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2011 Honda CBR250R Track Comparison Photo Gallery
Honda makes use of a street-friendly midrange that churns out 15.2 lb-ft of torque at 7100 rpm compared to the Kawasaki’s 13.4 lb-ft at 9900 rpm.
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2011 Honda CBR250R Track Comparison
2011 Honda CBR250R Horsepower and Torque
The Honda CBR250R was a welcome addition to the entry-level sportbike market after Kawasaki virtually owned it for decades.
A single-cylinder engine powers the CBR with dual overhead camshafts and four valves.
All of our testers were happy with how the Honda shifts, and its smooth gearbox is a highlight.
Beginner sportbike riders finally get some variety in the market as the CBR makes use of technology that gives it a very different character than its competition.
Suspension comes from a 37mm front fork which does a good job of handling racetrack speeds.
Riding small-bore sportbikes makes the pilot focus on proper braking and corner speed.
Our larger newbie really appreciated the CBR's instrument cluster.
A small fuel tank helps get riders down below the windscreen.
Lynda had never been on a track before and was happy to do it on the CBR250R instead of her personal CBR600RR.
The Honda was comfortable for all of our testers, but at 5'2" our female rider was the most natural fit.
The Honda’s smooth bodywork and comfortable seat allow the rider to move around in the cockpit and make use of its sharp handling.
By differing from the Kawasaki in its engine arrangement, the CBR offers riders a level of variety in this class.
The Honda's handling inspires confidence.
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