The bike sports the same design language and styling of the previous model. However, for 2018, the bike gets a revised headlamp design that gets full-LED lighting. It also gets new graphics and two new colour options- ‘Mars Orange and ‘Striking Green’. These colours will be an addition to the red and Repsol colours of the previous model.
The bike continues to be powered by a 249cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine that produces 26.1bhp at 8500rpm and 22.9Nm of torque at 7000rpm. However, this engine is now BS-IV compliant. The engine is mated to a six-speed gearbox and final chain drive. Braking duties are taken care of by a 296mm disc upfront and a 220mm disc at the rear. It rides on conventional telescopic forks upfront and a monoshock at the rear.
The previous CBR 250R was discontinued from the Indian market as it did not comply with the BS-IV emission norms. When the 2018 Honda CBR 250R is launched, it will compete against the Yamaha Fazer 25, KTM RC 200 and the Bajaj Pulsar RS200.