Honda will be launching the 2016 CBR150R facelift in Indonesia soon and details of the same have emerged out before the official unveil.

Honda CBR150R Facelift Leaked
The CBR150R facelift gets multiple visual changes

Bikers around the world have different requirements. Some want power and don’t care much about looks whereas some want the looks and don’t care too much about the power figures. For the ones belonging to the latter category, Honda launched the CBR150R earlier this decade, following it up with the updated model with twin headlights not too long ago. With time however, the model has started looking a bit old. To set this right, the Japanese bikemaker will soon be launching a facelifted version of the CBR150R which will make it to India later this year.

In typical Honda fashion, the CBR150R facelift gets only visual changes and there are no mechanical changes. From the leaked images, the following changes can be seen –

  • LED headlamps (may not make it to India)
  • Fully digital instrument console
  • Twin headlamp assembly
  • Redesigned rear view mirrors, fuel tank, body graphics, rear seat, exhaust, swingarm, etc.
  • New tail-lamp (hopefully with LEDs)

The 2016 Honda CBR150R facelift will continue to be powered by the 149.4cc engine which produces 17.1 PS of power and 13 Nm of torque. Honda could have used this opportunity to add an option of ABS to the bike for the ones who prefer to be safe. Had it been added, the motorbike would have been the first in its segment to feature the same. The visual changes will surely lend it a new appeal as the current motorcycle can’t match the Yamaha R15 in sales.

Late last year, Honda updated the CBR150R and CBR250R with new paint schemes in the Indian market. At least the update this time is substantial considering the bike gets some important changes. At the 2016 Auto Expo, the company is also expected to launch the CBR300R which will replace the CBR250R as well as showcase new 125cc and 150cc scooters. We hope that the bikemaker concentrates on segments where it has a weak foothold and launches products to grab market share.

Honda CBR150R Facelift Details
Mechanically, the bike remains completely unchanged

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