Honda CBR 150 vs YAMAHA R15

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Honda CBR 125 R

Comparison: Honda CBR 150 R vs Yamaha YZF – R15

To start with, the YZF R15 was already a motorcycle. We thought Yamaha make an already great better. But they did! and 4 later after the release of the R15 in came the R15 V2.0. With a better handling package, package and brake upgrade, the 2.0 was a to ride and even better to at.

And all these years Honda on the sidelines, silently watching move of the whole Indian industry which included jap rival, Yamaha. And after the of the R15 V2.0 Honda couldn’t no more and they brought 150cc screamer as a worthy to the R15. Enter the CBR 150 R.

Now a little lesson. Honda had a very 150cc 2 … in their about a decade ago. The NSR But the emission norms caught up Honda and they were to pull the NSR off the market in 2001/2002.

At the same time, Honda to build a 4 … 150cc as a for the NSR 150. A 150cc worthy to the CBR badge. And so the CBR 150 R was born.

The old ceeber had a engine and produced 19hp and nm of torque. But again the people at EPA to tighten their grip on the standards and that again Honda redesign the CBR 150 R. They a fuel injection, did some changes, fiddled with the and voila the new 2011 CBR 150 R was born. The CBR in its new made less power, got fat but better and the EPA people was happy.

Now the new CBR? Unlike the R15 engine is based on a T135 moped CBR’s engine was built scratch. Its High revving 4 … in its current Fuel form produces 17.6 ps @ a 10500 rpm and maximum torque of @ 8500rpm.

So how does it Stack up its only rival the YZF- R15 Lets find out….

How does the CBR look? It looks similar to its bigger sibling, the 250 R. the front it looks very similar to the 250 R. The 100/80 size on the front adds to the beefy Same story from the but one can easily notice the shorter and shorter exhaust of the 150R.

even though it looks to that of the 250R the smaller 130 tire will easily away the 150 R. CBR has “VFR”ish smooth which looks good in but nothing that we haven’t The design lost its freshness as the released CBR 250 R has the same styling. It simple. More like a full faired sports than a sport bike.

In fact very few people that we where riding a CBR 150 R. riding along with the people wont notice the differences between the two. The quality on the panels and tank was But the glossy touch on the Frame and ons could’ve been avoided. It not looks cheap but also jell well with the look of the motorcycle. There are quite a few exposed elements of the and electronics which is an eyesore.

gear also lacks a feel. Cost cutting is when looking at the Switch It doesn’t offer a pass or an engine kill switch.

So you stop and start the bike in you’ll have to wait for the check to complete. But as a compensation, check completes quite Rear view mirrors good view.

Mirrors identical to the ones on the R15, but is a little less wide. One thing we noticed was the absence of an theft shutter key like on the old Cost cutting?

Instrument offers just enough and is similar to that of the 250 R.  You get a big rev counter with a neutral light, along with a trip one), a clock, Fuel and a coolant temperature read Other indicators include two indicators, a malfunction indicator, and a beam indicator.

The R15 on the other looks gorgeous from angle. It is sharp, aggressive and Both from the front and Every panels are painted in color tones.

No Glossy parts on this one other the tank and rims. In looks R15 V2.0 takes the cake. R15 also got better build A lot of effort has gone into the fairing of R15. you will have to look hard to see the parts through the fairing. The which covers the slots on the looks up market.

Rear mirrors are set wide apart and are useable and offers unobstructed of the rear. There are also things like the dual cable on the R15 versus the single cable on the CBR 150R. Everywhere an R15 goes, there will be one admiring its looks.

And according to a few the R15 V2.0 looks the best and we disagree.

R15′s Instrument is a disappointment when it comes to You only get a rev counter, a big speedo two trip meters, an Odo meter and a gauge. Other indicators a neutral indicator, a turn a high beam indicator, a indicator and an overheat warning


CBR has a shorter seat than The R15 V2.0. Even for us test riders, Honda small. Seat has better and is not too soft or too hard. Seating is comfortable but has enough room to your weight around much effort while a turn.

