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Honda CBR250RR delivers 38.7 PS – World’s most powerful 250cc engine

Honda CBR250RR 2016 GIIAS Indonesia (39)

The more focused fully faired motorcycle is positioned above the CBR250R in the company line-up. Sadly, it will not be launched in India as here Honda continues to focus on entry level scooters and motorcycles.

Showcased in concept format at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2015, the new 2016 Honda CBR250RR was 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). Sadly, the bike is not going to be launched in India, for reasons best known to HMSI.

Anyways, in the Indonesian market, 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 2016 GIIAS Indonesia (14)

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. Originally, Honda had first announced the max power output figure of the CBR250RR as 36.8 PS. Today, they have revised the same to 38.7 PS, making Honda CBR250RR the most powerful production spec quarter liter in the world.

Power output stands at 28.5 kW (38,7PS) @ 12,500 rpm and maximum torque of 23.3 Nm (2.4 kgf.m ) @ 11,000 rpm.

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 2016 GIIAS Indonesia (64)

Honda CBR250RR is being 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.

Honda CBR250RR Specs

Displacement249.7 cc
Type4-stroke, two-cylinder, 8-valve liquid and air-cooled motor with selectable 3-way engine mode settings
Bore x Stroke62.0 x 41.4 mm
Compression Ratio11.5: 1
ClutchWet Clutch with Coil Spring
Fuel InjectionPGM-FI
ThrottleAcceleration Sensor with Electric throttle-By-Wire
Length x Width x Height2,060 x 724 x 1,098 mm
Wheelbase1,389 mm
Seat Height790 mm
Ground Clearance145 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity14.5 litre
Oil Capacity1.9 litre
Frame, Brake and Suspension
FrameSteel pipe truss frame
Brakes (Front)310 mm disc single piston
Brakes (Rear)240 mm single disc, single piston
Front suspensionInverted forks
Rear suspensionPro-link suspension featuring 5-step preload
Tyre Size
Front Tyre110/70 – 17 54S
Rear Tyre140/70 – 17 66S


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Pearl Daniels

Pearl Daniels

Former freelance writer, Pearl Daniels is in the auto industry since 2011, having established herself as a widely read staff writer since 2013. Her keen eye for industry news, daily need to break down latest events, and quest to not miss a single launch detail, gives you the most refreshing morning news on weekdays.

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