Today we were invited by Boon Siew Honda to the launch of the Honda RS150R and we have to say, we were impressed. The RS150R is a “SuperCub” that has the potential to rule the streets for years to come.

 

 

When we got there the place had an atmosphere of suspense as they were getting ready to reveal the bike. What felt like an eternity later as they pulled the covers off the bike. And boy were we amazed, The sleek and sporty design it had was beautiful as cameramen started snapping away at the bike. The design of the bike was indeed a masterpiece, Honda completely threw out its age old design of cubs and overhauled it and out came this sporty looking SuperCub and although some people may like the look of it, we on the other hand fell in love with the fierce and aggressive design of it and couldn’t wait to find out the specs of this bike.

 

 

 

 

The stylish headlights and taillights of the RS150R complements the up-swept exhaust and 17-inch alloy wheels. The wider 90/80 front tyre makes it better for cornering due to increased grip at the front. 

 

 

 

 

The large tachometer coupled with the digital multi-info screen is extremely helpful as it is easy to read at a glance and even features a gear indicator!

 

 

The specs of the bike are as follows,

Engine: 149.20cc, Liquid Cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC

Fuel System: PGM-FI

Compression Ratio: 11.3:1

Max Power: 11.5kW/ @9000rpm

Max Torque: 13.5N/m @6500rpm

Transmission: 6 Speed Manual Constant Mesh

Clutch: Wet Clutch – Multiplate

Dimensions (L x W x H): 2025mm x 725mm x 1105mm

 Seat Height: 780mm

Ground Clearance: 150mm

Wheel Base: 1276mm

Kerb Weight: 123kg

Frame Type: Twin Tube

Suspension (Front): Telescopic

Suspension (Rear): Monoshock

Tyre (Front): 90/80 – 17M/C 46P

Tyre (Rear): 120/70 – 17M/C 58P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exclusive honda dealers invited to the event

 

Overall the RS150R is an excellent bike with lots of potential, plenty of power for the streets, good cornering and sleek looks makes for the perfect everyday cub. Will this be the bike to overthrow the reign of waves, snipers, jupiters and sparks once and for all? Will this be the start of a new generation of cubs? Tell us your opinions down in the comments section below!