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Honda CBR250R (2011 - present) review

Details
Manufacturer:
Honda
Category:
Sports Tourers
Overall
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)

For three years, Kawasaki's Ninja 250R has been the class leader of the 250s. That's because it only had the Hyosung GT250R to compete against. It surprises me that the big four Japanese manufacturers haven't pounced on this sector like they did with 125s. Not everyone wants to go from a 125cc 'sportsbike' to a 600 and with the launch of Honda's CBR250R, your choice for a new 250 has increased by 50%. Nice work Honda.

The CBR250R is powered by a 249cc single-cylinder engine, Honda's only new motorcycle engine this year. It produces 26bhp at fairly high revs, 8,500rpm infact. Max torque of 17.5lbft is produced at 7,000rpm, so while the CBR250R is powered by a single and not a parallel twin like the Ninja 250R, the natural low-down grunt of a single has been squeezed up the rev-range in the hunt for more power.

Read more: http://www.visordown.com/road-tests-first-rides/first-ride-2011-honda-cbr250r/17829.html#ixzz2CmSfzDxe

For three years, Kawasaki's Ninja 250R has been the class leader of the 250s. That's because it only had the Hyosung GT250R to compete against. It surprises me that the big four Japanese manufacturers haven't pounced on this sector like they did with 125s. Not everyone wants to go from a 125cc 'sportsbike' to a 600 and with the launch of Honda's CBR250R, your choice for a new 250 has increased by 50%. Nice work Honda.

The CBR250R is powered by a 249cc single-cylinder engine, Honda's only new motorcycle engine this year. It produces 26bhp at fairly high revs, 8,500rpm infact. Max torque of 17.5lbft is produced at 7,000rpm, so while the CBR250R is powered by a single and not a parallel twin like the Ninja 250R, the natural low-down grunt of a single has been squeezed up the rev-range in the hunt for more power.

Read more: http://www.visordown.com/road-tests-first-rides/first-ride-2011-honda-cbr250r/17829.html#ixzz2CmSfzDxe