Following its succesful stint in the 2016 MotoGP season, Honda has launched a limited edition CBR250R with special racing livery.
If you don’t already know, Honda has had a fairly successful run in the 2016 season of MotoGP. The manufacturer bagged the constructor’s title this year, while its rider, Marc Marquez, was also crowned world champion. So, to commemorate the occasion, Honda two-wheelers in India has launched a special racing replica version of the CBR250R.
The race replica CBR250R will be a limited edition variant, and dons the same Repsol Honda colours as the RC213V MotoGP prototype racer. The special edition CBR250R will be available with both of the team riders’ numbers – Marc Marquez (93) and Dani Pedrosa (26).
The liquid-cooled 250cc, single-cylinder engine is unchanged from the standard model, meaning it develops 26bhp@8,500rpm and 22.9Nm @ 7,000rpm. Power is transmitted to the rear wheel via a six-speed gearbox. The special edition variant will come equipped with ABS.
Commenting on the launch of the new edition, Mr. Yadvinder Singh Guleria- Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd., said, “After witnessing the exemplary performance and success of Repsol Honda Team at the at the 2016 MotoGP season, we wanted to offer customers and racing enthusiasts, a unique experience of owning their very own Repsol Racing Replica motorcycle. We have adopted Team Repsol Honda paint & graphic scheme directly inspired by the legendary RC213V including the numbers of our star riders, Marc Márquez and Dani Pedrosa.”
Honda hasn’t revealed the price of the new racing replica edition, but it’s confirmed that the bookings are now open. Considering that the regular version of the motorcycle is priced at Rs 1.90 (ex-showroom, Delhi), expect the special edition variant to command a slight premium over that. The Honda CBR250R competes with KTM Duke 390 as well as RC390, Mahindra Mojo, etc.