2011 Honda CBR250R Comparison — Motorcycle USA

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Honda CBR 250 R ABS
Honda CBR 250 R ABS

2011 Honda CBR250R

Discover how the Honda CBR250R up against the Kawasaki Ninja in the 2011 Honda CBR250R Video .

All-new from the up, the new baby CBR features a 249cc and is fuel injected, something the dated Kawasaki is not. It a four-valve DOHC cylinder with a compression ratio of Because it’s a single engine, which is inherently prone, a gear-driven counterbalancer vibration and sits as close as to the crankshaft so as to reduce overall size and centralize mass.

features include a six-speed and twin-spar steel frame. A non-adjustable conventional fork the front and Honda ’s Unit Pro-Link and single setup handles rear absorption and is adjustable for spring only.

Braking is handled by a 296mm disc up front, by a dual-piston caliper; out back a 220mm disc and single-piston further aids in stopping the Seat height stands at inches with a short of 53.9 inches. The new entry-level is also one of the manufacturer’s first production sportbikes. Made entirely in Thailand, the new Honda all U.S.

Euro and Asian and sound regulations and will be the bike for all markets, the only being different color

The Honda CBR250R serves up enough performance to be deemed fun cornering even by experienced

Coming to America in Metallic or a Red/Silver color combination, the retails for $3999 (exactly the as Kawasaki’s Ninja 250R ). ABS is available as an option adding an $500 retail price. The new will hit dealers this

Swing a leg over the CBR, the key and thumb the push-button starter and the thing one notices is how easily it to life. Unlike the Kawasaki. the Honda doesn’t require the use of a and starts up reliably while the Kawi takes some finessing and struggles some first fired in the morning.

in the clutch lever requires no effort. Usually a light-action, lever is a plus, but if you go too far and make it effortles, it can become difficult to the engagement spot. This is one where the Kawasaki and its excellent hold an advantage.

“It helps that the thing has a bit of off the line. It makes it a little friendly to get off and running as compared to the adds Road Test Adam Waheed.

Get the new little CBR and you will instantly notice how the fueling is at low rpm. The throttle is right on the mark and initial straight off the line is slightly than the Ninja. This the bike easier to use when traffic-laden city streets.

The six-speed transmission is also noticeably lower than the aiding in the initial jump off the compared to the Ninja which a bit more clutchwork to get it rolling a stop. The short gearing at a prce, starting with a quick shift into gear, though thankfully the CBR one of Honda’s trademark seamless that is both positive as as easy to use.

“The injection was perfect on the Honda,” test rider Justin “The Honda also up far easier and just plain better at lower revs. feels like a better for bombing around town and trips to run errands than the

Easy, rider-friendly handling is the 2011 Honda CBR250R is all

As for measured gas mileage, the more technology of the fuel injected makes for a noticeable difference the green bike. When a mixture of canyon roads at and freeway commuting, the trusty recorded an astonishing 64.7 As for the Kawasaki, the more dated setup mustered an average of mpg, giving the CBR the nod in the lightened-pocketbook

And while the fuel injection gets better gas mileage and it off the line a hair quicker, didn’t translate into performance numbers quite the turned out to be true. The Honda best 0-60 mph time is 8.5 but the Kawasaki trips the lights a best time of 7.7 seconds.

This is backed up on the dyno, at in terms of top-end horsepower, as the produces 22.66 hp at 8600 while the Kawasaki twists the to the tune of 26.34 hp at 11,000 However, the Honda takes top in terms of torque, boasting lb-ft at 7100 rpm compared to lb-ft at 9900 rpm for the Kawi. comes as no surprise, as both of numbers back up our initial feelings exactly.

Our CBR was equipped Honda’s Combined ABS brake It adds a little to the price, but doesn’t even offer Regardless, the two machines were when stopping from 60 getting the job done in a very 143 feet.

While the mechanical system may be safer for some riders, it was a point of contention for of our testers. The system is linked, the front brake lever the front caliper only, but on the rear pedal and both and rear calipers engage. Due to the of linking power the system When actuating the rear with substantial force the front-end dives excessively.

enough to startle someone not to the system, especially when at any kind of lean angle. The also reduces rider and feedback more than we

Still, the Honda excels it comes to ease-of-use for newer It feels lighter when it up off the oddly long kickstand and the position makes for a very riding position for riders of all Add to that a more comfortable and the result is a bike that is ergonomically superior.

Honda CBR 250 R ABS
Honda CBR 250 R ABS

The CBR250R features a much contemporary instrument display the Kawasaki Ninja 250.

Honda is a lot more comfortable the Kawasaki,” Editorial Director Ken said. “The bike is but more roomy and doesn’t the rider as much. The seat is way more comfortable than the perch.”

Motorcycle handling is a subjective thing. Some a machine that’s planted and while others like the turn-on-a-dime feeling that like Yamaha’s R6 has made Honda’s new mini-CBR definitely toward the latter, turning the slightest input. Simply of turning, look through the the Honda follows like a Labrador, mirroring one’s without hesitation.

As a tradeoff the of this bike has a tendency to flighty when pushing at a good pace, and doesn’t quite as planted at the Kawasaki. a trade-off we are willing to make how nimble it feels in the city

“The Honda steers quicker than the Kawasaki, but it feels much less to the pavement when you are hauling around canyon roads,” adds. “I think it’s so light the front end a little vague compared to the which carves up the faster better.”

When it comes to outright power and acceleration the single-cylinder still has some way to go to catch the Twin. It’s nearly a slower to 60 mph and up top it hits a wall shy of 90 mph the green machine will nudge 110 mph with the right (downhill, no wind). In side-by-side the Ninja was also noticeably

The biggest difference is the cruising on the freeways. The Honda has to work in order to keep pace on the once you reach that mph range, running near top and vibrating more than the 250. This makes it to pass when the time as one isn’t left with breathing room to get around the cars ahead.

The Kawasaki exactly a high-speed racer, but it give a few thousand more rpm to with when overtaking traffic.

“The vibration, between 5000-7000 rpm, is more on the Honda. It feels Dawes states. “The just struggles more the speeds increase, making the a far superior bike on the freeway. It feels safer.”

The Honda offers a little more engine power compared to the generation Ninja 250 which it easier to get off and running.

But while the Honda may not have the of the Ninja, the bottom-end and spot-on plus ease of use and agility for one of the best beginner bikes on the today. Not to mention the styling, garnered more looks passing motorists than the Kawasaki.

Dawes summed it up adding that he “would the Honda if I was a beginner rider it’s a little bit easier to and feels smaller. Plus more comfortable ergonomically and the Kawasaki is better for high-speed and runs, most new riders be doing more short and staying around town, is where the Honda excels. that doesn’t mean it be my pick as a more experienced

Honda CBR 250 R ABS
Honda CBR 250 R ABS
Honda CBR 250 R ABS
Honda CBR 250 R ABS
Honda CBR 250 R ABS
Honda CBR 250 R ABS
Honda CBR 250 R ABS

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