2018 Honda CBR 250R vs Yamaha Fazer 25 - spec comparison

Praveen M

Praveen M, Engineer-turned-motorcycle journalist. I'm a sucker for cruising down the highways, and twisties in the hills.

The 2018 Honda CBR 250R was recently launched in the country. One of its main competitors in the 250 cc sports touring segment is the Yamaha Fazer 25. Here's a spec comparison between the two motorcycles.

2018 Honda CBR250R rear left quarter at 2018 Auto Expo
Honda resurrected the CBR 250R with a mild refresh and a BS-IV compliant engine.

The CBR 250R was one of the first motorcycles to kick-start the quarter litre sports touring segment. With a robust and powerful engine and comfortable ergonomics, the bike went on to become one of the most sought-after tourers in the country. The Yamaha Fazer was also a popular choice for touring, and the Fazer 25 offers a much-needed bump in performance over its 150 cc cousin, along with a radical design. Let’s see how the two bikes match-up on paper.

Specifications 2018 Honda CBR 250R Yamaha Fazer 25
Engine 249.6 cc DOHC engine with liquid cooling and fuel injection 249cc Air cooled, SOHC, 2-valve engine with fuel injection and oil cooling
Maximum Power 26.5 PS at 8,500 rpm 20.9 PS at 8,000 rpm
Peak Torque 22.9 Nm at 7,000 rpm 20 Nm at 6,000 rpm
Transmission 6-speed 5-speed
Front Suspension Telescopic fork 41 mm telescopic fork
Rear Suspension Pro-Link monoshock Monocross
Front Brake 296 mm disc with ABS 282 mm disc
Rear Brake 220 mm disc with ABS 220 mm disc
Fuel Tank Capacity 13 litres 14 litres
Kerb Weight 167 kg 154 kg
Seat Height 784 mm 795 mm
Front Tyre 110/70-17 (Tubeless) 100/ 80-17M / C (52P) Tubeless
Rear Tyre 140/70-17 (Tubeless) 140 / 70-17M / C (66S) Tubeless
Price, ex-showroom, Delhi STD: INR 1,63,584

ABS: INR 1,93,107

INR: 1,29,335

It is evident that the 2018 Honda CBR 250R is more powerful than the Yamaha Fazer 25, thanks to its advanced liquid cooled engine. However, the torque difference is marginal. The CBR will help achieve higher cruising speeds than the Fazer, thanks to the engine and the 6-speed transmission.

Yamaha Fazer 25 India launch red front right quarter
Yamaha has tuned the engine for smooth power curve and initial torque to suit the Indian traffic conditions.

Also Read: Yamaha Fazer 25 vs. Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 – Spec sheet comparison

The Fazer is lighter than the CBR by 13 kg, and has a 1-litre bigger fuel tank too. This would help in achieving a relatively better riding range than the Honda. However, for shorter riders, the CBR will be a better choice because of its 11 mm shorter seat heaight. Overall, the CBR is an expensive proposition compared to the Fazer, with a price difference of a whopping INR 63,772. It does get the added safety of dual-channel ABS, which the Fazer sorely misses out on. Both bikes come with LED headlight. The Fazer is ideal for those who are looking for an uncomplicated, reasonably powerful quarter-litre tourer.

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