19 February 2016: Apart from the concept models, NAVi and Goldwing at the 2016 Auto Expo, one more noteworthy thing to look at in the Honda's pavilion was Honda CBR250R. It is an another machine in company’s series of prime sports bike, CBR series and powering the bike is a 250cc engine. The bike is available in Standard, ABS and Repsol special edition. It is the second most affordable superbike from the stable of this bike maker, which is priced in the range of Rs. 1,59,000 to Rs. 1,87,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi).
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|Variants||Mileage||Top Speed||Engine Description||Power|
|Honda CBR 250R STD Tricolor||29 Kmpl||135 Kmph||Liquid Cooled, 4 Stroke, SI Engine||26.15 bhp @ 8500 rpm|
|Honda CBR 250R Standard||29 Kmpl||135 Kmph||Liquid Cooled, 4 Stroke, SI Engine||26.15 bhp @ 8500 rpm|
|Honda CBR 250R ABS Tricolor||29 Kmpl||135 Kmph||Liquid Cooled, 4 Stroke, SI Engine||26.15 bhp @ 8500 rpm|
|Honda CBR 250R ABS||29 Kmpl||135 Kmph||Liquid Cooled, 4 Stroke, SI Engine||26.15 bhp @ 8500 rpm|
|Honda CBR 250R Repsol||29 Kmpl||135 Kmph||Liquid Cooled, 4 Stroke, SI Engine||26.15 bhp @ 8500 rpm|
Honda’s premium sportbike series, CBR, now enter the entry-level segment of bikes in India with the introduction of Honda CBR250R. With its launch, manufacturer created opportunities for the Indian riders to experience the heavenly feel of riding a CBR model at such an affordable price. Honda released the bike in India focussing on the youth who want a package that includes pleasing power with magnetic looks. The much-awaited bike nows comes with a special edition as well.
Honda CBR250R is powered by a 249cc, liquid-cooled, four-stroke engine which is mated to a six-speed constant mesh gearbox. The engine produces an impressive power of 26bhp at 8500rpm with a peak torque of 22.9Nm at 7500rpm. The four-valve engine functions through PGM-Fi (Programmed Fuel Injection System).
Honda CBR250R is crafted on a Diamond frame with truss structure. The bike comes equipped with 110/70-17 front and 140/70-17 rear sized tubeless tyres respectively. The braking duties of the machine are carried out by 296mm front and 226mm rear disc brakes that are coupled with Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS). It has telescopic suspension at the front and pro-link adjustable monoshock at the rear.
Honda CBR250R also shares its sporty full front cowling with its younger mate, CBR150R. The split seat incorporated in the bike looks stunning. The all-black coated exhaust with its pentagonal section enhances its aggressive nature. The instrument console with blue-backlight displays digital speedometer, analogue tachometer and twin tripmeters.
Coming to the rear, the bike features a pointed tail lamp with clear lens indicators. The split-seats with grab rail for the pillion rider and a smart rear end further enhances the appeal of the bike. The overall looks and dynamics of Honda CBR250R are truly inspired from experience of the race tracks. With Honda’s footprint in the 250cc class, it now aims to serve every sports-bike segment in India.
Honda CBR 250R is an entry-level performance bike gets its appearance inspired by the legendary CBR series. The main attraction of the machine is its full front fairing and sporty rear end. With the body of a supersports bike, this little CBR is crafted on a Diamond frame with Truss structure that keeps the stability intact in various riding conditions. The motorcycle is made run on 110/70-17-inch front and 140/70-17-inch rear tubeless tyres. The 5-spoke alloy wheels encircled with the tyres sport 296mm disc brake at the front and 220mm disc brake at the rear. The braking system is responsive and effective with the incorporation of Combined Anti-lock braking system.
The suspensions of the machine tick telescopic forks for the front section and monoshock absorber for the rear portion. The overall dimensions achieved with the bike are 2032mm x 720mm x 1127mm (l x w x h). With a wheelbase of 1367mm and a minimum ground clearance of 145mm, the bike is ready to roll on the Indian terrains. The kerb weight is 163kg, which is easy to handle for the rider. The aggressive fuel tank design comes along 13 liter of storage capacity. The bike sports split seat, split grab rails, stylish muffler and honeycomb cut tail light lens design that makes it totally worth spending the money it asks for.
The instrument cluster of the machine is equipped with a digital and an analog unit that sport speedometer, clock, fuel level, engine temperature, trip meter and other tell tales. The bike is available in Cynos Grey, Pearl Sunbeam White, Sports Red and CBR Repsol.
Honda CBR 250R is propelled by a 249.6cc, air-cooled, 4-valve, DOHC, 4-stroke, SI engine that incorporates PGM-FI, which smoothens power delivery and throttle response. The motor is mated to a 6-speed gearbox that performs one down and all up gear shift patterns. The mill is tuned to churn out a maximum power of 26.15bhp at 8,500rpm with a peak torque of 22.9Nm at 7,000rpm. With these values, the machine can touch a top speed of 135kmph. Viscous paper filter has been bestowed to the engine that keeps its maintenance low and pocket friendly.
The fat rear tyre of the machine is equipped with sound braking system that consists of disc brakes at both the ends and Combined Anti-lock braking system. Therefore, rider has ample amount of power to stop the machine in time. The riding position of this sports bike is quite comfortable and with a good seat height riders find it easy to handle and steer in city.
Honda CBR 250R is equipped with combined anti-lock braking system that enables rider to stop the machine easily and hassle free. The system reduces the chances of skidding and helps the rider control the situation well. The rear tyre, which is fat enough provides ample of traction and keeps the rider confident while cornering.
Combined anti-lock braking system
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The CBR250 is Honda's flagship model in India, realeased inn 2011 and still going strong as one of India's most popular sport bikes. The term'sport bike' may be misleading, as the CBR is more inclined towards touring than towards motorsports but there have been several international motorsport events where the CBR has proved it's competency as a sport bike.The CBR has been designed as a very well-balanced...
My first impression at first glance is quiet Impressive.I was like totally in unconditional love with CBR 250 R .I felt it is up to my Budget that I can spend on it.The CBR 250R closely follows the style of the VFR1200F. The dome curves & side profiles are perfectly framed which are graphically designed. The plastic quality has been increased and the engine is now more powerful and efficient due to the re-...
The bike is simply superb both look and performance wise. But the maintenance cost is high both with respect to fuel consumption and service of the bike. The parts of the bike are a bit pricy. But the performance wise no doubt but one of the best in range.On road price is around 1.3 lakhs with all the extra fittings like mud pad, handles and rearview mirrors.The looks of the bike is extremely sporty and t...
I am glad too have this bike. New looks. Excellent design of bike. Speed is awesome. Looks like sport bike. Silencer design is very different. Fuel tank is awesome design .While riding this bike it doesn't make noise. Very much like other bikes and good quality material is used in bike.the bike is simply superb both look and performance wise. But the maintenance cost is high both with respect to fuel c...
This vehical was very good in local areas special or long route . osm honda bike i will suggested to all to get this bike if you want fancy,hunky bike . all eyes were be own engine was also good which most seen able part which i wanted to know that its good or not i will suggested to all to choose this bike . special model 250R...
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