The Honda CBR150R gets increase in power by 0.71 BHP and now produces 18.5 PS of power, while torque remains the same at 12.6 Nm.
After the CB Trigger, Honda 2-Wheelers has silently updated the power figures on the CBR150R motorcycle in the company’s lineup. While the power increase was minuscule on the CB Trigger, the CBR150R now produces 18.28 BHP of power at 10,500 RPM, a whole 0.71 BHP more than the outgoing model from the same 149.4cc 4-stroke, air-cooled, single-cylinder engine. Peak torque on the other hand remains the same at 12.6 Nm available at 8500 RPM with power being sent to the rear wheels via a 6-speed gearbox.
Apart from the power upgrade, the Honda CBR150R gets no new changes and continues with the same VFR inspired styling and retains the existing mechanicals. The CBR150R is based on a diamond frame, while suspension duties are performed by telescopic forks at the front and a monoshock set-up at the rear. Stopping power on the other hand comes from a 276 mm disc at the front and a 220 mm disc at the rear. Expect to get slightly better peak performance on the updated CBR150R, while low-end performance will remain unaffected. The fuel efficiency too should be untouched with a claimed mileage of 34.8 km/l.
Despite being one of the most capable products in its segment, the Honda CBR150R has been falling short of sales for the company, while its competition do thrice the numbers easily. Competing against the Yamaha R15 2.0, Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS and the likes, the CBR150R feels exorbitantly priced and starts at Rs. 1,29,621/- (on-road, Delhi) for the standard variant. The engine kill switch still remains a missing feature, which is available on motorcycles one segment lower. Internationally, Honda has revealed the CBR150R facelift that has taken styling cues from the new CBR300R and could see a 2015 launch in India.