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Honda CBR250RR top speed revealed, beats Yamaha R25

Showcased at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show as a concept, the new Honda CBR250RR has now been launched in Indonesia.

Honda CBR250RR is the new quarter-liter, twin cylinder sportsbike that has been launched in Indonesia. It retails at IDR 70 million (INR 3.2 lakhs) and rivals the likes of Kawasaki Ninja 300, Yamaha R25 and KTM RC 390 in international markets. Sadly, Honda has confirmed that the bike will not be launched in India, despite of requests from fans and probable owners.

This has not stopped fans from asking us more details about the new Honda CBR250RR. One of the most asked question was what is the top speed of new Honda CBR250RR. As Honda had not revealed this info, it was difficult to answer that question.


Folks at otomotifnet managed to get their hands on the new Honda CBR250RR and do a top speed of 179 kmph. The rider also added that the bike was being ridden in the Sport+ mode and that it had some muscle left to go a little bit faster. This makes the new Honda quarter liter faster than the quarter liter rival from Yamaha, the R25.

To break down, the tester reveals that the CBR250RR does 66 kmph in first gear when it touches the rev limiter, which is set at 14,400 rpm. The second gear does 101 kmph, third does 123 kmph, fourth does 150 kmph, fifth does 171 kmph, and sixth does 179 kmph. Interestingly, top speed of single cylinder KTM RC 390 is also similar, 180 kmph. But in Indonesia, where the CBR 250RR is on sale, the RC 390 is not on offer. Here it rivals the Yamaha R25 and the KTM RC 250.

Honda CBR250RR 2016 GIIAS Indonesia (7)

Honda CBR250RR is presented in 2 models in Indonesia – Non-ABS and ABS. It measures 2,060mm in length, 724mm in width and 1.098mm in height. Ground clearance stands at 145mm while seat height is at 790mm.

Boasting of fuel tank capacity of 14.5 liters, the Honda CBR250RR gets a new 249.7 cc liquid cooled, fuel injected, twin cylinder engine. This engine is rated to deliver peak power of 28.5 kW (38,7PS) @ 12,500 rpm and peak torque of 23.3 Nm (2.4 kgf.m) @ 11,000 rpm. It gets ride by wire technology allowing riders to select between three modes – Comfort, Sport and Sport+.

Honda CBR250RR 2016 GIIAS Indonesia (5)

On board features include LED headlights and DRLs along with toggle switch to change engine mode. It also receives a fully digital instrument console, digital speedometer, trip meter and tachometer besides odometer, clock and fuel gauge. The instrument panel includes a gear indicator, service reminder, oil change reminder and low battery indicator.

Honda CBR250RR is offered in colors that include Honda Red Racing, Matt Gun Powder Black Metallic and Anchor Grey Metallic. It will be manufactured in the country with sales to commence from the end of this year. Sales in Japan will start at a later date while launch in India is not yet on the cards.

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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Sagar Patel

Sagar Patel

A first drive in a manual rickety old van was enough to pave the road forward for Sagar Patel. When not driving or riding, his dexterity shifts gear to voice passion through words via reviews, and news, all the while, closely monitoring updates from the auto industry.

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