Honda Neo-Retro CB150 Verza Patent Images Leaked
Published On Dec 12, 2019 By Gaurav Sadanand
The Concept CB150 Verza receives Honda’s Neo-Sports Café treatment
- The CB150 Verza is currently in concept form.
- Features include a neo-retro design, twin projector headlamp and comfortable ergos.
- Likely to be powered by a reworked 150cc motor, possible Euro 5-compliant.
Here’s yet another streetfighter from Honda that’s received the brand’s Neo-Sports Café treatment. The Concept CB150 Verza started life as a lazy commuter in Indonesia -- an ordinary little 150cc that blended in with its competition rather than stand out. Honda intends to change this equation by transforming the CB150 Verza into a neat little concept scrambler, and it’s a looker, to say the least!
While the bike retains its circular headlamp shape, it’s been redesigned with a twin projector headlamp setup enclosed in a silver halo panel and flanked by LED turn indicators. The retro theme carries over the single pod instrument console as well, presumably an all-digital unit. Head to the mid-section of the bike and you’ll notice a well-sculpted fuel tank with tank extensions which from the looks of it, double up as air intake tracts.
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The designers from Honda have done a fantastic job with the bike. Small details like the simplistic side panels, which flow into the tank, really bring the bike to life. Another neat touch is the rear quarter panels, which seem to be moulded into a single piece unit holding the LED tail light and turn signals. Honda’s managed to keep the tail clean by incorporating the number plate holder into the tyre hugger. The exhaust is designed to be stubby, adding to the bike’s overall appeal.
A single piece seat and tall handlebars with slightly rear set footpegs should offer an upright but sporty riding posture. Coming to the bike’s underpinnings, it uses a diamond-type frame which appears to use the engine as a stressed member. An upside-down fork and a monoshock handle suspension duties while petal disc brakes take care of bringing the bike to a dead stop. Interestingly, the swingarm is a box-section unit, possibly to keep costs in check.
What’s powering the bike? Information is a bit scarce since Honda hasn’t revealed details and the bike’s still in its concept form. However, if the crank case is anything to go by we feel, the bike is based on the Honda CB Hornet 160R. The Hornet, in its current state, packs a 162.71cc single-cylinder motor that produces 15.1PS at 8,500rpm and 14.5Nm at 6,500rpm.
That said, we could expect Honda to tinker with the engine in a bid to comply with Euro 5 emission norms. A bump in displacement paired with engine tuning could improve performance. But, that’s just a hunch. What do you guys think? Should Honda bring the Concept CB150 Verza to India, with the Hornet engine? Would it be a viable option? Let us know in the comment section below.