The Honda CBR250R and CBR150R motorcycles were taken out of production back in May 2017 as the bikes did not have the BS-IV (Bharat Stage IV) emission standards for their engine.
Honda is reviving the CBR250R in 2018 with brand new updates and this time the CBR250R will compete against the Yamaha FZ25/Fazer25, Bajaj Pulsar RS200, KTM RC 200 and also the recently announced TVS Apache RR 310.
The updated Honda CBR250R will feature a 4-stroke, 4-valve 249.60 DOHC engine with Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI). The engine combined with the six-speed gearbox is capable of producing a maximum torque of 22.9Nm at 7000RPM and 26.15BHP at 8500RPM. The top speed of the motorcycle is 135 km/h.
Talking about the design of the CBR250R, it shares the same design aspects of the previous CBR250R but brings on a fresh new look with its new graphics and body color. The motorcycle now has pinstripes, rear fenders, exhaust pipe, and alloy wheels that have a blackened theme going on and the wheel sidewalls get pinstripes that match the body color of the motorcycle.
The bike is available in four color schemes: Sports Red, Matte Axis Gray Metallic with Mars Orange, Pearl Sports Yellow, and Matte Axis Gray Metallic with Striking Green.
The alloy wheels on the CBR250R are of 17-inch and feature a matte-black finish. Both the tyres are tubeless. The front and rear tyres are of 110mm and 140mm respectively. There is a telescopic fork suspension up front and a monoshock pro-link rear suspension.
Even though dual-channel ABS is offered as an option, dual disk brakes are standard. The front and rear features 296mm and 220mm disc brake units respectively.
Other new features of the Honda CBR250R include racing-grade mufflers, new instrument console, and full-LED headlights along with few other improvements.
The standard Honda CBR250R 2018 will cost ₹1.63 Lakh ex-showroom (Delhi) and the ABS variant will cost ₹1.93 Lakh ex-showroom (Delhi).