The CBR250RR was first publicly introduced as a concept model, the “Light Weight Super Sports Concept” at the 44th Tokyo Motor Show last year, and caught the attention of bike lovers across the world thanks to its aggressive styling and the wait for the production model has been going on ever since. The production-ready version has finally been launched and fortunately manages to retain most of the aggressive design language seen on the concept, making it easily one of the best-looking motorcycles in the 250 cc segment worldwide.
The CBR 250RR will be manufactured in the company’s biggest market, Indonesia, making it the largest displacement Honda motorcycle to be manufactured in the country.
The main attraction of the CBR 250RR has to be in the form of the bike’s front fascia with its dual-LED headlights on the low, long nose and the high-rising tail section. The bike is powered by a newly developed water-cooled 4-stroke 4-valve straight-twin DOHC 250cc engine and comes equipped with Throttle-by-Wire (TBW) system and selectable 3-way engine mode settings. In terms of suspension, the front ones are inverted forks and Pro-link suspension featuring 5-step preload for the rear. It will come with optional Anti-Lock Braking System with 310 mm front and 240 mm rear disc brakes.
Now all this certainly sounds great and by the looks of it, Honda has upped the stakes in the quarter litre segment by a big margin, something that was previously done by the Yamaha with the R25. The big question though is whether this bike will come to India.
As of now, there has been no announcement regarding this topic as the bike, after Indonesia, will be making its way into Japan. All this gadgetry will also come with a price tag and if we compare the current Indonesian prices in Indian rupees, then we are looking in the Rs 3.5 lakh region and that is a lot especially for a price sensitive market like ours. So as of now, we have our fingers crossed and who knows, we might get a much more cost-efficient scaled down version of the CBR250RR, cause those looks are drool-worthy and if you get the looks right, then its half the battle won for most automakers in our country.