Getting a visual update for the year is the 2018 Honda RS150R, which now retails for RM7,999 for the standard and RM8,299 for the Repsol version. The new colour R150R is Pearl Magellanic Black, which is sold alongside the current colours of Pearl Nightfall Blue, Candy Scintillate Red and Repsol racing livery.

Power for the RS150R comes from a liquid-cooled 149.7 cc, four-valve DOHC engine that produces 15.6 horsepower at 9,000 rpm and 13.5 Nm torque at 6,500 rpm, coupled to a six-speed gearbox and manual clutch, with chain final drive. Honda’s PGM-FI does the fuelling, which makes the RS150R Euro 3 compliant and fuel capacity is 4.5-litres.

Suspension is with non-adjustable telescopic forks in front, and a single shock absorber at the rear. A storage compartment is found under the seat and inside the cockpit is an analogue speedometer with LCD screen showing relevant information such as fuel gauge, odometer and clock.

The RS150R weighs in at 122 kg and seat height is set at 764 mm, while LED lighting is used for the headlights. A single hydraulic disc brake with a 296 mm disc is used up front and a 190 mm disc at the back, with cast alloy wheels as standard.

“The latest color visual for the new 2018 edition of Honda RS150R need to be more imposing to complement its aggressive yet sublime looks,” said Keiichi Yasuda, CEO of Boon Siew Honda Malaysia. The 2018 Honda RS150R will be available in authorised Boon Siew Honda dealers before the end of August.