twin tubular frame, thus building up the overall stability of the bike. The liquid cooling and PGM-FI raise the efficiency of the engine, generating maximum output with minimum effort. The 6-speed gearbox makes sure of the proper power transmission. The front and rear disc brakes, mono-suspension and the front and rear tubeless tires renders the rider better stability and superb riding and braking comfort.
Lookwise, it has a slight resemblance to Honda CBR250R. Slight. Color options go somewhat like this-
<blockquote>The Standard variant will be available in Black with Pearl Sunbeam White and Sports Red with Pearl Sunbeam White.
The Deluxe variant will be available in Black with Candy Palm Green and Vibrant Orange with Pearl Sunbeam White.</blockquote>
The difference between Standard and Deluxe versions is that while the Standard version offers only dual-tone paint job, the Deluxe version offers a triple-tone paint job. Not much difference in performance though. If you could lay your hands on this one, Road trips and the Motorcycle Diaries will start meaning something. Yes!