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Yamaha FZ25 rival, new Honda CB Twister 250 launched in Brazil

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New Honda CB Twister 250 has been officially launched in Brazil. With Yamaha launching the new FZ25 in India a couple of days back, it is hard to avoid a comparison between the two. But will Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India listen to their customers and launch the CB Twister 250 in India?

Speaking of the new CB Twister 250, on board features include a digital instrument console, dual channel ABS and LED tail lamps. Its ABS variant weighs a total of 137 kgs while the non ABS model stands at 135 kgs.

The new Honda 250 Twister measures 2,063mm in length, 753mm in width and stands 1,072mm tall. It gets ground clearance of 192mm. Other on board features include a diamond frame chassis with 130mm telescopic forks in front and 108mm monoshocks at the rear while front disc is at 276mm and rear disc measures 220mm. Honda CB Twister 250 also gets Pirelli Diablo Rosso tyres 110/70/17 section tyre at front and a 140/70/17 section tyre at the rear. Fuel tank capacity stands at 16.5 liters.

Launched in the 250cc category with single cylinder air cooled engine, the new Twister receives petrol and ethanol engine options. It is powered by a 249.5cc OHC, single cylinder, 4 stroke, fuel injected, air cooled engine offering 22.4 bhp power at 7,500 rpm and 22.4 Nm torque at 6,000 rpm where its ethanol powered engine is concerned going up to 22.6 bhp and 22.8 Nm on its petrol engined counterpart. The engines get mated to a 6 speed gearbox.

Where styling is concerned, the Honda CB Twister 250 bears a strong resemblance to the Brazil specific Honda CB300R. It is to be seen if the two bikes are sold together or if the CB300R is phased out at a later stage.