The CBR250R motorcycle from Honda started the tradition of affordable but technologically superior motorcycles. The price of the CBR250R was working out to half that of the Kawasaki Ninja250R but the motorcycle was blighted by poor quality parts leading to a recall of motorcycles for free replacement. Honda seems to have sorted that out and is in the process of launching a new colour variant of the same. The bike will come with Heron Blue, Red and Pearl White combination and is likely to cost Rs. 1500 more than the other coloured models.
Honda will also be launching the smaller version of this motorcycle the CBR150R in the month of March and media speculation has put the price at Rs. 1,15,000. There is no reason to believe that this off the mark when you compare the price with the 250 it seems logical enough. This motorcycle will go up against the Yamaha R15 that retails at Rs.1,07,000. Though some enthusiastic journalists are also pitting this motorcycle against the KTM Duke 200 that is taking things a little too far. Such a comparison if anything will work in favour of the Duke 200 since it is a 200cc motorcycle putting out 25 PS of power while the 150R is a 150cc putting out around 17/18 PS of power. The Duke will give much more for the marginal two or three thousand more that one will have to pay.