Honda Motorcycles India’s ‘15 in 15’ strategy of launching 15 products in 2015, completes with the CBF Stunner-replacement which was teased at the RevFest organised in eight different cities. At the event, the company launched the much-awaited CBR650F and introduced new colour schemes for the existing CBR150R and CBR250R, alongside also showcased its upcoming motorcycle – CB Hornet 160R.
Apart from the above motorcycles, the Japanese bike maker also showcased the HRC (Honda Racing Company) made RC213V (MotoGP) motorcycle and the recently launched – Livo 110cc motorcycle, at the Revfest event on August 4, 2015.
This mid-weight performance motorcycle was the highlight at the event, launched at Rs. 7.3 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and will be available only in one body color option: the Red, White and Blue tri-color exterior paint (as seen in the above picture).
Powering this super-sport styled motorcycle is a highly advanced 650cc, inline 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine producing 87 PS at 11,000 rpm and 63 Nm of torque at 8,000 rpm, paired to a 6-speed transmission. It does 0-100 kmph in 3.4 seconds while it has a top speed of 265 kmph, yet delivering a mileage of 21 kmpl. An ABS system is also offered as standard.
Honda CB Hornet 160R
The unveiling of the CB Hornet 160R motorcycle was the most amazing surprise at the Revfest event, as it was unexpected. It is based on the CB Unicorn 160 and is expected to be launched in India, this festive season (September to November). Styled like a street-fighter, the Hornet directly targets – Yamaha FZ series and Suzuki Gixxer, thus, we expect it to cost around Rs. 76,000.
The CB Hornet 160R is speculated to be powered by a 160cc engine but no confirmed details have been released as of now. We assume the Hornet to carry over the same 163cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled, carburetted, petrol engine, paired to a 5-speed gearbox that is found in the Unicorn 160. Honda has fitted the Hornet with its comb-brake system (CBS) and Honda Eco Technology (HET).
2015 Honda CBR250R
Firstly, there is no styling change or mechanical updates to the 2015 CBR 250R motorcycle. It just gets a cosmetic update with three new colours along with the new graphic pattern. Honda will continue to offer same specs and features on the motorcycle.
Powered by the same 249.6cc engine, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled petrol engine that produces 27.8 BHP @ 8,500 rpm and 23 Nm of torque @ 7,500 rpm, the engine is mated to a 6 speed gearbox. In all probability, the company will be offering the CBR250R with ABS while it will also be offered as a non-ABS variant.
2015 Honda CBR150R
Like the CBR250R, its younger sibling – Honda CBR150R has also received the similar update. The motorcycle gets a new paint jobs and decals. The 2015 CBR 150R motorcycle is expected to hit streets in the coming months, just before the Diwali festival season starts, and will be priced a premium of Rs 2,500 over the regular variant.
The CBR 150R continues to use the same 149.4cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled petrol engine that develops 18.28 BHP @ 10,500 rpm and 12.66 Nm of torque @ 8,500 rpm. This engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox and top speed stands at 131 kmph. Sadly, even the new model comes with no option of ABS as seen in its elder sibling.
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