The Japanese automobile company, Honda, announced it’s Honda CB150R ‘Streetster’ in Thailand on Friday. The bike looks as the visually revamped version of the Honda CB150R Street-naked. With the cosmetic borrowed from the CB1000R ‘Neo Sports Cafe’ launched in November 2017 and CB300R launched last month in India, a thick strap on the bike’s tank and the number ‘150’ etched at the rear end of the bike, gift a retro styled sporty look to the bike.
To add to the sporty look, the company has given a red color finish to the front as well as the back radial mount 4 pot callipers along the rear monoshock suspension. The tank extension, unlike the standard version where the company resorts to aluminium finish, has a black finishing to it as well as to each unit under the fuel tank.
The company distanced itself from the perimeter frame and instead, embodied the CB150R with the diamond frame like in the CB300R, making the arrangement look like that of the KTM’s bike. Under the frame lies the 149cc liquid cooled, single cylinder, Double Over Head Cam (DOHC) engine with fuel injection technology. The company didn’t reveal the exact horse power of the engine, however, reports claim that it may produce 19-20bhp power and may feature 6 speed gearbox.
In terms of the accessories, the front houses a round shaped all-LED headlamps and LED indicators. The bike has been given a complete digital LCD display with speedometer and odometer. The bike is placed on the 41mm inverted forks at the front while a monoshock suspension at the rear end. The tyres look alike to that of the CB300R that measure 110/70-17 at the front while 150/60-17 at the rear. For braking, the bike has a 296mm front disc while a 220mm rear disc featuring dual channel ABS system.
Coming to the essential section of this report, which is price, the Honda CB150R was announced at a starting price of THB 99,800 (Approx. INR 2,16,000). The company or it’s website doesn’t reveal if it plans to launch the bike in India soon. If it does launch the CB150R in India, it may reduce the price here like in the case of the earlier launched CB300R which was launched at THB 1,49,000 (Approx. INR 3,25,000) in Thailand but is priced INR 2,41,000.