Honda Motorcycles Indonesia could launch a refreshed version of the CBR150R with cosmetic upgrades, replacing the current CBR150R model. If the renderings showcased on the Indonesian blog Motoblast.org are anything to go by, the new CBR150R gets re-designed styling that gives it a similar appearance as the new CBR300R, while the overall design too shares a striking resemblance with the bigger CBR.
The front sports the split headlamp units and a new front fairing design. Other changes on the new CBR150R will include a re-designed muscular looking tank, new muffler and rear wheels. The side fairing also takes cues from the bigger CBR300R with a similarly designed fairing seen on the rendering of the CBR150R. Mechanically, the existing 149.4cc liquid-cooled, 4-valve DOHC engine is expected to continue propelling the bike with minor updates. The engine currently produces 17.57 BHP of power at 10,500 RPM and 12.6 Nm of torque at 8500 RPM, paired to a 6-speed manual gearbox.
In terms of dimensions, do not expect any major differences. The Honda CBR150R measures 2000 mm in length, 825 mm in width and 1120 mm in height, with a wheelbase of 1305 mm. The suspension is also expected to retain the same setup with telescopic front forks and a monoshock at the rear. The refreshed CBR150R could also sport changes to the chassis, which will use a tubular frame setup seen on the CBR250R. Much like the current CBR150R, the new model will also be produced in Indonesia with over 85 percent of localization.
The Honda CBR150R competes primarily with the Yamaha R15 in the segment and is currently on sale in across South East Asian markets, ever since it was first launched in 2012. If the upgrade does come later this year in the country, Honda is most likely to extend the changes to the Indian model as well by the end of 2014 or early 2015. What do you think about the refreshed CBR150R, does it look better than the current version or it just appears like a smaller CBR300R?
Pictures Source – Motoblast.org