The Honda cars and bikes are favored all over the globe for their sheer quality and style. Honda scooters and bikes are equally loved in the Indian market, as Indian riders prefer great rides and the sophisticated style. Honda always ensures that its fan base remains intact by launching great new models.
Following the company’s strategy of expanding its product range, Honda has introduced CB150R Streetfire, a naked version of CBR150R sports bike. It is expected to be available in Indian two-wheeler market soon and has shown a very promising response from the market.
Basically the CBR150R at heart, this street fighter version comes with a bunch of alterations, aimed at making this bike an ideal commuter for city slickers. Born to fire on streets, it is developed to be better start-up sport machine choice for a rider wishing to start motorcycling and it effectively manages to strike a commendable balance between efficiency and sportiness.
The naked version of the CBR150R, this 150cc bike shares the same liquid-cooling technology as its sibling that enhances the stability of bike also at high speed conditions.
On a whole, brilliant technology, fabulous looks and remarkable mileage makes this street fighter a tough competitor of various leading bikes in India.
Powered by a fuel-injected, single cylinder 150cc engine, Honda CBR150R Streetfire churns out a maximum power of 17.5BHP at 10500 rpm and a maximum torque of 12.5NM at 8500 Rpm.
Mated with a 6-speed manual transmission gearbox, CBR150R Streetfire offers more than enough and powerful performance for urban riding.
Its engine comes with liquid cooling technology which enhances its ability to a peak level.
To control the speed, CB150R Streetfire has got dual (front & rear) disc brakes able to generate maximum braking power in all conditions ride.
Style and Designing
All Honda bikes are outstanding in terms of performance and spectacular in terms of appearance. Similarly, when it comes to the visual appeal, Honda CB150R Streetfire is certainly a stunner. Available in four different colors – Black, White, a KTM-ish Orange and a Honda Tricolor scheme, it gets a true Honda DNA with great design elements and trendy style to make all heads turn towards it.
Apart from its trendy look and design, this sports-bike is further gifted with various additional style elements making it look superbly alluring. The front view of CB150R Streetfire is simply the best-in-class as it has the latest design visor with integrated headlamp. It comes with eye-catchy body graphics that includes a red based body color with white and grey sporty decals and another black version, featuring subtle white combinations. Bike’s rear view mirrors similar to New MegaPro and Tiger are quite good, stay clear and do not vibrate even at high speed. It also has attractive and eye-catching red accented alloy wheels to enhance its bold sporty look.
Acceleration and Performance
Given the performance of the bike, like the CBR150R, Streetfire has the rear monoshock as well as front telescopic fork suspension. The street machines acts like the off-riders as they are molded out in that way. So, better suspension is must which accessing through hard terrains and Honda has done it very well. Driving through traffic and trying top speed on a quiet road is fun with Streetfire. Acceleration round bottom is quite responsive.
Ride & Handling
The sporty new Honda CB150R Streetfire offers superb ride and handling characteristics. It comes with revised handle footpeg seating geometry for a more relaxed riding position. Its handlebars also add to the comfort of the bike.
Bike’s main competitors
Honda CB150R Streetfire is likely to be placed in competition with the Bajaj Pulsar 200NS, which already has a huge fan followers. It will also be rivaling the Austrian machine KTM Duke 200, a trend-setter in the Indian market.
With its fantastic features, specifications and performance, the CB150R Streetfire makes good sense for the company to bring to India. Honda CBR150R already has good market sale share and with the launch of new Honda CB150R Streetfire, it seems that the Japanese auto giant can gamble big on the Indian domestic market.