2013 Honda CBR 250R launched; Repsol limited edition on offer
Nithyanandh K, As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!
The Honda CBR 250R has been enjoying a good acceptance among the youngsters, thanks to its superbike looks.
However, the quarter litre bike’s forte has been shaken by the new entrant, the KTM Duke 390. In the aftermath of the Duke 390’s arrival, Honda has gone into a damage control mode.
Quite frankly, nobody expected KTM to price the Duke 390 this aggressively. It is simply unbeatable as far as price-to-performance ratio is concerned.
Honda’s attempt to neutralize the threat comes in the form of new special edition of the CBR 250R called the Repsol Edition. Honda has done it earlier with the Unicorn. The CBR 250R Repsol Edition will be offered only till October 2013.
The bike comes with Honda’s acclaimed MotoGP livery which certainly adds to its sporty character. In addition to the Repsol limited edition, Honda has also introduced new color options for the CBR250R.
The old color themes make way for new shades which have black finish on the alloy wheels and silencer guard. The new colors are red, black and white.
The price of the standard variant stands at Rs. 1.56 lakhs (Rs. 1,000 more for Pearl Sunbeam White color) while the ABS variants costs Rs. 1.85 lakhs (Rs. 1.86 lakhs for Pearl Sunbeam White color). The Repsol liveried special edition is available only in the ABS variant and carries a price tag of Rs.1.92 lakhs (all prices ex-showroom Delhi).
Dealerships across the country have started accepting the bookings for the Honda CBR 250R Repsol Edition but the delivery would begin a little later.
Head to Page 2 to view the press release.