Honda Motorcycles Thailand unveiled the Honda 150SS Racer at the 2017 Bangkok Motor Show. It is a mini-moto with big wheels based on a CBR150R engine. It is still unclear whether the build is just a concept, or it is destined for production.
Honda started its motorcycle production back in 1955, and since then it has become the largest motorcycle manufacturer in Japan. In 1982, Honda was able to manufacture three million motorcycles annually. But, by 2006, this figure had reduced to around 550,000. However, it is still higher than its three domestic competitors.
Since the beginning, Honda has continued to produce innovative motorcycle models that appeal to the various cultures around the world. On top of that, they have proved to be a manufacturer of reliable motorcycles for the past several decades. Their top selling motorcycles have a unique design and long lasting equipment.
According to Car and Bike, the Honda 150SS is going to have a 150cc engine, but other technical details aren’t available at this stage. The design displays upside-down forks, a huge carbon disc wheels, and carbon fenders, while the round headlights add a retro touch and heavily sculpted tank adds additional muscle. The turn indicators are mounted on a crevice on the fuel tank, and there is a camera at the rear. The exhaust has a shape of a megaphone and it adds to the muscular style of the Racer.
As reported by Ride Apart, Honda did not provide any information whether the bike will go into production or not. Judging by the success of the Honda Grom, the 150SS Racer should reach significant sale numbers not only in South East Asian markets but globally. On top of that, the bike should fit well in Honda’s future product-line. It won’t be surprising to see the 150SS Racer in production form in a year or two, but without some expensive hi-end bits that are seen on the concept.