The Honda CB150R ExMotion is currently on display at the Thai Motor Expo. The motorcycle is sharing the stage with the latest generation CB650R, and the CBR650R among other models. The Honda CB150R ExMotion is already available for sale in the country with prices starting from THB 99,800 (INR 2.12 lakh).
The motorcycle draws styling cues from bigger CB series motorcycles like the CB300R, CB650R and CB1000R. The fascia is constructed with LED headlamps with a black horizontal bar in the centre. LED tail lamp and LED turn indicators ensure a premium look to the motorcycle. The golden upside down front forks and a full-digital instrument console further enhance the visuals and add a muscular look to the front of the bike. Apart from the Asteroid Black that you see in the photographs, the motorcycle is also available in Matte Laurel Green, Millennium Red, and Pearl Cadet Grey.
Mechanical specifications on the CB150R ExMotion include a 149cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC 4-valve engine is paired with a 6-speed transmission. The company has remained tight-lipped about the performance numbers of from the engine.
The bike is built around an Inner Pivot Type diamond frame. Shock absorption duties are performed by 41 mm upside down forks and a monoshock. Stopping power comes from a 296 mm single disc with radial mount 4 pot callipers at the front and a 220 mm disc at the back. The safety net of ABS is also available on the motorcycle. The bike rides on 17-inch split spoke black alloys wrapped with 110-section front and 150-section rear tyres.
The Indian launch of the motorcycle is unlikely as the premium hardware will make the price uncompetitive.
Meanwhile, Honda is waiting for the BS-VI compliance to come into effect before it introduces new products in the Indian market. In a recent interview to Economic Times, Minoru Kato, President, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) stated that the company has strong intention to introduce products in the premium segment post the BS VI emission norms implementation (April 2020). The new motorcycles will range from 160, 200 and 300cc segments.