2011-13 Honda CBR 250R Used Motorcycle Review

2011-13 Honda CBR 250R Used Motorcycle Review


Hey guys I’m here to test ride the Honda
CBR 250R. This is not a production model anymore, at least not in North America But it’s a potential future bike for me So I owned a CBR 125R last year so this is just a higher powered sibling of it The CBR 125R had about 11.5 HP at the crank This one has about 25 I’m really just testing to see if it has adequate power to be my next bike Just a profile of me, I commute 90% of the time in speed limits up to 80 km/h 8% of the time I go on pleasure rides in up to 100 km/h speed limits 2% of the time I’m going to be taking longer road trips if even, you know, I’m a family man and I’m not going to go touring on my own here About two weeks ago I also test rode a CB 300F That’s the naked version of the CBR 300R sports bike I generally liked that bike, the 300 has quite a bit of power but you know what, the 250? It’s no slouch. But what I need it to do is effortlessly getting up to speed here I think I would definitely take this bike next year that is when I’m in the market Look man, I’m not even tucking and I’m doing uhhhh… not going to say how fast I’m going here Unless you can somehow read my speedometer in SUPER AWESOME HIGH RESOLUTION!!!… 720p. I’m gonna let this Porsche go by here Because someone one or two cars ahead is smoking and I do not want to breathe in that second hand smoke, thank you very much! I was going up this hill earlier and I was managing to do… I’m not going to really say how fast I managed to do here but it was faster than the 125R! and I was passing traffic and that was pretty awesome so you know what, that pretty much sealed the deal for me, this bike is good So what are my thoughts on this bike? I like it. Definitely a front runner, next year Unless people ask for ridiculous money I see people try to fetch $3800, you know what, I… I guess you can’t really blame them for trying to get top dollar for it, maybe they don’t really want to sell And supply and demand will dictate how much they get for it But when they ask $3800 for a used CBR 250R with ABS When someone can get a brand new CBR 300R with ABS that has 5 more horsepower Yea they still have to pay freight, PDI, maybe some doc fees on top Although there is one Honda dealer in the Vancouver area that is very reasonable for those fees Anyway, you can’t ask the same for a used bike as a new bike Well I guess you can, it’s a free world, no one’s going to buy it though Oops Pretty sketchy, you got some wide loads on this narrow as hell bridge Built in the 50s Man this highway’s been a blast to drive on ever since they finished the improvements on it Before this section was only 2 lanes and the rest of it 3 lanes now it’s 3 and 4 respectively I mean you still get traffic and congestion that’s what happens when you live in a region of 2 million people My goodness, that Porsche Ok, now I’m going to get on the HOV lane Solid, solid, solid, solid, solid, solid, solid, solid, DOTTED! Thing about this speedometer, it’s 10% optimistic so I think I’m going at impound speeds and I’m not This bike is fast though I mean, I know you litre bike owners might scoff at it saying there’s no power in this thing For me, for what I need to use it for, it’s perfect I wonder if I tuck if I can go a lot faster Nah, I’m done with tucking days on the freeway Tuck to maintain 110, that was my old CBR 125R’s motto Man, I don’t even have to go full throttle to go the speeds I’m going And we’re nearing the end of our ride here with this exit to Brunette Avenue It’s been a blast Total newbie moment there, I have no idea what I was thinking Forgot I should keep my right foot on the brake to hold the bike up I’m returning the bike back to 2nd Gear Motorsports here They do have this bike available for rent if anyone’s interested Think I’m going to go right there And that concludes this test ride of this CBR 250R Get it in neutral Overall, it’s a fantastic bike Enough power to go wherever you like Light enough to use as a daily rider

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