We finally tested the long waited RS150R in the Cub Prix Track at Teluk Intan.
The first ever media convoy riding in Cub Prix racing track together with Khairul Idham Pawi, who has just returned to Malaysia a week ago after his recent victory in Moto3 Germany.
The Honda RS150R was officially launched on 13th June 2016 by Boon Siew Honda. This is the first ever sporty model that Honda has to offer in high price CUB category equipped with 150CC engine capacity.
A month has passed now, we finally been granted the opportunity to get our hand on the machine prior to the market release in August 2016. We also tested the motorcycle around Teluk Intan district.
The Honda RS150R targeted for young commuters who crave sports and exciting rides not only as a commuter in the city, but also handle all conditions for comfortable road travel.
The Honda RS150R gets the latest generation 149cc, DOHC with PGM-FI fuel injection technology, 4-valve, 6 speed, liquid-cooled with aggressive design, combine digital meter. Futuristic LED light with claims from Honda to be more environmentally friendly adding the panel digital indicator with futuristic and full-function displays information such as speed, rpm, digital clock, gear indicatior and trip meter.
The smooth Honda 149cc single-cylinder four-stroke engine, outputs 15.5hp, so the acceleration is responsive in every shift gear at around 9,000 rpm easily can achieving 135-140km/h for smaller rider (we actually didnt try out the top speed). With a fuel tank capacity of 4.5 liters could ride 190km before next refuel and larger rear size tubeless tyre 120/70/17 give the RS150R a better grip on the tarmac and corners at high speed. RS150R has disc brakes front and rear. The only complain is the front brakes are not as responsive as we thought as its a single piston front brake.
This is an exciting and fun bike to ride.
Honda RS 150R is offered at a base price starting RM8,213.94 to RM8,372.94 (including GST, without insurance). Honda RS150R come with a choice of three color Red Sporty Spartan Red & Black Exclusive Gun Black, with the Honda Repsol livery cost a little bit more.