CBR 250R is Honda’s flagship sport bike for young enthusiasts in developing countries. First came in to Indonesian market in February 2011, the quarter litre sports bike was well received and appreciated. The company launched a facelift version with belts and whistles that are worn by its competitors, including Yamaha YZF-R15 mainly because of its looks. The refreshed CBR 250R was introduced few days before Yamaha scheduled to launch their new flagship YZF-R25.
New CBR 250R was updated with up-tuned engine, dual head lamps, full front fairing and three new liveries , to say the least. Launch price ranged from Rp 48.95 million (approx. Rs 2.46 lakhs) to Rp 49.95 million (approx. Rs. 2.52 lakhs) on road in Jakarta. Price of ABS equipped Honda CBR 250R spanned from 56.7 million Indonesian Rupiah (approx. Rs 2.86 lakhs) to 57.95 million Indonesian Rupiah (approx. Rs 2.92 lakh). (Note that conversion rate between INR and IDR has changed significantly from the date of CBR 250R launch)
Now, Astra-Honda Motor has announced price slash for CBR 250R by Rp 2.15 million for the lowest priced red colour 250R. Revised on road Jakarta prices of Honda’s facelifted 250cc bike variants are:
Rp 46.8 million or Rs. 2.36 lakhs approx. ( Red color )
Rp 47.8 million or Rs. 2.41 lakhs approx. ( Honda tricolour – Red, White, Blue )
Rp 48.3 million or Rs. 2.43 lakhs approx. ( Repsol colors )
Rp 53.7 million or Rs. 2.71 lakhs approx. ( Red color )
Rp 54.7 million or Rs. 2.76 lakhs approx. ( Honda tricolour – Red, White, Blue )
Rp 55.2 million or Rs. 2.78 lakhs approx. ( Repsol colors )
This generous price discount offered by Astra Honda Motor is explained by their Deputy GM, Sales Division, Thomas Wijaya as passing on the benefit of strengthened IDR exchange rate over US Dollar over the days. Whether it is coincidence or concomitance, the new price of Honda CBR 250R widened the price gap between this and yamaha YZF-R25, giving Honda a huge scope better sales. Thomas also mentioned that 70 percent of price deciding factor is influenced by ID Rupiah’s position against US Dollar and only 30 percent is affected by competition and their expectation. This phenomenon will remain as CBR 250R is imported as CBU (Completely Built Unit) from Thailand.
Read our on paper comparison review of Honda CBR 250R vs Yamaha YZF R25.
Via – Kompas