2023 Honda CBR250RR Design Patented; India Launch Soon?

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) has announced plans to produce larger capacity motorcycles, notably in the above 150cc market. Read on to find out whether the Honda CBR250RR will be available in India.

By Reetika Bhatt | on May 24, 2023 Follow us on Autox Google News

Plans to introduce greater capacity motorcycles, particularly in the above 150cc market, have been revealed by Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI). A new 350cc cruiser based on the CB350 chassis is expected to come out later this year. The Honda CL250/CL300 scrambler is also covered by an Indian patent. In addition, the CBR250RR was also patented in India recently. The number of motorcycle owners upgrading from single-cylinder models is rising daily, therefore it makes sense for India to provide multi-cylinder motorcycles in the quarter-litre class. The Kawasaki Ninja 300 motorcycles and the Royal Enfield 650cc models, both of which are reasonably priced, are close competitors. So without any further ado, let's get down to finding out whether or not the Honda CBR250RR will come to India. 

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2023 Honda CBR250RR: What's New?

The 2023 Honda CBR250RR made its official debut in Indonesia last year. The motorbike has undergone a number of modifications and new improvements with the most recent model year change to rekindle segment competition. The CBR250RR has always been among the most appealing in its class and above, but with the 2023 update, it now has enhanced aerodynamics. A few minor changes have been made to the bike's front end, and the indicators have been updated. The bike's adoption of new golden-dipped Showa SFF-BP upside-down forks also lends it a sportier appearance. 

2023 Honda CBR250RR: Mechanical Specifications

A further modified 250cc parallel-twin, liquid-cooled engine has now been added to the bike, and it is stated that this engine will perform better than the previous version. The engine's maximum power output is 38bhp, a little boost over the model from the previous year. Buyers may also opt for the SP variant, which produces 42bhp of maximum power. Although an assist and slipper clutch has been added, the transmission is still a six-speed gearbox. Further, the bike now has three additional riding modes besides an optional quick-shifter.

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2023 Honda CBR250RR: Will it Come to India?

The CBR250RR currently has no place in the Indian market now that the Yamaha R3 is expected to debut shortly. Another reason there is an extremely little likelihood that the Honda CBR250RR will ever be marketed in India is that it doesn't share any important components with any of the Honda two-wheelers offered here. Therefore, despite having a patent in the country, it is quite unlikely that this motorcycle will make its way to our market. However, several comparably equipped bikes are available in the Indian market, like the KTM RC390 and the Kawasaki Ninja 400.

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