Available in just one shade, the Garuda X Samurai version of Honda’s CBR250RR is priced at IDR 77,120,000 (Rs 3.90 lakh)
Following the 2021MY update launched in Southeast Asian markets, Japanese automaker Honda has launched the CBR250RR Garuda X Samurai edition. As the name suggests, its body graphics combines the legendary bird in Hindu faith, Garuda and Japanese warrior figure, Samurai.
Colours & pricing
The 2021MY Indonesia-spec Honda CBR250RR SP Quick Shifter variant is now offered in Bravery Red Black, Honda Racing Red and Garuda x Samurai Special Edition colours. Launched in Indonesia by PT Astra Honda Motor (AHM), the twin-cylinder sports motorcycle is available via 10 Wing and Big Wing dealers across Central Java.
It sells for IDR 76,700,000 (INR 3.88 lakh) in Bravery Red Black and Honda Racing Red colours. On the other hand, the new Garuda x Samurai Special Edition is priced at IDR 77,120,000 or roughly INR 3.90 lakh. Apart from wearing exclusive graphics, the special edition Garuda X Samurai variant remains identical to the other versions.
The Japanese-spec 2021MY Honda CBR250RR is powered by an updated water-cooled DOHC inline two-cylinder engine (not to be confused with a parallel-twin motor). It generates a peak output of 37ps at 13,000rpm and 25Nm at 11,000rpm while mated to a 6-speed transmission. Compared to its previous avatar, power and torque figures have increased by 3ps and 2Nm, respectively.
Though the 250RR gets a relatively smaller engine, it can accelerate from 0 to 60 km/h in 2.75 seconds or 100 km/h in 6 seconds. Furthermore, the sportsbike can touch speeds up to 180 km/h.
Notable highlights include slipper clutch, throttle-by-wire function, revised suspension setup and quickshifter that allows high-speed clutchless shifts. It has a kerb weight of 168kg. Suspension duties are carried out by 37mm USD forks at the front and Pro-Link 5-step preload-adjustable monoshock at the rear. In the braking department, the Honda CBR250RR gets 310mm and 240mm front and rear petal discs while dual-channel ABS remains standard.
Coming to its design and styling, attention goes to twin full-LED headlamp assembly, double-barrel exhaust, split LED tail lamp, blue-lit digital instrument cluster, etc. The sportsbike also boasts of three riding modes: Comfort, Sport and Sport+. At the moment, an Indian debut is unlikely.
However, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) has already confirmed that it will introduce locally manufacturer ~500cc twin-cylinder middleweight motorcycles in the near future. The single-cylinder Honda CBR250R might never make a return. The Honda CBR250RR primarily competes with the Yamaha YZF-R25 and Kawasaki Ninja 250.