Honda CBR 150R
Market status: Available in Bangladesh
Honda CBR 150R Price In Bangladesh
|Engine Displacement||149 cc|
|Status||Available In Bangladesh|
Review of Honda CBR 150R: Specification Breakdown and Analysis:
Overview: Honda CBR 150R is in the market for quite some time and we all know that this is a fast racing bike. It is in production since 2002. Since then it is the flagship of Honda in the 150 cc Sportbike category.
In 2014 Honda launched an updated one which got a new engine, new engineering, new body design a new CBR 150R (Source). Lets Dive into it.
Engine: As the flagship in the 150 CC sport bike category and the king of the performance, Honda had to use an engine that will live up the name “Honda” and also deliver the performance that a CBR has to give. So they used a 149.4 CC, single cylinder, 4 stroke, 4-valve, liquid cooled, single spark, fuel injected, DOHC super smooth and high revving engine.
The engine has a bore of 63.5 mm and stroke of 47.2 mm resulting the 149.4 cc of cylinder displacement. The compression ratio is 11:1. So considering the fuel condition found in Bangladesh anything but octane is BAD for the engine.
The engine is feed through a PGM-FI fuel injection system and controlled by an ECU or Electric control unit or a computer that ensures that the engine is feeding properly based on the weather and altitude.
The fuel injection system of the bike (PGM-FI) is invented by Honda for giving the maximum efficiency as well as not compromising the performance by analyzing different riding condition, weather, altitude and inclination or disinclination. The engine is equipped with Viscous type paper filter element as air filter for its healthy breathing.
The engine’s lubrication system is also unknown. All these result in 18.28 BHP of peak power at 10500 RPM and 12.66 NM of maximum torque at 8500 RPM. The engine is feed from a 13 liter fuel tank. The Wet weight is 138 Kg as a result this bike has a power to weight ratio of 6.01 HP for per 100 KG. The CBR 150 has only Electric starter.
Transmission: The Honda CBR 150 is mated with 6-speed standard transmission 1 down and 5 up configuration, so no surprise there. The transmission has a wet multi plate clutch. The gear ratios are also unknown.
Design: In the design part the Honda CBR 150R has the same design as the old CBR 250R has. In the 2015 model, the bike has some new stickers. It is a sports bike so it comes fully faired. The dual tone color scheme looks very stylish as it should be.
The fairing is black colored and the tank, the front cowl and front mud guard are body colored. The engine and rider foot pegs are silver finished. Rest of the bike has a matte black finishing. The head lamp is huge and looks very old but it has the aggressiveness that a sport bike should have.
The back of the bike is raised up as it is a sport bike looks old too. The tail lamp is a conventional one and goes with overall look of the bike. The short exhaust is the only thing on this bike that does not look old but it’s getting there.
As a Honda the bike is meant to be as performance-oriented as possible, looks are relative. But despite of being looking old designed this bike attracts riders with the curved lines that silently whispers in the ears “it is fast”.
Instrument console: The Honda CBR 150R uses a semi digital unit for its instrument console. It can be separated in 2 units. Analogue unit is equipped with an analogue tachometer and the digital backlit black-white LCD unit is equipped with speedometer, trip meter, odometer, clock, fuel gauge and engine temperature gauge. There are some indicators to assist the rider.
Switch Gears: The switch gears of the CBR 150R is also Honda type. No engine kill switch and Headlight switch as the bike comes with AHO. Other than that everything is standard and quality is premium too.
Electricals: The Honda CBR 150 uses a 12 V, 5Ah maintenance free battery and an AC generator. The bike uses a Digital Transistorized Spark Ignition System. The Bike has brightest 60/55 W for Low /High beam clear lens AC head lamp, 5/21 W LED tail /Brake light and each 10 W clear lens turn signal light.
Chassis & Dimensions: Honda used a Diamond frame for the foundation of the CBR 150R, which should give this bike maximum stiffness and amazing stability on the highway as well as city roads.
The Honda CBR 150R has overall length of 2000 mm, width of 825 mm, height of 1120 mm, highest ground clearance of 190 mm and wheel base of 1305 mm.
The wet weight (with tool kit & 90% of fuel) of the bike is 138 Kg. These mean that the bike has an average footprint in terms of dimensions in its competition but it has the maximum ground clearance and fare wheel base among its competitors.
Suspension: The Honda CBR 150 is equipped with Telescopic forks at the front and 5 steps adjustable Spring Loaded Hydraulic Type Pro-Link Monoshock at the rear which are attached with rectangular swing arm. This suspension setup was expected as a flagship. This setup serves the purpose well for which it was made for, giving stability.
Wheels, Brakes & Tires: The Honda CBR 150 uses 17 inch 5-spoke alloy wheels and 276 mm Disc with Nissin dual caliper at the front which is the best in this segment and fitted with 220 mm rear disk with Nissin single caliper. The tires sizes are 100 /80-17” at the front and 130 /70-17” at the rear. Both of these tires are tubeless and offer great amount of grip in the competition.
Performance: The CBR 150R is the rocket that should reach the 100 Km/H mark in around 12 sec and mileage claim of 45-50 Km/L on average which is great considering the performance. The liquid cooled engine should perform better than other air cooled engines.
The bike should handle well in the corners and high speed because of its Diamond frame, wide tires and suspension setup. But this bike suffers a lot in the off-road. This is an Asphalt king not for off-road.
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Comfort and Handling: The Honda CBR 150R is a sports bike. So comfort is not its main priority. But it is a Honda. So they add a very well cushioned seat in split formation which is very comfortable and spacious. The suspension on the other hand is a mystery for us for the way it performs and handles the bumps and gives stability on high speed run.
No vibration or instability on high speed and handles city traffics without a sweat. It’s extremely flicking able and nimble. The overtaking capability is marvelous. Being light and fully faired the wind blast from large vehicle makes it unstable which is very dangerous in the highway. Other than that it is the king of the performance.
Conclusion: The Honda CBR 150R is the king of the performance in the segment of 150 CC sport bikes. It’s a racing machine. Handles well, looks okay and performs like a champion. More over this is another proof that “Honda is Honda”.
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