Honda CRF150 Prototype – In 10 Live images
Praveen M, Engineer-turned-motorcycle journalist. I'm a sucker for cruising down the highways, and twisties in the hills.
The Honda CRF150 prototype was showcased at the 2017 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show. Images from TMC blog reveal the finer details of the bike.
A 149.2 cc single cylinder engine propels the bike with 57.3 x 57.8 mm bore x stroke. The engine features air-cooling, and it is a 2-valve SOHC unit with fuel injection. A 5-speed transmission does duty on the bike. The welded bend pipe ends with an underseat Yoshimura exhaust.
The frame looks like a semi-double-cradle unit. It is similar to the one that the 2017 Honda CRF150 uses. The frame joints near the foot peg seem to be made out of carbon fibre for optimal rigidity and lightness. Speaking of the foot-pegs, the bike gets aluminium off-road spec units. There’s a kick lever for starting the engine as well.
The bike features Showa long travel inverted forks with a golden finish on the front, and the rear uses a monoshock with linkage. The tyres are Pirelli Scorpions, and they wrap the 21-inch front, and 18-inch rear spoke wheels. The bike comes to a halt using petal discs on both ends. The front gets a Nissin master cylinder while the rear gets a Nissin calliper. The front disc gets a protective cover to prevent damages while off-roading.
The prototype bike wears Russian motocross champion from HRC- Evgeny Bobryshev’s trademark ‘777’ livery. Expect the production version to come in a different paint scheme, and with traditional parts instead of exotic ones that we see on this bike.
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[Image Credit: TMC Blog.com]