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Old 19th September 2011, 23:50   #16
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I understand its the radiator fan working.

Under 4k has been tough. Am shifting at about 4.5km keeping acceleration smooth.
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Woohoo, so another one bites the err Ceeber!

Congratulations, IronWolf - I was somehow thinking that you will also be joining the CBR club. Looks like I will be the next one to get it in a few days time.

Congrats again.
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Congrats IronWolf

Please keep us posted on the overall ownership report
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Stated raining when taking delivery. Looked good in the low light.

How much did you get for your RXG. I am getting one 96 model with new block and piston and magnet changed to RX135 well maintained bike for 18k. Have and Apache RTR and the bike below right now. Just want a two stroker previously had a RXZ 4speed my first bike last one available here in 2000.
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Man! this bike is worth drooling! Many congratulations on getting the CBR.

HMSI has clear winner in their hand.

Please do post more pics of your bike.

Wishing you happy and safe biking!
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Congratulations, IronWolf - I was somehow thinking that you will also be joining the CBR club. Looks like I will be the next one to get it in a few days time. Congrats again.
Thanks Naveen. Which dealer did you book from and when?

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Please keep us posted on the overall ownership report
Will do & thanks.

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How much did you get for your RXG. I am getting one 96 model with new block and piston and magnet changed to RX135 well maintained bike for 18k. Have and Apache RTR and the bike below right now. Just want a two stroker previously had a RXZ 4speed my first bike last one available here in 2000.
RXG was bought new almost 15years back. 38k if I recall correctly

Should have retained the RXZ - is that what you saying?

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Man! this bike is worth drooling! Many congratulations on getting the CBR.
HMSI has clear winner in their hand.
Please do post more pics of your bike.
Wishing you happy and safe biking!
Thanks Volt - will try to keep posting.

Met the HMSI Marketing person responsible for Karnataka at the showroom today. They are really proud of the bike. HMSI is holding a CBR owners get together this weekend. He is sending me the details will post shortly.

Its for CBR owners only + 1.
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Thanks Naveen. Which dealer did you book from and when?
I booked in June end. Didn't chase them up as I needed to arrange the moolah. Going tomorrow to make the payment. Saphire Honda.

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Met the HMSI Marketing person responsible for Karnataka at the showroom today. They are really proud of the bike. HMSI is holding a CBR owners get together this weekend. He is sending me the details will post shortly.

Its for CBR owners only + 1.
Awesome news! Can't wait. Hopefully I can ride in with the new bike then. Looking forward to meeting you guys from here!
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Congrats Ironwolf. Somehow missed this thread from last four days. Ride safe !!
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Congratulations Ironwolf on a fine acquisition. Your RX reminded me of mine. It was my FIRST new bike. Bought it in 1985 when I was just entering college. Had a rollicking time in that. Can never ever forget my first love. Drove from Meerut to Jaipur non stop in my hay days. Sadly I had to dispose it off after it caught fire under suspicious circumstances after 3 years of ownership.

Keep us posted with more experiences on the new ride.
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Default CBR250R Accessories available!!

@ Naveen - all the best with your delivery
@ RK - Thanks for the IM
@ dkaile - Thanks and loved your Raptor Fortuner Thread

Okay so CBR250R Accessories are now available!!

If this is late news - Pardon me as and excited to see them. This just came into City Honda and other outlets.

Carbon Fiber finish parts to replace the plastic parts painted silver
like this - HONDA CBR250R Custom Parts : Page 2

Available
  • Rear Cover
  • Middle Panel cover
  • Side Cover
What they did not have yet, which I wanted (later) and which they will be getting is:
  • Seat Cowl
  • Muffler cover
  • Tank / Front cover
I went to showroom today and got a set of snug fit seat cover (Rs.155), which has a Honda part number and Extended warranty (Rs.1164).
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I went to showroom today and got a set of snug fit seat cover (Rs.155)
Can you post the pic of the seat cover. Does it have some extra cushion ?
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@ Naveen - all the best with your delivery
@ RK - Thanks for the IM
@ dkaile - Thanks and loved your Raptor Fortuner Thread

Okay so CBR250R Accessories are now available!!

If this is late news - Pardon me as and excited to see them. This just came into City Honda and other outlets.

Carbon Fiber finish parts to replace the plastic parts painted silver
like this - HONDA CBR250R Custom Parts : Page 2

Available
  • Rear Cover
  • Middle Panel cover
  • Side Cover
What they did not have yet, which I wanted (later) and which they will be getting is:
  • Seat Cowl
  • Muffler cover
  • Tank / Front cover
I went to showroom today and got a set of snug fit seat cover (Rs.155), which has a Honda part number and Extended warranty (Rs.1164).
Thanks for the wishes and am damn glad to hear that they are getting these fiber finish parts in. Would love to replace all silver at some later date.

And can you put in a pic of the snug fit seat cover?
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Old 20th September 2011, 20:21   #28
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Congratulation on your ride! Please keep updating this thread.

I went to Honda showroom to book CBR250R. Having read enough about it, I thought, test ride would be a mere formality that I should anyway complete.

So did I and unfortunately, came back unimpressed. There was nothing wrong with the CBR, but I just didn't find the X-factor of a 2-stroke Yamaha or a clincher reason to buy CBR. I went to the showroom to book the bike but came back empty handed. This is not to say that CBR250R is not good. In fact, it's a darn good package. But, somehow it didn't make it compelling buy for me. I am still wondering what was missing there.

May be experience of a fellow RX rider will give me more insight into CBR, so please do share your impressions.

(BTW, seat cover of CBR is absolutely pathetic. Was biggest turn off. ).

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Can you post the pic of the seat cover. Does it have some extra cushion ?
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Thanks for the wishes and am damn glad to hear that they are getting these fiber finish parts in. Would love to replace all silver at some later date.

And can you put in a pic of the snug fit seat cover?
@ Both, Its a snug fit. No real cushioning as it needs to slide into the seat holders. Will post a pic shortly. Took a bunch of pics of the seat cover and the carbon fiber finish plastics but unable to transfer from phone.

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So did I and unfortunately, came back unimpressed. There was nothing wrong with the CBR, but I just didn't find the X-factor of a 2-stroke Yamaha or a clincher reason to buy CBR. I went to the showroom to book the bike but came back empty handed. This is not to say that CBR250R is not good. In fact, it's a darn good package. But, somehow it didn't make it compelling buy for me. I am still wondering what was missing there.

May be experience of a fellow RX rider will give me more insight into CBR, so please do share your impressions.

(BTW, seat cover of CBR is absolutely pathetic. Was biggest turn off. ).
1) I felt the same way. It does not really kick you in the pants kinda acceleration. However there are differences like I pointed in my first post
2) On a test ride we cannot gauge the top end of the bike. Based on reviews I know this is going to be more stable and assuring post 80/90kmph.
3) I was able to try the entire Rev range only once (I forget if its 1st or 2nd gear) during the test ride.

What I am basically saying is test rides only prove so much. Try to gauge the user experiences from forums. If your friend has a CBR ask if he would let you open it up on a highway.

As for the seat cover. Dont let that hold you back. For Rs.155 they will put a cover for you. Or take that cover for measurement of a custom cover of your choice.

All that being said our first loves will continue to get the attention due to them.
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Based on reviews I know this is going to be more stable and assuring post 80/90kmph.
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I have done 120 kmph with pillion continuously without any issue. There was absolutely no sign of instability at that speed.
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