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Honda CBR150R patented in India, launch unconfirmed

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Since Honda discontinued the CBR150R in the Indian market, the brand has been absent in the lucrative entry-level sports segment. Currently, the brand has the Honda Shine, SP125, Unicorn, X-Blade, Hornet 2.0 and the CB200X in the motorcycle portfolio. It is important to note that the middle-weight Honda motorcycles are included in the “Big Bikes” portfolio, which has the Honda H’ness CB350 as the entry-level model. However, the brand could be planning to make a comeback in the 150cc entry-level segment. 

Honda CBR150R – New Design Patents

Honda could be planning to bring the CBR150R back to India. But, the brand is likely to get the latest model, which retails in the international market. The Honda CBR150R is quite popular in the Southeast Asian market and comes in various colours and accessories. The new motorcycle also comes with a sharper, edgier design language as well as an efficient yet powerful engine that adheres to the latest emission norms.

The motorcycle in the international market comes with an angular nose with split headlamps, and eyebrow-like LED DRLs. The bike also gets a bubble style windscreen and angular design on the cowling. The new CBR150R features a sleek tail section and a chiselled fuel tank. Patents from the Indian Intellectual Property office coincide with the same design language and lead us to believe that the brand could be planning to introduce the motorcycle soon in India. However, the launch timeline is currently unconfirmed, and this could all be just a patent filing exercise for the future. 

Honda CBR150R – Technical Specifications

Powering the Honda CBR150R is a 149.2cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine with a DOHC valvetrain. The engine produces 16.3 PS of power and 13.7 Nm of torque. The motor comes with PGM-FI (Programmed Fuel Injection), a 6-speed transmission, and a wet multiple Assist and Slipper clutch. The CBR150R also gets Upside Down Front Suspension and Monoshock with a Pro-Link System on the rear in the international market. 

Honda CBR150R – Competition

If launched, the motorcycle will primarily compete with the likes of the Yamaha YZF-R15 V3 and V4, as well as the Yamaha R15M in the Indian market. 

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