Honda has introduced the 2021 Honda CBR 250RR with improved engine output and new paint schemes. The brand positions the twin-cylinder quarter-litre motorcycle in the light-weight supersport segment. The Honda CBR 250RR is priced starting at JPY 821,700 in Japan, which roughly converts to INR 5.80 lakh and the brand plans to sell around 4,000 units annually.
The 2021 Honda CBR 250RR is powered by an MC51E series 249cc in-line twin-cylinder liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, 4-valve DOHC PGMFI (fuel-injected) engine that produces 41 PS of power and 25 Nm of torque matched to a return type 6-speed gearbox. The new 2021 powertrain develops 3 PS and 2 Nm more than the 2019 predecessor.
The enhanced power and torque figures are achieved by increased 12.1:1 compression ratio owing to a new shape piston, tin treatment on the piston ring grooves, carburized connecting rods with increased strength owing to the carburization treatment, an added notch to the lower end of the cylinder to reduce pumping loss in the engine, reduced diameter of the balancer shaft axis, reduced valve spring load and by optimizing the intake system and changing the internal structure of the exhaust muffler.
The 2021 CBR 250RR also features precise control over the throttle valves with a throttle-by-wire system and selectable riding modes to tweak output characteristics and optimised front suspension for friction and improved damping for better rideability in urban areas as well as tractability on the track. The 2021 model also features assist slipper clutch as standard to reduce rear-wheel hopping during aggressive downshifts and is available with a Bi-Directional quickshifter as a genuine optional accessory.
In terms of design, the Honda CBR 250RR retains its design and equipment and features a sharp aerodynamic front nose with twin-split headlamp units and eyebrow style LED daytime running lights, angular side fairing, chiselled fuel tank, a high mount tail with aero ducts, step-up seats, bubble windscreen and twin-tipped exhausts.
Honda has also introduced new colour themes for 2021 with Gold finished alloy wheels as standard. The 2021 Honda CBR 250RR is available with Grand Prix Red (striped), Matt Gun Powder Black Metallic, Pearl Glare White and Grand Prix Red.