Honda Australia will launch the all-new CBR250R road motorcycle in the first quarter of 2011.
Honda Australia will launch the all-new CBR250R road motorcycle in the first quarter of 2011 with expectations high that the Thailand produced, supersports-inspired model will offer an exciting new option for the entry level market.
Aussie riders will have their first opportunity to see the motorcycle at this year’s Australian Motorcycle Expo to be held in Melbourne, 16-28 November 2010.
Twin-cylinder engines are commonplace in the 250 class however the CBR250R is designed around an all-new 249.4mm single-cylinder engine with liquid cooling, an efficient four-valve DOHC cylinder head and PGM-FI fuel injection.
This single-cylinder configuration makes for a lighter, more compact and more fuel-efficient powerplant that also boasts a supremely usable torque curve.
As befits a machine with performance and versatility, the CBR250R uses a six-speed transmission to make light work of riding at any speed. The six ratios work with the bike’s power delivery to optimise acceleration and deliver both refinement and economy when cruising.
The rest of the CBR250R package is similarly balanced, combining satisfying performance with the kind of refinement and easygoing usability that make a difference on every ride. The result is extraordinary – a truly versatile 250cc sportsbike with unrivalled fuel economy in its class.
Lightweight at just 162kg, the new bike’s manoeuvrability is further enhanced by its perfect chassis balance offering the agile handling for which Honda is world renowned.
The CBR250R’s riding position is fundamental to its versatility, ensuring comfort and control regardless of the task at hand. It is designed around a low seat height of just 784mm, which puts riders of any stature at ease immediately since even shorter riders can put a supporting foot on the ground when stopping.
Also key to rider comfort when travelling long distances, the CBR250R features a full fairing with a windscreen which considerably reduces windblast as well providing a degree of weather protection.
In the area of safety technology, the CBR250R’s specifications incorporate Combined ABS, a world first for a 250cc-class road sports model.
Euro 3 emission standards have been met by adopting an electronically controlled fuel injection system (PGM-FI) as well as an O2 sensor.
With the power to carry two people effortlessly, the CBR250R is a very capable pillion machine. Beneath the pillion seat a storage area makes the CBR250R a hugely practical bike, with space for the owner’s manual and toolkit that come with the bike as well as an optional U-lock, raincoat or emergency kit.
Honda plan to release the CBR250R at a very competitive price with colour options to include Asteroid Black Metallic, Pearl Blue Tri Colour and Red.
For more information visit www.hondamotorcycles.com.au, or call the Dealer Locator at 1 300 1 HONDA.