The CB Series from Honda consists of the wide-range and most popular motorcycles which are best-known for commuting and cruising. CB Shine, CB Unicorn, and CB Hornet are some of the most loved CB series in Nepal. To bolster the lineup, this time, Syakar Trading Company(STC), the authorized distributor of Honda motorcycles in Nepal, silently launched the premium CBF190R(or CB190R) and lined up with the CBF Stunner.
The new CBF190R was showcased in the 2017 NADA Auto-show. Honda’s most of the bikes have appealed most of the youngsters due to their aggressive design choice, and this one is no exception. The Honda CBF190R grabbed a lot of attention from the Honda fans at the show but the end might break people’s heart. The reason; a bit inflated price of Rs. 5,99,000 for the standard version and Rs. 6,14,000 for Repsol version. Obviously, there’s no doubt that the bike rocks a premium and aggressive design, however, that just doesn’t justify its ludicrous price tag, since you can get a bigger and better CC bike for the similar price.
Regardless of the price, the bike’s so-called aggressive design shines a brooding LED headlamp, muscular tank, flat tires and short tail end hints making it a sporty commuter. It has an air-cooled, four-stroke, single cylinder engine and five-speed transmission. It also comes with a digital instrument cluster, upside down front suspension, rear mono-shock suspension and low seat height for the comfortable riding position. The CBF190R gets a 12-liter fuel tank, and the bike has a curb weight of 140 kg. The bike does not feature ABS even as an option which seems really disappointing, especially at this price range.
The 184.4cc single cylinder engine with fuel injection generates 15.68 bhp of maximum power at 8,000rpm and 15.3 Nm of peak torque at 7,000rpm with high speed of 107kmph which will leave it far behind from the Pulsar NS 200 which generates 23.17 bhp at 9500 rpm and 18.3 Nm at 8000 rpm and the Duke 200 which generates 25 bhp at 10000 rpm and 19.2 Nm at 8000 rpm.