A.P. Honda Unveils New Honda CB150R THE STREETSTER With New Sporty Look and Got Jirayu as New Presenter

Automotive Press Releases Friday March 8, 2019 09:18
Bangkok--8 Mar--A.P. Honda

A.P. Honda, official distributor of Honda motorcycle in Thailand, is launching New Honda CB150R, the Neo Sport Cafe look that has been modified to meet the new "The Streetster" concept, and a new presenter, Jirayu "Got" Tantrakul. The rising star from Channel 3 will reflect the character of New Honda CB150R's The Streetster and convey the message to users, who enjoy the look of Neo Sport Cafe 2019.

The new look of 2019 has maintained the round LED lamp and enhanced by the new graphic pattern on the gas tank, with a 150 logo engraved at the tail of the vehicle. The new model stands out for its red caliper at the front and rear wheels. The 150cc engine and DOHC 4-Valve cylinder head with molybdenum will make your rides more enjoyable and exciting. In the newly-designed frame, the center of gravity – the sitting position and the positions of the engine and exhaust pipe – has been moved to the middle of the vehicle, to enhance the vehicle control especially at high speed and when making turns.

Suggested retail price starts from 99,800 baht. The sale forecast is set at 18,000 units per year. The standard model with disc brake on front and rear wheels of Honda CB150R comes in three color options; red-black, black, and new black-and-white. The special edition with ABS and G-Sensor has two options; red-black and black. Suggested retail price starts from 99,800 baht. The model will be available from March 11, 2019 onwards. The new commercial can be viewed from YouTube Honda Motorcycle Thailand at www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_CvCUeJQqA&feature=youtu.be.

"Honda CB150R, new sport motorcycle, has been developed by Honda under the Neo Sport Cafe concept. The model has featured the classic round lamp to go with the modernized muscular gas tank, especially designed to match a rider's physique. The tail of the vehicle is designed to be higher, to resemble the look of a racing motorcycle and to enable the rider to control the vehicle more easily. The model is designed to give a more exciting ride on a straight road and making turns. Since first introduced in September 2017, Honda CB150R has received a very positive feedback from the sport motorcycle users. A total of 26,441 units have been sold," said Suchart Arunsaengroj, Vice President of A.P. Honda Co., Ltd.

In 2019, A.P. Honda has planned to spiced up the Honda CB150R. Suchart has explained "the design concept 1. to empower Neo Sport Cafe; 2. to make the character of CB150R more outstanding; and 3. to make the outstanding features to be more easily understood. The main changes in the New Honda CB150R are the quality of a street bike has been added, seen on the graphic pattern on the gas tank and the 150 logo engraved on the tail of the vehicle. The model also stands out, with its red calipers on the front and rear wheels and the sharper gold color on the front upside-down shock absorber and the bold red color on the top."

Moreover, A.P. Honda has given a more distinctive character to the Honda CB150R, which is "The Streetster". The concept reflects the riders who are not only passionate about the speed, but also the bold and cool look, as well as equipped with high riding skills. The Streetsters are those who are bold and second to none when it comes to the speed. The model will be presented by Jirayu "Got" Tantrakul, a rising star from Channel 3, who will reflect the streetster character which is not only about the speed, but also the bold and charming look. The new commercial can be viewed from YouTube Honda Motorcycle Thailand at www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_CvCUeJQqA&feature=youtu.be.

Honda CB150R stands out for its advanced technology and powerful accessories only designed for a big bike. Each ride will be powerful and fun. With an engine borrowed from racing vehicle in MotoGP race, the 150cc engine and DOHC 4-Valve cylinder head with molybdenum and six speeds will make every ride more inspiring. The design of the frame, made from lightweight but durable steel, is borrowed from the RC213V racing bike; the center of gravity is set at the middle of the vehicle, enabling the rider to control the bike more easily on both straight track and making turns at a high speed. The new sport design of the exhaust pipe is placed closer to the engine, to enhance the center of gravity, which will make a rider more desirable. The wide rear wheel, 150mm, is a perfect match for the 150cc engine, enhancing the balance and road friction. The radial front and rear wheels have been designed for a strong but flexible ride, with a better control on road friction, even at a high speed. The wing arm is made from lightweight, durable steel enhances a better control while improving the ride. The 41mm upside-down shock absorber is borrowed from a big bike, which is designed to absorb any bumpy rides while enhancing the riding control. The model also stands out for its red 4-Valve caliper, with radial mount and floating 296mm front disc brake – a technology borrowed from the MotoGP racing circuit. Every stop will be more confident with the ABS brake on the front and rear, and G-Sensor system, enhancing the skid resistance (in some editions only).

For the design, the New CB150R comes with the round LED lamp and the Neo Sport Cafe body. The street look is featured on the new model through the graphic pattern on the gas tank, its red calipers on the front and rear wheels, and the muscular-designed gas tank. The new fuel tank cap has been designed to be a part of the frame, resembling an airplane body. The LCD speedometer features all functions including the engine speed, shift light, lap timer, and fuel economy indicator. All new features will make your ride more fun and meaningful.

The standard model with disc brake on front and rear wheels of Honda CB150R comes in three color options; red-black, black, and new black-and-white. The special edition with ABS and G-Sensor has two options; red-black and black. Suggested retail price starts from 99,800 baht. The model will be available from March 11, 2019 onwards.

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