Domestic and Foreign Bikes, Streetbike / Sportbike Forums : Honda CBR 250 R in INDIA – Photos, Videos, Specs

Author: bulu
Subject: Honda CBR 250 R in INDIA – Photos, Videos, Specs
Posted: 27-January-2011 at 8:23am

Honda CBR 250 in India – Photos, images, videos, specs, features, booking open

 
 

Honda has begun taking bookings for the new Honda CBR250R across its select dealerships and the deliveries will commence from April 2011

Excitement for the launch of the Honda CBR250R is reaching newer heights with each passing day and now the big news is that Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India has started taking bookings for the CBR250R at its dealerships across the nation. We hear that the first CBR250R is already booked in Thane and the first bike will be delivered in starting week of April 2011 when nationwide deliveries commence. One can either head to the nearest Honda dealership to get the booking done or then he can register on the HMSI website and wait for the Honda salesperson to call up and get the formalities done. Minimum booking amount is just Rs. 5,000 and there are plenty of pocket-friendly finance schemes that one can avail of.

The bike is costing Rs. 1.50 lakh (ex-showroom) for the non-ABS version and Rs. 1.75 lakh (ex-showroom) for the ABS-equipped variant. There are two colour schemes available – red silver and black silver while the trademark Honda red-white-blue combo is only available in the ABS model. Honda sure has stepped on the gas and it is well-prepared to grab a sizeable market share in the burgeoning premium motorcycle segment in the country. The Honda CBR250R successfully fills the existing gap between the Yamaha YZF-R15 and the Kawasaki Ninja 250R, which where a good substantial of enthusiasts reside in. The Honda CBR250R takes inspiration from the larger VFR1200F with regards to its styling and offers an extremely comfortable and composed riding position suitable for daily commuting as well as long-distance riding – two main categories of buyers found in abundance in India. The pricing also is spot-on and considering the fact that the bike will be locally manufactured in India and then exported to international markets like Europe, only goes out to say that the quality of parts and build will be of a world class level. More dope on the CBR250R will be out in our next issue. Keep watching this space.

 

Yes! It has been officially confirmed! Honda will manufacture and sell the CBR250R in India from April 2011 onwards. As Honda will produce this motorcycle in the country, expect a mouth watering price tag of less than Rs.1.5 lakh.

 

Update 18/1/2011: Honda CBR250R bookings open – the price is, as expected, Rs 1.5 lakhs. Read more.

Now, are there going to be many takers for the Rs. 3 lakh Kawasaki Ninja 250R? Bajaj better watch out. The Honda CBR250R just might have what it takes to rule the market for 200-300 bikes in India – and the Mahindra Mojo priced Rs 1.75 lakhs looks a bit silly! Of course, all that would work only if the bike really is priced at Rs 1.5 lakh – and things could change before the launch.

We have a bunch of photos of the Honda CBR250R for you below. Till the actual launch happens, guess we will have to make do with these photos as well as an occasional video!

According to Honda’s press release, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India will start production of the CBR250R next spring and extend sales from India to South America. Honda will also offer the CBR250R at a more affordable price in the diversified Indian motorcycle market by effectively carrying out global procurement of parts and materials.

honda cbr250r photo gallery 1Photo: Honda CBR250R

So what’s on offer with this performance bike? Honda CBR250R is powered by a newly-developed liquid-cooled 250cc 4-stroke, 4-valve, single-cylinder DOHC engine that is fed by an electronically controlled fuel injection system (PGM-FI). We expect power of above 30 bhp and torque above 18 Nm from this Honda engine.

honda cbr250r photo 2Photo: Honda CBR250R looking sporty in red!

The CBR250R looks every bit superbike inspired. The CBR250R bears a full-cowl body that boasts a highly advanced design, yet highly functional. Inspired from the VFR1200F, the headlamp fairing of the CBR250R has killer looks.

Initially, we had assumed that the upcoming 250 cc motorcycle from Honda would be the VTR250 – not so.

Photos of the Honda CBR250R have been appearing on the Net for a while – and now we have official photos too. We have a couple of them here for you.

honna cbr 250r front and back picturesPic: Not fat enough – but still good.

The Honda CBR250R comes with combined ABS, a first of its kind in a 250 cc class road sports model. CBS (Combined Brake System) and ABS (Antilock Braking System) are brought together in Combined ABS. This ensures limited skidding or wheel locking when applying brakes suddenly to avoid accidents or while using brakes over adverse road conditions.

honda cbr250r photo 2 

The Honda CBR250R measures 2035 mm x 720 mm x 1125 mm and weighs 161 Kg. The “Sports Tourer” tag is what would best describe the Honda CBR250R rather than a race track motorcycle.

The bike is expected to be offered in Red (similar to the VFR1200F Red), blue and black. The Honda CBR250R will roll on MRF tyres of sizes 110/70-R17 at the front and 140/70-R17 at the rear.

The premium bike segment in India is fast attracting bike enthusiasts. Within the 200-300 cc motorcycles range, bikers now have six options to choose from, consisting of: Bajaj Pulsar 220, 220F, Hero Honda Karizma ZMR, Karizma R, Kawasaki Ninja 250R, Mahindra Mojo and now, the upcoming Honda CBR250R from April 2010 onwards in India.

Honda will launch the CBR250R in Thailand next month. Once, the specifications are leaked, we will you know all the details of the CBR250R. And of course, we’ll try to snag a test ride for you!

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3 Responses to “Domestic and Foreign Bikes, Streetbike / Sportbike Forums : Honda CBR 250 R in INDIA – Photos, Videos, Specs”

  1. rahul roy Says:

    man CBR 250 R is a terrific bike I am just waiting for the bike to arive in India..
    hey but I heard its going to cost us something near about 2 lakhs with abs and other features.. but still I think its worth a buy.

    and this would definitely going to be a tuff competition to pulsar and karizma.
    here are all the details, photographs etc HONDA CBR 250R

  2. rahul roy Says:

    man CBR 250 R is a terrific bike I am just waiting for the bike to arive in India..
    hey but I heard its going to cost us something near about 2 lakhs with abs and other features.. but still I think its worth a buy.

    and this would definitely going to be a tuff competition to pulsar and karizma.
    here are all the details, photographs etc HONDA CBR 250R

  3. shazz Says:

    good bike but not in india
    beacuse honda is very costly
    & bajaj is to low

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