Indian premium motorcycles segment is surely getting hotter. Only a few days back, we were the first auto website (and still are the first) to come up with a complete first ride impression of the upcoming Pulsar 200NS. That is not all as we also pitted the 220 against the 200 and tried to rightfully judge if 200NS is a worthy upgrade from the 220F. Now, the bike that is really looking for a tough future ahead has to be the Honda CBR250R. The recently launched KTM 200 Duke will not be the only one to eat into CBR’s sales, what with the news of the new Comet soon coming to us. Honda Motorcycles & Scooters India (HMSI) has been busy working on its flagship Indian bike and has launched a new tri color tone on CBR 250R model. It may be noted that this new version, billed as the 2012 edition, was present at the recently held Delhi Auto Expo.
The Indian wing of the Jap bike maker is surely having a few glitches with the components supplies that come from Thailand.We expect that with the launch of the new version of the baby CBR, the quality blips will cease to exist.The new version is dearer by Rs.1000 bucks and it remains to be seen if merely a paintjob can push the sales of the bike.
The 2012 CBR250R Standard is available at a price of Rs 1.44 lakh (non ABS) and Rs 1.69 lakh (C-ABS).What can really turn tables in favor of the Honda is the upcoming CBR150R that will be priced at INR 1.15 lakhs. But another story for another
time. Watch out for the space!