Honda has unveiled the CB150R Streetfire motorcycle at the Jakarta Motorcycle Show. This new motorcycle will be launched in the Indonesian market soon and is meant for the Asian market only. It does draw some styling inspiration from the CB Dazzler, with the exposed frame and engine. However, more than the styling inspiration, the CB150R Streetfire shares its hardware with the CBR150R. The Honda CB150R Streetfire was showcased in 4 colors at the show – white, black, tricolor and orange (with accessories).
The Honda CB150R Streetfire is the naked version of the Honda CBR150R, which is already on sale in the Indian market. The lack of full fairing and other expensive styling elements gives the CB150R Streetfire quite a price advantage. Power comes from the same 150cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled engine which produces a peak power output of 17.6 BHP at 10,500 RPM and peak torque output of 12.66 NM at 8500 RPM. This engine is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. The Honda CB150R has the same telescopic forks at the front and linked suspension at the rear like the CBR150R.
The styling of the Honda CB150R gives us a rough clue as to what the CB250R might look like. The naked version of the Honda CBR150R has huge potential in the Indian market. If Honda decides to bring in the CB150R Streetfire on the Indian roads, it can price it aggressively against the Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS. If priced at around Rs. 99,000/- (ex-showroom), the Honda CB150R Streetfire can give tough competition to Bajaj Auto’s Pulsar 200 NS.
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