- 2023 Honda CBR250RR SP launched in Indonesia
- Gets a quick shifter as standard
- Power output bumped up by 2bhp
Honda’s quarter-litre sportbike, the CBR250RR SP, has received a bunch of interesting updates for 2023 in Indonesia. With additional features and a bump in its engine performance, the SP variant is now further superior to the standard CBR250RR.
Starting with the engine, while it retains the same 249.7cc, eight-valve, DOHC mill, Honda has increased the compression ratio of the motor from 12.1:1 to 12.5:1. This has resulted in a power increment of around 2bhp and the bike now churns out 42bhp at 13,000rpm. Honda has also shortened the gear ratios for punchier acceleration. The standard CBR250RR, meanwhile, produces about 39bhp.
To give the SP trim even more edge over the standard model, Honda has equipped the former with a bi-directional quick shifter which allows clutch-less shifting of cogs. This is a feature rarely found in small motorcycles, with bikes like the Yamaha R15 V4 being exceptions. Similarly, the SP trim is better than the standard version on the hardware front as it features Showa BPF upside-down front forks, similar to its bigger siblings including CBR500R and CBR650R. Further, the braking hardware comprises a single disc at both ends with dual-channel ABS.
Other features in the Honda CBR250RR SP include a fancy, negative LCD instrument cluster, LED lighting all around, a throttle-by-wire system, and multiple riding modes. As for the price, Honda has pegged the CBR250RR SP at RM 23,000 (Rs 4.16 lakh) in Indonesia.