New Honda CBR250RR Against New Yamaha R25 and Kawasaki Ninja 250 FI, Who is the Best?

 New Honda CBR250RR Against New Yamaha R25 and Kawasaki Ninja 250 FI, Who is the Best?

The competition for 250 cc sport bikes is getting excited again after Astra Honda Motor (AHM) has refreshed the CBR250RR. Manufacturers provide updates in terms of design, engine to the legs sector. In addition to Honda, a quarter liter full fairing iron horse with a two-cylinder configuration is currently still filled by Yamaha R25 and Kawasaki Ninja 250 FI. If the three are compared according to the manufacturer's data, who is the best?

New Honda CBR250RR Against New Yamaha R25 and Kawasaki Ninja 250 FI, Who is the Best?


Talking about design can't really be compared, it depends on everyone's perception and taste. Even so, all manufacturers give the best for their products. All three carry a sporty and aggressive design, but each has its own characteristics. On average, they have an all-round shape with firm lines all over their bodies.

The full fairing of the New CBR250RR now has a new look, with an Aggressive Shape design. The fascia is still the same as the dual headlamp and above it is mounted with an LED DRL (Daytime Running Lamp). The front cover on each side is now designed to be wider by adopting a double layer. Themed "Speedy Shape", every curve adds to the impression of aggressiveness and speed like a racing motorbike. The rear body panel is still identical to the previous version.


His opponent, Yamaha R25, from the beginning came out carrying the Riding The R Anytime concept typical of the R-Series. The front looks exactly belong to the older brother, because it is still the same gene YZF series. Relying on Dual Headlights separated by ram water, which directs airflow from the front to the radiator

While the Kawasaki Ninja 250 FI has a tapered design, in harmony with other Ninja models. The lamp design adheres to dual full LED lighting. Body panels are more robust than competitors, sporty spirit is very strong. The front body is fuller and the rear compact body reinforces the impression of a motor sport.


In terms of design, the New CBR250RR still relies on a Diamond (Truss) Frame type chassis. It has a length of 2,061, a width of 724 and a height of 1,114 mm. The seat height is 790 mm, the wheelbase is 1,389 mm and the lowest distance to the ground is 145 mm. It has a dry weight of 168 kg (ABS) and 165 kg (STD). Medium tank capacity is 14.5 liters.

Yamaha R25 ABS

The New R25 uses a deltabox frame which is known for its rigidity and strength and good stability. It has a size of 2,090 x 720 x 1,135 mm (LxWxH). The size of the wheelbase is 1,380 mm, the ground clearance is 160 mm, and the seat height is 780 mm. The weight of the contents is 166 kg and the capacity of the gas tank is 14 liters.

Ninja 250 uses a twin spar trellis frame. The frame of this model is widely used by other Kawasaki products because it is claimed to be able to provide stability, strength and agility. Total dimensions (LxWxH) 1,999 x 710 x 1,125 mm. The wheelbase is 1370 mm, ground clearance is 145 mm, the seat height is 795 mm, the weight is 163 kg and the petrol capacity is 14 liters.


Special variants New CBR250RR SP and SP QS equipped with a new engine. Still configured 250cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke DOHC 8-valve, parallel twin cylinder. Now he can produce a maximum power of 42 PS or 41.5 hp at 13,000 rpm and 25 Nm of torque at 11,000 rpm. Up about 1 Hp compared to the previous model. While the acceleration figures are still the same. The increase was thanks to updates in the combustion chamber, including the cylinder head, piston rings, gear ratio and camshaft. Meanwhile, for the standard variant, it still uses the same engine as its predecessor.

Ninja 250

Yamaha quarter-liter pacemaker with a capacity of 249 cc DOHC 2-cylinder liquid-cooled. The power that can be exhaled is 36 hp at 12,000 rpm and a peak torque of 23.6 Nm at 10,000 rpm. Power is channeled through a 6-speed manual transmission.

Another opponent comes from the 249 cc parallel-twin DOHC eight valve engine. Compression is made quite dense at a ratio of 11.6:1, while the diameter and stroke size per cylinder is 62 x 41.2mm. Yes, engine overbore. Power of 38.4 hp can be achieved at 12,500 rpm, while peak torque is 23.5 Nm at 10,000 rpm.


The lighting is full LED. The new CBR250RR has a full digital speedometer negative display with Multi Information Display (MID). The size is quite large, complete and informative. Accompanied by setting the brightness level for rider comfort. In addition, there are indicators for 3 driving modes, namely comfort, sport, and sport plus. All three provide a different power character, due to the valve opening in the throttle body which is regulated by the ECU.

