Words by Afzal Rawuther
Honda 2Wheelers India has launched the BS4 version of the CBR 250R at Rs. 1.63 lakh and Rs. 1.94 lakh, both ex-showroom, Delhi for the non-ABS and ABS versions respectively. The bike now features LED headlamps, new graphics and new paint schemes. The new CBR 250R will be available in Matte Axis Grey Metallic with Mars Orange, Matte Axis Grey Metallic with Striking Green, Pearl Sports Yellow, and Sports Red. Honda is expected to soon introduce the Repsol paint scheme too.
Mechanically, the CBR 250R stays identical to its predecessor apart from the engine now being BS4 compliant. The BS3 CBR 250R was earlier discontinued after the introduction of BS4 emission norms. The Honda continues to be powered by the same 249.6cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled motor that still churns out 26.5bhp at 8,500rpm and 22.9Nm of torque at 7,000rpm. The engine is mated to the same 6-speed gearbox as well. Suspension duties are still handled by a conventional telescopic front fork and pro-link monoshock at the rear. The bike continues to use the same 13-litre fuel tank and the wheelbase too is retained. the ABS-equipped CBR 250R weighs 167kg.