Honda CBR 150R – “Black Marlin” Preview

As the entire Indian biking industry is looking forward for the Honda’s Diwali début and the speculations ranging from a brilliantly  bold VTR 250 to the road burning CBR 250R. I’m specially biased towards the CBR 150R which I think it’s practical for Honda to kick-off the smaller sports segment and also a direct competitor to their own Japanese rival, the Yamaha R15 .

Have test driven the older CBR 150R at One make Race held at Kari Motors some time ago. I’m really looking forward to this bike’s complete specs and I personally know what this bike is capable of.

I can personally nick name this bike as the “Black Marlin” for it’s sleekness and the thrill that provides. As the CBR 150R pictures is also officially out, chances are really high for this bike entering the Indian ports.

Below are the partial specs that Honda has revealed about the new CBR 150R

Type: 4 Stroke, Single Cylinder, 4 Valves, DOHC
Engine Capacity: 149.4 cc
Bore (mm) x Stroke (mm) : 63.5 x 47.2
Compression Ratio: 11.0:1
Fuel System: PGM-Fi
Transmission: 6 Speed Gears

Length (mm) x Width (mm) x Height (mm): 1,975 x 695 x 1,130
Wheelbase (mm): 1310
Ground Clearance (mm): 185
Seat Height (mm): 793

Front: 100/80-17
Rear: 130/70-17

Kerb Weight (Kgs): 138

Till the official date comes for the launch of the bike, being it whichever Honda India has planned, here’s a small pictorial treat of the CBR 150R for the eyes to relish.

[Source: Honda Motorcycle Thailand]

– Ram