With the long-awaited 2016 Honda CBR250RR finally launched a few days ago in Indonesia, here is a 360-degree of Honda’s brand new quarter-litre class sportsbike. Coming in both ABS and non-ABS models, the Honda CBR250RR replaces the previous generation CBR250R single-cylinder machine.
The new CBR comes with a 249.7 cc parallel-twin engine fed by PGM-FI, with eight-valves and liquid-cooled. Ride-by-wire with three engine modes is standard, a first for Honda in the small displacement category.
No official word on power or torque figures yet, but somewhere around 26 or 27 real world horses would be about right, corresponding to something like 35 manufacturer horsepower. Power gets to the ground via a six-speed gearbox and chain drive.
Suspension in the front is with upside-down forks, while the rear suspension uses Honda Pro-Link system and has five-position adjustment. Braking is with single discs front and rear, with the front caliper using two pistons.
Fuel is carried in a 14.5-litre tank, and seat height is set at 790 mm. The front headlights are twin-LED units, giving the fairing cowl a slim, sharp appearance.
There are three colour options – Racing Red, Anchor Grey metallic and Matte Gunpowder metallic. The CBR250RR also features what Honda calls a “layered cowl”, designed to optimise the air-flow and aerodynamics of the bike.
In Indonesia, two models will be offered: non-ABS for 63-68 million rupiah (RM19.5k-21k), and the ABS version from 69-70 million rupiah (around RM21,500). According to Honda, the 2016 Honda CBR250RR will only be released in Japan later this year.