Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India have managed to register 1800 confirmed bookings for the CBR250R motorcycle. The number is quite going by the bike’s price and the niche that it caters to. The development points at the increasing interest of the two-wheeler buyers towards performance oriented machines, and should be a good reason for manufacturers to think seriously about introducing more products in the category.
Currently we have only two proper contenders in the 250cc segment, the Ninja 250R twin and the CBR 250R single. However, quite a few companies are planning to jump into the market with their products. Bajaj – KTM have confirmed their 200cc for India. Although the bike is not a 250 twin, but price wise it won’t be behind the CBR. Even Suzuki is planning to bring its GW250 to the Indian market by year end. the talks of TVS launching a 250 have been floating around for quite some time with the company delaying the release due to unknown reasons. Bajaj is also planning its new range of Pulsars which will be a totally new platform in terms of engine options, chassis and technology.
The 250cc market in the country is suddenly heating up, and we bikers can only be happy about the fact.