Expert Review of Honda CBR 150R
Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India has been a leading two-wheeler manufacturer of India. The company has always given the most required bikes with a perfect blend of design, power and fuel efficiency. The company has also brought out a few scooters that are currently leading the segment of scooters in India. These are gear free scooters which offer a tension free and comfortable ride. The most popular and liked scooter produced by Honda is Activa. The company has several bikes in the market of India, from the segment of 100cc bikes to more than 1000cc, all the bikes are presented by the company. The company has a world famous series of bikes and the name of the series is CBR. This CBR series have always been the part of the racing world. The CBR series include CBR 1000RR Fireblade, CBR 500RR, CBR 500RR, CBR 250R and CBR 150R. Honda CBR 150R is equipped with the least powered engine which has the displacement of 149.4cc. It is a sports bike having one of the best designs in the segment of 150cc segment of bikes. The bike is the competitor of the Yamaha R15 version 2 as it also displays the look of a sports bike and falls in the same segment of bikes. Both the bike are much expensive in their segment but also gives the satisfaction according to their price. CBR 150R is quite fuel efficient making it a disadvantage for its rival. Honda has put a strong step to tighten its grip on the market with its 150cc segment sports bike. This bike directly catches the young crowd of India who wants a fuel efficient, powerful and a good looking bike. The bike is made available in two variants, one is CBR 150R Standard, better known as Honda CBR 150R, and the another one is CBR 150R Deluxe.
Mileage and Fuel Economy
Honda always works on fuel efficiency more than the other factor so it can easily be said that Honda CBR 150R will be a fuel efficient bike. The company claims that the sports bike will be able to deliver a mileage of 40 kilometers per liter. The engine of the bike is also gifted with the PGM-FI technology that enhances the responsiveness of the bike in every climate conditions. The fuel tank of the bike has the space to store 13 liters of petrol. The bike can easily cover 520 kilometers with the full tank.
Honda CBR 150R in itself is very fascinating, the colors making its all the more slurpy are Vibrant Orange, Black & Candy Palm Green, Black & Pearl Sunbeam White and Sports Red. The enticing racing strips on the body of the bike enlightens its appearance.
Acceleration and Pick up
Honda CBR 150R is a sports module, the engine available in the machine is a 149.4cc, 4-stroke, DOHC engine. The engine embedded in it takes out the utmost power of 17.58BHP which is introduced at the acceleration of 10500RPM with the topmost torque of 12.66Nm which is introduced at the acceleration of 8500RPM. The machine takes around 12 seconds to rev-up from 0 to 100kmph. The utmost speed attainable by the motorbike is 132kmph.
It was one of the most anticipated bikes by the company as Honda CBR 150R is totally magnetic in terms of looks. Honda has done full sporty cowling to the bike making it look eye-catching. The crystal clear headlight sports a catchy look and also complements the bike. The racing stripes screams its sportiness aloud. The advanced digital instrument console provides all the required information to the rider as it displays digital speedometer, fuel gauge and odometer and an analogue type tachometer. There is a little under seat storage helping the rider to store articles like gloves, rain jacket, etc. The split seat is not much tilted upwards which looks comfortable and good on the bike. The rider's seat comes after the edgy fuel tank giving the bike an alluring look. The aerodynamics of the bike are just pleasing and the wind visor presented to the bike prevents from wind blast. Wide tubeless tyres are fixed to the machine for a proper grip and handling. The black colored alloy wheels with the disc brakes enhances the sportiness of the bike. The sporty and the muscular muffler equipped to the bike is uniquely designed for it. The tail light of the bike is kept simple and sober but it also maintains the charm of the motorcycle.
The bike is very much comfortable, the under seat space provided in the bike gives the rider the space to store its small and useful items. The disc brakes installed in the bike makes the rider sure on the risky roads and rapid speed. The instrument console shows all the necessary information about the machine. The split seat gives the pillion rider his own place to sit properly. The PGM-FI fuel injection technology makes the two-wheeler run at any temperature easily. The crystal clear headlight displays sufficient view to ride the machine with no tension.
Honda CBR 150R is a sporty and muscular bike. The dimensions of the motorcycle are also inspired by it. The overall length, width and height given to the bike are 2000, 825 and 1120mm, respectively. The bike comes with the kerb weight of 138kg. The wheelbase and ground clearance measurement along with the bike are 1305 and 190 mm, respectively.
A sports bike depends only upon its engine. The engine powering the bike is a liquid cooled, 4-stroke, SI engine, DOHC, 4 valves with a displacement of 149.4cc. The engine comes associated with the six speed manual transmission gear box which follows the first gear down and rest five gear up shift pattern. The gearbox of the machine is linked with the wet multiplate type manual clutch. The engine has the incorporation of PGM-FI technology which enhances the working of the engine. There is also a viscous air filter installed with the engine that cools and enhances the performance of it. The engine has the forced pressure and wet pump lubrication. The starting system of the bike is an electric start.
Honda CBR 150R has been installed with 5 spoke alloy wheels in the 100/80-17 inches front tubeless tyre as well as 130/70-17 inches rear tubeless tyres. The wheels of the machine come equipped with 276mm (dia) disc brake at the front wheel and a 220mm (dia) disc brake equipped at the rear wheel.
The suspensions installed in the bike are influential. The front suspension is a tube type one side operation while the rear suspension is a tube type both side operation.
Handling and Control
The machine has strong hold over it. The appreciable sitting posture, the low seat and the properly placed handlebars gives the rider a perfect handling and control over the bike. The disc brakes installed in the bike makes the rider safe on every type of land. The lightweight of the bike makes it handy and easy to ride.
* Enthralling looks
* Engine has high power and torque value
* Performance is good
* High price according to a 150cc segment bike
* Low mileage