Honda CBR150R facelift to get dual headlamps and new fairing?
Honda is about to launch a revamped version of its CBR 150R (Honda K45), according to reports from Indonesian blogs. Highlights of the face lift include dual headlamps and new fairing design inspired by its brothers CBR250R and CBR300R.
Indonesian auto blogs have posted pictures of unfinished body plastics that reveal similarity with said bikes within the family, and gave away the spoiler: dual headlamps (if true). Further reports show images that suggest truss frame of Honda K45 bears similar construction cues as found in K15 (CBR150R Street Fire). Upcoming model might not have a mount for centre stand and fork seems to be allowed to lock only while facing left.
Honda CBR150R goes around in the streets of South East Asian countries, carrying K45 nameplate in Indonesia. The updated model is expected to show up in India soon, after Honda launched current version here in March 2012. We are yet to see if Honda can steer Yamaha YZF R15 fans into jumping lanes to pick this sporty update. Changes in powertrain is unclear at this point, not expected also.
What we have here and expected to pass on to the next version is a liquid cooled 149.4cc engine that produces 17.57 bhp max power at 10,500 rpm, with 12.66 Nm of max torque at 8,500 rpm, mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. The 138kg bike steers with a wheelbase of 1,305mm and features telescopic front suspension and adjustable mono-shock at the rear.