We really liked the position. Pegs are positioned at the angle, not too backward or too forward. rides on this one will be a Clip ons are also longer. comfortable, longer clip ons do a problem under full as your fingers hits the more often than you

One other thing i liked the is the pillion comfort. Pillion is wide and padded well. The for the pillion is designed so that you can sit and in the seat rather than on it. has given a lot of thought for the poor who sit behind. The rear seat is comfortable than a CBR 250 R’s and 250R has one of the pillion seat for a sub 250cc bike!

The grab rails are a in stop go traffic where is a lot of braking and accelerating. Not once did i off from the seat during my as a pillion in those conditions. I enjoyed my time as a pillion on the 150 R.

R15 is aggressive in its seating position as as in it looks. You sit far more forward. You more weight on your and the seat is as hard as it gets.

It is for spirited riding around a or twisities but not so for long rides or traffic. You can feel the weight on wrists under braking. though it gets better in it still feels uncomfortable the CBR. Pillion seat is the worst in the country.

You need a to climb up onto the pillion of the R15 and great lower body to hold yourself onto the all your weight is on the foot braking and if you are not paying attention be sitting on the riders shoulders! The of a grab rail only the problem.

The Ride

CBR 150 R has a DOHC 4 150cc Liquid cooled which produces 17.6 ps at rpm and 12.66nm of torque at 8500 Honda uses a closed fuel injection system(which a much more precise on the CBR versus an open loop injection system used on the The CBR starts quite quickly and smoothly with a soft note. Engine noise is on the lower side.

Clutch is very soft. Shifting to gear and slowly releasing the without adequate throttle result in a stall. The torque is non existent till 3000

Honda bogs down during take off when the is released too suddenly even the revs are kept at 5000 The short … engine quite a bit of clutch and throttle to get it off the line without stalling. a short …, the engine is to rev and the revs climbs up quickly after 3000-4000 rpm. this rpm range the power is in a relatively linear manner.

Mid though not as strong as R15′s it has ample power to keep the climbing without much You can comfortably cruise at 70-80 kph in but still has enough juice to a 130-140 kmph without Gearbox is slick like any Honda. At high revs engine produces a sharp note.

Engine is smooth 8000rpm and after that it some slight vibrations. But can be our relatively new test motorcycle only ran about 200 kms. The will decrease once a few 1000 kms on the odo as per Honda. The engine is so that you wont recognize the rpm hovering at around 7000-8000 rpm you take a look at the tacho!

The Honda keeps on producing till 10500 rpm and keeps of it past 11000 rpm. And is the beauty of this engine. The along with the high engine makes you see a 100+ on the in third gear.

Yes, little Honda is a proper

But there is a catch. We took the for a spin through the congested roads of Cochin. Accelerating a stop requires more You’ll have to shift to 1st tackling a speed bump. But I did not it such a bad thing.

The engine is smooth so that you can keep the above 7000 rpm easily and the wont feel stressed. We riding in mostly 1st and 2nd gears city and the engine didnt stressed even past rpm! We tried with a and at that time too Honda is at home past 9000

The non O ring master link chain made a lot of noise riding with a pillion, and was a bit annoying. Avoid short and the Honda is fine to live This engine is not designed to run The smaller and shorter wheelbase can be flicked easily in traffic. The seating position makes even more easy.

As for the efficiency, we got 35-40kmpl with hard riding and through Under normal conditions you can 40+. With its 13.1 tank you can expect a range of

Now that is a bonus for tourers!

The setup was relatively soft for our test rider. Front end was not too or too soft. The shorter wheelbase will flip from to side very quickly. The wheelbase also caused the end to move around quiet a bit hard braking.

The 4 level rear non link type suspension was pretty spot on for my (55 kg). Centralized exhaust offers better weight and the CBR is a really fast corner if you know how to tap the engine.

You have to the Honda above 8000 rpm to take a corner. Too low an rpm or if you run a gear you’ll go wide when as there is inadequate low end power. The grade MRF’s (comparing on the Honda offers more enough grip for street

A really good move by as these tires are supposed to longer than the radials on the Even though the tires are low it is hard to unsettle the CBR in a corner. The frame (as Honda calls it) is one of the The frame can definitely handle power. We are pretty sure the tires wont deter you taking a corner in confidence.

In Honda just soaks up the pot It is very comfortable. The suspension has an 4 way spring so that you can set it right you want it.

Honda uses a rotor at the front and 220mm at the rear. The Nissin calipers on the offers good stopping Braking though a bit soft, was at par with that of the Yamaha. Honda demands more the rider.

