The 2019 Honda CB150R ‘Streetster’ has gone on sale in Thailand. This bike is actually a visually revised model of the CB150R street-naked, and has been priced from 99,800 baht (Rs 2.16 lakh). What’s new on the Streetster is a brand new paint scheme and crimson detailing on the brake calipers. If you happen to thought this bike appears to be like comparable, that’s as a result of it shares its neo-retro styling with the CB300R that was recently launched in India; it even shares elements and tech with it.
The CB150R started life as the 150SS Racer concept that the company first showcased in April 2017 at the Bangkok International Motor Show. Thoughts you, this was even earlier than the reveal of the ‘Neo Sports activities Café’ idea in October 2017 on the Tokyo Motor Present. The production-ready model of the Neo Sports activities Café, which is the present CB1000R, solely went on to make its debut in November 2017 at EICMA. All of those bikes have trendy traces complemented by retro parts just like the spherical LED headlight.
Propulsion on this bike comes from a 149cc DOHC single-cylinder engine. This motor is fuel-injected, liquid-cooled and is shared with the CBR150R. Thailand’s Honda web site doesn’t quote energy figures, however one can anticipate it to provide someplace round 18-20hp. The gearbox, in the meantime, is a 6-speed unit.
Just like the Honda CB300R, the 150 makes use of a diamond body that’s sprung up by a 41mm USD fork and a monoshock. The CB150R additionally seems to have equivalent brakes that measure 296mm on the entrance and 220mm on the rear, which come geared up with dual-channel ABS.
The Honda CB150R additionally shares its wheels with the CB300R and options the identical spoke design and equivalent tyre specs – 110/70-17 on the entrance and 150/60-17 on the rear. It additionally comes geared up with LED lighting throughout and a completely digital instrument cluster.
There’s a probability this bike might make it to India, as it could make a very good rival to the recently launched Yamaha MT-15 and even the KTM Duke 125. Additional, supposed India patent pictures of the CB150R have been leaked final 12 months.
Coming to the pricing, if Honda does intend to launch this bike in India, we are able to anticipate them to considerably decrease the associated fee for our market. Now we have seen them do that in India with the CB300R, which is priced at Rs 2.41 lakh in comparison with 1,49,800 baht (Rs three.25 lakh) in Thailand. Do you suppose the Honda CB150R ought to come to India, and do you imagine they’ll value it competitively? Tell us within the feedback beneath
All costs, ex-showroom, India.