Monday, April 18, 2011

honda bikes cbr 250r

Do not adjust your computer screen, this not a revised version of the VFR1200F, nor is it the V4 adventure bike we expect Honda to debut next week, it’s not even the bastard love child from a CBR and a Cylon, it is in fact the brand new 2011 Honda CBR250R. A 250cc motorcycle for the rest of us, Honda hopes to snag new riders by offering a more practical street bike in the Japanese, European, Australian, and yes, even American markets later this spring.

Raising the bar a bit, the CBR250R comes with optional C-ABS brakes, which will like be mandatory in the European Union, if the EU Commission has anything to say about it. With performance figures coming in at 26hp and 17 lbs•ft of torque, the fuel-injected Honda CBR250R isn’t going to blow anyone out of the water, but that’s sort the point behind the quarter-liter bike, which should be more than capable of scooting around a young rider on city streets and back-road routes.

Other spec’s include a 3.4 gallon fuel tank and a curb weight of 359lbs (368lbs with ABS). The 1.4 gallons fuel deficiet likely helps the CBR come in 15lbs lighter than the Kawasaki Ninja 250R (the bike to beat in entry-level market segment), but with the fuel-injection it’s hard to say which bike has the range advantage. Braking comes from the Honda engineered combined anti-lock braking system, which stops a single 296mm disc up-front and 220mm disc in back. Suspension comes in the form of two right-side up 37mm front forks, with a Pro-Link shock in the rear, which has five adjustable pre-load settings.

honda bikes cbr 250r
honda bikes cbr 250r
honda bikes cbr 250r
honda bikes cbr 250r
honda bikes cbr 250r
honda bikes cbr 250r
honda bikes cbr 250r

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