Honda has launched a new colour edition for its fully-faired supersport offering in the quarter-litre segment of motorcycles, the CBR250RR. Called Trico Edition, the new paint scheme is inspired by that the bigger offerings in the CBR lineup, such as the CBR1000RR-R and CBR650R. Currently, the new Trico Edition for the Honda CBR250RR has been launched only in Malaysia for RM 25,999 (roughly Rs 4.67 lakh).
In the Trico Edition, the entire motorcycle is painted in a shade of red, with a shade of blue on the sides of the full fairing, fuel tank and rear seat frame and a shade of white on the side fairing and fuel tank. The frontal part of the fairing gets a combination of black and white graphics. The seven-spoke alloy wheels and engine are painted in black, while the front forks get the golden treatment which adds to its premium appeal. Apart from this new colour option, the Honda CBR250RR is also available in Mat Gunpowder Black Metallic. This colour scheme gets a shade of matte black with contrasting red coloured highlights.
Honda CBR250RR – How it looks?
Apart from this new colour option, the Honda CBR250RR visually remains the same as before. This aggressively styled fully-faired motorcycle gets a sharp-looking full fairing at the front, which accommodates split LED headlamps with daytime running LEDs. The CBR250RR looks muscular with its wide fuel tank and rear tailpiece. The motorcycle also gets seven-spoke alloy wheels, fairing-mounted rearview mirrors, dual exhaust pipes vertically stacked on the right side, split seats and a fully digital instrument console.
Honda CBR250RR – Mechanicals
The Honda CBR250RR gets a four-stroke, liquid-cooled, parallel-twin, 249.7cc engine, which pumps out a maximum power output of 40 bhp @ 13,000 rpm and a peak torque output of 25 Nm @ 11,000 rpm. These performance figures do make the CBR250RR the most powerful 250cc fully faired supersport motorcycle in the market. The engine is paired to a 6-speed gearbox and is assisted by a ride-by-wire system, an assist and slipper clutch and a quick-shifter. The performance from the engine can be extracted using three different ride modes – Comfort, Sport and Sport+.
The Honda CBR250RR sits on a diamond truss frame and gets upside-down telescopic forks at the front and a 5-way adjustable mono-shock at the rear. For braking duties, the CBR250RR is equipped with single petal disc brakes at both front and rear, which are assisted with a dual-channel ABS.
Honda CBR250RR – Will it come to India?
Honda did sell the single-cylinder CBR250R once upon a time in India. However, the motorcycle was taken off the shelves of the Indian market, owing to its declining sales. The CBR250RR was seen as a perfect replacement for the CBR250R. However, Honda is reluctant in bringing this motorcycle to India, as it will be a pricey proposition for our market. Currently, Honda has confirmed to bring the single-cylinder CB300R in the quarter-litre segment, which is a 300cc naked roadster, which is going to launch in India in January 2022.