Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India have removed CBR250R and CBR150R profiles from its India website. The fact that the motorcycles did not comply with the new BS-IV emission norms could be reason behind the move.
Though the company has not mentioned any discontinuation plan so far, it is understood that the sales of the models have been stopped across India. It is still not clear whether the company will bring back the fully-faired motorcycles with an updated engine.
When Honda launched the new CBR150R globally in 2016, biking enthusiasts in India were eagerly waiting for its launch in the country the same year. Later it was reported that Honda is not keen on bringing the 2016 CBR150R to India. Afterwards in an interview with Bikeadvise, Senior Vice President of HMSI, YS Guleria, confirmed that they have no plans of introducing the new CBR250R in India and also quashed the possibility of its successor, the CBR300R arriving in India anytime soon.
Launched in 2011, the only update for the CBR250R and CBR150R was new colour schemes and stickers in November 2015. Mechanically, both the motorcycles remained the same. The CBR250R draws power from a 249cc liquid-cooled, 4-Stroke, SI engine that develops 26.15bhp of power at 8500rpm and 22.9Nm of torque at 7000rpm mated to six speed transmission. The 149.4cc liquid-cooled 4-Stroke SI engine that develops 18.28bhp of power at 10500rpm and 12.66Nm of torque at 8500rpm does duty in the CBR150R.
The 250cc bike was available in two variants -- the standard bike and one with the Honda Combined Anti-lock Braking System (C-ABS). The CBR250R and CBR150R motorcycles were priced at Rs 1,60,201 and Rs 1,23,183 respectively (all prices ex-showroom New Delhi).