Best 250cc Bikes in India: Tech Specs and Mileage Comparison

The 250cc segment, although a relatively new segment as compared to the others has however seen a lot of talk and action from the manufacturers and Indian bikers alike in the recent years. It is very enthralling to see the shift in the preference of consumers and bike lovers from small motors to big displacement bikes, bikes that truly let you enjoy the ride rather than just doing a job of ferrying you from point A to point B. The first entrant to the 250cc segment again hails from Bajaj, the mean, green Kawasaki Ninja 250R.

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Ninja created quite a stir but couldn’t become a very sought after bike due to its high price. Honda Motorcycles, last year addressed this problem very well by bringing in the Honda CBR 250R, amazing VFR style looks and a killer pricing did the wonders. Witnessing this action, recently re-forayed into India, Korean manufacturer, Hyosung brought in their GT250 (naked) and the GT250R (faired). We have done a detailed technical specification comparison of these 250cc beasts below to give you a fair idea where they stand with respect to the each other. And of course, we have compared the mileage with user reported figures as well.

250cc Indian Bikes Mileage Figures Comparison

Manufacturer Model Official Figure User Claimed figure (avg) Difference
CBR250R 30 29 1
Ninja 250R 27 24 3
GT 250R 28 26 2


250cc Segment Technical Specification Comparison Sheet

Honda CBR250R Kawasaki Ninja 250R Hyosung GT250/GT250R
Type 4 stroke 4 stroke 4 stroke
Displacement 249.6cc 249cc 249cc
Cooling Liquid Liquid Liquid
Cylinder Arrangement single Parallel Twin V Twin
Max Power 25 PS @ 8500 RPM 33 PS @ 11,000 RPM 28 PS @ 10000 RPM
Max Torque 22.9 Nm @ 7000 RPM 22 Nm @ 8200/9500 RPM 22.07 Nm @ 8000 RPM
Bore X Stroke 76 X 55 mm 62 X 41.2 mm
Compression Ratio 10.7:1 11.6:1
Starting Electric Electric Electric
Clutch Wet Multi-disc Wet Multi-plate Wet Multi-plate
Gears 6 speed 6 speed 5 speed
Front Telescopic fork 37mm Telescopic forks upside down Telescopic forks
Rear Pro Link Bottom Link Uni-Trak with 5 way adjustable gas shockers Progressive linkage Hydraulic Mono shock absorber
Front 296mm disc 290mm disc 300mm disc
Rear 220mm disc 220mm petal disc 230mm disc
Front 110/70 X 17- tubeless 110/70 X 17 120/80 – 16
Rear 140/70 X 17- tubeless 130/70 X 17 170/80 – 15
Length 2032mm 2085mm 2096mm
Width 720mm 715mm
Height 1127mm 1115mm
Ground Clearance 145mm 135mm 155mm
Wheelbase 1367mm 1400mm 1435mm
Kerb Weight 167kg 152kg 176kg


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