Honda's new CBR250RR is a performance oriented model, set for market launch by the end of 2016 in Indonesia.
Ever since Honda showcased the CBR250RR as a concept model at the 44th Tokyo Motor Show last year, there have been a lot of inquires about this motorcycle that has forced the legendary two-wheeler manufacturer's hand to quickly make it production ready. Therefore, the CBR250RR made its international debut at Indonesia. It also happens to be the largest displacement Honda motorcycle to be manufactured in the country. This all-new sports motorcycle will be available in Indonesia by the end of the year.
The CBR250RR is powered by a brand new 8-valve, liquid cooled, parallel twin cylinder, DOHC, 250cc engine. Now Honda claims that its performance output is class leading, but we can't confirm that as the power figures haven't been revealed yet. Unlike the sports tourer CBR250R available in India, the new motorcycle is more performance oriented, which is comfortable to ride in both urban conditions as well racing on the track.
The CBR250RR also comes with Throttle-by-Wire (TBW) system and selectable 3-way engine mode settings, which is a first in its segment. This basically allows the rider to get optimum performance out of the 250cc powerplant.
The CBR250RR is based on a new steel pipe truss frame, which makes it more rigid. Its swing arms are aluminum gull arms and the right-side swing arm is designed to reduce the extrusion of exhaust pipe and make the motorcycle's profile slimmer. The all-new Honda's front suspension features high rigidity inverted forks, while the rear comes with 5-step preload Pro-link suspension.
The CBR250RR is equipped with petal shaped disc brakes. The front is 310mm diameter, while the rear is 240mm diameter. There is also an ABS model. The CBR250RR comes with the typical CBR signature dual-LED headlights and gets an all digital instrument cluster.
In the international market, the new Honda CBR250RR will take on the Kawasaki Ninja 250, Yamaha R25 and the KTM RC390, but the million dollar question remains in everyone's mind, will it make its way to India? As of now, there is no word on the launch of the CBR250RR. We'll just have to wait and see if Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India warms up to this idea.
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