Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India has started exporting locally manufactured MY 2015 CBR250R motorcycles to other global markets in South America and Mexico. And though the company has refused to confirm this, reports suggest that the quarter-litre supersports motorcycle is going to be introduced here in the next couple of months.
The styling on the new CBR250R has been given a major overhaul. While the current CBR250R resembles the VFR sports touring motorcycle, the new CBR250R has been styled along the lines of the bigger CBR1000R Fireblade. It now gets twin headlamps and a new fairing which improves the aerodynamics of the motorcycle. Many other components including the instrument cluster and clip-on handlebars have been carried over from the previous bike.
The new CBR250R continues to use the 300cc fuel-injected single-cylinder engine which is mated to a six-speed transmission. This engine has been retuned to produce 28.6bhp, up from the current bike’s 25bhp. It is very unlikely that the 2015 CBR250R will be introduced here before the existing stock of the current model has been cleared. Rumours indicate that Honda has stopped production of the current CBR250R, though there is no official word from the Japanese manufacturer as of yet. We expect the new CBR250R to be marginally expensive than the current model.