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October 27, 2010

Honda CBR250R Coming to Canada

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2011 Honda CBR250R

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Honda has announced it is bringing the CBR250R to Canada. The all-new lightweight sport bike will give fans of Honda's popular CBR125R a chance to step up to double the displacement without having to renounce their brand loyalty for Kawasaki's Ninja 250R. 

The CBR250R's single cylinder 249.4 cc  liquid-cooled, fuel injected, 4-valve DOHC motor claims 26 hp and 17 lb-ft of torque and is cradled in a diamond twin-spar steel frame suspended by 37 mm fork and a single linkage-type rear shock. Wheels are 17-inch, with 110/70 front and 140/70 rear tires, while braking comes from a single 296 mm front disc coupled with a twin-piston caliper and a 220 mm rear disc with a single-piston caliper. 

At 161kg (wet), the base model weighs in at 9kg lighter than the Ninja 250R and  if you opt for ABS (which you should) you'll add another 4kg to the bike—still undercutting the Kawasaki.

Pricing is TBD but Honda says the CBR250R will hit Canadian showrooms this spring in red/silver or black. 

2011 Specifications

Model: CBR250R / CBR250R ABS

Engine Type: 249.4cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke

Bore and Stroke: 76mm x 55mm

Compression Ratio: 10.7:1

Valve Train: DOHC; four valves per cylinder

Induction: PGM-FI, 38mm throttle body

Ignition: Computer-controlled digital transistorized with electronic advance

Transmission: Six-speed

Suspension

Front: 37mm fork

Rear: Pro-Link single shock with five positions of spring preload adjustability

Brakes

Front: Single 296mm disc

Rear: Single 220mm disc

Optional ABS

Tires

Front: 110/70-17 radial 

Rear: 140/70-17 radial

Wheelbase: 1,370mm (53.9 inches)

Rake (Caster angle): 25.0°

Trail: 95mm (3.74 inches)

Seat Height: 780mm (30.7 inches)

Fuel Capacity: 13 litres

Colour: Metallic Black, Red/Silver

Curb Weight*: 161kg / 165kg (ABS)