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Old 10-27-2010, 02:11 AM   #1
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Honda CBR250R.

Looks good. No word on whether it'll make it to the states.

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Old 10-27-2010, 02:13 AM   #3
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Old 10-27-2010, 02:14 AM   #4
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Another Honda crying out for an aftermarket can..

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Old 10-27-2010, 04:33 AM   #5
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Ya, you wonder why they don't bring this thing over. I thought I read somewhere that the Ninja 250R is Kawasaki's best selling bike. Seems like Honda could sell a bunch of these things.
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Old 10-27-2010, 04:51 AM   #6
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Remember original CBR250RR "baby blade"?
I find it way cooler looking and it has gear-driven cams and something like 18000 rpm redline and bulletproof engine. I think they just put new skin and updated chassis a bit. But I wish they'd still made old one instead of that.
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Old 10-27-2010, 05:16 AM   #7
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I really like the look of this bike. The baby-VFR1200 front end is very nice. I haven't found the VFR1200 to be terribly photogenic, but it does look good in person, which I hope makes this a very good looking bike in person.

Come on Honda, at least bring this to Canada. You've given us the 125R, but the next step for new riders is the CBF600. And with a few provinces hitting hard insurance rates on anything over 400cc, a true freeway capable bike is needed in that range.

Of course, I would also be delighted if they brough over some of those 400cc bikes they've got.

The new ninja 250 is a runaway sales success, I'm curious how the Ninja400 (sleeved down 650) is fairing in sales?
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Old 10-27-2010, 05:39 AM   #8
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we need these in the states,the 250 kaw is just pathetic on power
These would sell like mad. newbies to sportbikes would like to start with something smaller as well as ladies are looking to get into sportbikes,but they only have the ninja as a choice..Come on Honda send em over!!
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Old 10-27-2010, 05:55 AM   #9
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Old 10-27-2010, 06:18 AM   #10
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we need these in the states,the 250 kaw is just pathetic on power
These would sell like mad. newbies to sportbikes would like to start with something smaller as well as ladies are looking to get into sportbikes,but they only have the ninja as a choice..Come on Honda send em over!!
Um,you know that this is a thumper, right? It's going to struggle to be even close to power on the EX250, though it'll be more "friendly" on the power. It won't even be a Shadow of the original CBR250.

Ugly as sin to boot. I'll keep my Kawi EX250 happily.
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Old 10-27-2010, 06:21 AM   #11
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They won't bring it over because it won't compete with the 250R. Beginners are going to choose the two cylinder bike over this one. It's probably a fair bit slower than the 250R up top as well.
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Old 10-27-2010, 06:50 AM   #12
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Looks good. No word on whether it'll make it to the states.
American Honda Announces Release Of The All-New CBR250R

October 27 2010

American Honda Motor Company's Powersports Division announced to its dealers today the release of an all-new motorcycle designed for those entering the sport of motorcycling, one that's sporty, fun, lightweight and affordable: the CBR250R.

"This is really an amazing machine we're adding to Honda's list of models for 2011," said Powersports Press Manager Bill Savino. "The CBR250R is specifically aimed at new riders, yet it's packed full of high-tech features and offers great performance, all in a lightweight, affordable package. This new model expands another segment of the market for Honda buyers."

More detailed information and images of Honda's model line can be found on powersports.honda.com or see your local Honda powersports dealer.

- CBR250R: An Affordable Entry Into The Sport Of Motorcycling
The all-new 2011 CBR250R brings a fresh take on the fun side of motorcycling, one that especially suits riders entering the sport. Thanks to its extremely efficient 249cc liquid-cooled single cylinder engine—an all-new design featuring a sophisticated four-valve DOHC cylinder head, engine counterbalancer, and fuel injection—this dependable and lightweight machine delivers nimble handling, a broad spread of easily accessible power and low operating costs all in one. Whether the day calls for a commute to work, quick trips around town or all-day explorations in the countryside, the CBR250R is a great way to get acquainted with the many faces of motorcycling, all at an affordable price. Available in Metallic Black and Red/Silver beginning in Spring 2011. Also available with ABS.

2011 Specifications

Model: CBR250R / CBR250R ABS
Engine Type: 249.4cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore and Stroke: 76mm x 55mm
Compression Ratio: 10.7:1
Valve Train: DOHC; four valves per cylinder
Induction: PGM-FI, 38mm throttle body
Ignition: Computer-controlled digital transistorized with electronic advance
Transmission: Six-speed
Suspension: Front: 37mm fork
Rear: Pro-Link single shock with five positions of spring preload adjustability
Brakes: Front: Single 296mm disc
Rear: Single 220mm disc
Optional ABS
Tires Front: 110/70-17 radial
Rear: 140/70-17 radial
Wheelbase: 53.9 inches
Rake (Caster angle): 25.0°
Trail: 95mm (3.74 inches)
Seat Height: 95mm (3.74 inches)
Fuel Capacity: 3.4 gallons
Color: Metallic Black, Red/Silver
Curb Weight*: 359 pounds / 368 pounds (ABS)
Honda Genuine Accessories
  • Seat Cowl
  • Carbon Fiber Tank Pad
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Old 10-27-2010, 07:00 AM   #13
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"sophisticated head/valve design" and " low operating costs" in the same paragraph for a 250 single?. Sounds like another titanium nightmare grenade. Also built for NooBs....That will teach them next time! They will end up gathering dust in the back of the Honda showroom next to that unwanted VFR1200. That is if you can get the dealer into even buying one at all.
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Old 10-27-2010, 07:06 AM   #14
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Looks like it's going to be available with ABS. Wonder if we are going to start seeing that trickle down to these smaller bikes?

Ah, and it's fuel injected too. Wish my 250R was!

http://powersports.honda.com/2011/cbr250r.aspx
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Old 10-27-2010, 07:10 AM   #15
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