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Old 20th September 2011, 23:13   #31
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RXG was bought new almost 15years back. 38k if I recall correctly

Should have retained the RXZ - is that what you saying?
Yeah i should've retained the RXZ but anyways, have you sold your RXG or is it with you and if you have sold it, how much did you get?
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Old 21st September 2011, 00:33   #32
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Default Re: CBR250R gives relief to the RX after 14.5 years: Tale of two bikes

Sorry for the bad quality pics from my aging phone.

Here are the Carbon Fiber finish plastic parts. Each priced around Rs.950-1100. Not Pair but each piece.
CBR250R gives relief to the RX after 14.5 years: Tale of two bikes-img_14161.jpg
CBR250R gives relief to the RX after 14.5 years: Tale of two bikes-img_1417.jpgCBR250R gives relief to the RX after 14.5 years: Tale of two bikes-img_1421.jpg

Also forgot to mention the wheel rim stickers. CBR250R gives relief to the RX after 14.5 years: Tale of two bikes-img_1419.jpg
No its not the bad pic.
One side of each semi-circular sticker is red and fades into a Gray. They say it gives a good effect when wheel moves. I did not buy the idea or the sticker set.

They will be putting it on their test bike and calling me.

Also Quite thrilled about the number
CBR250R gives relief to the RX after 14.5 years: Tale of two bikes-cbr250.jpg
Its a 4 digit ending with ...

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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.
Am sure. I hear even at 140 it doesn't flinch. Anyway, doesn't matter - my point to RX owners like myself and RX135 was that at 80/90/100 it isnt too assuring on an RX. again IMHO.

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Yeah i should've retained the RXZ but anyways, have you sold your RXG or is it with you and if you have sold it, how much did you get?
Jasmeet, the thread is Tale of two bikes.

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Replacement was the wrong word to use at 1am. I dont intend to sell it.
Till death do us part.
Reinforcement/companion is a better word

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Default Re: CBR250R gives relief to the RX after 14.5 years: Tale of two bikes

Nice number.

The bike can cruise comfortably at 100 kmph. It is quite stable at 120-130 kmph.

Do they have the wheel rim stickers for black bike?

The silver panels get scratched very easily. Carbon finish plastic parts is a good option in case of replacement. I hope the spare parts support from Honda will improve soon, right now it is almost nil.

Get an oil filter from your dealer if it is available now as your bike will soon be ready for first service.
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Am sure. I hear even at 140 it doesn't flinch. Anyway, doesn't matter - my point to RX owners like myself and RX135 was that at 80/90/100 it isnt too assuring on an RX. again IMHO.
I never feel stability issues on my RX135 even at 100 kmph, though brakes are below average at such speed (I mostly work through gears). Bigger problem is that RX doesn't go beyond 100. Top speed is limited at 100-105.
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The bike can cruise comfortably at 100 kmph. It is quite stable at 120-130 kmph. Do they have the wheel rim stickers for black bike?

The silver panels get scratched very easily. Carbon finish plastic parts is a good option in case of replacement. I hope the spare parts support from Honda will improve soon, right now it is almost nil.

Get an oil filter from your dealer if it is available now as your bike will soon be ready for first service.
There is only one set for all bikes. Its the same for the black bike as well

Good idea of the Oil filter. Will do that

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I never feel stability issues on my RX135 even at 100 kmph, though brakes are below average at such speed (I mostly work through gears). Bigger problem is that RX doesn't go beyond 100. Top speed is limited at 100-105.
Like I said IMHO

Will shortly put a note on the obvious and not so obvious differences in these bikes.
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Default My initial RX Vs CBR250R report

My initial RX Vs CBR250R report

Crunchy Gear Box - Smooth Gear Box
Rough engine Feeling - Butter Smooth
Easy to cut gears and move on - more gears to downshift
Easy to carve through the traffic - painful in bumper to bumper
Comfy for short rides - Comfy except on the palms
(Long ride report later)
Excellent exhaust note (even with a Rebore due) - Pathetic 4T Single cylinder note
Nice on the bends - Excellent on the bends
Front brakes fully engaged does little - Front brakes bites hard and dips the nose
(Engine braking report later)
Rear brakes well and you feel the reduction of speed - Rear brakes even better in terms of distance but its so smooth you dont feel it.
(sorry difficult to explain)
'Do you want to sell it?' - 'Mileage kithna dhethi hai?'
Both questions priceless

Mods sorry for back to back posts. Just could not hold back posting the differences. Please merge if an issues.

