02 December 2012 ~ 11 Comments

Honda CBR 150R

The Honda CBR 150R has been available in international markets since the early half of the last decade. The bike launched in India in March 2012 and has since then become one of the popular motorcycles in the 150cc segment. The bike comes with a 149.4cc displacement 4-stroke engine that can deliver a max power of 13.1 kw and 12.66 Nm torque. Features on the CBR 150R include a liquid-cooled engine, a responsive PGM fuel injection technology that is responsive to changing conditions, and wide tubeless tyres. The Honda CBR 150R is available at a starting price of Rs. 1,19,131 ex-showroom Delhi for the Standard variant.

Honda CBR 150R mileage

Honda CBR 150R Mileage

If you are someone who is serious about the CBR 150R, you should not be worried much about the mileage given the fact that the bike is priced at over a lakh of rupees. Considering the fact that this is a sports bike, the mileage is expected to be pretty low and as far as I know, Honda has not announced a mileage for this bike. Please write in the comments if I am wrong here. Nevertheless, here is a review of the mileage delivered by Honda CBR 150R from other sources.

Customer Reviews

BikeDekho has reviewed the Honda CBR 150R on their website and according to their site, the bike can deliver a mileage of 40 kmpl. IamaBiker writes from their test drive that the bike can deliver an impressive 48 kmpl on the highways although on city roads, the fuel economy can drop to 40 kmpl. Similar on the review from MakeShout where the mileage has been pegged at between 35-40 kmpl.

In fact, the average mileage reported by several sources is consistent around the 35-40 kmpl mark. IndianAutosBlog reports 35 kmpl while the consensus on IndiaGarage is 40 kmpl fuel efficiency. However there are some reports where the tested mileage is vastly different. For example, TechnoAddiction and MyIndiaGuide both report a mileage of 50 kmpl. MaxAbout delivers the most balanced mileage review reporting 32 kmpl mileage on city roads while the highways mileage for the Honda CBR 150R is reported to be 45 kmpl.

There are 16 reviews for the Honda CBR 150R on MouthShut and the users have in all rated the bike 3/5 for fuel efficiency. Surprisingly from the reviews that have reported a mileage, the fuel consumption appears to be extremely good at between 45-50 kmpl. I have my doubts over these reports considering the bike segment the 150R belongs to, and so take these reviews with a pinch of salt.

Overall, should you go for this bike? First off, you should not be basing the performance of a sports bike from the barometer of fuel efficiency. In any case, do note that the bike offers pretty decent mileage for its category. The price is expensive but should be worth every paisa. Here is a snapshot of mileage reviews from various sources:

Source, City Mileage (kmpl), Highways Mileage (kmpl)
Official, –, —
BikeDekho, 40, —
IamaBiker, 40, 48
MakeShout, 35-40, —
IndianAutosBlog, 35, —
IndiaGarage, –, 40
TechnoAddiction, 50, —
MyIndiaGuide, 50, —
MouthShut, 45-50, —

11 Responses to “Honda CBR 150R”

  1. karthikn 18 June 2013 at 6:31 am Permalink

    Super bike is cbr only

  2. Prasenjeet Jena 8 July 2013 at 6:47 am Permalink

    Is there any chance of launching CBR 125r in India???

  3. utkarsh 8 October 2013 at 9:29 am Permalink

    As the price difference between 125r and 150r is less, therefore people will prefer 150r hence 125r will not be launched in india

  4. Saurabh Bansal 15 October 2013 at 5:36 am Permalink

    My CBR is giving a mileage of only around 25-28 kmpl. Please tell me what the problem is on my bike.

    • jamal 3 December 2013 at 11:29 am Permalink

      Drive at a constant speed. More power = More speed = More fuel consumption. So change your riding style.

      • himanshu singhal 21 June 2014 at 10:53 am Permalink

        My bike is not going above 105 kmph speed. It has only had its first service till now. Can you tell me what’s the issue and what’s the normal speed on which my bike can give average

    • Rounak kumar singh 23 August 2015 at 12:07 pm Permalink

      Since cbr150,pulsar 180,apache have almost same mileage around 40. One very important thing to notice and to be done by every holders of cbr150,p180,p220,apache is to always keep their bikes chain running in oily and dust and rust free condition for this u need to do a very simple step every weekend ie, on every sunday just clean ur bikes chain with kerosene oil and then wet it with the engine oil that u get drained out after bikes servicing or the chain lube spray but chain spray is a bit costly process so u can go for the drained engine oil.and never get ur chain very loose always check its tightness it should never be very tight as it will require more power to rotate the wheels and will adversely affect the bikes mileage. always keep it in free condition nor loose nor very tight.
      Follow these simple steps and i guarantee ur bikes mileage will increase and.

  5. logesh 9 March 2015 at 2:42 pm Permalink

    My cbr150r giving only 30kmpl in highway….pls say me the solution guys….

  6. sharafat saifi 19 March 2015 at 3:32 am Permalink

    Very nice bike in honda cbr 150 very nice

  7. Pratapkumar 28 September 2015 at 2:11 pm Permalink

    im getting 40-45 kmpl with shell petrol,.
    performance awesome,

  8. sankar 2 December 2015 at 9:27 am Permalink

    I owned a 2012 march model CBR 150. Here is my view about bike.
    Top speed achieved : 145 (On level road), 152 (with help of a slope road)
    Mileage : 45 overall. ( Found amazing to see that when ridden at 60-70 kmph consistantly will fetch 48 kmpl mileage).
    Funfactor : Get the bike above 8000 RPM..You will regret buying R15 ( My cousin had a v2 one, now hes got a red cbr 150)
    Service cost : (Better than R15, but still a bit expensive)
    Rear tyre : was new when achieved the top speed ( CEAT- 120/80 )
    mid range torque : Awesome.
    Low end torque : could have beeen better.
    (So if initial acceleration is your priority get R15, will aid you in city driving).
    Smoothness of engine : (Similary smooth as R15, but once get past 8500 rpm, slight vibrartions were observed).
    Sound : Better than R15 but you will have to take the bike beyond 8000 RPM.
    Handling: Excellent handling (but in my personal opinion R15 has a slight edge here)

    Advice to anyone seeking more mileage from their CBR 150. Do the following

    1. Decarbonising ( costs around 2000-3000)
    2. Use STP fuel line cleaner, when your tank is near empty.
    3. Try to avoid riding your bike in reserve as this will destroy components costing upto 12,000.
    4. Use shell oil.
    5. Lubricate chain properly at regular intervals (atleast every 3000 kms).
    6. Check your PGM-FI system at a trusted source. (Check 4 a constant humming sound, this could mean trouble).
    7. Use nitrogen and check the tyre pressure at a constant interval.
    8. You can use acetone treatment ( google it), but be careful, it can destroy the rubber parts that are a part of your engine and fuel system).
    9. Avoid any Filter modifications.

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