Japanese two-wheeler giant Honda has not had a major launch in India for a while now. At the 2014 Auto Expo in New Delhi, Honda showcased several motorcycles and scooters that would be launched in India in the coming year. They have now scheduled several launches for 2015, which also include refreshes to its current line up.
Honda India had launched its CBR150R against fellow Japanese rival Yamaha and their YZF-R15. The CBR150R sports a more subdued look, when compared to R15 and its supersport avatar. Yamaha have already provided their 150cc bike with a facelift, while Honda have provided a new look to their Indonesian model.
The Japanese designers will be providing their 2015 CBR150R with minor design changes. Current generation 150cc motorcycle sports styling similar to VFR family. The 2015 model, however, will sport styling similar to that of the CBR family.
Mechanically, the 2015 CBR150R will be unchanged and Honda will provide the same 150cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine. This engine is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. It is capable of producing 17.5 bhp, along with 12 Nm of peak torque output and can achieve top speed of 131 km/h.
The major design change by Honda will be dual front headlights. Body panels will also be redesigned by Japanese designers to give it a more modern look, and they will provide an all new exhaust system. Honda is also expected to introduce new colour options for their 2015 CBR150R.
There is no timeline when Honda could introduce the new and refreshed 2015 CBR150R. The Japanese manufacturer currently has priced its motorcycle at INR 1,21,296 ex-showroom, Mumbai and the 2015 model is expected to remain unchanged in the pricing department.