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2022 Honda CBR150R Revealed, Features Fireblade Inspired Styling

A picture of the 2022 Honda SBR150R headlight, resembling the Fireblade

Honda has unveiled the 2022 iteration of the Honda CBR150R. It will sell the entry-level motorcycle predominantly in South-East Asian markets like Thailand. For 2022, the CBR150R features styling that draws inspiration from its superbike older brother, the CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP.

Honda’s flagship supersport received a design overhaul back in 2020, introducing the new Fireblade. It featured an all-new engine that made explosive power, top-spec components, and a new design language that was sharper and more aggressive than before. Improving aerodynamic efficiency was the main reason behind the design change, and now, RideApart reports that this styling has made its way to the baby Fireblade. 

The 2022 Honda CBR150R features restyled bodywork that is reminiscent of the kit from the range-topping Fireblade. This includes elements like DRLs paired with the two main headlights and slotted fairings that will help funnel air through them. 

The new CBR150R is more than just a design update; Honda has equipped the bike with a Showa USD fork, a new slipper clutch, and Nissin brake calipers that clamp down on single disc rotors at either end. Optional features, yet ones we think you should certainly get, include ABS, an ESS emergency brake light, and a two-tiered LED taillight that will alert people behind you of any sudden braking maneuvers.

Powering the CBR150R is a 149cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine with peak output figures of 18hp and 10.6lb-ft of torque. Prices for the ABS-equipped CBR150R can go up to around €2,530 (about $3,000). Meanwhile, the non-ABS iterations cost a few hundred dollars less and will set you back by approximately €2,350 (about $2,700.)