The Honda CB190R naked motorcycle has been launched in China as a slightly more premium alternative to the regular 150 cc Chinese commuters. The motorcycle is specific to the Chinese market and is not likely to be marketed in other Honda strongholds like India and Brazil.
The CB190R features a youthful and aggressive styling which has nothing in common with existing naked Hondas. The sporty design is characterized by an interesting headlamp, a muscular fuel tank with edgy extensions, golden finish for the engine, heavily contoured seat, meaty tyres and a taillight that is reminiscent of the Pulsars. In short, the design targets Chinese youth.
Powering the new motorcycle is a 184 cc single-cylinder air cooled engine which dishes out 16 PS and 15 Nm of torque. The motor is paired with a 5-speed transmission. Chassis appears to be a tubular diamond frame unit which employs traditional telescopic front fork and rear mono suspension. Both wheels gets disc brake each.
The recently unveiled CB Hornet 160R naked street fighter is Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India’s (HMSI) CB190R counterpart. The India-spec model will be launched soon and would be positioned above the CB Unicorn 160. The bike’s 162.71 cc single-cylinder air-cooled motor packs in 14.5 PS and 14.67 Nm of torque when mated to a 6-speed transmission.
Honda China has also announced the CBF190R, a faired derivative.