2021 Honda CBR250RR display

In addition, the quarter liter Honda has adopted Throttle by Wire (TBW), so it no longer needs ropes or cables but has used sensors. This technology is commonly used in premium motorcycles.

Especially for the highest variant, it uses Quickshifter for faster and more responsive gear shifts. Has four settings. Then the Assist & Slipper Clutch which makes the clutch pull lighter and reduces the engine brake when lowering the gear. Don't forget the Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) to provide maximum comfort and hazard lights for emergencies.

New R25 Equipped with a typical big bike starter button. Combines control of starting the motor and turning off the engine (engine cut off). This type of lever is usually used on motorcycles. Yamaha's headlights and stop lamps have LED technology, but the turn signals are still ordinary bulbs.

The dashboard uses a full digital instrument panel with a modern look. Yamaha presents all motor information on a large square-sized monochromatic LCD screen. The gear shift timing light feature is pinned, to give a signal to the driver through the blinking of a small round light on the right side. The orientation is so that the rider can know when is the right time to change gears.

Another competitor has adopted the assist slipper clutch technology. Regarding the presentation of information, an interesting combination of analog digital instrument panels was given. The tachometer is maintained with a mechanical needle, making the sporty aura even more pronounced. While the speedometer and various fundamental things are listed in it. Including information about the mileage of the motor with the remaining gasoline in the tank.

Another sophistication, the smart key system that is in the highest variant. This feature is called KIPASS (Kawasaki's Intelligent Proximity Activation Start System), which allows remote key operation. And braking anti-lock braking system (ABS).


Speaking of legs, the New CBR250RR now uses Separated Function Fork - Big Piston (SFF-Big Piston) inverted on the front suspension. While the rear relies on aluminum Swing Arm (5 Adjustable Mono Suspension with Pro-Link System), which is known to be strong and lightweight. For tires, use sizes 110/70-17 for the front and 140/70-17 for the rear. For the speed stopper, it is equipped with a wavy type disc clamped by 2 calipers at the front and a single piston hydraulic disc brake at the rear.

Yamaha R25 ABS

The New R25 is equipped with an upside down suspension and a linkless monoshock supported by an asymmetrical swing arm at the back. While the wheels, use sizes 110/70-17 for the front and 140/70-17 for the rear. The braking system of the New R25 is equipped with a floating type disc measuring 298 mm which is clamped by two double pistons at the front and a single piston at the rear.

Suspension Ninja 250 FI still use telescopic with a size of 41 mm. The rear uses the Uni-Trak System with Gas-Shock Model which has 5-level adjustment. The character is quite soft so it is quite comfortable when used in various road conditions. The front tire has a tubeless type specification, 110/70-17 M/C 54H, while the rear tire is 140/70-17 M/C 66H. Braking is controlled by a single disc-brake semi-floating 310 mm front and a single disc brake diameter of 220 mm at the rear.

Variants and Prices

The new CBR250RR SP variant with Mystique Blue color is sold for IDR 75,150 million. As for the SP Quick Shifter variant with the Bravery Red Black striping option, it is priced at IDR 79.2 million and the Honda Racing Red and Tri Color themes are sold for IDR 79.8 million. While the Standard version with a choice of Black Freedom and Mat Gunpowder Black Metallic graphics is currently priced at IDR 62.850 million. All of them have OTR DKI Jakarta status.

Yamaha New R25 is priced cheaper. Sold for Rp. 62.7600 million (standard), for the ABS variant at Rp. 69.455 million and the World Grand Prix 60th Anniversary livery version which is marketed with a tag of Rp. 80 million on the road in Jakarta.

Ninja 250 FI standard type with two color options sold for Rp. 66.5 million, ABS type SE Smart Key (Lime Green/Ebony/Pearl Blizzard White) Rp. 78.5 million, and ABS SE MDP Smart Key (Metallic magnetic dark gray/Metallic spark black). /Metallic graphite gray) sold for IDR 78.9 million. All of them have OTR Jakarta status.

All three have their respective advantages. If you want a complete package, the option is the New CBR250RR, the highest variant. Also available with special graphics. The New R25 offers stability thanks to the use of Delatbox, and the most expensive type has a limited edition livery. While the Ninja 250 FI has a background as a quarter-liter motor sport pioneer in Indonesia. The rest please determine yourself based on your choice.


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