Honda CBR250RR launched in Malaysia - India launch uncertain
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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.

Honda CBR250RR 2016 GIIAS Indonesia (18)

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 2016 GIIAS Indonesia (14)

Honda CBR250RR 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

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.

Honda CBR250RR 2016 GIIAS Indonesia (64)

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.