As expected and reported earlier, Honda has revealed the new CBR250RR at the Indonesian blogger meet today, July 25, 2016. Before we talk further about the motorcycle, check out this walk around video shot by the folks at WeLoveHonda Indonesia.
The new Honda CBR250RR looks as futuristic as the concept that was showcased at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. The concept motorcycle was painted all black, however, the production spec motorcycle, showcased in the official promotional video (watch below), gets contrasting red highlights under the headlight, on the fairing and behind the rider seat. The CBR250RR in the promotional video is one of the three paint options that would be available on the motorcycle. The three colour options are — Racing Red, Anchor Grey Metallic, Mate Gunpowder Metallic.
The design of the headlight, as we saw in the leaked patent back in July 2014 is charismatic and feels as though the motorcycle has landed from some other planet from a far-far away galaxy, designed by a far-superior species than mankind. The minimalist, two-piece LED tail light is simple yet attractive. The motorcycle is built around a steel pipe truss frame.
The new CBR250RR gets upside down telescopic fork upfront and Pro-link suspension featuring 5-step preload for the rear. We could also see the exhaust that was earlier revealed through leaked images. We could also see the “Throttle-By-Wire” sticker on the side of the motorcycle so there definitely is ride-by-wire. The motorcycle also gets selectable 3-way engine mode settings. Braking duties are performed by 310mm disc upfront and 240mm disc at the rear along with ABS.
Overall, the motorcycle looks modern, muscular and a perfect competitors to the modern quarter-litre motorcycles. The premium hardware gives it an edge over many of its competitors. The motorcycle will draw power from a 250cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke 4-valve straight-twin DOHC motor which comes mated to a six speed transmission. The instrument panel also shows a heady 14,000 rpm redline. The performance numbers are expected to be around 35 bhp which is in the range of what the current breed of quarter-litres from Japan are delivering.
Check out the official promotional video below and let us know your views through the comments section below.
|Type||4-Stroke, 8-Valve, Parallel Twin Cylinder|
|Cooling System||Liquid Cooled With Auto Electric Fan|
|Bore x Stroke||62.0 x 41.4 mm|
|Compression Ratio||11.5: 1|
|Transmission||Manual, 6 Speed (1-N-2-3-4-5-6)|
|Clutch||Multiplate Wet Clutch with Coil Spring|
|Throttle System||Throttle-By-Wire System with Accelerator Position Sensor|
|Length x Width x Height||2,060 x 724 x 1,098 mm|
|Seat Height||790 mm|
|Ground Clearance||145 mm|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||14.5 litre|
|Oil Capacity||1.9 litre|
|Frame, Brake and Suspension|
|Frame||Steel pipe truss frame|
|Brakes (Front)||310 mm Hydraulic Disc, Dual Piston (STD Type & ABS Type)|
|Brakes (Rear)||240 mm Hydraulic Disc, Single Piston (STD Type & ABS Type)|
|Front suspension||Inverted Telescopic Front Suspension|
|Rear suspension||Aluminum Swing Arm (5 Adjustable Mono Suspension with Pro-Link System)|
|Front Tyre||110/70 – 17 54S (Tubeless)|
|Rear Tyre||140/70 – 17 66S (Tubeless)|
Here are some more images of the Honda CBR250RR: