Honda CB150r naked Streetfire India

Ever since the Honda CB150R Streetfire launch at the Jakarta Motorcycle Show back in November last year, there was a strong hint from Honda that suggested its Indian entry. Now industry sources confirm that the CB150R will soon hit the Indian markets, in-fact as soon as March 11th. This naked bike; the CB150R which is basically the CBR150R at heart, shares the same 150cc fuel injected, liquid cooled engine from the faired version in a slightly lower state of tune and boasts of a better experience to entice customers. What the CB150R does not share is the delta-box of the CBR150R, instead it gets a new trellis frame along with thankfully a much better looking switch gear that its faired counterpart. Power figures of the CB150R lie at 16.7 HP @ 10,000 RPM and torque numbers lie at 13.1 Nm at 8,000 RPM. Quite decent numbers especially when you consider the fact that it weighs just 129 kilograms. The pro-link mono suspension and discs at both ends put together with the twin pipe diamond frame (trellis) suggest the CB150R to be a very easy, light and sharp handling machine, but more on that after a proper Honda CB150R review/road test. The bike is likely to be placed in competition with the Pulsar 200NS in pricing, suggesting an on-road cost in the range of 1 lakh. For now we leave you with the Honda CB150R specifications, photographs and its promotional video.

Update (12/03/2013): In a surprise move Honda India has launched the CB Trigger instead of the expected CB150R naked. Check more details of the CB Trigger here.

Honda CB150R Streetfire specifications

  • Displacement: 149.4cc – 4-stroke
  • Maximum power: 16.7 HP @ 10,000RPM
  • Maximum torque 13.1 Nm @ 8,000RPM
  • Transmission: 6-manual
  • Clutch: Wet Multiplate
  • No. of cylinders: 1
  • Valves per cylinder: 4
  • Cooling system: Liquid
  • Suspension Front: Telescopic Tube type
  • Suspension Rear: Mono shock – Honda pro-link
  • Brakes Front: 276mm disc
  • Rear Brake: 220mm disc
  • Battery voltage: 12V
  • Battery Capacity: 5 Amp
  • Fuel tank: 13.0 Litres
  • Top Speed: 122 kmph (claimed)
  • Fuel Efficiency: 40+ kmpl
  • Tachometer (RPM): Analogue
  • Trip Meter: Digital-2
  • Speedometer: Digital
  • Low fuel indicator: Yes
  • Low Battery indicator: Yes
  • Low oil indicator: Yes