Honda has introduced new colour options on the CBR models without making any changes to the engines in a bid to clear existing stock.
Adding some new life into its low selling performance offerings, Honda India has showcased the updated versions of the CBR150R and CBR250R for 2015 at the RevFest and will go on sale in the country later this year. Unlike the expected changes, both the models only get visual tweaks in terms of new colours and body graphics with no changes made to the mechanicals. The new colour options though can be seen as a stop-gap measure to clear the existing stocks on both offerings, making way for the facelifted versions to be introduced later in the timeline.
Starting with the 2015 Honda CBR150R, the extremely capable bike continues with its existing styling but gets a new blue-black paint job along with decals on the front fairing. The side panels and exhaust cover are now finished in black, instead of brushed silver shade and infuse a sporty appeal in the Yamaha R15 rival. In terms of powertrain though, the 149.4cc liquid-cooled, single-cylinder motor continues in its existing state of tune producing 18.28 BHP of power at 10,500 RPM and 12.66 Nm of torque at 8500 RPM, paired to a 6-speed gearbox. There are no changes to the telescopic forks, front and rear disc brakes or the digital instrument cluster on the updated CBR150R.
It’s a similar case for the 2015 Honda CBR250R as well, with the full-faired offering getting a black paint job with golden body decals on the sides. There is also a new dual-tone white and black paint scheme on offer. There are no changes made in terms of design and the bike continues to boast its VFR inspired styling. In terms of power, the 249.6cc single-cylinder motor continues to belt out 26.15 BHP of power at 8500 RPM and 22.9 Nm of torque at 7000 RPM, paired to a 6-speed transmission.
Save for the CBR650F that goes on sale from today, Honda has only showcased the CBR150R and CBR250R as well as the all new CB Hornet 160R sports commuter motorcycle. The automaker has also announced that it will be launching a completely new mystery product later this year that will round-off the 15 models that are set for launch throughout this year from the Japanese automaker’s stable. Honda however, is yet to disclose any information on this new offering. Make sure to keep watching this space, we will be updating the images soon.