Honda have recently launched the new CBR150R in the Indonesian market. The 2020 CBR150R is offered in three colour variants, namely Dominator Matte Black, Matte Black and Victory Black Red. There is also a Honda Racing Red and Moto GP edition, which are carried from the outgoing model.
Other than that, the new CBR150R gets a bigger windscreen and updated graphics to improve its design. As per reports, Honda are not keen on bringing the new CBR150R to the Indian market. This may be due to the fact that the 2020 CBR150R does not comply to the Euro 5 norms or the BS-VI emission norms here.
Thus, Honda will have to invest a marginal amount to make sure that the motorcycle does come under these norms. This may result in an increase in its asking price, which will be difficult for the company. Add to that, the growing demand for motorcycles above the 150cc class does no favours for Honda.
Engine-wise, the 2020 CBR150R will employ the same 149.16cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled motor seen on the previous model. This fuel-injected motor makes 17.1 BHP of power along with 14.4 Nm of torque. It will come mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox.
At present, Honda have the CB Hornet 160 and the X-Blade in the 150cc category, though both of them have a slightly higher capacity. The company also sells the CB Unicorn 150 and the CB Unicorn 160, with the former being the only 150cc motorcycle of the lot. All these motorcycles have seen a drop in sales for the past year or so, with buyers preferring to gravitate towards 200cc ranged motorcycles and beyond.
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