Motorbikes are indeed great options for commuting within a city, or even two close cities. However, not everyone looks for a straight journey between point A and point B, some people prefer riding a two wheeler with fun. High performance motorbikes were introduced to cater people with that specific need. Honda has been making footprints in the vehicle industry for so long now, their motorbikes are very mature and also the best in terms of performance and longevity. No other motorbike lasts as long as a Honda does, most people even wouldn’t complain about one.
Here’s the Honda CBR 250R introduced to cater the people in entry-level motorbike consumer, with a high performance motorbike.
Engine: 249 cc.
Mileage: 29 kmpl.
Power: 26.15 bhp.
The spec sheet of the Honda CBR 250R is absolutely gorgeous. Of course the outlook is much deceiving and anyone would mistake it for a much higher specification sports bike, but in sheets the figures aren’t that high. Yet, there’s a very well-maintained balance between the engine performance and mileage to keep the young people happy.
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Engine displacement on this motorbike is 250 cc. The maximum power output goes as high as 26.15 bhp at 8,500 rpm and the maximum torque output for the CBR 250 R is 22.90 Nm at 7,000 rpm. As it appears, the engine output is much faster and the power is delivered to the engine from the transmission via a manual gearbox with 6 manual speeds; it’s a wet, multi-plate disc wet clutch. Both the brakes are disc brakes in this bike to provide full-fledge stopping power at ease, the front disc is 296 mm in diameter and the rear one is 220 mm in diameter.
Honda uses SI engines for their motorbikes and the Honda CBR 250R is no different. It’s a liquid cooled unit with 4-stroke operating mechanism, it has DOHC and valves – the output levels are almost like a tiny car. 0 – 100 kmph takes around 9.23 seconds, and the top speed on the Honda CBR 250R is 145 kmph. Rated fuel efficiency has been declared as 29 kmpl by Honda, and the fuel tank capacity is 13 liters.
Design on the Honda CBR 250R resembles a very fierce bird, like the eagle on the Honda emblem that’s posted in both sides of the fuel tank. The design is very aerodynamic and possess the capability to ride faster through any obstacles. The handle is designed for better and easier grip, evasive maneuvering in city traffic will not even be an issue. The cowl is very sporty and integrated with the design very smoothly. Everything lights – the headlight, tail light and turn lights have received minor cosmetic detailing and upgrades over the past few years. The speedometer and fuel gauge is digital and tachometer is analogue. It has convenience features like electronic kick start. For safety, ABS has been included. However, there’s a less priced non-ABS version as well.
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To speak about the Honda CBR 250R, it’s a very fast city bike with all capabilities of being a daily commuter. There are two variants – ABS and non-ABS for those who care about safety while riding a motorbike. The split-up seat provides comfortable arrangement for the rider and the pillion, and the cowling with much aggressive and sporty look would silently declare how superfast the Honda CBR 250R truly is. With 167 curb weight on it and 29 kmpl mileage, the Honda CBR 250R is one true sports motorbike for the entry-level segment.
Mumbai ex-showroom price for the Honda CBR 250R is Rs. 169,317.
While considering a sports bike within low budget range for the entry level segment, none but the Honda CBR 250R pops up as the top most priority. There are certain other competitors, but a Honda is much unique.