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Honda CBR250RR India launch not on the cards

Honda CBR250RR LIVE Photos (3)

India launch in not on the cards but excitement builds up for the official entry of Honda CBR250RR.

Based on the company’s Lightweight Supersports Concept that was showcased at 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, Honda CBR250RR has been in Indonesia. Soon it will be launched in other South East Asian markets. But not in India.

The reason behind not launching the Honda CBR250RR in India is its high price tag, which could be in the region of INR 5 lakh or so. In Indonesia, where the bike is manufactured, price starts from INR 3.2 lakh, while going to INR 3.6 lakh for the top of the line ABS variant.

Honda CBR250RR LIVE Photos (1)

Set to rival the likes of Yamaha R3, KTM RC390 and Kawasaki Ninja 300, Honda CBR250RR will enter production in Indonesia next month, while deliveries will start from later this year. The new Honda quarter-liter motorcycle sports an aggressive styling. It receives upside down telescopic front forks, petal disc brakes, and dual channel ABS. It also gets advanced features such as LED headlamps and tail lamps besides a fully digital instrument panel and state of the art ride-by-wire technology.

Honda CBR250RR will be powered by a 250cc, liquid cooled, twin cylinder, 4 stroke petrol engine mated to a 6 speed gearbox. This engine is expected to deliver power in the range of 37-40 PS.

Honda CBR250RR LIVE Photos (2)

Production is set to commence from August 2016, wich Asian markets to receive the Honda CBR250RR first (except India). Launch in Europe and America is pegged for later date this year, probably after it is showcased at the 2016 EICMA.

Tech Specs

Displacement 249.7 cc
Type 4-stroke, two-cylinder, 8-valve liquid and air-cooled motor with selectable 3-way engine mode settings
Bore x Stroke 62.0 x 41.4 mm
Compression Ratio 11.5: 1
Transmission Six-Speed
Clutch Wet Clutch with Coil Spring
Fuel Injection PGM-FI
Throttle Acceleration Sensor with Electric throttle-By-Wire
Length x Width x Height 2,060 x 724 x 1,098 mm
Wheelbase 1,389 mm
Seat Height 790 mm
Ground Clearance 145 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 14.5 litre
Oil Capacity 1.9 litre
Frame, Brake and Suspension
Frame Steel pipe truss frame
Brakes (Front) 310 mm disc single piston
Brakes (Rear) 240 mm single disc, single piston
Front suspension Inverted forks
Rear suspension Pro-link suspension featuring 5-step preload
Tyre Size
Front Tyre 110/70 – 17 54S
Rear Tyre 140/70 – 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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  • Fat Owens Fat

    Oh comeon. What form of journalism is this? Either have confirmed reports of Honda management explicitly stating that the 350RR won’t come to India or don’t say anything at all. The YZF R3 as CKD already sits at nearly 4 lakhs INR right with the Ninja 300.

    Also, the 250RR was never for the worldwide market. Its only limited to Indonesia and Japan where 250cc market cap applies. What the world market will get is the 350RR which is due to launch at the Tokyo Motor Show possibly alongside the new Fireblade unveil.

  • Honda dont even care to bring the upgraded CBR 150, then how come we can expect this.
    As long as people still buy CBR series in India Honda will never bring anything here.
    Honda is now know for scooters rather any bikes.

  • Nevin Joseph Morrison

    Is anyone even surprised here?? Well that’s Honda and yamaha to us Indians. Always reserve the best for the Europe and SE Asian countries while the biggest market right near their backyard is left up for grabs by the desi brands and the indo-austrian.

  • Nithesh Mangalore

    250RR isn’t launching anywhere but Indonesia and Japan. The world market is getting a larger displacement model. The 250 is limited to 250cc market limits in those two countries just like the Ninja 250 and the R25.

  • Hrishikesh Baishya

    & I’m Not Even Mad!!

  • Utsav Nayak

    Neither Honda is interested in india, Nor we are interested in their bikes. Who purchases cbr nowadays, its ktm generation bro…

  • Ajo Anil

    Scoop-Instead of 250RR HONDA will introduce the Navi 125RR in India