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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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sj_edinburgh

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sj_edinburgh says:

Seems to be quite a lot of interest in this bike from "older" riders. I've also been riding a while, 20 or so years and bikes like this are starting to appeal to me more. I'm tempted to go back to a bike I can ride on 3/4 or full throttle most of the time - I quite often have more fun riding courtesy bikes (eg. CB400 super fours, GS500s, CB500s etc) than I do riding the bike being serviced! Not that bothered by fuel consumption although I'm sure this bike will do over 70mpg without trying. Long service intervals, cheap insurance/tax and being a Honda, it should be fairly reliable. Looks great too. As for the price, I know it's not cheap compared with bikes a few years ago, but things have moved on with exchange rates etc.. In today's market it is a REAL steal, nearly a thousand less than the Kawasaki, the same as the dull/old fashioned YBR250 and about the same as many 125s.

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ACEEDSTORM

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ACEEDSTORM says:

Wake me up

Riding this 250 from Honda would be boring,tireing & tedious.93mph indicated means 88 in real terms,sitting up this feeble offering would be lucky to top 80 unless thrashed to within a 10mm nut of it's life.I grew up with proper stroker 250's in the late 70's,riding this thing would send me to sleep.

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TheMaxter

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TheMaxter says:

Aceedstorm

Well, like everybody else saying its not fast enough, go and buy one that is. There's plenty of choice!

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rikilamb

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rikilamb says:

price

the honda cbr250r is only 2600 pounds here in thailand with abs and 2000 pounds without, it can not cost that much to ship then to england.

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snev

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snev says:

being an old bugger

I remember the 1980 cb250rs single cylinder 26 BHP ,128 KG 90mph bike. which at the time was a little bit slow like most other 4 strokes of the day , but it was legal to ride one at 17 on L Plates .then came the LC which was the start of something massive . lets hope history repeats itself . now where did I put those flares?!!

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snev

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snev says:

Dont worry,   iv'e just found some on one of those lovely spam sites !

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