Honda CBR250R and Crossruner Go Irish
Power comes from a 800cc V4 liquid-cooled, DOHC motor generating 102 hp and 54 lb.ft. (73 Nm) of torque, while a combined ABS system is fitted as standard. Other highlights of the concept includes a 21.5 litre (5.7 gal.) fuel tank, while the passenger is seated on a level, low platform to make mounting and dismounting easier, and to maximise the wind protection given by the rider.
“We have had a lot of excitement building up around the bikes we are launching at the Carole Nash Irish Motorbike and Scooter Show and in particular the Crossrunner is generating the most,” stated Eva O'Toole, Marketing Manager, Honda Distributors.
On the other hand, the new CBR250R entry-level sportbike boasts a 249cc liquid-cooled single cylinder engine, comes in either a standard configuration or as an ABS version.
"The CBR250R is specifically aimed at new riders, yet it's packed full of high-tech features and offers great performance, all in a lightweight, affordable package. This new model expands another segment of the market for Honda by attracting first time bikers,” added O’Toole.
“It is fantastic to have Honda launch so many new bikes at the show. Their prowess as a world beater in racing circles is well documented and I am looking forward to seeing not only these new bikes but also their more familiar thoroughbred motorcycles myself. For the enthusiast we have lined up numerous new bike launches and a host of events and displays never before seen in Ireland,’’ stated Ruth Lemass, organiser of the Carole Nash Irish Motorbike & Scooter Show.