The the highly-anticipated Honda RS150 V2 and ADV 150 looks like debuting in January 2020 along side the CBR1000RR-R Fireblade. We got some inside scoop that Boon Siew Honda will launch 3 models in 12th January 2020.
During the Endurance World Championship, Boon Siew Honda (BSH) unveiling the Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade, BSH also took the opportunity to launch the Honda Asia-Dream Racing with SHOWA (HADR), a team formed with Honda’s Asia and Oceania subsidiaries joined forces, which took 2nd overall at FIM Endurance World Championships 8 Hours of Sepang at the Sepang international Circuit.
Honda CBR1000RR-R Fireblade engine will produce 215hp with 113Nm with “Aerobody” develop by HRC.
2020 HONDA CBR1000RR-R
The base CBR1000RR-R Fireblade’s engine is co-developed with HRC, the Honda’s racing arm. The Superbike category battleground has moved from the streets to the track.
- New “ultra-compact” inline-Four engine with 215hp (160 kW) at 14,500 RPM and 113 Nm of torque at 12,500 RPM.
- The current CBR 1000RR Fireblade SP is only 189hp, but torque is reduced by 1 Nm.
- The engine isn’t V4 as rumoured.
- New finger-follower rocker arms for the valves.
- Forged aluminium pistons.
- Titanium conrods.
- Feeding the engine is a centrally-located ram air duct in the fairing.
- Spent gasses exit through an Akrapovic 4-2-1 exhaust system ends in an oval-shaped titanium silencer.
- New Throttle-by-Wire enhance feel further.
- Three default riding modes with customizable Power, Engine Braking, Wheelie Control through the optimised Honda Selectable Torque Control system.
- Launch Control is standard.
- Bosch six-axis IMU.
- New full-colour TFT screen.
- New aluminium diamond frame uses the rear part of the engine as the rear monoshock’s upper mount, thereby eliminating the frame crossmember.
- Vertical rigidity increased by 18%, torsional rigidity by 9% and horizontal rigidity by 11%.
- The revisions aimed to increase feel.
- New longer swingarm based on the RC213V-S.
- Meaty 200/55-ZR17 rear tyre.
- The base model is fitted with Bridgestone R11 tyres.
- Showa 43 mm Big Piston Fork (BPF) in front, Showa Balance Free Rear Cushion Light (BFRC-L) monoshock.
- 330 mm front brake discs, gripped by 4-piston radial-mounted Nissin calipers.
- Winglets embedded inside “Aerobodies” on both sides of the fairing.
- Fuel tank lowered by 45 mm for better riding position (the previous CBR1000RR already had the best riding position so far.
- Redesigned front mudguard to lower drag.
HONDA RS150R V2 / HONDA WINNER X
The talk of Honda RS150R V2 has been circulating after it was officially launch in Vietnam. Vietnam is the first county in Asia to launch better known as Honda Winner X.
So our second guess after the CBR1000RR-R will be the RS150R V2. So, we think this news may be true as other media site also reported that it will enter Malaysian market late 2019 or early 2020.
For the Vietnamese market, the Honda Winner X features a completely new design.
The new design of the super moped appear more masculine robust and sportier than previous models.
From the front, the Honda Winner X was clearly influenced by the design of the Air Blade 125 and the Vario 150, with the headlight being moved from the head panel to the chest fairing.
The front light bulbs are also more compact and tapered, taking the form of the sportbike model CBR150R.
The Winner X has Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), which is Honda’s foremost innovation. If the ABS variant is introduced in Malaysia, the RS150 V2 will be the first super moped equipped with ABS and will surely be the new benchmark for this segment’s motorcycle safety features.
However, to keep the price lower, regular brakes are still offered for the standard variants, but given the Combo Brake System (CBS) that automatically activates the rear brakes when the brake lever is pulled firmly.
The brake caliper system stays with 1-piston and so does the telescopic fork suspension, while the disc brakes use either petal or flower type for a more sporty style. Mudguard looks larger, but the rim design remains the same.
In addition, the Winner X meter cluster is broader with full digital features and black background than the round shape and digital-analog combination of previous models.
The layout of information is inline and horizontal, which is now easier to read. The large display of the speedometer is next to the gear indicator in the center of the screen.
Regardless, we look forward to the introduction of the Honda RS150R V2 to Malaysia soon.
HONDA ADV 150
The Honda ADV 150 docked in Indonesia. Singapore, Philippines and Thailand, competing with Yamaha NVX 155 and NMAX has attracted the attention of many motorcycle enthusiasts around the world, including many Malaysian who eagerly awaiting the ADV 150 to reach Malaysia. Now, maybe we have some good news for you! The third model to be launch on 12th January would be ADV 150 or so we hope.
Based on our source the ADV 150 has great potential for entry into the Malaysian market to compete in the Automatic segment.
The ADV 150 is powered by a 4-stroke 149.3cc SOHC engine with 14.5hp @ 8,500rpm and 13.8Nm @ 6,500rpm torque with V-Matic transmission.
In Indonesia, the model sells for around RP33.5 million (RM9,967) .
Honda Winner X TVC from Vietnam. Source Honda Vietnam
Honda ADV 150 TVC from Indonesia. Source Honda Indonesia
Honda CBR1000RR-R Spyshot video.