2016 Honda CBR250RR -1

The much awaited 2017 Honda CBR250RR – which we had a close look at during the GIIAS show in Jakarta – finally has some specifications to peruse. As reported in indiansutosblog, the CBR250RR will put out 36 hp at 12,500 rpm and 22.5 Nm torque at 10,500 rpm.

The rest of the engine specifications is per what was seen on the display stand, an eight-valve, parallel-twin, liquid-cooled engine displacing 249.7 cc. Power gets to the ground via a standard six-speed, wet clutch gearbox and chain final drive.

ABS is apparently an option, with the spec sheet making note of such. Ride-by-wire controls the Honda PGM-FI, which could mean goodies like traction control and ride modes may trickle down to the quarter-litre class in the future.

An upside-down fork – non-adjustable – performs suspension duties in front, made by Showa, while a five-step pre-load adjustable singe shock absorber does the job out back. Braking is with a dual-piston caliper in front while single-piston caliper grabs a petal disc on the rear wheel.

Weighing in at 168 kg with ABS, and dropping three kilogrammes without, the CBR250RR also features LED lighting front and rear, with the DRLs on the front cowl doubling-up as turn signals.

Three colour schemes are available – Racing Red, Anchor Grey metallic and Matte Gunpowder metallic (pictured). The CBR250RR also features what Honda calls a “layered cowl”, designed to optimise the air-flow and aerodynamics of the bike.

No firm pricing has been released for the 2017 Honda CBR250RR, but we were informed by a PT Astra spokesperson during the GIIAS show that the official Indonesian price for the CBR250RR is between 63 to 68 million Indonesian rupiah (RM19.5k to 21k) for the non-ABS version, while the ABS model will go for between 69 to 74 million rupiah (between RM21k to RM22k).