Japanese automotive giant, Honda is working on a facelifted version of its CBR150R (Honda K45), according to TMC blog reports. The major change on the facelifted CBR150R will be its front-end. It will get a new fairing design with dual headlamps, instead of single headlamp in the current version. The dual headlamps of the facelift CBR150R will look similar to what the latest version of the CBR250R and CBR300R.
Furthermore, this Indonesian blog reports that truss frame of Honda K45 bears similar construction cues as found in K15 (CBR150R Street Fire). Upcoming model might not have a mount for centre stand and fork seems to be allowed to lock only while facing left. Another Indonesian blog Motoblast.org, as gone a step forward with speculated rendering of facelifted CBR150R. Looking at the rendered pictures, the styling appears to be similar to the new CBR300R, while the overall design too shares a striking resemblance with the bigger CBR.
Honda has recently introduced the 2014 CBR250R which also missed update for the rear. So Honda is happy with the rear design of the entry level CBR models. Thus, the rear is expected to remain the same for the facelifted CBR150R. The suspension is also expected to retain the same setup with telescopic front forks and a monoshock at the rear. The facelift CBR150R is expected to get minor tweaks in the handle bar and the instrument cluster.
The current on-sale Honda CBR150R uses a liquid cooled four-stroke single cylinder 149.4 cc engine to churn out 17.57 bhp at 10,500 rpm and peak torque of 12.66 Nm at 8,500 rpm. The engine is connected to a 6-speed manual gearbox. We can expect the engine output to be increased slightly. Honda India will launch the facelifted CBR150R by the end of this year and we hope this changes will make the CBR150R look more sporty, like the Yamaha R15 Version 2.0.
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Also see – Honda CBR150R launched in India