The Honda CBR 150R and the CBR 250R have been what you’d call the underdogs in the entry-level sportbike segment. They aren’t awfully bad or exceptionally good. They’ll do their job well, won’t break down and won’t stab you in the heart when the service bills reach you. And the best of them all – they won’t break your back while you get to learn a thing or two about sportbikes and touring.Among the two the better bet is always the 250R as it is the beefier version in styling (it looks a tad better than its sibling), packaging and performance. The 150R on the other hand is terribly underpowered when you try to extract some fun from its smaller-capacity engine and an R15 can blow it to smithereens on a sunny day. Both these bikes are outdated when pitted against competition and their replacements are long overdue. Looks like Honda doesn’t have plans to introduce the new and improved versions any time soon as they have done the laziest of updates one can ask for – sticker-and-paint jobs.