Honda CBR250RR Special Edition – GIIAS 2017 Live
Praveen M, Engineer-turned-motorcycle journalist. I'm a sucker for cruising down the highways, and twisties in the hills.
PT Astra Honda Motor, Honda’s subsidiary in Indonesia, has launched a special edition of the Honda CBR250RR. The bike features an interesting theme in the bodywork called ‘The Art of Kabuki’. For the uninitiated, the ‘Art of Kabuki’ depicts the ancient, traditional culture of ‘Kabukimono’, an era of the Samurai warriors. Only 100 units of the Special Edition bike are available. It costs Rp 70,825,000, OTR (On The Road), Jakarta.
Additionally, the bike features artwork that illustrates the map of Indonesia. The Special Edition commemorates the bike’s first anniversary in the Indonesian market. Further cosmetic changes include a red frame, white pillion seat cowl, front forks with a black finish. Another unique addition is the black front and white rear wheels, both with rim stickers.
The Honda CBR250RR employs a 250 cc liquid-cooled DOHC 8-valve, parallel twin cylinder powerplant. It produces 38.7 PS of power at 12,500 rpm and maximum torque of 23.3 Nm at 11,000 rpm. The throttle is of ride-by-wire type, and the engine is mated to a 6-speed transmission.
The bike tips the scales at 168 kg (kerb) and the fuel tank capacity stands at 14.5 litres. The front end uses inverted forks while the rear employs 5-step adjustable monoshock with Pro-Link System. The bike also comes with a dual channel ABS.
The new bike is the second Special Edition model, as the Repsol Edition is already on sale in the Indonesian market.