Sunday, October 31, 2010

Honda to launch CBR250R in India

onda has officially unveiled the new CBR250R in Thailand and stated in it's official press release that that it will sell the CBR250R in India too..!!

Wow..!! Its probably one of of the most significant launches for a bike enthusiast in India. More than what I expected from Honda. After getting a glimpse of the new CBR150R, I was hoping that Honda should launch the CBR 150R in India. But in fact Honda has surprised and launched a CBR250R instead..!!

And to top it off, the CBR250R will be manufactured in India. Which means that we can probably expect a competitive pricing.

From the official press release:

 "The CBR250R is equipped with a newly-developed liquid-cooled 250cc 4-stroke 4-valve single-cylinder DOHC engine that is easy to handle. High environmental performance that meets Euro 3 emission standards and Thailand's sixth emission standards was realized by adopting an electronically controlled fuel injection system (PGM-FI*1) as well as an O2 sensor and taking advantage of the combined effect with a catalyzer fitted inside the exhaust pipe.

The full-cowl body presents a highly advanced design full of functional beauty. The light and compact frame, made of a highly-rigid diamond shape in a truss structure, offers agile handling and steady maneuverability as a sports model, while the cowl design enables optimal control of the wind toward the engine or the rider.

In the area of safety technology, the CBR250R's specifications incorporate Combined ABS, a world first*2 for a 250cc-class road sports model into a designated type. The Combined ABS makes vehicle movements more stable during braking by bringing together a Combined Brake System (CBS, a front- and rear-wheel interlocking braking system) and an Anti-lock Brake System (ABS, a braking system that prevents wheel lock during sudden braking or under unfavorable conditions

 Launch Date in India

The launch of the Honda CBR250R in India will be in April 2011.

Price of the Honda CBR250R in india

There has been no official statements made for the price, but if Mahindra can price its "Mojo" at 1.75 lakhs (ex-showroom), then figure the price of the much much sexier CBR250R for yourself. To me the killer price would be Rs. 1.5 Lakhs on road..!!

But I am getting a feeling that Honda will probably charge a premium on this bike and the on road price will probably touch "2 lakhs", at least for the ABS version.

Official maximum power and torque figures are yet to be announced.

But considering its a liquid cooled, single cylinder engine, I am expecting peak power of around 26-27 Ps.

Honda CBR 250R, Technical Specifications


Capacity: 249cc
Cylinders: Single
Camshaft: DOHC
Compression Ratio: 10.7:1

Max Power [To Be Announced Officially], 26PS @ 8,500 rpm
Max Torque [To Be Announced Officially], 22.9 Nm @ 7,000 rpm

Bore x Stroke: 76mm x 55mm
Valves: 4-valves per cylinder
Fuel System: Programmable Electronic Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)

Transmission: 6 – speed
Final Drive: Chain
Cooling: Liquid
Starter: Electric

Wheels and Tyres

Front: 110/70-ZR17
Rear: 140/70-ZR17

Front: Hydraulic Disc
Rear: Hydraulic Disc


Front: Telescopic Forks
Rear: Unit Pro-link Mono-shock


Length x Width x Height: 2,035mm x 720mm x 1,125mm
Wheelbase: 1,370mm
Seat Height: 780mm

Weight: 161 Kgs (Std.) / 165 Kgs (ABS)

Fuel Tank: 13 litres
Ground Clearance: 145mm

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