The huge 90% drop in sales for the Honda CBR250R confirms that faith on older products is getting weaker with each passing day. The model is now only available with an ABS-equipped braking setup and comes with an ex-showroom price tag of INR 1.95 lakh.
Options like the new Jawa 300 and other above quarter-litre bikes have given the freedom of selection to the buyers that were earlier missing from this segment. Buyers can even consider the new Bajaj Dominar 400 at INR 1.74 lakh and save a lot of money. Not just that, a lot of motorcycles priced lower than the CBR250R have more power output and features.
CBR250R Registers 90% Sales Drop
- May 2018: 557 units
- May 2019: 54 units
Honda is using the same old single headlight design for their product and getting options like TVS Apache RR 310 and the KTM RC 390 with a slight increase in the budget further worsens the situation. The brand is facing tough times for all the products as they had to cut production recently in order to avoid inventory pileup with their dealers.
The 249cc, single cylinder engine on the CBR250R is good for 26.5HP of maximum power. The recent entry of the all-new Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 at INR 1.71 lakh has further made the situation uneasy for Honda as the motorcycle undercuts its nearest rival by INR 24,000. Yamaha FZ25 is another reason for the downfall of Honda CBR250R in India.
Honda CBR250R Specs
- Displacement – 249.6cc
- Cooling Type – Liquid-Cooled
- Max. Power – 26.5 HP @ 8500 rpm
- Max. Torque – 22.9 Nm @ 7000 rpm
- Gearbox – 6-Speed
- Fuel System – Fuel Injection
- Top Speed – 145 kmph (Approx.)
- Mileage – 35-40 kmpl (Approx.)
- Front Brake – 296mm Single Disc
- Rear Brake – 220mm Single Disc
- 2-Channel ABS
- Front Suspension – Telescopic Forks
- Rear Suspension – Monoshock
- Overall Length – 2030 mm
- Overall Width – 720 mm
- Overall Height – 1127 mm
- Seat Height – 784 mm
- Wheelbase – 1369 mm
- Ground Clearance – 145 mm
- Kerb/Wet Weight – 167 kg
- Fuel Tank Capacity – 13 litres
- Front Tyre – 110/70-17
- Rear Tyre – 140/70-17
- Wheel Size – 17-inch