After the launch of Honda CBR250R in Thailand, Honda Motorcycle and Scooters India is all set to bring it to India, early next year! HMSI would not only be producing and selling the Honda CBR250R in India, but would also be using it as an export hub for the South African market.
HMSI is also planning to leverage its suppliers in India to ensure that the motorcycle is launched at an affordable price point, a fact which is likely to give the likes of Kawasaki and Mahindra Two Wheelers, sleepless nights. And is just the thing that Indian Motorcycling Enthusiasts needed, because let’s face it, as long as companies continue to import high capacity motorcycles into India, there aren’t going to get any affordable, thanks to the high import duty, our government imposes on imported vehicles.
By manufacturing these motorcycles locally, companies can not only hope to sell more of these in India (cheaper price = more consumers), but also utilize the cheap labor available here, to make India an export hub for not only the small capacity motorcycles, but also the higher capacity ones!
While there is no word yet on the launch date, Honda CBR250R is expected to be launched in India by early next year.
Here are the technical specifications for the Honda CBR250R’s Thailand version; Indian specs ought to be pretty much the same:
|Overall length × Overall width × Overall height (m)||2.035 × 0.720 × 1.125|
|Ground clearance (m)||0.145|
|Seat height (m)||0.780|
|Curb weight (kg)||161 (STD) 165 (ABS)|
|Riding capacity (No. of people)||2|
|Minimum turning radius (m)||2.5|
|Engine type||CS250RE, liquid-cooled 4-stroke DOHC single cylinder|
|Bore × Stroke (mm)||76.0 × 55.0|
|Fuel supply system||Programmed fuel injection system (PGM-FI)|
|Ignition type||Full-transistor battery ignition|
|Lubricating type||Wet sump|
|Fuel tank capacity (L)||13|
|Clutch type||Wet multiplate with coil springs|
|Transmission type||Constant mesh 6-speed return|
|Transmission gear ratio||1-speed||3.333|
|Reduction gear ratio (primary, secondary)||2.808 / 2.714|
|Caster angle/Trail (mm)||25º00´/ 95|
|Brake type||Front||Hydraulic disk|
|Rear||Swing arm (Pro-link suspension system)|