Honda CBR250RR launched in Malaysia – India launch uncertain
The motorcycle features throttle-by-wire technology, and much more tech than any other bike in the segment.
The Honda CBR250RR made its world premiere in Indonesia last year. Now, the bike has been officially launched in many more countries. The latest country to get the Honda CBR250RR is Malaysia, where the bike was launched earlier today.
Available in two trims, non-ABS and ABS, price ranges from RM 21,940 (INR 3.25 lakh) to RM 22,258 (INR 3.30 lakh). The bike was recently patented in India, but it is still not clear whether it will be launched here or not.
A quick first glance is more than enough to ascertain that the fully faired supersports motorcycle doesn’t disappoint. As expected, the CBR250RR is essentially a marginally watered down version of the Lightweight Super Sports concept.
Honda CBR250RR’s twin cylinder motor will be able to generate peak power of 38.7 at 12,500 rpm while the peak torque output stands at 23 Nm at 10,500 rpm. The latest Honda is propelled by a 249.7 cc twin-cylinder liquid-cooled engine which benefits from throttle-by-wire technology as expected. Transmission is a 6-speed unit. The engine breaths via 8-valves. Below is the detailed specs of the bike.
Honda CBR250RR Specs
|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|
|Clutch||Wet Clutch with Coil Spring|
|Throttle||Acceleration Sensor with Electric throttle-By-Wire|
|Length x Width x Height||2,060 x 724 x 1,098 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|
|Front Tyre||110/70 – 17 54S|
|Rear Tyre||140/70 – 17 66S|
New Honda CBR250RR is 2,060 mm long, 724 mm wide, 1,098 mm tall and has a wheelbase of 1,389 mm. The motorcycle has a ground clearance and ride height of 145 mm and 790 mm respectively. The aggressive fuel tank can hold 14.5 litres.
Coming back to design, the CBR250RR is easily the sharpest looking quarter litre sportsbike on the planet right now. A tall windscreen, angry-looking headlamps, edgy fairing panels, sporty tailpiece with split seats and air-intakes, twin canister exhaust system and meaty tyres make up for a mean character.
USD front fork and rear monoshock constitute the suspension system while braking is courtesy of front and rear petal discs. Higher variant will offer ABS.