2018 CBR250R price raise comes within a few weeks of its first official announcement.
BikeAdvice was the only publication which told you that there is no 300 and instead Honda is bringing the CBR 250R back into India just before the Auto Expo. And at the 2018 iteration of the show, Honda officially unveiled the India-spec 2018 CBR 250R, which is identical in design to the older version and just gets few cosmetic changes. Through a press release, Honda officially announced the launch of the motorcycle through a press release on 31st March – the last day which allowed launch of non-ABS motorcycles!
It must be noted that it is not the international-spec motorcycle with dual headlamps and more power which looks like this…
2018 CBR250R Features
- All-LED headlamps with position lamp
- dual-channel ABS as a higher variant
- Refreshing graphics
2018 CBR250R Engine
The new CBR continues with the same 249.60 cc liquid cooled engine which has now been made BS4 compliant. It produces 26.5 PS of peak power at 8500 rpm and 22.9 Nm of maximum torque at 7000 rpm and is mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
The display motorcycle in grey sported Continental ContinGO tyres – 110/70 and 140/70 at front and rear respectively, both 17 inchers. Braking duties are performed by a 296 mm disc at the front and 220 mm disc at the rear – further aided by ABS in the higher variant. Honda claims a top speed of 135 kmph.
The Jap is offering the 2018 CBR 250R in two new sporty colours – Matte Axis Grey with Mars Orange and Matte Axis Grey with Striking Green apart from Pearl Sports Yellow, Sports Red and all of these are pictured on this page.
According to an older press announcement there will also be a Repsol Edition Vibrant Orange which is not displayed on the website yet.
2018 CBR250R Price
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They have barely commenced deliveries in some cities and the prices have been raised by about Rs 560.
This is non-exciting pricing in 2018 when the motorcycle has truckloads of rivals – all having better on-paper specs and on top of that Honda is calling it ‘attractive’. If segment-highest prices (from a mainstream manufacturer) are attractive then this is a surety that Honda did not watch this segment and was only occupied with scooters and commuter motorcycles for the last couple of years!
So the question remains – with the advent of the competition in the form of Apache RR310, Dominar 400 and others, will you buy the same seven year old CBR250R in new colours in 2018?