Honda CBR250R To Be Discontinued From April 2020

The very likeable Honda CBR250R will be discontinued at the end of this month in India. The original affordable quarter-litre offering in the country will be one of the casualties of the BS6 upgrades, and it seems Honda has decided not to upgrade the ageing model to the new emission regulations. Dealerships have stopped accepting bookings for the CBR250R, while there are only a handful of stocks available with showrooms across the country, carandbike can confirm. We have reached out to Honda and will update the story when we get a response. Meanwhile, dealers are offering attractive discounts on the limited stocks available of the motorcycle.

The Honda CBR250R has remained largely unchanged since it was launched barring styling tweaks

Honda CBR 250R

1.75 Lakh * On Road Price (New Delhi)

The twin-cylinder Honda CBR250RR is sold in South East Asian markets, while the CBR300R was the replacement to the CBR250R in several developed countries

While the CBR250R soldiered on in India over the years, Honda did introduce the updated CBR300R internationally with a 286 cc single-cylinder engine. India gets the Honda CB300R instead with the same engine and underpinnings, albeit as a naked alternative. The bike maker also has the Honda CBR250RR on sale in South East Asian markets, but the twin-cylinder offering has been ruled out for India. For now, Honda has not announced any replacement for the CBR250R.

That being said, HMSI did announce plans to expand its presence in the premium motorcycle segment with more high-capacity motorcycles to be localised in the country. While the company has not confirmed details, speculations do suggest that Honda is looking at the 500 cc segment with the CB500, CB500X and the Rebel 500 motorcycles. The bikes will be locally produced and that should make prices extremely competitive for the twin-cylinder offerings.

For now though, the Honda CB300R is the brand’s more affordable premium offering priced at ₹ 2.42 lakh (ex-showroom, India) and is sold via the company Wing World dealerships.

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