PT Astra Honda Motor (AHM) has showcased The Art of Kabuki Honda CBR250RR Special Edition, at Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show 2017. Kabuki (Japanese dance-drama) CBR250RR has a distinctly artsy body and is an anniversary edition that brings the age of the Samurai to fore.
The quarter litre bike runs on a 249.7 cc liquid-cooled eight-valve parallel-twin engine and returns 36 hp at 12,500 rpm, and and 23.3 Nm of torque at 11,000 rpm mated to a six-speed gearbox and chain drive. Running on Honda PGM FI, there’s three ride modes to choose from.
The new Honda CBR250RR Special Edition sits on a Red and silver steel truss frame, with wheels that are painted differently (black front rim and white rear wheel rim), and rear seat cowl white.. Other bike parts include a black shock absorber, single caliper front (310 mm disc) and rear brake (240 mm disc). Fuel tank capacity is 14.5-litre, and top speed at 179 km/hr. It takes 8.65 seconds to go from 0-200m.
Seat height is 790 mm. Special Kabuki graphics are seen on all the plastic bits in front and side fairing, including the fuel tank. The animal and human graphics are an easy on the eye blend in black, and white, and slight bits of red. The bike weighs in at 165kg (168kg with ABS) making it the lightest model in its class owing to its lighter trellis frame, and compact engine.
We did miss the deep meaning behind the intricate art bits, but it’s quite a sight to behold with bits that illustrate the map of Indonesia. 100 units of Kabuki Honda CBR250RR Special Edition will be sold in Indonesia at a price of ex-Jakarta, 70.825 million Indonesian rupiah (INR 3.4 lakh). Kabuki edition stands to be unique while being a great piece of artistic expression. Regular 2017 Honda CBR250RR is available as non-ABS and with ABS in four colour choices.