Honda has launched the CBR150R Repsol Edition, clad in the Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) MotoGP colours, in Malaysia. Malaysian Marc Marquez fans will have to hurry though, as this bike will be limited to only 800 units.
Underneath the attractive livery is a 149cc, liquid-cooled single-cylinder mill producing 16.3PS and 13.7Nm paired to a six-speed gearbox equipped with assist and slipper clutch. In comparison, the Yamaha R15M is powered by a 155cc, VVA-equipped (Variable Valve Actuation) liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine that makes 18.4PS and 14.2Nm also connected to a six-speed gearbox.
Underpinnings on the CBR150R consist of upside-down fork and a preload-adjustable rear monoshock. The bike is anchored by petal discs at both ends with the safety net of dual-channel ABS and it rolls on 17-inch alloy wheels, shod on 100/80 front and 130/70 section rubber.
The CBR150R features all-LED lighting and is equipped with a LCD display. Tipping the scales at only 139kg, the bike gets a 12-liter fuel tank. Comparatively the Yamaha R15M weighs 142kg and features a 11-liter fuel tank.
This special edition bike is priced at RM 13,499, which is equivalent to Rs 2.42 lakh, a premium of RM 1,000 (Rs 17,900) over the standard bike available in Matte Charcoal Gray Metallic and Candy Scintillate Red color schemes. In comparison, the Yamaha R15 is priced at RM 14,998 (Rs 2.69 lakh).
While Honda may not bring this bike to India, you have the R15M for Rs 1,87,400 (ex-showroom, Delhi) in India, which offers better performance, and boasts of features like Bluetooth connectivity, quickshifter and more.