2011 Honda CBR250R
Do you have a thing for bikes? Does driving a two-wheeler simply mean going zip-zap-zoom on a mean machine for you? If that is the case, you can try the new Honda CBR250R, a bike that is loaded with looks and the right features to make heads turn. Check out the 2011 Honda CBR250R Review and know all about this cool bike that has lately been receiving a fair deal of attention.
Honda CBR250R Overview
On 27th October, 2010 Honda motorcycles showcased the CBR250R in Thailand. It is essentially a bike for new riders who want their two-wheelers to be sporty and fun. The lightweight Honda CBR250R is seemingly the full-featured machine you will immediately want to ride. It is billed as Honda’s answer to the powerful Kawasaki Ninja 250R, arguably the best 250cc bike of the world.
So is the Honda CBR250R really worth the talk? Go through the Honda CBR250R Review to find out.
Honda CBR250R Looks
The first thing in the Honda CBR250R that arrests your eye is its size. It looks bigger than your average two-wheelers. However, is not too big actually. With its 53.9 inch wheelbase, 30.9 inch seat height and around 359 pound weight, it is about the same size as ordinary bikes. The sporty look justifies CBR250R as a sport-bike. New bike users will certainly be turned on by the appearance of this Honda baby. The lightweight, diamond-shaped tube frame gives steady control while the aero-dynamic design and front cover offers good wind protection.
Honda CBR250R Specs and Styling
The bike arrives with 4 valve DOHC cylinder heads, electronic fuel injection and solid engine balance counter. As we said, the seat height is low (only about 31 inch from the ground) which makes it comfortable even for shorter riders. There is also a separate seat that lets bikers use the machine for sporting activities. The handles and foot-peg are accurately positioned to let riders enjoy a sporty driving comfort. There is a storage space under the seat where you can keep your small bike tools or rain gear. The speedometer is equipped with an LCD display that lends to the modern look of the CBR250R.
The machine comes loaded with a 296 mm single front disc and a 220mm second disc brake. The innovative optional combined ABS system powers the bike with a combine braking force in the front and rear.
Honda CBR250R Engine and Transmission
The CBR250R is powered by a 249 cc, 4-stroke single cylinder engine. The 4-valve liquid cooled engine is low on mass and weighs 162 kg, a tad less than the 169 kg engine Kawasaki Ninja 250R. The six speed gear box provides 26 horse power at 8, 500 rpm. That is lesser than the 32hp that Ninja makes. The maximum torque force is 22.9 NM at 7,000 rpm. You can expect to achieve 218 miles at top speed on the highway.
Honda CBR250R Fuel Economy
Honda is famous for its concern on fuel economy. The CBR250R does not disappoint and we were pleased to learn that the bike can run for 27 kms per liter. That equals to almost 346 kms with its 13 litre tank. Sounds quite good for long rides.
Honda CBR250R Colors
The CBR250R is going to be available in three colors, Red, a combination of red, white and blue and all-black. However, US bikers will only be getting the red and black ones.
Honda CBR250R Accessories
As initial reports suggest, the Honda CBR 250R accessories may include a seat cowl, tank protection, wheel rim stickers, tail pack and a “U” lock.
Honda CBR250R Release Date
The Thai people will get to ride the bike from November itself. The rest of the world will have to wait for a little more time. In countries like the US, the bike is supposed to be launched from April 2011.
Honda CBR250R Price
The price of the Honda CBR 250R has not been announced yet. Industry watchers feel the Honda makers will price it lower than its rival, the Kawasaki Ninja that cost $4000.
Honda CBR250R Pictures
From what we saw, the CBR250R looked every bit a stunner! Check out some of these stylish images of Honda CBR250R to see how pretty it looks.
What we feel…
The Honda CBR250R offers solid looks and features that new bikers will surely drool over. As a competitor to the Kawasaki Ninja, it falls a little short in some areas but scores in others. Sporty bike lovers as well as demanding bikers will surely find it an attractive buy. With the CBR250R, Honda has obviously taken a big step and it can be expected to give the Ninja a tough competition. Go for it! You will love the experience.