Showcased in concept format at the Japan Motor Show in 2015, the new 2016 Honda CBR250RR is finally revealed to the world in production ready format. In Indonesia, it comes with a starting price of 63 million Indonesian Rupiah (INR 3.2 lakh).
Honda CBR250RR will be available in two formats, non-ABS and ABS. The former is priced from 63-68 million IDR (INR 3.22 – 3.48 lakh) while the latter is priced from 69-70 million IDR (INR 3.53 – 3.58 lakh).
Honda CBR250RR comes with a state of the art Throttle-by-Wire (TbW) system. It is powered by a 250cc parallel twin, liquid cooled engine with 8 valves. Power and torque figures are still under wraps.
Production-spec CBR250RR closely resembles its concept, showcased earlier at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. It is seen with sharp and aggressive styling in keeping with its CBR lineage. It gets dual LED headlights, double barrel exhaust and an all digital instrument console. The Honda CBR250RR also sports single disc brakes in front and rear along with upside down forks in the front and mono shock at the rear.
Honda CBR250RR will be produced at the company plant in Indonesia. India launch of Honda CBR250RR is not planned, while in Japan, the bike will be launched later this year.
Below is the official release from Honda Indonesia which details the bike completely –
PT Astra Honda Motor, Honda’s joint venture company in Indonesia for motorcycle production and sales, announced the world premiere of the “CBR250RR,” an all-new 250cc sports model motorcycle. The CBR250RR will be manufactured in its major market, Indonesia, making it the largest displacement Honda motorcycle to be manufactured in the country. Honda plans to begin sales of the all-new sports model in Indonesia by the end of 2016.
Newly Developed Straight-twin Engine
The CBR250RR is powered by a newly developed water-cooled 4-stroke 4-valve straight-twin DOHC 250cc engine, which aims for class-leading output performance. The engine is easy to handle for urban riding, while it is just as comfortable on the circuit, with smooth output characteristics across the entire revrange. In addition, its Throttle-by-Wire (TBW) system and selectable 3-way engine mode settings allow the rider to tap into its linear power output at will, for a superior, solid acceleration.
Unique Styling presenting Strong and Fast Appearance
The CBR250RR’s front face inherits the CBR series’ identity with its dual-LED headlights, enhancing its strong, fast and exciting image. The sharp wedge-shape leading from its low, long nose to its high, acute tail inspire awe in the eyes of the onlooker.
Newly Developed Frame and Suspension
The CBR250RR’s newly designed steel pipe truss frame realizes both strength and flexibility. Its swing arms are Aluminum gull arms, and with the right-side swing arm shaped to reduce exhaust pipe extrusion, allows the bike to be slimmer, while retaining bank angle. The suspension features high rigidity inverted forks for the front, and Pro-link suspension featuring 5-step preload for the rear. For the brakes, front and rear ABS is available (for the ABS model). Large 310mm diameter (front) and 240mm diameter (rear) wave discs provide outstanding stopping-power.
The CBR250RR was first publicly introduced as a concept model, the “Light Weight Super Sports Concept” at the 44th Tokyo Motor Show last year, catching the attention of many motorcycle fans.
Honda is planning to release the CBR250RR in Japan at a later date.