Honda CBR250R User Reviews

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shahrukh shaikh
Shahrukh shaikh 4.6 21 Jul 2020

I've been using CBR250R ABS for more than half a decade now. I'll categorize my review: Performance: The bike is smooth in initial(typical Honda) but as soon as you cross 6K rpm, the Bike shoots a boost of power. The torque is really good from mid to high range, particularly from 6K to 9K, the front wheel wants to lift & I get goosebumps. Honda engine is very smooth, stress free & reliable, never got broken or overheated thanks to liquid cooled, zero problems with radiator.Breaks: I bought the ABS version, it gets Nissin calipers which are one the Top best breaks in terms of quality & reliabiity in the segment, the breaks never ever disappoint me, unless tires are bad.Suspension: The front suspensions are party smooth, but takes the city bumps quite good, but very sensitive to feel on your palms but the rear suspension is bit on harder side.Tires: This bike is less of track focused but more as Sport tourer, the Stock Contigo tires does average job, i recommend to change them soon or after 20K kms after bike purchase & which to Michelin Pilot streets or Apollo Alpha H1, they're quite good interms of Corner & Wet grips & also has decent life, for Fun rides Your choose Pirelli diablo rosso or Metzeler M5.Lights: The Halogen headlight is pretty good & LEDs of new model is slightly better but I recommend the halogen once, they have good spread and visibility than any other bikes. Indicators are quite visible & overall everything is stylish.Console: The bike gets semi digital console which is pretty accurate, info is enough for the bike, Speedo, odo, Total kms, 1 trip meter, Fuel level, Heat indicator & ABS light. Zero issues.Chassis & Dimensions: The Honda's built quality can never be doubted although you have to take precautions of lot of things which depends upon your riding conditions.The Ground clearance is 145mm but i never scratched the bottom of engine because it doesn't have center stand.The windshield protects the air until 90 kmph or less.In crosswinds the bike sometimes gets wobbles.The weight of the bike is not much but can become nightmare in pulling bike in tight parking also due to longer wheelbase and small turning angle, but Shorter seat height helps alot.Comfort: Rider seat is medium soft but you can easily tour for whole day, Rear seat is short but good for upto medium sized pillion, but pillion starts complaining after half hour but start getting used to after regular rides.Front footpegs are quite rearset and upward to give you sporty feeling but comfortable. The seating positions of rider is medium forward, not straight or aggressive, which helps in longer rides.Mileage:In very aggressive riding(Top end, drag or stunts): 24kmplIn City commuting: 26-28kmpl for speeds 0-60kmphIn Highway & tours: 30-36kmpl for speeds 90-110kmphOverall mileage 28kmplMaintenance cost: Service cost is around 1700 to 2200 depends upon the conditions, Extra service may cost extra but this is very budget friendly. Various types of Tire sets are available from 5k to 13k for a Pair, depend upon your choice & need.Break pads are for 1600 each for ABS & 950 for Non-ABS.check the link for all Accessories & part values on:htt******htmAdditional note: Bike doesn't have center stand so the repairing a puncture or changing the tires or cleaning-lubing the chain can be surprising.

Uses this bike for : Daily Commute | Tours | Leisure Rides
Gets mileage of : 28 kmpl
Shanks 857
Shanks 857 4.2 28 Jul 2019

Stay away from Honda CBR-250Rs BS4 editions. Beware itโ€™s just the name Honda Sells in India not a quality product or service now a days. I am already a victim of this, so just sharing my experience. Most of the ownership reviews you find online are for older editions which make you fall for CBR250R if you like refinement.So does most of the bike rental services like Wicked Ride or DriveZy have older 2016-17 editions and they are awesome to experience.That was my validation & research before I bought the CBR on May 11th 2019. (CBR 250R Sep 2018 Manufactured)Issues I faced from day 1 of bike delivery are: HMSI Ticket No 1-71490982781.1.Heavy engine vibrations due to slipped engine mount bolts also they replaced Rocker arm, CAM, Shims & Sprocket set to address overall vibrations. 2.Handle wobbling between 70-80 kmph, they replaced Cone set assembly and didnโ€™t resolve the issue. It seems they are defective tyres, they replaced rear tyre still issue not resolved.3.Metal clicking noise from frames and under tank. Issue was addressed by applying foam tape between frame (chassis) and Tank and Side body panels.4.ASC damaged radiator during water wash- which they had to replace after a fight proving their incompetence.Most of the new BS4 CBRs have these vibrations issues just check any CBR forum on FB or online.. In a nutshell you might be lucky to get a good unit. However, ASCs service competence is crap. You will suffer with their trial and error method of fixing issues.They trust in your patience to cover their incompetence. My 79 days old CBR250 R spent 30 days in ASCs- 8 attempts - still handle wobbling issue is not fixed. HMSI BLR regional head is also aligned for this since 3 weeks for last 3 attempts.

