Last few years motorcycle Kawasaki Ninja 250R has been the clear leader of 250-cubic class sport bikes. Although there is also Hyosung GT250R but Korean motorcycle can hardly compete it. It's amazing how carelessly Giant Japanese companies treated and continue to treat the 250-cc class of motorcycles. But in the coming years things could be change much, because in the next year on such types of bikes will go racing world championship Grand Prix. At the end of last year Honda made the first step in the offensive against Kawasaki, releasing a new bike Honda CBR250R 2011. The new bike is equipped with a 249-cc single-cylinder four-cycle engine with capacity of 26 horsepower at 8500 r/min and torque of 24 Nm at 7000 r/min.
Honda have marked its new model CBR250R, but we can hardly call it a sport bike. It is more like a road builder in the plastic. However, the Japanese have made a choice and it is connected probably with the fact that the bike was also placed for the Indian market as well as other same markets, where people could consider CBR250R like sport bike. Biker’s seat height at Honda CBR250R is only 780 mm, so it is ideal for short-legged people. In general it represents the typical Honda motorcycle, light and agile. The engine of motorcycle is fairly calm, maybe even too much. But fuel consumption is incredibly small, about more than 3 liters per 100 km. At the same time, the top speed of a motorcycle in the about 150 km/h and a comfortable cruising speed is 100 km/h. The bike obtains brakes with ABS, so no doubt the bike fits the beginner’s need, providing safety and complaisance of motorcycle.
Additionally the size of wheels allows using the tires designed for older sport "brothers". So that you can set of the sport-touring tires with more traction and more grip. The fuel tank has volume of 13 liters of fuel. Therefore it can pass more than 300 km in just one filling up, It is quite a lot because not even travel bikes can travel such distances without refueling. Everyone hopes that four other manufacturers will catch up to the Japanese Honda and Kawasaki to create a fully competitive market.