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Old 27th October 2010, 15:11   #1
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Honda 250cc bike for India has been confirmed as the new 2011 CBR250R. The bike is being unveiled today at an event in Thailand Golf course circuit.

The only disappointment as far as I am concerned is the engine which is a 250cc single cylinder. I would have loved a twin just like the 250 Ninja. The price is speculated to be around the Rs 1.5 Lakh mark.

Source: Honda 250cc Bike For India 2011 CBR250R April 2011 Launch - Specs | Autoholiks

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2011 Honda CBR250R Unveiled! Coming to India in November 2010!
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Old 27th October 2010, 15:23   #2
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Honda unveiled the new 250K in Thailand

So nice.

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Looks very good and if priced at 1.5 lacs, should be a really good seller and Ninja Killer.

By the way going OT the Mojo bike by Mahindra seems to have dissappeared.

Hopefully this Honda bike goes ahead and launches.
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Looks very good. I hope the news is true.

If priced right, this will be a hit for sure as the segment does not have a good bike. This will take a huge pie out of Ninja.
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Looks awesome!!
Yamaha and HH look out.
The report says that Honda are looking to price it at "under 1.5L" now thats what I call spot-on pricing for a single cylinder from the Honda stable.
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If its the 250 RR they are going to launch in India. Hurray to HONDA, Finally they are realizing what Indians need.
Its a great bike but for the single cylinder. A twin is any day powerful and better performing than a single cylinder, i suppose when it comes to fuel consumption.
Correct me if wrong.
So is the launch happening as we speak?
It was supposed to be today right.
So when can we expect the official launch in India.
They are planning to get it to that price only after they get major parts made in India. That sounds like a long way from now.

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Looks very good and if priced at 1.5 lacs, should be a really good seller and Ninja Killer.
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If priced right, this will be a hit for sure as the segment does not have a good bike. This will take a huge pie out of Ninja.
Me thinks it'll kill all the other bikes such as the R15, ZMR/ZMA, P220 and in that order. Ninja killer? Not actually, since its only a single cylinder, redlines at 10500 RPM. The ninja is a twin, revv's till 13000 rpm (revv's even further into the red zone and i have been wondering if there is a revvlimiter. Crossed the 14000 rpm mark a couple of times. ). It is a known fact that the best 250cc bike in the world is the Ninja 250R.

But yes, the ninja sales will take a hit if the pricing is close to what is being speculated right now.

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So is the launch happening as we speak? So when can we expect the official launch in India. They are planning to get it to that price only after they get major parts made in India. That sounds like a long way from now.
AFAIK, the CBR250 will be launched in April 2011 onwards. Price is speculated to be around 1.5 Lacs and localization of parts should help in achieving this.

Overall a very good move by Honda. Nice to see the performance biking market opening up at a much more affordable level.

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The official word - Honda Worldwide | October 27, 2010 "Honda to Produce New Road Sports Model CBR250R in Asia"
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Me thinks it'll kill all the other bikes such as the R15, ZMR/ZMA, P220 and in that order. Ninja killer? Not actually, since its only a single cylinder, redlines at 10500 RPM. The ninja is a twin, revv's till 13000 rpm (revv's even further into the red zone and i have been wondering if there is a revvlimiter. Crossed the 14000 rpm mark a couple of times. ). It is a known fact that the best 250cc bike in the world is the Ninja 250R.
You sure aren't making my life easy Aditya, are you?

My only gripe with the 250R is its frame, I wish it was a twin-spar.(I am yet to ride, but a twin spar chassis WILL be a better handler compared to diamond-frame 250R sports)

The CBR 150R will have a twin-spar. Lets see how the market responds and what developments happen in the days to come by, as Hyosung is also expected to come in.

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April 2011 . Hmmm , thats a few months away , should have been early . 250 CC and around 30 bhp should be nice package . Its even got even C-ABS (optional) .

Ninja is good bike ,except the price part .Bajaj went all greedy with the bike .There were no other bikes in that segment ,hence ninja sold a few . Now the 250 range is open, the honda will take the cake .Ninja owners beware !

Single cylinder ,less parts ,less headache, if I can get 30 bhp from single cylinder why have twin .More parts more headache. Even if it even revs till 10 K thats fine , more power at lesser RPM ,good .
I dont get why do you need to rev till 14K RPM ? .Is it any good ?

@ Sheel is this good enuff ? , please certify ,your certification is a must for success of the bike .

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M&M's Mojo is looking really dull now!
If they manage to price this at 1.5L this is a sure win win for Honda
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This may be slightly OT.

There are four different kinds of customers.

Customer 1: Will pick up the CBR 250R for the purpose of showing-off.

Customer 2: Will pick up the CBR 250R because he cannot afford a Ninja 250R. (might overlap with the above statement as well)

Customer 3: Will walk past the CBR 250R and buy a Ninja because he 'knows' the difference between 2-pot and single-pot motors.

Customer 4: Will walk past both the CBR and the Ninja and aim to pick-up a pre-worshiped CBR-600/R6 without papers and squat experience with SBKs.

Needless to say, Customer 1, 2 and 4 will be seen straddling their crotch-rockets wearing floaters and balancing their helmets on the top of their heads.

On topic: It will be interesting to see how this fares against the R15, the ZMR and the Pulsar 220. It looks very promising! Honda India is probably playing darts with the pictures of these bikes as we speak.

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The whole lowdown on the bike with tech specs, pics, engine diagrams and blah blah blah for all those who are interested

Honda Worldwide | CBR250R
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You sure aren't making my life easy Aditya, are you?
I'll make it easy. Get the CBR250 for daily rides and an occassional highway blast. Buy the Ninja 250 for touring and track use.

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Its even got even C-ABS (optional). Ninja is good bike ,except the price part. Bajaj went all greedy with the bike. There were no other bikes in that segment ,hence ninja sold a few . Now the 250 range is open, the honda will take the cake.
C-ABS is one of the best things on this bike. Wish the ninja also had something like this. And of course, Honda's 250 WILL eat into the ninja's pie only if the price is within the speculated figure (and i am guessing they will price it well to capture the market).

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if I can get 30 bhp from single cylinder why have twin. More parts more headache.
A single cylinder engine will feel strained at higher rpm's. Take a test ride of the Ninja 250 and the ZMR and you'll know what i am talking about. (Its not a real comparison but then a bit of an idea why a twin is better than a single).

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I dont get why do you need to rev till 14K RPM ? .Is it any good ?
Wasn't intentional. I had just completed the run-in then and was blasting away, the engine sounds at high rpm's (precisely at the red zone) hadn't sunk in to my ears. Only realized what i was doing when i saw the console.

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My only gripe with the 250R is its frame, I wish it was a twin-spar.(I am yet to ride, but a twin spar chassis WILL be a better handler compared to diamond-frame 250R sports)

The CBR 150R will have a twin-spar.
This link shows that it has a diamond frame

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The whole lowdown on the bike with tech specs, pics, engine diagrams and blah blah blah for all those who are interested

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Needless to say, Customer 1, 2 and 4 will be seen straddling their crotch-rockets wearing floaters and balancing their helmets on the top of their heads.
Real good one!
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