- Gets an engine performance bump
- Comes with three riding modes now
- Optional quick-shifter available
Honda has introduced the 2023 version of its quarter-litre sportbike, the CBR250RR, in the Indonesian market. And this is not a mere colour palette revamp but a set of significant changes have been included to make it more desirable.
While the styling was already sharp and aggressive, Honda tweaked it to make it more aerodynamic and sportier. The angry-looking fascia, in particular, has been given some minor nip and tuck and the turn indicators are also new. Moreover, the company has included new Showa SFF-BP upside-down forks to make it more track-focused by improving its handling dynamics.
The engine has also been re-tuned for a performance bump. The motorcycle now churns out 38bhp which is marginally more than before. If that’s not enough, riders can also choose the SP version which takes that number to 42bhp. Powering the bike is a 250cc, parallel-twin, liquid-cooled mill that comes mated to a six-speed gearbox with an assist and slipper clutch being the new addition. To make it all the more attractive, there’s an optional quick-shifter available too! What’s more, three riding modes have been added to the already impressive list of features.
As enticing a product as the Honda CBR250RR is, it’s unlikely to enter our shores because the cost will be too high for our price-sensitive market. However, if you’re looking for a small-size supersport, the KTM RC 390 and the TVS Apache RR 310 are quite capable motorcycles.