Honda also retails the Honda CBR150R which is in the same iteration as the Indian model.
Honda, in collaboration with their partner Atlas Group, has launched the Honda CB150F in Pakistan. Positioned as a high-end product, Honda wants to capture a sizable market share on the back of rising per capita income of the Pakistani middle class. Honda also has plans to export the motorcycle, though at a later date.
Powering the Honda CB150F is the 149.2 cc single cylinder, air cooled OHC mill. Coupled to a 5-speed gearbox, the engine is capable of producing 11.96 PS of maximum power at 7,500 rpm and 12.5 Nm of peak torque at 6,000 rpm. The engine has a compression ratio of 9.1:1, and the bike has a dry weight of 123.5 kg. The motor appears to be the same unit as in the Honda Unicorn 150 sold in India.
The Honda CB150F is suspended over standard telescopic forks up front and dual springs in the rear. The bike has been given a sporty look with graphics adding to the edgy look. The instrumentation includes twin pods with analogue output but the raised handlebar has a commuter like feel to it. Colour options include red, green and silver. The Honda CB150F gets front disc brake with twin-pot calliper, gear position indicator, self-starter and LED position lamp.
The 125 cc plus segment has been experiencing a growth of 10 percent over the last three years in the Pakistani market, and the Honda CB150F will be Japan's weapon of choice to take on the Chinese models.
The Honda CB150F has been priced in Pakistan at PKR 159,000 (on-road price, Lahore).