Originally Posted by CheesyRider
Honda's MSRP on the ancient Rebel 250 is $3999. There is no way this bike is going to have an MSRP less than $5500. I believe Honda has another flop on it's hands. There aren't many entry level buyers who will be willing to shell out the extra money when the Ninja 250 is available.
The Rebel 250 is priced at what the market will bear. I imagine that the profit margin is quite good for the little rebel. The tooling for the entire bike has been paid for a decade ago.
Honda knows that the CBR250 needs to be within a $1,000 of the ninja to sell well. I would be willing to shell out that much extra for ABS and fuel injection.