Thread: Honda CBR250R.
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Old 10-27-2010, 09:24 AM   #25
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Originally Posted by BikePilot
Sounds pretty abysmal to me. Way too heavy (more than a 600cc supersort ), budget suspension and brakes, oddly proportioned styling.

On the plus side its got FI which I find a huge improvement over carbs.

I doubt the head will be a nightmare, the mfg's have been making fancy, high-rpm, high-flow heads that are essentially maintenance free for a decade. If this is anything like 1/4 of a CBR1000RR it'll last till the next ice age. Might be popular in countries with tiered licensing that goes by displacement. Here, you might as well just get an F4i, SV650 or something that has enough power to be safe on the freeway.
SuperSports don't weight in the mid-300s, unless you are talking about full on race bikes. Most wet weights are around 410lbs.

With 26bhp out of a 4v liquid cooled 250, I wouldn't expect it to be a maintenance nightmare. These days the high maintenance 250s make mid-high 30s, and as a street bike, I bet this has a bigger oil capacity.

FI, ABS, and a profile that's one cylinder narrower then a Ninja 250 make this sound like a great starter bike to me.
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