Worldwide Honda is known for its reliable and quality products. The company follows cult status in the Indian market too and can be easily considered one of the leading manufacturers of two-wheelers in the country. While its Active is the best-selling scooter, the bikes such as CB250R helped company to establish its credential as sporty bike manufacturer. While Indian market today has CBR650R priced at Rs 9.50 lakh, Indonesia has recently got 2023 CBR250RR model. We take a close look at this upgraded bike to find out whether it would make for a good selling proposition here in India or not:
In terms of the overall styling, the new 2023 CBR250RR come equipped with fresh design cues which include an all-new fairing built aggressively to meet the style expectation of prospective buyers. The body panels are new and so are the rear cowl and the graphics. LED lighting is a standard part of the equipment and further complementing the aggressive nature of the bike are the turn indicators mounted above the headlamps. The bike gets USD forks upfront and they look extremely sporty thanks to the attractive gold color finishing used by the company. The rear suspension duties are handled by the mono-shock and the overall wheelbase has shrunk by 4mm in the interest of achieving better cornering abilities.
The single-cylinder engine in the 2023 CBR250RR displaces a cubic capacity of 250 ccs and Honda’s engineers have achieved a higher compression ratio in the updated model. As a result, the bike now puts out 42 PS (2 PS more than the previous version) and 25 Nm of max torque. In terms of features and equipment, the new bike offers Dual-Channel ABS system, slipper clutch, three riding modes, and dual exhaust among others. The fuel tank capacity stands at 14.5-liter and the curb weight of the bike is pegged at 168 kg. The bike is available in a total of 5 different shades in the Indonesian market.
The price is yet to be revealed by Honda and if the company decides to launch the product here in India, the new 2023 Honda CBR250RR will compete against the likes of Apache RR 310, BMW G 310 RR, and KTM RC 390 among others.