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.
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
Front: 37mm fork
Rear: Pro-Link single shock with five positions of spring preload adjustability
Front: Single 296mm disc
Rear: Single 220mm disc
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)