Honda announces new CBR250R for 2011



Honda today released info on their newest model, a 250cc streetbike sporting the new styling introduced with the VFR1200F. Honda's Combined ABS is offered as an option. No word on price or performance as yet.


2011 Honda CBR250R












Honda says

American Honda Motor Company's Powersports Division announced to its dealers today the release of an all-new motorcycle designed for those entering the sport of motorcycling, one that's sporty, fun, lightweight and affordable: the CBR250R.

"This is really an amazing machine we're adding to Honda's list of models for 2011," said Powersports Press Manager Bill Savino. "The CBR250R is specifically aimed at new riders, yet it's packed full of high-tech features and offers great performance, all in a lightweight, affordable package. This new model expands another segment of the market for Honda buyers."

CBR250R: An Affordable Entry Into The Sport Of Motorcycling

The all-new 2011 CBR250R brings a fresh take on the fun side of motorcycling, one that especially suits riders entering the sport. Thanks to its extremely efficient 249cc liquid-cooled single cylinder engine—an all-new design featuring a sophisticated four-valve DOHC cylinder head, engine counterbalancer, and fuel injection—this dependable and lightweight machine delivers nimble handling, a broad spread of easily accessible power and low operating costs all in one. Whether the day calls for a commute to work, quick trips around town or all-day explorations in the countryside, the CBR250R is a great way to get acquainted with the many faces of motorcycling, all at an affordable price. Available in Metallic Black and Red/Silver beginning in Spring 2011. Also available with ABS.


Features

Single-Cylinder Engine
A single is the perfect choice for a bike like the CBR250R. It’s light, simple, returns excellent fuel economy, and features a broad powerband with plenty of low-revving torque—just what you want in a first motorcycle.

Counterbalance Shaft
Because it features a counterbalancer, the CBR250R engine is a smooth runner. You get the narrow overall width and power advantages of a single along with the smoothness of a multi-cylinder bike.

Fuel Injection
Fuel injection means the new CBR250R starts right up, even in cold weather. Compared to a carbureted bike, it also helps reduce emissions and enhance performance and fuel economy.

Layered Style Fairing
Take a close look at the CBR250R’s unique bodywork, which is designed for style and functionality. It routes airflow for both engine cooling and rider comfort, while creating a unique sportbike style. For even more choices, the 2011 CBR250R and CBR250R ABS models both come in two color choices: Red/Silver and Black.

Disc Brakes
The new CBR250R features front and rear hydraulic discs for excellent stopping power and brake feel. The single front disc helps keep things simple and lowers unsprung weight, too.
Features and Highlights (continued)

Pro-Link Suspension
The CBR250R uses a single-shock adjustable rear suspension that not only gives you a smooth ride, but helps enhance handling as well, just as on some of our larger sport models.

Low Seat Height
A low seat height does more than help make sure the CBR250R fits a wide range of riders. It makes it easier to put your feet down at stoplights and in parking lots—a big confidence builder.

Passenger Ready
A separate passenger seat, integrated grab rail, and standard passenger footpegs mean you can take a friend along when you go riding—another example of the CBR250R’s versatility.

Combined Anti-lock Brake System
Our Combined ABS can be a big help in making controlled stops in less than ideal conditions. Like on wet pavement, or when there’s sand on the road or other debris. It’s a perfect choice whether you’re using your new bike as a commuter or just riding it for fun since it helps you stop with added confidence.

Analog/Digital Instrumentation
The CBR250R’s digital gauges with analog tachometer provides vital riding information in a styled, hi-tech instrumentation package.

Underseat Storage
Removing the rear passenger seat provides a lockable area to throw a map, gloves, or a spare set of sunglasses.


Specifications

Model: CBR250R / CBR250R ABS
Engine Type: 249.4cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore and Stroke: 76mm x 55mm
Compression Ratio: 10.7:1
Valve Train: DOHC; four valves per cylinder
Induction: PGM-FI, 38mm throttle body
Ignition: Computer-controlled digital transistorized with electronic advance
Transmission: Six-speed
Front Suspension: 37mm fork
Rear Suspension: Pro-Link single shock with five positions of spring preload adjustability
Front Brakes: Single 296mm disc
Rear Brakes: Single 220mm disc
Brake Assist: Optional ABS
Front Tire: 110/70-17 radial
Rear Tire: 140/70-17 radial
Wheelbase: 53.9 inches
Rake (Caster angle): 25.0°
Trail: 95mm (3.74 inches)
Seat Height: 95mm (3.74 inches)
Fuel Capacity: 3.4 gallons
Color: Metallic Black, Red/Silver
Curb Weight*: 359 pounds / 368 pounds (ABS)

Honda Genuine Accessories
- Seat Cowl
- Carbon Fiber Tank Pad
- Cycle Cover

Lots of info on the new model at ]world.honda.com/CBR250R/

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