Honda has increased both power and torque output on the CBR250RR twin-cylinder quarter-litre bike.
In India, we can buy a top of the line Ducati Panigale 1299 or even the most gorgeous motorcycle on earth, the MV Agusta F4 RR, but we can’t get a quarter-litre Honda like the CBR250RR because the Japanese automaker will offer us bigger bikes but not what we really need.
My ranting aside, Honda has revealed increased power and torque output figures of the CBR250RR from 36.8 PS to 38.7 PS (at 12,500 RPM) and 22.5 Nm to 23.3 Nm. The Honda CBR250RR gets throttle by wire (TBW) and switchable riding modes. It rivals the Kawasaki Ninja 250R and Yamaha YZF-R25 in Indonesia.
The engine is a 249.7cc, parallel-twin, water-cooled motor whose output was miscalculated by the company’s Indonesian subsidiary. The error happened as Honda Indonesia did not account the transmission ratio between the crankshaft and the countershaft as the output of the engine is measured at the countershaft since its not possible to be done on the crankshaft even though that’s idle.
Honda doesn’t even plan to launch the latest CBR250R or CBR300R in India. The company will continue to focus on its commuter motorcycles and scooters.
Honda CBR250RR Power
– Honda Indonesia had wrongly calculated output figures
– The new power figure is 38.7 PS, an increase of 2.1 PS
– The new torque figure is 23.3 Nm, an increase of 0.8 Nm
– Honda won’t launch the CBR250RR in India