Honda has finally replaced the erstwhile CBR 250R with an updated version. The quarter-litre bike was taken off the shelves when the BS-IV emission norms kicked in. Now, with the 2018 model, it is finally compliant with the emissions standards. The new CBR 250R was showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo and carries a price tag of Rs 1.63 lakh for the STD (standard) model and Rs 1.93 lakh for the ABS model (both prices, ex-showroom Delhi).
While it remains mechanically unchanged from before, the bike now boasts an all-LED headlight unit that adds to its visual appeal. The 2018 CBR 250R gets redesigned graphics and is now available in four colours – grey-orange, grey-green, yellow and red. The Honda offering continues to be powered by the 249.6cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled motor which produces 26.5hp and 22.9Nm of torque. Output figures remain similar to the BS-III engine and the motor will be paired to the same six-speed gearbox as earlier.
The conventional telescopic front fork and pro-link monoshock at the rear also remain unchanged. The wheelbase stands at 1,369mm and the motorcycle continues to use the same 13-litre fuel tank. The kerb weight for the ABS-equipped CBR 250R stands at 167kg.