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Excellent exhaust note (even with a Rebore due) - Pathetic 4T Single cylinder note
Long years back, I used to mock people who said RX is better than more powerful 4-stroke bikes, 11 BHP RX100 vs. 12.5 BHP Fierro/Pulsar/CBZ back then, just because it sounds better.

But I must admit, music of RX plays huge role in enjoying the bike. It is as if the bike is talking to you all the time. 4-Strokers just don't give that feel.

BTW, I always found Yamaha gear box better than HH or Honda. It's lighter with HH or Honda, but I find the gear shift happens much smoother with Yamaha.
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@Ironwolf

Congrats on the new bike. Its a very capable motorcycle. Do keep a tab on rusting and paint chipping issues. Couple of owners whom i know, are already facing this problem with no apparent solution in sight.

@RX135

Absolutely spot on. 4 strokes can never evoke the same emotions as a screaming, smoke belching 2 stroker.
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Default Re: CBR250R gives relief to the RX after 14.5 years: Tale of two bikes

There is a CBR owners event organized by HMSI this Saturday.

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Bangalore CBR owners who did not get this invite by courier yet and would like to come, please PM me.


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Long years back, I used to mock people who said RX is better than more powerful 4-stroke bikes, 11 BHP RX100 vs. 12.5 BHP Fierro/Pulsar/CBZ back then, just because it sounds better.
The RXs with a small port job make these 4Ts run to their mommie.

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@Ironwolf

Congrats on the new bike. Its a very capable motorcycle. Do keep a tab on rusting and paint chipping issues. Couple of owners whom i know, are already facing this problem with no apparent solution in sight.
will keep an eye out for that
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Default Re: CBR250R gives relief to the RX after 14.5 years: Tale of two bikes

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There is a CBR owners event organized by HMSI this Saturday.

Bangalore CBR owners who did not get this invite by courier yet and would like to come, please PM me.
IronWolf, have sent you a PM
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Default Re: CBR250R gives relief to the RX after 14.5 years: Tale of two bikes

Congratulations, mate. Awesome ride you got there!

Since you have first hand experience of the machine, do tell me if for a 5'5" person would it be an appropriate machine?
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Default Re: CBR250R gives relief to the RX after 14.5 years: Tale of two bikes

Going to Chikballapur and back for an old school run-in ride tomorrow at 6.00am.

Is going up Nandi hills not advisable during run in first 300km? I dont get the MotoMan method, so please dont qoute that.

Not sure how I am going to keep it under the 70s :(
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Default Re: CBR250R gives relief to the RX after 14.5 years: Tale of two bikes

It should be good, going up the hills means more load and hence the rings get to seal better. However there is a fine line as you must neither rev it higher nor try to climb the mountain at 6th gear doing 2000rpm.
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In fact, you should do the italian run in method..its awesome and recommended

I've been doing it for the past 20 years.

Ride safe.
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Default Re: CBR250R gives relief to the RX after 14.5 years: Tale of two bikes

Hey, Congratulations Ironwolf!!!

Don't know how I managed to miss this thread and that too for such a long time.

Was long to cover three pages in one go but very interesting. Will look forward to your experiences with the CBR.

Also, do keep us posted on the break-in method you finally adhere to. I was very conservative and went with the owners manual.

Again, great write-up and do keep us posted with some pics from the CBR meet. Interesting to see the Bangalore dealers are going that extra mile to give the special treatment to CBR 250R owners and helping them connect with other from the same vicinity/city. Dealers here in Mumbai should use this as a learning.

Happy Riding!!!
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