At the 2013 Jakarta International Expo, Honda Motors has unveiled the new 2013 Honda Versa 150 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Now the rumor has surfaced online that Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India, the Indian subsidiary of Japanese giant, could launch a 150cc commuter motorcycle in the next few months. The new 150cc motorcycle from Honda could be one of the four new products that the company plans to launch in India during 2013.
Our good friends at IndianCarsBikes, speculate Honda is looking at bringing the 2013 Honda Verza 150 motorcycle to Indian market in next few months and the new bike will join the likes of the Unicorn and the Dazzler. Honda might be contemplating bringing the 2013 Honda Verza 150 to Indian market to challenge other 150cc motorcycles like the Bajaj Pulsar 150 DTSi, Suzuki GS150R, Yamaha SZ150, Hero Hunk and the Hero X-Treme.
The 2013 Honda Verza 150 is powered by a 150cc, air cooled, four stroke engine with a PGMFI fuel injection system, delivering 13.2 PS at 8500 rpm and 12.7 Nm of torque at 6000 rpm. The engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. It is capable of hitting a top speed of only 110 kph, and mileage is believed to be 48 kmpl. However, there are good chances that India-spec model to get a carburetted version of the bike to keep the costs under check.
Unlike the Unicorn and Dazzler, the Verza gets conventional twin shock set up in the rear which is good enough to withstand the abuse of everyday riding activities. Other features includes magnetic key shutter, bank angle sensor which will cut off the engine when the bike is on the bank angle more than 60 degree. Also included is the sprocket chain stopper to keep the wheel from locking if the chain breaks. It would be great, if Honda adds these features in India-spec model.
In Indonesia, the 2013 Honda Verza 150 is priced starting at 16,900,000 IDR (approx. INR 94,347).
Source – IndianCarsBikes