The new CBR250R road sports model featuring Honda's electronically controlled fuel injection system (PGM-FI) made its first public appearance at the Thailand International Motor Expo 2010, on November 27, 2010. By officially launching at the event, Thai Honda aims to position the CBR250R as a sportsbike to satisfy all types of riders, with its low running costs, outstanding fuel efficiency and easy handling, without having to sacrifice the sophistication, riding thrill and styling.
The CBR250R is equipped with a newly-developed liquid-cooled 250cc 4-stroke 4-valve single-cylinder DOHC engine coupled to a constant mesh 6-speed return transmission. The full-cowl body presents a highly advanced design full of functional beauty. The light and compact frame, made of a highly-rigid diamond shape in a truss structure, offers agile handling and steady maneuverability, while the cowl design enables optimal control of the wind toward the engine or the rider. Performance is enhanced by adopting the electronically controlled fuel injection system (PGM-FI), without sacrificing high environmental performance that meets Euro 3 emission standards.
In the area of safety technology, the CBR250R incorporates Combined ABS (a world first for a 250cc-class motorcycle), which combines a front/rear wheel interlocking brake system with an anti-lock brake system (ABS). The Combined ABS makes vehicle movements more stable during braking by bringing together a Combined Brake System (CBS, a front- and rear-wheel interlocking braking system) and an Anti-lock Brake System (ABS, a braking system that prevents wheel lock during sudden braking or under unfavorable conditions). The rear suspension adopts a Pro-link suspension with five-position preload adjuster, allowing adjustment to respond to the rider's preferences, riding in tandem, and other demands. Other safety features found only on larger motorcycles such as easy-to-grasp separate left/right rear grips come as standard.
Sales in Thailand commence on December 10, with a special CBR Platinum Package consisting of the Honda Roadside Assistance service and one-year Free Maintenance Coupon for customers who purchase before December 31.