Honda CBR150R (Old Model)

Honda CBR150R (Old Model)

Ex-Showroom Price

₹ 1,23,957
* Delhi. May vary.


Colour Options and Price in India
Bike Variant 2017 Honda CBR150R (Old)
Colours Sports Red, Jazzy Blue Metallic, Candy Palm Green
Ex-Showroom Price Honda CBR150R (Old) price was Rs 1.24 lakh before being discontinued.
Current Status Discontinued
Body Type Sports
Fuel Type Petrol
Official Tagline Taste First Blood
Key Highlights Fuel Injection, Comfortable Seats, High Performance, Dual Disc Brakes, Informative Console
Fuel Economy
Build Quality
Value for Money
Should You Buy It? After carrying so many features, CBR150R still feels shy in front of Yamaha R15. The latter is more popular and even more effective than the CBR.
Vehicle Overview CBR150R offers the same design as the bigger 250cc CBR in India. It rivals Yamaha R15 in the Indian market while producing 18.28 BHP of impressive maximum power. It claims a low 12.66 Nm of torque and comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox. Internationally, CBR150R now also rivals the recently launched Suzuki GSX-R150. CBR150R is temporarily not available in India and the updated model is expected to be launched in coming weeks.
Mileage 40-45 kmpl (approx.)
Engine Description Liquid-Cooled, 4-stroke, 4-valve, DOHC, SI engine
Fuel System Programmed Fuel injection
Cooling Liquid Cooling
Displacement 149.1 cc
Maximum Power 17.1 HP @ 9000 rpm
Maximum Torque 14.4 Nm @ 7000 rpm
Number of Cylinders 1
Compression Ratio 11.3:1
Bore 63.5 mm
Stroke 47.2 mm
Air Filter Type Viscous paper filter
Number of Gears 6
Clutch Wet Multi Plate
Front Brake 276mm Disc
Rear Brake 220mm Disc
Front Tyre 100/80-17
Rear Tyre 130/70-17
Wheel Type Alloys
Tubeless Tyres
Alloy Wheels
0-60 kmph 4.9 secs
0-100 kmph 11.72 secs
Front Suspension Telescopic
Rear Suspension Monoshock
Frame Diamond Truss
Overall Length 1983 mm
Overall Width 694 mm
Overall Height 1077 mm
Ground Clearance 166 mm
Seat Height 787 mm
Wheelbase 1311 mm
Kerb/Wet Weight 135 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 12 litres
Speedometer Digital
Tachometer Analog
Trip Meter Digital
Fuel Gauge Digital
Pass Light
Battery Type Maintenance Free
Capacity 5Ah
Voltage 12V
Head Light 60/55W H4
Electric Start
Pillion Footrest
Step-up Seat/Split Seat

Honda CBR150R (Old Model) Review

09 Jul, 2017 03:34 PM

Design and Style

The CBR150R carries most of the looks of its elder sibling, CBR250R. If you are not aware of the different color schemes for both these bikes then you can’t differentiate between them on road. At least from front, it’s very hard to distinguish. The small CBR has the same Y shaped crystal clear headlight, visor and rear view mirrors similar to that of CBR250R. The black coloured alloy wheels and smaller front disk brake is also different in this bike.

Get to the side of this bike and then you can notice some more changes including different silencer and decals on its fairing. The bike looks well proportionate. It features a sporty full cowling which visually adds bulk to this bike. However this cowling is much simpler than the one used in R15 and may lack that sporty character. The rear section also resembles to the bigger CBR and looks much simpler than R15. The bike has no split seat and also features black coloured grab rails. The tail light looks neat and simple and the bike is not as high as R15.

Instrument Console

The instrument console of CBR150R features a combined analogue tachometer and digital speedometer, fuel gauge and odometer. The instrument console also has different LED indicators. The speedometer is not as big as we get to see in regular Bajaj and TVS bikes. The bike features orange back light.

Engine and Gearbox

This bike is powered by a single- cylinder, fuel injected 150cc water cooled engine. It’s a 4-stroke, DOHC, 4 valve engine which can churn out a maximum power output of 17.58 bhp at 10500 rpm with a maximum torque output of 12.66 Nm available at 8500 rpm. This engine is mated with a six speed manual gearbox with one gear down and five gears up-shift pattern.

Acceleration and Performance

As soon as you read the specifications, it’s not hard to get that you will have to rev this bike really hard to get the maximum power of this engine. The bike initially may not feel as swift and active as R15 due to three reasons which are its less torque output, DOHC engine and heavy weight. That’s why R15 is a second quicker than CBR150R in reaching 0-60km/hr. After this, the game changes as the high end performance of the DOHC engine used in Honda is much better than R15.

Despite being heavier, CBR 150R proves to be more enthusiastic than R15 as it takes just above 12 seconds to reach 0-100km/hour which makes it faster than its rival by one second. Being a DOHC engine, it tends to be refined and that shows when you can see yourself around 9000rpms without any vibrations. This engine feels extremely refined at high rpms and that helps you to achieve a top speed of around 130-132km/hr. Gear transitions are very smooth and gear ratios also feel well proportionate. Despite its less torque output, the bike still manages to impress you with its performance.


Honda CBR150R can return mileage of around 30-35 kmpl in city and somewhere around 40-45 kmpl on the highways.

Comfort While Riding

The seating position of CBR150R may not be as sporty as R15 but it’s certainly more comfortable than its rival. The seat height (unloaded) in 793mm. The knees stick perfectly with the tank and you can find your feet resting on the foot pegs. Rider can easily reach to the clips on handle which allows you to get comfortable on this bike. Seat is placed relatively higher and offers you optimum comfort.

Suspension and Brakes

The suspension system of this bike offers you a very comfortable ride. Telescopic forks are doing duty at its front while mono shock absorber is placed at the back. The suspension of this bike sheds its weight and contributes to its high quality of performance. Undoubtedly, this bike has better braking system than R15 as it comes loaded with a bigger disc at its front. It features a 276mm disc at its front while there is a smaller 220mm disc at the back. The bike comes with no option of ABS as seen in its elder sibling.

Ride and Handling

CBR150R feels a bit stronger than R15 in this department. The heavy weight of this bike works in its favour and along with its suspension system; the bike feels more stable and grounded. Yes, its wheelbase of 1305mm is less than R15 and can be felt around sharp corners but its wider front tyre and high ground clearance of 190mm improves its handling. The bike deals easily with most of the potholes and with its high ground clearance, you need not to worry about the obstructions on road. Even off road, the bike performs really well and gives you a pleasant ride.


Honda CBR150R is priced at INR 1,23,183. Honda has priced their bike a bit higher than its rival, R15 which can be its only setback. Other than this, CBR150R has everything, what it takes to be number one in its segment. The bike looks cool and different from others. Performance and handling is also very satisfactory. The bike seems to be a complete package and it’s perfect for those who are looking for exclusivity and want to stand out of the crowd. It’s definitely an attention seeker and in the upcoming time, it will be interesting to see that how our youth reacts to this baby CBR.

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I bought CBR150r jazzy blue metallic on November 2016. ... read more

Best Features: Aggressive @ 9000RPM

Pros: Design, High end power, Mileage, Comfort

Cons: Bad switch gear, Low quality foot pegs

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I find my CBR150R motorcycle beyond the expectations and it is worth of every single penny I spent. Riding the bike is so much fun and that's the reason I never get bored riding it ... read more

Best Features: Performance and Looks

Pros: Easy to handle, Styling, Performance, Riding posture

Cons: Costly, Old foot pegs, Bad switch gear, No ABS

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