2020 Honda CBR250RR, the new quarter-litre motorcycle from the Japanese bikemaker, will make its global debut in July, 2020. According to a latest media report, it’s likely to be offered in three colour schemes – Matte Black, Pearl Glare White and Grand Prix Red. While the Matte Black and Pearl Glare White are expected to be priced around JPY 847,000 (Rs 5.84 lakh) and the Grand Prix Red will cost around JPY 888,000 (Rs 6.12 lakh). Read: Honda Rebel 500 Cruiser – Key Features Explained
Powering the new CBR250RR will be a 249cc, 8-valve, liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine paired to a 6-speed gearbox. This motor will get a newly-designed piston and tuned for generating power worth 41PS, thus making it 3PS more powerful than the existing version. At present, the bike returns a maximum power of 38PS at 12,500rpm and 23Nm of torque at 11,000rpm.
Besides the more powerful engine, the 2020 Honda CBR250RR is likely to come with an optional bi-directional quickshifter and a slipper clutch. The bikemaker will also equip a smart key system for keyless ignition. There will also be a ‘Lock Button’ integrated on the handlebar for locking and unlocking the vehicle. The bike might also get an updated instrument cluster with Bluetooth connectivity.
As of now, the company has no plan to bring in the 2020 Honda CBR250RR in the Indian market. Here, the Japanese bikemaker will expand its product portfolio with 500cc motorcycles including the Honda Rebel 500 cruiser and Honda CBRX 500. Talking about the Rebel 500, the cruiser motorcycle comes equipped with a 471cc, 8V, liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine that’s good for 45.5PS and 44.6Nm.
The Honda CBRX 500 sources its power from a 471cc, liquid-cooled, parallel-twin engine with PGM-FI fuel injection system. It pushes out a peak power of 47bhp and 43Nm of torque. Transmission duties are carried out by a 6-speed manual gearbox with multiplate wet clutch.