A segment which was first kick-started by the Yamaha YZF-R15 is now full of competition. After the R15 enjoyed monopoly over the 150cc performance segment for a few years, along came the CBR 150R from Honda’s stable to challenge the R15 and now both, the R15 and the CBR 150 have tough competition from the upcoming 150cc motorcycle from Kawasaki.
While we do not have the exact details about the upcoming bike, we know for sure that it is powered by a 150cc single cylinder engine and that it will come in two body styles, a full-faired version as well as a naked version will be available on the motorcycle. The motorcycle does not share any resemblance with the Kawasaki Ninja 150R or any other low capacity motorcycle sold by Kawasaki internationally.
The bikes are similar in dimension to the CBR 150R and R15, and will have a few sporty features like a fully digital instrument cluster and disc brakes on both the wheels. The exhaust end-can design and rear turn indicators and number plate holders design only suggests that it is a bike made with sporty intentions. Going by the performance figures of other Kawasakis, we can safely predict that this motorcycle too will have class leading power and performance figures.
It seems like the 150-250cc segment is going to heat up this year, as Kawasaki bringing this motorcycle to India would make life tougher for the R15 and the CBR 150R, and then there is the Upcoming GSXR-150R from Suzuki which is also a fully faired low capacity sports bike. If all goes according to the information we have received, the low capacity, high performance biking scene in India will have a range of mouth watering motorcycles to choose from in the coming years.
Check out more spy pictures, after a jump.
Source – iwanbanaran.com