Uses this bike for : Daily Commute | Tours | Leisure Rides | Occasional Commute
Gets mileage of : 32 kmpl
Robin Chikku
Robin Chikku 4.6 6 Nov 2019

The bike had a butter smooth engine , and made almost zero sound comparing to others. The vibrations were the least of all the single cylinder bikes that I had ridden. It was light weight and IIt weighs only 167 kilograms, and feels even lighter. The mileage rating is around 35 kmpl and itThe engine is the smoothest amongst all the single cylinder bikes and there is very less engine noise. This bike is known for its touring capabilities and it sure is, it can easily do highway speeds. waiting eagerly for Honda to launch cbr300 in any time ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜‡

Uses this bike for : Tours
Robin Godson
Robin Godson 4.2 3 Nov 2020

I own a cbr250r and i learnt that its very common in cbr250, That there is that ticking sound in the engine when its hot or after a long use.Which makes the bikes feel so old or wrecked.And i've heard people talked about how they try to fix it but failed.I too have this problem for a while and yesterday i went to the local workshop and they told me that it might be the 'tension', And of course they fix it for me and charged me only.If you have this kind problem, Please, Its the tension.Many mechanics don't know this.Hope that helps.

Uses this bike for : Tours
Gets mileage of : 28 kmpl
Shubhankar Kshirsagar
Shubhankar K.. 5.0 26 Aug 2020

I went for the CBR in late 2019 so that must explain how much I love the damn thing so everyy thing ill be saying is straight up pgoing to be biased but yeah why not go with what your heart says and share that, so yeah the bike dispite its downside and lack of modern features is better to me than like every other motorcycle out there, im super happy with it and it makes me take the long route home so yeah :)

Uses this bike for : Daily Commute | Tours | Leisure Rides | Occasional Commute
Gets mileage of : 35 kmpl
Mohammad Khan
Mohammad Khan 4.6 12 Jul 2020

It is reliable and well put together . fuel efficient , I get 32 kmpl . 26 BHP is good power but low end torque could be better . below 3500 rpm the engine feels sluggish. once past 4000 rpm the performance is good . have hit 152 KMPH on it but it will reach 135 easily and then it takes time .overall a good bike but getting old .

Uses this bike for : Occasional Commute | Leisure Rides
Vishwavijay Patil
Vishwavijay .. 5.0 25 Dec 2020

Honda cbr250r is fantastic motorcycle.Things which i really like are looks, Durability, Softer suspension setup and performance to some extent.But still require more power, Feels slightly heavy to handle and due to taller gear ratios feels slower as well.Still good motorcycle for touring.

Uses this bike for : Tours
Gets mileage of : 30 kmpl
Raj Swain
Raj Swain 4.6 28 Feb 2020

Its an amazing machine in 250 segment it gives me around 38-39 in highways & 25-26 in city...its very comfortable for long rides as well everything about this bike is awesome...but i thnk the maintenance cost of it is bit high!! Which i hope could be lower down

Uses this bike for : Daily Commute | Tours | Leisure Rides | Occasional Commute
Gets mileage of : 39 kmpl
aditya mohite
Aditya mohite 3.8 22 May 2020

A excellent build quality, smooth engine as it's a honda, and good puch of breaking , as I own a abs model it never disappointed me ,Parts are reliable . Just in terms of service and spare it is little bit costlier then others in segment.

Uses this bike for : Daily Commute | Tours
Gets mileage of : 35 kmpl
Amitesh Kadti
Amitesh Kadti 3.8 19 May 2020

Mileage is decent often go above 40kmpl Only issue with service, bad service center experience.Very reliable.Needed to look for shim check on service wisely.Ridden more than 90000km not clutch changed yet still goes upto 167kmph.

Uses this bike for : Daily Commute
Gets mileage of : 39 kmpl
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