First Honda CBR250R Units Arrive in the US [Video]
The beginner’s bike is powered by a newly-developed liquid-cooled 249cc 4-stroke 4-valve single-cylinder DOHC engine coupled with a six-speed transmission, thanks to Honda’s Programmed Fuel Injection System (PGM-FI) as well as an oxygen sensor, accompanied by a catalyzer fitted inside the exhaust pipe.
The Combined ABS is world first for a 250cc-class road sports model, making the bike more stable by bringing together a Combined Brake System (CBS) and an Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS).
Because it’s a single-cylinder machine, the new CBR250R is narrow, sporting a low 30.5-inch (775mm) seat height and light 359-pound (163kg) curb weight. The bike’s fuel capacity is of 3.4 gallons (13 liters). Models sold in California meet current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.
“The new CBR250R offers the perfect balance of beginner-friendly features and the typical Honda refinement that more experienced riders will appreciate. Light weight, superb handling, excellent power and unmatched build quality and attention to detail—combine all that with Honda’s famous reliability and the new CBR250R is an instant winner,” Honda says.
The model will be available in the United States in Metallic Black and Red/Silver beginning in Spring 2011. We’ll remind you that the Honda CBR 250R MSRPs will be $3,999 (standard) and $4,499 (ABS-equipped version).