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Honda CBR250RR Not Coming to India; Africa Twin Scheduled For 2017

While we were expecting Honda to replace the CBR250R with either the CBR300R or the new CBR250RR, but the company wants to retain the existing model and just add new colour schemes and graphics to it.

  • Vikas Yogi
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Honda CBR250RR Not for India

The Honda CBR50RR will be launched in Indonesia later this year.

Honda, the Japanese two-wheeler maker, that unveiled the long-awaited CBR250RR in Indonesia last week, might not launch it in the Indian market. Speaking to a couple of media publications, HMSI’s Senior VP – Yadvinder Guleria said that the company has plans to launch some new vehicles this year but the CBR250RR isn’t one of them. He also said that the company won’t bring the CBR500 either.

The company’s focus this year will be to update its entire range of bikes to BS-IV. The company will also fit all of its bikes with AHO (all-time headlamp on) which will become mandatory soon in India.

While we were expecting Honda to replace the CBR250R with either the CBR300R or the new CBR250RR, but the company wants to retain the existing model and just add new colour schemes and graphics to it. The CBR250RR will be launched in Indonesia where the company also sells CBR300R.

The next all-new product from Honda will be the Africa Twin which will be assembled locally in India via completely knocked down (CKD) units. Similar to the CBR650F, the Honda Africa Twin will have around 5 percent local components. This bike features a 998cc, liquid-cooled, twin-cylinder powertrain that, with a 6-speed automatic gearbox, churns out a massive 93bhp of power and 98Nm of peak torque.

Set to take on the likes of Triumph Tiger, Kawasaki Versys 1000 and others, Honda’s adventure tourer will come with 250mm ground clearance, switchable ABS, traction control and multiple riding modes.

 

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