For the year 2022, Honda has updated its flagship offering in the underbone bike category, the Supra GTR 150. Also known as Winner X in some other global markets, the Honda Supra GTR 150 has received a complete overhaul for its visual appeal, while it remains the same when it comes to mechanicals. Following are some key points to note about the new Honda Supra GTR 150:
The Honda Supra GTR 150 has got a complete makeover when it comes to design. While it still manages to look sharp, the design has become more muscular and upmarket in the process of transformation. The front apron has been entirely redesigned, with the new dual-LED headlamps mounted at its bottom, instead of on the handlebar. The turn indicators, which were previously integrated on the front apron, have moved to the sides on the side cowls adjacent to the lower part of the apron. The handlebar cowl too has been restyled, which now features a small air vent in the middle of it.
Moving to the side, the new Honda Supra GTR 150 gets redesigned side body panels, which partially cover the black-themed engine. While the multi-spoke Y-themed black alloy wheels are the same as before, the exhaust pipe is different, which looks more muscular than the previous one. Honda has changed the rear side body panels below the seat, which are now sleeker and end up with a more stylish looking split pillion grab rails and new LED tail lamp, instead of a more utilitarian looking single piece grab rail and halogen tail lamp of the previous model.
Apart from the design, Honda has introduced a few new features to give the rider a feel of owning a more premium bike. The new Supra GTR 150 gets LED headlamps and tail lamp, USB charging socket and a fully digital instrument console with blue backlit. It also gets alloy handlebar levers and clamps for the footrests, which go well with the new sporty appeal.
Engine and Transmission
Under the skin, the new Honda Supra GTR 150 is the same machine as before, as it retains the four-stroke, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 150cc engine without any change. Coupled with a 6-speed gearbox, the engine continues to make a maximum power output of 15.4 bhp @ 9,000 rpm and a peak torque output of 13.5 Nm @ 6,700 rpm.
Even the basic underbone frame and the suspension combination of hydraulic telescopic forks at the front and a rectangular swing-arm with mono-shock at the rear are unchanged in the new Honda Supra GTR 150. The underbone bike rides on 17-inch alloy wheels with 90/80-17 tyre at the front and 120/70-17 tyre at the rear, with single disc brakes at both ends. The Honda Supra GTR 150 has been equipped with a dual-channel ABS as standard.
Will it come to India?
Honda has no intentions of bringing the Supra GTR 150 to the Indian two-wheeler market, which has zero presence for underbone bikes like it. Though we have witnessed bikes like Hero Honda Street and Bajaj M80 in the past, the Indian market has not accepted underbone bikes much like the conventional motorcycles and gearless scooters.