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During the 2000’s, India had a lot of commuter bikes but rarely had any bike that you would call a sports bike. The only bike that was close to a sports bike was the Hero Honda (now Hero Motocorp) Karizma. Yamaha first broke the market with the launch of the R15, and masses for the first time saw a sports bike available in their reach. Hence one of the biggest two-wheeler manufacturers in the world, Honda took notice and decided to launch their own. Honda first launched the CBR 250R in the yea....Read complete review
The least priced variant is Honda CBR250R STD priced at Rs. 1,88,461 and the most priced variant is Honda CBR250R ABS priced at Rs. 2,22,413.
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During the 2000’s, India had a lot of commuter bikes but rarely had any bike that you would call a sports bike. The only bike that was close to a sports bike was the Hero Honda (now Hero Motocorp) Karizma. Yamaha first broke the market with the launch of the R15, and masses for the first time saw a sports bike available in their reach. Hence one of the biggest two-wheeler manufacturers in the world, Honda took notice and decided to launch their own. Honda first launched the CBR 250R in the year 2010 to take on the Yamaha R15, which had already got a huge fanbase. This bike was not only better looking than the Yamaha but also very comfortable too. Yes, as opposed to the sports bike stance of the R15, the CBR 250R is a sports tourer. The bike was discontinued in the year 2017 due to the transition from BSIII to BSIV emission norms. Once the bike was reworked to be compliant to the BSIV norms it was relaunched in March 2018 with updated features. The features include LED headlamp, newly updated graphics, and BSIV-compliant engine. The bike competes with the likes of Yamaha R15, Bajaj Pulsar RS 200, KTM RC 200, Hero Karizma ZMR, and Yamaha Fazer 25. Honda CBR 250R is available in two variants. The first is the standard variant (without ABS) available at a price of Rs 1,64,852, whereas the other variant equipped with ABS retails for Rs 1,94,375 (both prices ex-showroom, Delhi).
The inspiration for the design language of the CBR 250R comes from the legendary VFR 1200F, which is one of the most iconic bikes Honda has ever produced. CBR 250R looks very attractive with the decals now more vibrant and feel similar to the Honda CBR 300R which is currently not available in India. Lending a modern and refreshed touch to the new bike is the sharp looking LED headlights up front. Tank on the bike is contoured properly and has enough thigh grip for those racing streaks. On the rear you have the same taillight carried from the older gen which looks quite good. Split seats with grab bars at the rear are practically laid out and provide adequate room for the rider as well as the pillion. Now the speedometer is completely blacked out and has a digital screen as well. New colour schemes available for the new Honda CBR 250R are Matte Axis Gray Metallic with Mars Orange, Matte Axis Gray Metallic with Striking Green, Pearl Sports Yellow and Sports Red.
Powering this beautiful and sleek looking bike is a liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, single cylinder, 4-valve, DOHC engine. It produces a max power of 26.5PS at 8500rpm and 22.9Nm of peak torque at 7000rpm. The engine is mated to a smooth 6-speed gearbox and provides effortless shifting of gears. The fuel system is PGM-fuel injection and as claimed by the manufacturer, helps the bike reach a top speed of 135kmph. Fuel tank capacity of the bike is at 13litres and the bike gives a fuel efficiency of around 29kmpl.
Many people confuse this bike with a sports bike when it actually is a sport touring bike. Hence the riding posture is not as aggressive as a sports bike but it is comfortable enough for touring long distances. The suspension on this tourer is governed by telescopic forks at the front and a pro-link mono shock at the rear. Bike’s suspension is not that stiff but is comfortable enough to take on any bad patch of roads or any undulations. Twin-Spar type frame keeps the bike stable and rigid aids to rider confidence. Disc brakes are standard on both ends with front getting 296mm and the rear has 220mm one. Dual channel ABS is offered on the higher variant only. Wheels are 17-inch 5-spoke alloys and covered with section 110/70-17 tubeless tyre on the front and section 140/70-17 tubeless tyre on the rear. Tyres on this bike are wide and provide it with enough road grip.
CBR 250R is a powerful sport touring bike and hence needs safe stopping power as well. Thanks to the disc brake setup at both ends it does. It is further enhanced by the ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) that is offered as an option. Both the rider and the pillion are primarily safe from skidding on slippery roads due to this system. ABS prevents locking of wheels in panic braking situations which prevents the bike to skid and keeps it stable. Also, the mandatory AHO keeps the bike visible to the oncoming vehicles and keeps the bike safe while touring on the highway.
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