At the on-going Jakarta Motorcycle Show in Indonesia, Honda has unveiled the CB150R Streetfire motorcycle based on the CBR150R. . The images suggest that it would be pretty similar to the Honda’s bigger sibling CB1000R in terms of headlamp design and also the indicator is placed similarly. But it’s a little different in terms of the outer tiny fairing offered around the headlamp and its not muscular as CB1000R.
The CB150R Streetfire will be launched in the Indonesian market soon and is meant for the Asian market only. It takes some styling cues from the CB Dazzler, with the exposed frame and engine. However, more than the styling inspiration, the CB150R Streetfire shares its hardware with the CBR150R. Overall, the CB150R Streetfire is a mixture of both the CB Dazzler and the CB150R.
The Honda CBR150R is already on-sale in the Indian market, so we can expect its naked version CB150R Streetfire to be launched in the coming months. The Honda CBR150R is overpriced and isn’t really selling well, it would make sense for Honda India to bring in the unfaired model as a lower priced offering. This street bike could become the feared rival of the Bajaj Pulsar 200NS and hints on the future development of the expected CB250R.
Under the skin, the CB150R Streetfire retains the engine and cycle parts of the fully faired CBR150R, which means that is is powered by the same 150cc, DOHC, 4 valve, single cylinder-liquid cooled engine good for 18 Bhp of peak power and 12.5 Nm of peak torque. This engine is mated to a 6 speed manual gearbox. The Honda CB150R has the same telescopic forks at the front and linked suspension at the rear like the CBR150R.
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