2015 Honda CBR150R Looks Great, Will It Arrive into the Western Markets?

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PT Astra Honda Motor (AHM), Honda’s Indonesian branch reveals the all-new CBR150R, and we’d so love to see this bike making inroads to the western markets, replacing the current 125er. Even if the official AHM press release does not mention the 2015 CBR150R as an international model, there’s no harm in hoping Honda envisions the upgrade of the small-displacement class on a worldwide scale.
What makes these hopes real is the very modern look of the bike, retaining the aggressive CBR1000RR lines as the main inspiration, and adding the extra cool factor of the Repsol Honda livery of the MotoGP RC213V prototype. Indonesia and the markets in its region have indeed a great potential, but I daresay that this bike would have no problems showing up in dealerships in Europe or North America.

The power unit is an 150cc 4-stroke DOHC engine, with 4 valves and liquid cooling, which can deliver 16.9 hp at 10,500 revs, and a max torque of 13Nm (9.6 lb-ft) at 7,500 rpm. The mill is Euro-3 compliant and sports Honda’s proven PGM-FI fuel injection. The new CBR150R arrives with a truss, or lightweight trellis frame and a Pro-Link rea suspension.

Honda’s new small CBR machine is also equipped with a digital dash which offers speedometer, odometer, trip meter, fuel meter, clock, and engine temperature readings, new rearsets and new brakes, with one disc for each wheel. Honda tricolor, Champion Red and Speedy Black liveries will also be available, with the Indonesian prices starting at $2,400 (€1,850).
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