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John Westlake  says:

New Honda CBR250R: how fast?

At first glance, Honda's new £3688 CBR250RR is a lot of bike for its price. Which might sound a little odd from the standpoint of being ‘just’ a single-cylinder bike with power output capped to just 26bhp. But a comparison with the competition speaks volumes: Kawasaki’s Ninja 250R costs £861 more at £4549, and Hyosung’s capable GT250R is £3799. And Yamaha’s...

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Jan 11

Posts: 8053

snev says:

Fucking Spammers

Would love to meet these fucking Geeks and educate them. just fuck off.

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Feb 10

Posts: 53

TheWookie says:

@senior spanner...


Its a STEEL frame and STEEL swingarm, as opposed to a lot of the bigger capacity bikes which use ALUMINIUM...

This is where your extra weight is coming from.


Steel is 7.7 tons per cubic metre.  Aluminium is 2.02 tons for the same volume.

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Nov 04

Posts: 47

gladster says:

It's a gem!

I rode the CBR250R the other day and I was well impressed with how good it is. It's no good discussing BHP and weight, you need to jump on a bike and ride it. The power is linear from 6k to the 12k redline, it even has a nice induction roar. The true top speed is higher than MCN achieved, it does 76mpg and nothing comes close to it on price. There's enough grunt to sit comfortably on the motorway and overtake three cars at a time on the back roads, and the chassis so nimble it just falls into corners. For those who just passed their test and don't want the power or weight of a 600, this is spot on. For the more experienced riders (like me) this bike is still great fun. Sure it's not in the same league as bigger sports bikes but it's not supposed to be. This will make an excellent commuter as well, I'm seriously considering putting my name down for one. Honda will shift these by the hundreds I promise you. P.S I'm not Honda employee before anyone asks :o)

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Mar 11

Posts: 3

TheMaxter says:


The more I see this bike the more tempeted I am to lay my money down. There's a huge hole for a quality economical bike between the 125's and tghe 600's - This may well be what we've been waiting for.

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Jan 09

Posts: 158


Dont get me wrong - I actually quite like it and I do know a bit about 250 singles, and what they should weigh,  having a  TTR250 with STEEL frame, STEEL long-range tank, STEEL swinging arm . Ok it has plastic guards, but so will this bike. The only real difference is the fairing. The TTR weighs 120Kg.......

Perhaps Honda steel is heavier than Yamaha steel Mr Wookie!

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Mar 11

Posts: 26


I don't see why it needs to be bang on the limit to be a great bike, this little single has more torque than the 33bhp kwak, making it more convenient through town, just not as fast altogether. As someone mentioned below (which someone else hastily denied), peak power often means sacrificing low to mid range pull, especially on lower capacity engines (peak power = torque x revs, essentially). This looks great, I'd love to own one.

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Aug 02

Posts: 3268

eatcs01 says:


It's a bike for the "Just passed test" market, where people are restricted to 33bhp.  If you look how many people are buying bigger bikes and restricting them, then you'll realise how many people want the full 33bhp.


It's rival (Kawasaki) produces 33bhp, or close to. It will sell, because people are too bloody stupid and will only ever buy one brand, even when the rivals are better and/or cheaper.

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Dec 10

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preunit says:

F*cking Spammers


@snev X2 mate, w*nkers the lot of them.

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Mar 09

Posts: 77

tomlloydy says:

Not just for Restricted licences

With petrol prices heading towards £2 a liter I can see a lot of people downgrading their bikes or swapping their cars for one of these, it must be good on fuel and its faster than a 125.

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Sep 08

Posts: 498

gladster and others

it's interesting to see when there is a controversial honda out there are suddenly a load of people with new accounts and their only ever post in regards to that bike... and that post sounds like an over-defensive advertisement or endorsement, I dont know whether they work for the importers or honda or what but they're full of ***

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