New Honda CBR Sport Bike Launch in India @ Auto Expo 2018

New Honda CBR Sport Bike is Coming! A recent report in the automotive industry claims that Honda will launch a new CBR sport bike in India at the Auto Expo 2018 in February. It would be either the all-new CBR150R or the new model of CBR300R.

Honda might also bring CBR250RR to India to compete with Ninja 300, Yamaha R3, and Benelli 302R but it is not a mass market product so chances are high that Honda will bring CBR150R or CBR300R to India.

Honda can even consider both of them as upcoming Yamaha R15 V3 and recently launched Apache RR310 are short of rivals. Getting any one of the CBR model can revive the sport friendly attitude in Honda entry level lineup.

New Honda CBR Sport Bike Launch in India
New Honda CBR150R

BS3 to BS4 conversion for both the CBR motorcycles was avoided by Honda and thus, they went off production from April 1, 2017. As Honda has updated the CBR250R with 300R in most markets, India is also expected to get the same model for better competition with TVS, KTM and other mid capacity bikes available in India.

After the introduction of Africa Twin and Cliq in India, Honda still has considerable number of products that could enter India this year. The primary focus of Honda is on the scooter market as they currently have almost half of the market under their control. Honda CBR300R is the closest rival that TVS Apache RR 310 could get in India.

Key Specs of New Honda CBR150R

Displacement 149.16 cc
Maximum Power 16.9 Bhp @ 9000 rpm
Maximum Torque 13.7 Nm @ 7000 rpm
No. of Cylinders 1
No. of Gears 6
Seat Height 787 mm
Ground Clearance 166 mm
Kerb/Wet Weight 135 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 12 litres
Top Speed 135 kmph
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On the other hand, if New Honda CBR150R comes into action, it can prepare well for upcoming Yamaha R15 V3. Bulk of buyers are buying sub 1 lakh 150cc bikes presently and entry of both these bikes could help them climb a segment up into performance 150cc biking.

New Honda CBR Sport Bike Launch in India
New Honda CBR300R

Honda CBR300R is powered by a 286cc, single cylinder engine producing 30.4 BHP at 8500 rpm and 27.1 Nm at 7250 rpm. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox. As it weighs just 164 kg, performance will be much more satisfying than the older CBR250R in all ways.

CBR300R claims around 157 kmph of top speed and offers 785 mm of low seat height for ease of riding. Honda can reclaim all its fans with this one bike as buyers have high level of trust on performance spec Honda bikes.

Key Specs of New Honda CBR300R

Displacement 286 cc
Maximum Power 30.4 Bhp @ 8500 rpm
Maximum Torque 27.1 Nm @ 7250 rpm
No. of Cylinders 1
No. of Gears 6
Seat Height 785 mm
Ground Clearance 145 mm
Kerb/Wet Weight 164 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 13 litres
Top Speed 157 kmph
New Honda CBR Sport Bike Launch in India
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