One of the largest motorcycle manufacturer, Honda, is firing on all pistons and doing tremendously well in pioneering many great technology and features onto the world streets. Now, they are getting busy in a run to stay as the world leaders by introducing newer models to their line-up and getting a fresh breed of motorcycles for us to grin about.
The latest one is the Honda CB 150R street motorcycle that the company launched in the Thailand market. It showcases an entirely new design language from Honda for the small capacity commuter motorcycles that will roll out of its plants in the near future.
As a matter of fact, the Japanese brand had showcased this very concept at the Bangkok International Motor Show this year and called it the 150SS Racer. It was the company’s new design language that highlighted the neo-racer concept into the street bikes.
Now, powered by a brand new 149cc DOHC PGM-FI motor compliant to Euro VI, the CB 150R was born after a 6 million Baht (? 1.16 crore) R&D investment and was officially launched in Thailand yesterday as a Street Sports Racing segment.
Golden 41mm Showa forks and progressive LED headlamps starts the story straight off the bat. Full LCD instrumentation, petal discs, stylish exhaust units and beefy 150mm tyre tells the competition to go run back to their drawing boards.
Carried forward from the Bankok concept, the CB 150R gets the same curvaceous tank design, faux air scoops, exhaust canisters and the diamond type frame. ABS safety feature comes with a G-sensor, first time in the segment.
The CB150R ExMotion comes in four colours: Pearl Cadet Gray, Millennium Red, Mat Laurel Green Metallic, and Asteroid Black Metallic. There are also limited editions of the same bike: CB150R Street Café, CB150R Scramble Café and CB150R Moriwaki edition.
There is, however, no official word about its launch worldwide or in India. But be sure of the designs flowing to our motorcycles in the near future. And Honda knows that India is the biggest two wheeler market in the world. So as far as we are concerned, it shouldn’t take much time for the Indian leg to lauch this motorcycle here as well.