Honda CBR250RR India launch is not on the cards

Honda CBR250RR India launch not on the cards

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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