Honda CB 150R Streetfire – Overview
Honda, the launcher of recent naked street sport bike Hornet 160R did not down regulate their vibe of technology and the power to dominate the exclusive bikes that are getting ready to be launched by the other automobile players. Honda CB 150R Streetfire, the new name and technology from Honda was recently launched in Indonesia and expected shortly in Indian markets to be made available.
As the Indian roads started gaining the mark of Hornet 160R, Honda fine-tuned its technology and sales area by introducing another fast wheels. The CB 150R Streetfire seems an absolute counterpart for the upcoming Yamaha bikes (M-SLAZ and Vixion 150) competing in all aspects of style and specifications.
Design and looks of CB 150R Streetfire
Honda Streetfire, not only by its name, also by its stunning design keeps all the streets go fire due to its road performance. This is completely a new designed machine from Honda, which even made the riders to want this bike that might have been made available before Hornet 160R.
The looks of the Streetfire slightly remembers the Yamaha SZ 150cc with its tank shrouds on the side view profile. However, the Honda CB 150R has its unique body design matching the current street fighter trends with its large, well sculpted and chiselled fuel tank though it resembles the fuel tank of the Unicorn 150.
The shrouds attached to the tank gives the Streetfire a design to move agilely. The head lamps look pretty decent and stylish with its top quality black fiber made, and the short designed visors wrapping the digital console yet resembling the Hornet 160R’s.
The elongated sharp hexagonal shaped indicators look cool near the head lamps and combines perfectly to the rest of the design. The well fitted handle bar keeps the look organized allowing a greater riding quality for having thrill on speed rides.
Disliking the exhausts of normal type, Honda executed a boxy rectangular aluminium end cap mouth exhaust on Streetfire.
The bike disappoints the upside down forks fans, however the well sized black forks of the Streetfire handles road damages at ease. The separation of fuel tank zone from the side cowl is done with the carbon fiber side door cover gives the bike more naked.
Collectively, the single seat, new split grab rails, short front mudguard with nostril vents and black area underneath the tail boosts the aggressiveness of Streetfire.
Honda CB 150R Streetfire Truss Frame and Auto secure key shutter
In terms of the bike theft security, Honda has measured a device on the Streetfire with the new zone fixed, interestingly on the neck of the fuel tank with a black robust fiber stage that looks modern. The key socket is under the safe hands of Honda to make the feel tough of igniting the Streetfire unauthorised.
The innovative TRUSS FRAME with the ALUMINIUM ENGINE HANGER weighs less and rigid makes the Streetfire shred pounds contributing boomed performance on power to weight ratio, fuel economy and withstand the hard riding conditions.
Forks, tyres and brake of CB 150R Streetfire
On the front, the Streetfire manages with a set of telescopic forks and the rear side got new technology, arranging the single mono shock absorbers coupled with a link all together works called pro-link suspension system.
The system finds connected to a swing arm via, a spring and linkage helping the small road in appropriate conditions to be handled, in addition to maintaining the center of mass.
The new cast dark alloy wheels of the bike rolls on a 100/80-17 52P front and 130 / 70-17 62P rear tubeless tyres for gripping the road. Though the Streetfire measures 130 / 70-17 62P at the rear, a 140/70/17 size may even look good on it.
The cool breeze is made warm at a top speed of 130 km/h which on the wheels provided with a front Dual Piston 276 mm, Hydraulic Disc and rear Single Piston 220 mm Hydraulic Disc, respectively.
Kerb weight and dimensions
The dimension of the Honda CB 150R Streetfire has been the typical size of Honda bikes measuring nearly to the long before launched CB Unicorn to recently launched Hornet 160R. The vehicle comes with an overall Length of 2019 mm, 719 mm Width and Height of 1039 mm.
The ground clearance of the bike is 169 mm, which is slightly more than the Hornet 160R. With the wheelbase of 1293 mm, the motorcycle offers a seat Height of 797 mm which is quite good while the dry weight of the machine comes 136 Kg, all together maintaining the center mass.
The Streetfire can gulp 12 litres of petrol to fill the fuel to deliver an average mileage of 35-42 Kmpl.
Engine performance and PGM-Fi of CB 150R Streetfire
The new generation MotoGp DNA 149.16 cc, single cylinder, liquid cooled 4 stroke engine of Streetfire produces about 16.8 Bhp @ 9000 rpm of maximum power and 13.8 Nm @ 7000 rpm of peak torque, with the incorporation of 6-speed gear box.
The Programmed fuel injection system (PGM-Fi) monitors and senses the riding condition to incorporate the level of fuel and oxygen mixture. On the other hand the catalytic converter of the engine attachment down regulates the toxic substances and gas emissions, whereas the light weight heavy duty molybdenum coated piston helps in the rugged performance.
The induction and exhaust gases of the engine are managed by double OverHead Cam (DOHC) with a 4-valve and fuel injection system.
In addition, Honda this time decided to protect the engine with the incorporation of electric fan combined liquid cooled system to keep the heart of the Streetfire convenient.
Digital consoles of CB 150R Streetfire
The digital console of the bike looks futuristic and gets an “H” shaped structure as the Tachometer rpm travels from one chamber to the other.
The console also has Speedometer, Trip meter, Odometer, Clock and Fuel gauge all together in a single blue frame. Above the digital display there comes indicator for neutral, head lamp, engine ware and a temperature indicator.
Colours of CB 150R Streetfire 150 available
The Streetfire is currently available in three different colours likely to be Quantum Red, Macho Black and Rapid White. However, the Special edition of the Streetfire looks like a real fire painted in racing red in the diamond chasis while the whole street fighter body remains black and mild graphics touch. This colours variant may become the flagship colours of the Streetfire.