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The new Honda CBR250R has been launched in India, priced at Rs 1.64 and Rs 1.93 Lakh for the standard and the ABS version, both prices ex-showroom (Delhi). The 2018 version of the motorcycle was first unveiled at the Auto Expo held earlier this year.
The earlier generation of the CBR250R was discontinued after the implementation of the BS-IV emission norms. While the new 2018 Honda CBR250R does not get any major visual changes in terms of the overall design, it does feature a new paint scheme with four colour options: Grey and Red, Grey and Orange, Red and Yellow.
The 2018 Honda CBR250R now gets a BS-IV compliant 249cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine with fuel-injection producing 26.5bhp and 22.9Nm of torque. The motorcycle is mated to a six-speed gearbox and reaches a top speed of 135km/h.
The motorcycle runs on 17-inch rims with 110mm and 140mm tubeless tyres at the front and rear respectively. The braking on the motorcycle is handled by 296mm and 220mm front and rear discs, with an option of dual-channel ABS. The suspension on the motorcycle remains the same with telescopic front forks and Pro-link mono-shock suspension at the rear.
Features on the CBR250R include an updated instrument cluster, new LED headlamps and sporty graphics. Apart from these all other features on the new CBR250R remain the same as on the previous generation.
Thoughts On The new Honda CBR250R 2018
Honda had discontinued the CBR250R and its smaller sibling, the CB150R after the implementation of the BS-IV emission norms. Now after almost a year, Honda has re-launched its CBR250R into the market, with no word on the launch of its smaller 150cc sibling.
The Honda CBR250R will have to face competition from rivals like the KTM RC200, Bajaj Pulsar RS200, the TVS Apache RR310 and the Yamaha Fazer 25.