Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India Limited has quietly removed the CBR250R and CBR150R from its official India website. Earlier, when the last date of sale of BS III vehicles was approaching, Honda was offering massive discount offers on the CBR250R with some even giving a Honda Navi as complimentary with the sportsbike.
The Japanese motorcycle manufacturer was until now offering models which were two generations older than the ones available in the International market. Thus the sales figures were taking a plunge and the launch of the newer models from the competition acted as a final nail in the coffin.
The CBR150R is powered by a single cylinder 149.4 cc engine which churns out 18.28 bhp of power @ 10,500 rpm while the torque figure stands at 12.66 Nm @ 8500 rpm while the engine is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. The price of the bike is INR 1.24 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
The CBR250R was one of the first quarter liter motorcycles to enter the Indian market when the auto enthusiasts were just warming up for affordable performance and there was a dearth of performance motorcycles. The bike is powered by a 249.6 cc single cylinder engine which churns out 26.15 bhp of power @ 8500 rpm while the peak torque of the motorcycle stands at 22.9 Nm @ 7000 rpm and is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. The CBR 250R is an extremely comfortable motorcycle despite being a part of the sports segment.
Honda India has not made any official announcement regarding the discontinuation of the CBRs as of now. On the contrary, the company is set to bring new motorcycles in India and one of them could be an updated version of any or both the CBR siblings.