Honda has recently launched a graphically-upgraded version of the CB150R ExMotion by the name CB150R Streetster. The bike is available in Thailand at an effective price tag of 99,800 baht (INR 2.32 lakh approx). If or whenever launched in India, the sports-themed motorcycle will fall under the premium 150cc series and would be competing in the market with the likes of Yamaha MT-15. The Honda CB150R Streetster is offered in the Thai market with three colour options: Ivory White, Night Fire Red, and Speedway Matt Black.
Coming to the upgraded design, the fuel tank exhibits a more muscular look with a graphic strip running across it while the red brake callipers add onto its distinctive stance. The Honda Streetster features “150 stickers” under the rear seat while gets a round LED headlight with a shorter tail section and an LED taillight.
The engine and the exhaust are balanced at the centre while the 296mm front disc brake and the 220mm rear disc brake are petal-type and are equipped with ABS with G-sensor as standard. The suspension duties are handled by 41mm USD forks at the front that have been given a golden colour combination.
The 150mm wide rear tyre offers better stability and maximum grip over every terrain and at the same time gives the CB150R Streetster a rather rugged look. Powering the new Honda Streetster is a 149cc, DOHC, 4-valve, liquid-cooled engine, mated to a 6-speed transmission.
Honda has not revealed the power and torque officially, but one can expect the bike to generate class-leading figures. The motorcycle features a light-weight swing arm that has been designed well and gives a premium look in comparison to the traditional options.
The CB150R Streetster gets a multifunctional LCD instrument console with all-digital parameters. With a muscular design language, the Honda CB150R will give a tough competition to the Yamaha MT-15 and KTM 125 Duke.
As of now, Honda has no plans to launch the CB150R in India though, the brand may consider it at a later stage, maybe by mid of this year. Click here for expected price and complete specifications of CB150R Streetster.