With the naked bike segment gaining a lot of attention in the past few months, a larger number of automotive companies are busy preparing a naked version of their already existing fully faired two wheelers. This is due to the fact that the urban population feels more convenience in riding the lighter naked products. It was only a few weeks back that Kawasaki introduced the naked models of the Ninja 650 and Ninja 300 in India as ER-6n and Z250 respectively.
And now its time for the Japanese automobile giant Honda to unleash the newer versions based on the CB150R Streetfire naked bikes. In fact, a Motorcycle Show held at Indonesia revealed the upcoming naked bike. This time, Honda will be unveiling a naked model of the entry level bike i.e. the CB150R. The 2014 naked version of CB150R is laden with new attractive graphics along with a completely different engine running under the hood. The red colored bike is equipped with colored rims as well. However, it was expected that Honda would paint the frame with the red colors rather than the wheels. A mono color finish has been used for the exhaust and a black one for the heat shield and the canister. Otherwise, you can hardly spot any striking difference with the fully faired version.
Under the hood, the CB150R will don a liquid cooled 150cc engine capable of generating a peak power of 17.5 bhp and a maximum torque of 12.5 Nm. Honda never found the CB150R fir for the Indian market and thereby abstained from releasing it here. However the increase in the demand of pocket friendly entry level bikes based on performance might force Honda to launch the CB150R here.