Ignite Your Riding Passion -Honda CB150R Streetfire

Ignite Your Riding Passion -Honda CB150R Streetfire

The CB150R Streetfire is powered by a liquid cooled 149.16 cc single-cylinder DOHC engine which churns out 12.9 kw @ 9000 rpm and 13.8 Nm @ 7000 rpm. This writer had the privilege of having initial riding impressions at the Honda Safety Driving Center in Paranaque and the latest offering from the Honda stable did not disappoint. Having the entire 2.4 hectare facility to myself, I was able to put the bike through its paces. Acceleration is phenomenal, even with a 200-pound rider on top. Tipping the scales at 136 kilograms, the Streetfire is not quite the lightweight but it did hide its heft well. Switching directions required little effort and handling is quite stable especially in corners. You’d definitely want to make all those turns as the stock IRC 17-inch tubeless tires give excellent grip even when leaning at low angle. Just in case you overdid your leaning, Honda equipped the Streetfire with a 60-degree bank angle sensor which shuts off the engine in the event of a spill. Yes, this one comes with an electronic nanny. So much for “grown-up”.

Aside from the bank angle sensor, the Streetfire still has other technological features. It comes with Honda’s PGM-Fi fuel system which help create balance between performance and fuel efficiency. After all, most 150 cc bikes are meant for daily commute. All bulbs, including the headlight, are LEDs. Though I still prefer an analog tachometer, the full digital instrument panel on the Streetfire fits perfectly. The radiator comes with an automatic fan to ensure you keep your cool when stuck in traffic. This bike is also fitted with front and rear Nissin-caliper disk brakes, which makes it easy to lock-up the rear tire. I suppose adding ABS to the mix wouldn’t hurt.

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The Honda CB150R Streetfire is available in two colors and has an introductory price tag of P 116, 800. To know more about the CB150R Streetfire and other Honda products, you may visit www.hondaph.com

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