Honda CB150R Streetfire Review
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The Japanese giant, Honda is a big name in Indian as well as International market. Recently, they unveiled Honda CB150R Streetfire at Jakarta Motor Show in November 2012 which has created a lot of buzz because of its looks and styling. It is a naked version of CB150R with a different frame and tuned engine. It is expected to be available in Indian market by 2014 and has shown promising response from the market.
Honda CB150R Streetfire has a twin pipe diamond frame called Trellis and has bright headlamp with visor, rear view mirrors on the handlebar and side turn indicators too, a nice fuel tank of 13 litres capacity, a comfortable step-up seat, alloy wheels with tubeless tires, passenger footrests, stylish silencer and a bright tail light. The instrument panel has an analogue tachometer, a digital fuel gauge, 2 digital trip meters, a digital speedometer, self-start button, a pass light and a low fuel, battery and oil indicator. It has a length of 2008mm, width of 719mm and height of 1061mm as its dimension and has a good wheelbase of 1288mm for a stable ride. It has a good ground clearance of 148mm and a weight of 129kgs.
Honda CB150R Streetfire has a 149.4cc, single cylinder, 4 valve per cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled engine with a bore and stroke of 63.5mm and 47.2mm respectively and has a maximum power of 17.6 bhp at 10500 rpm and a maximum torque of 12.66 Nm at 8500 rpm and has a six speed gearbox transmission. It gives a top speed of 122 kmph (expected) with the company claimed mileage of over 40 kmpl (expected).
Honda CB150R Streetfire has disk brakes of 276mm diameter at front and 220mm diameter at rear. The suspension system is a Telescopic Tube type at front and Mono shock Honda Pro Link type at rear. Honda CB150R Streetfire is expected to be available in a single variant and its shades are not yet revealed. The expected ex-showroom, Delhi price of this motorcycle is INR 96000 which may vary in different states slightly. On the whole, Honda CB150R Streetfire looks like a good combination of style, safety and speed with a little steep price but the real comment could be given after the company's revelation of its full specifications.