2013 Honda CBR 250R launch aims at KTM 390 Duke
Following the launch of Duke 390 earlier this week, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt Ltd (HMSI) have introduced 2013 edition of CBR 250R. To be available in a choice of four new colors, a limited edition with Repsol livery is also on offer. All these are now available at dealer showrooms, with price ranging from Rs 1.56 – 1.92 lakh.
HMSI present their new CBR 250R in Sports Red, Black, Pearl Sunbeam White besides the Repsol limited edition. The Repsol edition is being offered only in the C-ABS (combined anti lock braking system) trim and will bring to the fore the racing DNA of Honda Repsol team’s MotoGP bike. First launched in 2011, the CBR 250R has a really serious threat to face, in the form of recently launched KTM Duke 390.
KTM not only has priced their 390 Duke lower than Honda CBR250R (for ABS variants), but also offers much more in terms of performance and power. Priced at Rs 1.80 lakh ex-showroom, 390 Duke directly competes with the Honda CBR250R. For more information on the new 250cc bike from Honda, scroll through the news release below.
2013 Edition of CBR 250R launched!
· Honda ups the excitement with 4 new global imagery colors
· Celebrates MotoGP legacy – Launches limited edition Repsol color
· Limited edition Repsol colour available in dealerships only till October’13
New Delhi, June 21, 2012: 2013 just got much more exciting for racing aficionados as Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd (HMSI) today launched the 2013 Edition of its popular global sports performance bike CBR 250R.
The 2013 edition of CBR 250R comes in 4 new global colours. This includes Sports Red, Black, Pearl Sunbeam White and a Limited Edition – Repsol color.
The Repsol color Limited Edition of CBR 250R brings the iconic racing feel of Honda Repsol team’s MotoGP bike RC 213V to Indian roads. Now CBR 250R riders in India will have much in common with Repsol Honda team’s Moto GP stars like Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez!
The 2013 edition CBR 250R is available for sale across all Honda Exclusive Authorized Dealerships starting June’13 end, priced as below:
Standard C-ABS (Ex-showroom, Delhi prices)
Sports Red Rs. 1.56 lac Rs. 1.85 lac
Black Rs. 1.56 lac Rs. 1.85 lac
Pearl Sunbeam White Rs. 1.57 lac Rs. 1.86 lac
Limited edition: Repsol – Rs. 1.92 lac
Being a limited edition, the Iconic Repsol color will be available for sale only till October 2013 in C-ABS variant. The model incorporates the advanced Combined Anti-lock Braking System – a World first in 250cc motorcycle segment.
Since its introduction in March 2011, CBR 250R has been winning the hearts of Indian biking enthusiasts with its economy and extreme versatility. CBR 250R’s liquid-cooled 250cc, 4-stroke, 4-valve single-cylinder DOHC engine delivers astonishing 19.5Kw (26BHP) power and 22.9 Nm torque. The PGM-FI technology (enhances performance and fuel efficiency), aerodynamic style and global design inspired by Honda’s iconic CBR 1000RR Fireblade and VFR 1200F make CBR 250R an ideal ride option. With a low seat height, light weight and slim styling, the CBR250R is perfect for a daily commute, quick trips around town or longer weekend trips.
No wonder, CBR 250R has won an overwhelming 20 awards to become “India’s Most Awarded Motorcycle” in 2011.
Excerpts from Company Spokesperson-
“CBR250R is one of India’s favorite and most Awarded sports bike. Now, continuing this legacy in 2013, we have enhanced the aesthetic appeal of CBR250R by introducing 4 new colors catering to expectations of Indian racing fanatics. The Limited Repsol Edition shall bring the racing DNA of Honda Repsol team’s MotoGP bike for young racing enthusiasts and we are confident it will be well received by them”, said Mr. Y. S. Guleria, Vice President – Sales & Marketing, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd.