Honda officially launched their first authorized dealer in Dhaka city under the franchise of Wings BD Ltd at Kawran Bazar, at the launching ceremony Bangladesh Honda Private Ltd officially announced that they will launch 3 new models very soon in Bangladesh. Two of them are commuting bikes Honda Wave Alpha & Honda Livo and one of them will be a naked sports bike Honda CB150R Streetfire. Lets see the details of “Honda CB150R in Bangladesh”.
In the opening ceremony of Wings BD Ltd MD & CEO of Bangladesh Honda Pvt Ltd Mr. Yoichi Mizutani stated that they will launch CB150R in Bangladesh in February-March of 2016, a bike which he stated that he rode and he loved it a lot, so when a company BOSS like a bike you know it must be that GOOD.
Honda CB150R was launched in Indonesia a while back in August, in short CB150R is a naked version of Honda CBR150R but as the bike is manufactured in Indonesia you expect it to be much more refined then the one that are build in India. BHL confirmed that they will import the bikes from Indonesia as CBU and later in the future they will manufacture the bikes on our home soil.
Over the years we have seen that Honda lacked STYLE in their bikes, reason why CB Unicorn and Honda CB Trigger never a choice for the young generations despite the later been awarded the best 150cc bike in Bangladesh last year. The looks of the bike is very aggressive & muscular, the bike has a high positioned handlebars and LED side blinking units. The bike have a split headlight where a silver strip separates the two parts, the best part is that they have given the bike edgy design and a sporty looks.
The rear of the bike gets LED indicators and tail lights; there is a grab rail for the pillion. The speedometer is digital & probably one of the best Honda ever designed, it has LED speedometer with odometer and fuel gauge. The bike has telescopic forks and single swing arm suspension which should help in to fight the bumps and all on the road of Dhaka. The ignition key of the bike is on the fuel tank which is something rare in Honda bikes but this time they did it with some design.
The chassis of the bike is diamond frame and it shares the same 150cc water cooled engine that you get in CBR150R but only this time they detuned the power, so instead of delivering 18.3 BHP it pumps out 16.7 BHP of power, nearly the same as Yamaha R15V2.0 & 14 NM of Torque but glad that it has a 6 speed gearbox to transfer the power to its rear wheels. The brakes are from Nissin one of the branded brake manufacturing company in the world. They gave duel piston brake in the front and single piston to the rear of the bike.
Honda CB150R Streetfire specifications
- Displacement: 149.4cc – 4-stroke
- Maximum power: 16.7 HP @ 10,000RPM
- Maximum torque 13.1 Nm @ 8,000RPM
- Transmission: 6-manual
- Clutch: Wet Multiplate
- No. of cylinders: 1
- Valves per cylinder: 4
- Cooling system: Liquid
- Suspension Front: Telescopic Tube type
- Suspension Rear: Mono shock – Honda pro-link
- Brakes Front: 276mm disc
- Rear Brake: 220mm disc
- Battery voltage: 12V
- Battery Capacity: 5 Amp
- Fuel tank: 13.0 Litres
- Top Speed: 122 kmph (claimed)
- Fuel Efficiency: 40+ kmpl
- Tachometer (RPM): Analogue
- Trip Meter: Digital-2
- Speedometer: Digital
- Low fuel indicator: Yes
- Low Battery indicator: Yes
- Low oil indicator: Yes
We are not aware about the colour options neither BHL said anything about the price of the bike but we are expecting it to be between 3.5-3.8 lac as anything more will be tough for the bikers to buy given it is a fantastic machine.
It will be of real pleasure if BHL directly import bikes from Thailand and Indonesia so that the local dealers can’t import THAI Honda CBR 150R illegally in Bangladesh & also the riders of BD will get to taste not only CHINESE and INDIAN bikes. We eagerly waiting to see the Honda CB150R in Bangladesh.