Honda officially revealed the new model of the CBR150R sportbike in Indonesia last year with a starting price tag of Rp. 35,900,000 (INR 1.85 lakhs, direct conversion, approximate). It’s a big upgrade and the brand has equipped the new CBR150R with golden USD front forks in addition to CBR250RR-like twin LED headlights. The side fairings and some of the other body panels have also received an upgrade to set the 2022 model apart from the last-gen version of the motorcycle.
Mechanically, no changes have been made and the New Honda CBR150R continues to be powered by the same 149.1cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-valve engine, which is good for 17.1HP of maximum power and 14.4Nm of peak torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed transmission.
In terms of hardware components, the motorcycle is equipped with a 276mm front disc brake and a 220mm rear disc brake. Honda is offering the new CBR150R in Indonesia in two variants: one with ABS and one without ABS. The suspension duties are handled by USD forks at the front end and a monoshock at the rear end.
The new model continues to feature the same all-digital instrument console as the old-gen model. The new version of the bike is available in five colours: Dominator Matte Black, Matte Black, Victory Black Red, Honda Racing Red, and Orange-White (MotoGP Edition).
At present, Honda has no plans to launch the new CBR150R in India as the brand recently revealed that they are not considering the launch of a new entry-level CBR product in India. In case Honda plans to launch the 150cc sports bike in the Indian markets, the ex-showroom price of the motorcycle is expected to stay around INR 1.60 lakhs and it would be competing with the likes of Yamaha R15 V4.