And that is why we loved it.

uses a SOHC 4 … cooled 150cc engine on the R15 produces 17ps at 8500 rpm and 15 nm of at 7500 rpm. Unlike the CBR the engine on the R15 produces ample of torque at low revs. It needs clutch and throttle effort to away cleanly from a stop. The low end torque is enough to around in city stop go from rpm as low as 2000 in second Mid range is also better on the

You can short shift The R15 and use the torque to you forward. Gearbox on the Yamaha is very smooth, but i’m not a big fan of its long shifter. It produces a thud when short shifting.

But rpm shifts are quite smooth and 2000 – 7000 rpm Roll ons better on the R15. There is a build up of power past rpm and it peaks at 8500 rpm before off.

Yamaha’s engine loses its after 9000-9500 rpm. R15 is also smooth till rpm. Past that the seems stressed. Fuel was at 35 kmpl. Under normal you’ll go further than

With a tank capacity of 12 liters, R15′s total is lower than that of the R15 has a total range of about

Every enthusiasts know how a R15 V2.0 rides. The Deltabox which uses the engine as a member has been praised for its capabilities to handle power of 30 bhp. Yamaha R15 still one of the best handling package in the

The Deltabox frame, Aluminum Radial tires and stiffer offers great handling corners.

Under hard Yamaha keeps its ground. if the rear tire locks will come to a stop any fishtailing. The radials on the Yamaha a lot of grip and through the corners is a delight. When it comes to riding, on one hand R15′s low and torque requires less but on the other the more forward seating position and longer along with the flatter requires you to put more effort tackling traffic.

R15′s though torquey but not as rev friendly as the still does a good But we would’ve loved to see the Yamaha its power past 9000 Yamaha’s engine goes to where Honda’s wakes up.

We did a to head drag to find out one is faster to a 100 Kph. On the CBR, the in low end torque is pronounced when off. CBR is also much weight sensitive than Keep the Revs above rpm, shift at 11000 rpm and the will have an edge.

CBR a bike length ahead of if the shifts where executed We did a total of 7 runs with 2 riders. One who weighs 67kg and who weighs 55 kg. CBR finished ahead 5 out of 7

CBR is faster if the revs are kept 8000 rpm. Yamaha’s revving engine (comparing requires you to shift properly and if you want to keep up with the on a straight. In fact i was amazed at how a CBR revs comparing the R15. On the though R15 V2.0 has a slight over the CBR.

The tubeless FQ and Zapper Q on the CBR, though enough is not as good as the MRF Revs on the R15.


Yamaha YZF – R15 lives upto its name. It has low and midrange power. It looks an SBK. It is well built and has exterior.

It has a lightweight aluminum swing a stiff front suspension and a mono rear suspension it one of the best handling motorcycle in the The brakes are slightly better the Honda and it also has good to top it off. But, it lacks the top end of the CBR.

It lacks the closed fuel injection. It lacks the 55 headlamps. It lacks the comfort.It the adjustable rear shocks.Its seat is small and high to scare away most At rs 121000

OTR R15 V2.0 is a no compromise and an able performer. But it is what the R15 a great looker and handler makes it uncomfortable to ride in and during long rides. So if you the best looking motorcycle in the look no further than the

Honda has a really sweet with a usable mid range and an topend. A good frame offers great handling and which resembles the CBR 250 R. The engine is efficient yet fun to ride. It is miles comfortable for both the rider and than The R15 V2.0.

It has a closed fuel injection system, a 55 head light for those rides and long tours. It great, flicks easily and is a on corners. But yes, it lacks the low end and a few switches, has medium tires and but those are just minor Being a Honda you can expect the quality to improve in the next few It still has better build than most other manufactured in India, but it not just at par that of Yamaha.

With reliability you can also expect the to probably last longer you! All this for about rs premium over an R15 V 2.0.  model costs 131000

OTR and variants costs 133000

That is not that big of a premium the features you get. That engine alone is worth the But still, if the CBR is 5000rs cheaper will surely see more numbers.

And also that in price will keep the further away from the CBR which may otherwise cause a rivalry. Honda showed us a great handling machine can be too. And that balance my is hard to come by.

Honda CBR 125 R


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