Man puts Honda CBR250R up for sale because he got bored of its reliability


Anything with a Honda badge will probably take you to the end of the world (and beyond) without breaking into a sweat. So much so, that Honda reliability is often a problem for some who like their vehicles to be a bit finicky. Yes, there are people like that around; these are the gents who’d rather get their hands dirty on their vehicle, than possess a “fill it-shut it-forget it” attitude.


A man from Purnia, Bihar has put up his Honda CBR250R for sale in the classifieds section of Team-BHP. It’s claimed to have done 15,900 kms so far, and is said to be in mint condition. However, its the reason for selling the motorcycle that cracked us up. In his own words, the owner, who goes by the forum ID of Sheel, says that “It is a Honda and has got me bored, it is just so reliable and I am looking for a change now”.


The current generation Honda CBR250R, first launched in 2011, is assembled only in India and Thailand. The India made Honda CBR250R is also exported Latin American markets such as Mexico, Chile and Peru. In India, the Japanese quarter-litre sports motorcycle’s rivals include the KTM RC200, the Kawasaki Z250, the Kawasaki Ninja 300, the Hyosung GT250R, and the Bajaj Pulsar RS200.

Must read – Honda CBR250R 1,25,000 km long term ownership review : An epic saga

Power comes from a 249.6cc, single-cylinder engine rated at 27.8 bhp at 9,000rpm and 23 Nm torque at 7,500rpm. The engine is mated to a 6 speed transmission. Ex-showroom prices for the Honda CBR250R start at INR 1,54,042.


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  • Satish says:

    This is his marketing trick so that he can fetch a good value off the bike. Why would anyone want to sell a problem free bike? Even if one want to hand some ‘hands on’ on the bike it need not be faulty.

    Probably motoroids have helped him fetch higher value.

  • Satish says:

    I am too going to sell my Honda bike with a sole reason.

    Honda after sales service is like a throw coin in air. If you get what you wished for, you become like the one who is selling the bike.

    I am at other side. I have received what I dis not wish for and an ezcellent bike is turned into useless, unreliable, unrefined behemoth by dear service center. Escalations does not help if they dont accept it is their service quality issue.

    Now I will buy any unreliable bike or even second hand bike but NO MORE HONDA.

  • Melvin Paul T says:

    I don’t thing a Honda is always reliable. I own a Honda CD110 that was bought in Feb 2016. I had to replace the broken clutch cable thrice in 10 months after I bought this brand new one!. All breakdowns happened in the middle of my important rides to somewhere. I also own a CBR250R. Before this CD110 I had owned and ridden other brand motorcycles numerous times and tens of thousands of kilometers but has never faced such a problem!.

  • Sibi Arasan says:

    I had a lot of issues with Cbr and every time I went to service center, try will try to fix the bike for a week and return it saying that they Have fixed it. The problems were mostly in the engine. The bike was never dropped or met with an accident. I sold the bike when it had a mileage of 8000 kms.