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