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Honda CBR250R to be launched in India

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
Wheelbase (m) 1.370
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
Displacement (cm³) 249
Bore × Stroke (mm) 76.0 × 55.0
Compression ratio 10.7
Fuel supply system Programmed fuel injection system (PGM-FI)
Starter type Self-starter
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
2-speed 2.118
3-speed 1.571
4-speed 1.304
5-speed 1.115
6-speed 0.963
Reduction gear ratio (primary, secondary) 2.808 / 2.714
Caster angle/Trail (mm) 25º00´/ 95
Tire size Front 110/70-17M/C
Rear 140/70-17M/C
Brake type Front Hydraulic disk
Rear Hydraulic disk
Suspension type Front Telescopic
Rear Swing arm (Pro-link suspension system)
Frame type Diamond


  1. Two of the most crucial details are missing for a motorcycle of this type. Power and accelaration. 🙂

    P.S. Make that three…top speed is also not given. 🙂

  2. wat’s the price of the bike………i really want to buy it.

  3. Anonymous, there is no point speculating or presenting those figures, which most likely wouldn’t be the same in India.

    Sammy, if you want to buy it right now, you will have to go to Thailand and even there, the production would only start next month! You will have to wait for 4-5 months, to get this bike in India.

  4. Frany George says:

    Hope the performance will be maching with Ninja 250 but not the price of the bike. Keeping my fingers crossed – Frany

  5. My money is on KTM Duke 125CC..
    I like it naked when it comes to bikes, the minimum turning radius is 2.4mtrs!!!!
    But I like Honda hope they make some changes to Dazzler, a sportier version with fuel injection and clip on handle bars..

    Well These days I prefer a little greener automobiles, no not the Kwakker I mean fuel efficiency..

    Honda pls use integrated tail lights and better digital meters..

  6. dude its honda … 😉

  7. Himadri Roy says:

    i heard its below 1.5 lakh… so get redy for it boys

  8. but ut will cost us around 1.75 lacs on road for sure…

  9. man dis bike is ssxy but de requird fild is miisssin . price acclration . on rad milg .etc . im intrstd snd de details.

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