Will the new Honda CBR150R launch in India?

New CBR150r in India
New Honda CBR150R

 

Let’s face it, the Honda CBR150r isn’t a very popular motorcycle in India (atleast in terms of sales). While its chief competition- Yamaha R15 has managed respectable sales along the years, the CBR’s numbers have been dipping significantly. Most recently it became the least selling motorcycle in India (in the volume market), barely managing two digits. This is the same case for their quarter liter offering as well. So we can understand any reservations that Honda might have in these segments. They want strong products in their arsenal and the CBR twins just aren’t making this case.

So will Honda bring newer versions of their CBRs to India? The twin headlamp equipped CBR150r, 250R & 300R are available in global markets for almost three years now. In India, Honda was seemingly uninterested in these segments during this period but now they may have had a change of heart. The sudden rise in popularity of the segment is what is said to be the main reason.

Honda CBR150R 2017 India

Honda India’s senior VP, Mr. Yadvinder Guleria had recently confirmed that though they will not launch the CBR250RR, CBR300R & 500R, they will bring newer products to India. One among them is the recently showcased Africa Twin and other could be the CBR150R (and perhaps the 250r). Honda clearing out their existing stock is another promising sign as well.

Here’s why Honda is not bringing the above bike to India

Being rivals Honda wouldn’t want Yamaha to enjoy solo reign of the 150cc premium space. Thus we can most definitely ‘probably (still Honda!)’ say that the manufacturer will launch the new CBR150r early next year, hopefully with more competitive pricing.

Talking about the new Yamaha R15 V3, it will get more power, features and improved design. The updated CBR150r (2016 version) already has everything listed above and perhaps even more.

This picture between the existing Yamaha R15 V2 and the new Honda CBR150r should make a clear case on why the latter should be brought to India.

2017 CBR150R vs R15 V3

Stay tuned for more news and updates.

31 thoughts on “Will the new Honda CBR150R launch in India?

  1. How long does it takes to launch the new CBR 150R 2016 in india…Plz launch this bike ASAP

  2. Please launch new CBR 150r please…I m waiting for the bike….when I will get this bike????
    Please launch quickly,its a request….

  3. I want this immediately…..Please be confirmed the launch date…. I am eager to buy new cbr 150r…..Please….Please..

  4. I am biggest fan of Honda cbr 150r and 250r .nt only me many of youngsters are fan of Honda cbr series .I request Honda to launch 150 r I am waiting to buy the bike please

  5. plesae launch this bike in india .. we are watig for it since a long time….indian bikers will out of mind when they see that bike

  6. I hope that honda will make great enhancement for cbr150r 2018, that will compete yamaha r15 v3.
    I would like to suggest that they must provide aggressive design for the swing arm (this is for a change to make the model more eye catching) 2nd they must introduce USD inverted forks , 3rd they must also widen the screen
    visor for more mascular looks and get the feeling like your on the real race track. For engine actually, it is the best engine exist in motor world..And lastly I hope they introduce the slipper clutch and ABS. long live honda, I’m from the Philippines.
    But now I regularly used yamaha r15 just for my need, but my heart belongs to honda cbr150r.

  7. Hii
    i’m Sugesh
    i’m really Waiting CBR 150R
    honda 150 FIGHTER
    PLS LAUCH FAST
    STILL WAITING FOR MY NEW PARTNER

  8. Plz launch the cbr 150r in India becoz I luv this bike Frm beginning and I want to buy this bike so, plz launch this bike very soon in India within one month plz plz plz plz plz

  9. i request to HONDA please launch the CBR 150r Immedia,tlly, i am waiting for buy this…. i dont like others… really…please anouse the date of launching……… 🙂

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