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.
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.