Honda Thailand has released a new video commercial for the 2019 CBR250RR. The promotional video shows Honda’s quarter-litre performance motorcycle in action at a racetrack and showcases various features of the 2019 model.
The new Honda CBR250RR is already on sale in Thailand and Indonesia. The motorcycle was showcased at the Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show 2018 in August last year. Not a lot has changed since the bike was introduced back in 2016. The next significant upgrade is likely to arrive next year when Honda upgrades it to Euro-VI.
The Honda CBR250RR packs premium features like dual-LED headlights, LED tail lights, all-digital display, upside-down forks among others. It comes in four colour options – Black Freedom, Bravery Mat Red, Honda Racing Red and Mat Gunpowder Black Metallic. In Japan, there's a Pearl Glare White colour option as well.
Propelling tasks are performed by a 250 cc, parallel twin-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 8-valve, DOHC engine that makes a maximum power of 38.7 PS at 12,500 rpm and a peak torque of 23.3 Nm at 11,000 rpm. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed transmission and can propel the CBR250RR to a top speed of 170 km/h. The motorcycle has a throttle-by-wire system also, which allows the rider to select from three riding modes – Comfort, Sports and Sports+. The rider can toggle between the riding modes on the fly using the switch on the left side of the handlebar.
Petal-type disc brakes on both wheels perform the anchoring tasks while the safety net includes dual-channel ABS. Shock absorption tasks are performed by aforementioned upside-down forks at the front and a five-step adjustable pre-link suspension at the back. Other highlights include an aluminium swingarm and dual exhaust pipes.
The Honda CBR250RR is not coming to India. However, Honda has started accepting bookings for a bigger CBR model - the CBR650R. The exact price is yet to be revealed, but it has been officially confirmed to be below the INR 8 lakh (ex-showroom) mark. The company is interested in expanding its middleweight range.