Honda CBR 150R ABS 2019 (Thailand)
Market status: Available in Bangladesh
If you are a motorcycle enthusiast, then you will know that the motorcycle industry in modern days is quite confusing. There are Thai versions of bikes, there are Japanese versions of bikes, there are Indian versions of bikes, there are Indian versions of bikes, and the list goes on.
To add to the confusion, there are two versions of the Honda CBR 150R, the Indian and the Thai. In 2019, a new version of the Honda CBR 150R Thai was released. It was called the Honda CBR 150R 2019 Thai version.
Honda is one of the most popular motorcycles in the world. Honda is so popular that people in Bangladesh refer to motorcycles as “Honda”. Honda motorcycles reach the Bangladeshi consumer in two ways, one being Bangladesh Honda Private Limited (BHL), and the other is through importers. The importers are responsible for bringing the Honda CBR 150R 2019 (Thai).
The Honda CBR 150R 2019 (Thai) comes with a completely new edgy design. The design is the spitting image of the Honda CBR 150R Repsol Edition (Indo). The bike also gets new LED headlights and LED DRL strips. The bike has the same shark-like look as the Honda CBR 150R Repsol Edition (Indo). The bike also has an LED taillight and thin LED indicators.
The Honda CBR 150R 2019 (Thai) comes in two colors. They are:
- AP Honda Racing Thailand Red.
The Red one has a lot of race decals and sporty branding, however, the blue one has no decals other than brandings.
The Honda CBR 150R 2019 (Thai) comes with a very informative instrument cluster. The cluster has a speedometer, an odometer, a rev counter, and a fuel gauge as the basic info.
Additionally, it has an extra trip meter, a gear position indicator, and a clock. The instrument cluster also comes with quite a lot of indicators as well, such as ABS, neutral, and many others. All the above information is digitally shown.
The Honda CBR 150R 2019 (Thai) also has a longer and thinner exhaust design, unlike the previous bulky and chunky design.
The Honda CBR 150R 2019 (Thai) was designed for the entry-level racing experience; hence the seat height of the bike is kept quite low at 787mm. The bike also has an average ground clearance of 166mm. The bike is also sporty; hence the height can be justified.
The sporty look also incorporates a clip-on, which makes it rather an aggressive postured bike. The bike also has a fuel capacity of 12liters, which will be enough for the occasional rides out of town.
The length, width, height, and weight of the Honda CBR 150R 2019 (Thai) are 1983mm, 694mm, 1077mm, and 135kg respectively. The power to weight ratio of the bike tilts towards the power, which means the power delivery will be more linear and smoother. The bike also has a very small wheelbase of 1309, which might make new riders overwhelmed during cornering.
Engine and Transmission:
The Honda CBR 150R 2019 (Thai) comes with a 4-stroke, single-cylinder, and 149cc engine. The engine is liquid-cooled and is also fitted with PGM fuel-injection, which are huge plus points for the bike.
The engine pumps out a staggering 17.1BHP of power at 9000rpm and 14.4Nm torque at 7000rpm. While the power is extremely high, the torque figure is quite average. The bike is expected to have a mileage of around 45kmpl on average.
The Honda CBR 150R 2019 (Thai) has a basic wet multi-plate clutch system. It is uncertain that if the Honda CBR 150R 2019 (Thai) has a slipper clutch like the Yamaha R15 V3. The Honda CBR 150R 2019 (Thai) has a 6-speed gearbox, and the bike has an approximate top speed of about 140kmph.
Brakes, Suspensions, and Wheels:
The Honda CBR 150R 2019 (Thai) has undoubtedly one of the best braking systems available in the country. The bike comes with dual-channel ABS. The front has a disc with ABS which makes the emergency braking more efficient. The rear has a disc with ABS, which makes slow-speed maneuvers easier and more comfortable.
The Honda CBR 150R 2019 (Thai) comes with adjustable telescopic forks at the front and a mono-shock at the rear. The front has telescopic forks come with preload adjustability, and so does the rear mono-shock.
This makes the bike more comfortable both for the rider and its pillion. The bike will now be easier to ride on the bumpy roads of Bangladesh and will also be fun to lean during cornering as well.
The Honda CBR 150R 2019 (Thai) has alloy wheels. The front and the rear have a combination of 100/80 and 130/70 tires respectively. The front tire is perfect for the bike. The rear tire would have been perfect for cornering or high-speed maneuvers if it was 140/70, but the present set is just okay for now.
The Honda CBR 150R 2019 (Thai) was made for people who wish to have an entry-level sportbike and don’t care about how much money they have to spend. The quality of the bike and the features offered by Honda in this bike are phenomenal. This bike will attract a lot of young but experienced riders.
Availability: Available at Unofficial Showrooms around Bangladesh.
The Honda CBR 150R 2019 (Thai) has only two competitors in its segment.
- Yamaha R15 V3.
- Suzuki GSX R150.
- Lifan KPR 150.
The Honda CBR 150R 2019 (Thai) is an extraordinary bike. You can almost call this bike the most perfect 150cc bike presently available in Bangladesh. The Honda CBR 150R 2019 (Thai) has a huge fanbase in Bangladesh and it deserves it. All in all the Honda CBR 150R 2019 (Thai) is one of the best sportbikes available in Bangladesh.
- Dual-channel ABS
- Too expensive.
- Thin rear tire.
Specification: Honda CBR 150R ABS 2019 (Thailand)
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