Honda has launched the CB150R ExMotion in Thailand for a price starting from THB 99,800. It is based on the popular 150SS Racer concept which was revealed at the Bangkok motor show this year. The bike comes with good amount of features and is designed keeping in mind many of its bigger siblings.
*converted, actual price may vary
Honda CB150R ExMotion design & specs
The Honda 150SS Racer is one of the more popular motorcycle concepts of 2017 and the designers have done a great job in mimicking atleast some of its design on to the production CB150R. The bike gets a single, LED headlamp set-up at the front and contrasting gold colour can be seen on the forks. Its sides are gorgeous and so is the rear. A Multi-function all-digital instrument console is also provided.
The Honda CB150R ExMotion might look small in these pictures but it is actually in similar proportion (rather, bigger) to the Yamaha FZ. The bike is built on an Inner Pivot type diamond frame.
Specs are top notch and have been sourced from some of Honda’s bigger bikes. Suspension duties are done by 41 mm upside down front fork at front (identical to that of Honda X-ADV 750) and monoshock at rear. Stopping power comes from 296 mm front disc with radial mount 4-pot callipers and 220 mm disc at rear. The dual-channel ABS and G-sensor have been sourced from the CBR1000RR.
Honda CB150R ExMotion engine, transmission & ride dynamics
The new CB150R come powered by a ‘performance oriented’ 149cc DOHC 4-valve engine with fuel injection and liquid cooling. This EURO-6 compliant engine is mated to a 6-speed transmission. The Japanese manufacturer says that they have made the bike’s centre of gravity as close to the rider as possible so as to improve stability and control.
Honda CB150R ExMotion variants, price & release date
The CB150R ExMotion is available in 2 variants- with and without ABS. The standard model is available in Pearl Cadet Gray, Millennium Red, Mat Laurel Green Metallic, and Asteroid Black Metallic colours while the ABS version gets Gray-black and Black colours.
The new CB150R is primarily for Thailand and South-east Asian markets but the possibility of it making to other countries cannot be completely ruled out. Western markets such as USA and UK might also get the bike.
|Honda CB150R ExMotion standard||THB 99,800|
|Honda CB150R ExMotion ABS||THB 109,800|
|Honda CB150R Street Café*||THB 135,200|
|Honda CB150R Scramble Café*||THB 118,400|
|Honda CB150R Moriwaki edition*||–|
*limited edition, gets 500, 1000 & 500 models respectively
Honda CB150R ExMotion India
Honda has plans to launch a number of motorcycles in India within the next two years, including sub-200cc models. There good chance the CB150r will make it to India but seeing the fate of the new CBR150R, we cannot make any assurances.