Known as the best all-around bike in the 250cc segment, the fully faired Honda CBR 250R has received the needed update for the 2018 calendar year. The significant changes are cosmetic and can easily be observed in a glimpse. They are all LED headlamp setup, new colour schemes such as Mars Orange and Striking Green – with contrasting graphics. Furthermore, the options like Sports Red and Pearl Sports Yellow are already been provided by the bike maker.
Other evident features as new fitments include new instrument cluster, racing muffler, wider rear tyre, pro-link suspension and sporty cowl as well.
Depending upon braking setup, the new CBR 250R is being provided in two variants. The standard rear drum brake variant is priced at INR 1.63 lakh. Whereas, the top end rear disc with dual channel ABS version is on sale at INR 1.93 lakhs. Both ex-showroom, Delhi.
Built on a diamond frame, the CBR250R mounts on the telescopic front fork and rear monoshock. The bike is powered by similar 249 cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled unit of the predecessor model. However, it has been made compliant with the BS-IV emission norms. The pumped out power and torque figures from the said mule are 26.5PS and 22.9Nm respectively that is transferred to the rear wheel via a mated six-speed transmission.
TVS Apache RTR 160 is one of the most preferred naked streetfighters in the Indian market. The model is serving the Apache lovers from around over a decade. Lately, its evolved iteration termed as the new Apache 160 4V is introduced in brand’s existing lineup. Highly influenced by TVS’s racing division, the new 160 4V is sporty as compared to last generation Apache RTR 160.
The new Apache 160 4V is different not even evidently but also at mechanical front. The motorbike shares design cues from flagship model the RTR 200 4V, it has the more focused fuel tank with curvy tank extensions. The chequered decals along with prancing horse on fuel tank seem pretty captivating to the eyes.
At the powertrain front, this new generation of 150cc premium motorcycle gets the honour of having the four-valve head in the segment. Besides, the pulsar NS 160 comes bolted with multiple valve head in the segment. Furthermore, the aids of oil-cooling are also being provided with this new 160 4V. Though the churned out power depends on the fuel system, the carburetted version develops 16.1bhp whereas the fuel injected variant makes out 16.3bhp.
The transmit torque to the rear wheel is 14.8Nm for both the trims. On the basis of brakes components, there are two variants, one with the rear disc that is offered with a broader tyre. The other one with rear drum brakes that equips slimmer tyres respectively. The ABS misses out once again the new 160 4V.
In the premium 150cc commuter segment, the Apache RTR 160 4V competes with the likes of Yamaha FZ-S, Suzuki Gixxer, Honda CB Hornet 160R, Honda XBlade, Bajaj Pulsar NS160, etc