The reason AHM did not change the design and engine of the New Honda Vario 125

 The reason AHM did not change the design and engine of the New Honda Vario 125

Modification Honda Vario 125 does not represent consumer expectations. The revisions made only minor updates to the design and the addition of features for the highest variant. Not a few hope that the Vario 125 will also find a design similar to its older brother Vario 160. Consumers also expect the use of an eSP + 4 valve engine and a revised eSAF type chassis.

The reason AHM did not change the design and engine of the New Honda Vario 125

In this regard, according to As Large Project Leader From Honda R&D South East Asia Co., Ltd, Sompong Sureechairattanakul, the development of the New Honda Vario 125 is based on consumer needs and demands. The results of internal research obtained state that the core design and old engine of this model are still needed by consumers.

"For the Vario 125 model, it was developed from the desires and needs of consumers. So why is it maintained, once again because it is considered sufficient for daily and urban use," he said during a virtual press conference, in Cikarang, West Java, Monday (26/9).

Consideration of the compact size of the motor and the right weight are one of the reasons why we keep the old engine mix. Supposedly, Honda already has a 125 cc engine with ESP + 4 valve technology which is embedded in the Honda SH125 in several countries.

The strategy did not change the total design and engine of the Honda Vario, arguably the first time that AHM had done it. Previously, the 125 and 150 engine versions of the Honda Vario were always presented like twin brothers. Then the question arises, is this a manufacturer's ploy so that consumer cannibalism occurs?

The answer can be said like that, AHM seems to want to separate the target consumer between the 125 and 160 cc engine versions. However, in a more subtle language, the Marketing Director of PT AHM referred to it as market expansion.

"The design is indeed sportier, especially in the light shield, front top cover, and side body. So when it comes to changes, it's different from the Vario 160. wide. Yes, the point is to expand consumers," he said.

From a business perspective, with all the changes made to the New Vario 125, Thomas said the sales target of this scooter is projected to be able to sell 500 thousand units per year. The trade price has now escalated from Rp. 300 to Rp. 800 thousand. Below is the official OTR for the Jakarta area.

this is the difference between eSP and eSP +

 this is the difference between eSP and eSP +

Enhanced Smart Power (eSP) technology is available in all Honda scooters. Beat, who introduced it for the first time in 2013. The manufacturer claims, this technology is able to increase combustion efficiency and reduce wasted energy. So that the automatic motor becomes more fuel efficient, the engine is smoother and produces better power. While eSP + is now installed on the PCX160. Check out the difference.

this is the difference between eSP and eSP +

The following are the components contained in eSP technology:

This is the difference between eSP and eSP +

ACG Starter

Technology that serves to reduce friction so that the engine starts more smoothly without sound. It also supports the ISS (Idling Stop System) feature function.

Cylinder Offset

Serves to reduce friction between the piston and cylinder by resetting the position of the cylinder and crankshaft.

Roller Type Rocker Arm

Using shell type needle bearing as a shaft. So as to reduce friction and reduce the load on the valve spring.

pinny sleeve

Cylindrical wall spiked texture that keeps the perfect circle shape. Its function can reduce distortion and other friction losses.


Its function is to make better ignition and faster combustion.


Serves for an even distribution of fuel and makes combustion more complete.

Compared to the previous generation of eSP, eSP+ is able to make automatic motor work more perfect. Because there are changes in the internal components of the engine that are quite a lot.

There are two main objectives in the development of eSP+ technology. First, improve engine performance for the better and reduce friction or friction.

The eSP+ development on the PCX160 engine is huge. Changes that include the use of four valves (valve), high compression ratio, maximize the air passage to the combustion chamber. Then use a hydraulic tensioner, piston oil jet to a more rigid crankshaft. In the filter room there is also a rectifier or rectifier. The benefit is to direct the wind with more precision into the combustion chamber, while reducing air turbulence.

The eSP+ technology was first implemented on a PCX160 motorcycle which was later used by the Honda Vario 160. The positive impact of the application of eSP+ technology makes acceleration feel better than the previous generation. As well as the manufacturer claims, there are no symptoms of shaking in the early rounds. Even when climbing at a relatively low speed.

There are three more features that optimize Enhanced Smart Power. First, PGM-FI, which is a fuel supply system using a spray system. So that the use of gasoline is more efficient and environmentally friendly. Second, CBS braking. By pulling the left brake lever, the rear and front brakes can function simultaneously. Third, ISS. The system is designed to reduce emissions and fuel consumption at rest. The ISS immediately shuts down automatically and restarts the engine with just a slight twist of the gas lever.

Can penetrate 20.5 km / liter, this is the key to the efficiency of the Peugeot 2008

 Can penetrate 20.5 km / liter, this is the key to the efficiency of the Peugeot 2008

Peugeot 2008 plays in the compact SUV class at the level of the Honda HR-V RS. Currently sold for IDR 505 million on the road in Jakarta, which means it is cheaper than its rivals (HR-V RS Turbo IDR 515.9 million). Certainly an attractive offer from a premium brand from Europe.

Can penetrate 20.5 km / liter, this is the key to the efficiency of the Peugeot 2008

In addition to looks and technology, the selling point offered is fuel efficiency. One of the testers has recorded gasoline consumption touching 20.5 kilometers for one liter. This result is done when the car is driving constant on the freeway. However, this figure cannot be used as a reference. Because the driving style and how to maintain the rhythm of the vehicle (engine speed) varies from person to person.

The heart of the Peugeot 2008 has a 1.2 liter turbo Puretech three-cylinder fuel volume. The results of the internal combustion engine provide a power boost of 130 PS at 5,500 rpm and an abundant torque of 230 Nm from 1,750 rpm. Power is channeled using the EAT6 automatic gearbox. This is one of the secrets. The transmission has a tight gear ratio. So that the gearshift is very smooth and sometimes not felt by the driver.

Thanks to the 6-speed transmission, the engine doesn't need to do high revs to get great power while driving. This makes the engine work lighter so that it has an impact on fuel efficiency as well as being environmentally friendly. Then there are three driving style preferences, namely Eco, Normal and Sport.

Peugeot 2008

In addition, Peugeot is also able to reduce vibrations caused by the combustion of three cylinders. So the manufacturer adds a 'balancer shaft' in the crank-shaft. Peugeot 2008 also features Drive by Wire (DBW) technology. It is claimed to increase the efficiency of the use of components and fuel. So, no longer using old components such as the power steering pump. All have been replaced with servo motors as drivers that work based on computer commands (ECU).

Finally, the use of fuel in accordance with the research octane number (RON) is able to produce better combustion in the engine room. The selection of this fuel must be adjusted to the needs so that the vehicle continues to function optimally and excellently. For this reason, Peugeot 2008 is recommended to use fuel that has a very high octane, namely RON 98. Because it matches the engine compression specification of 10.5:1.

"For the kitchen runway, Peugeot 2008 embedded engine capacity of 1.2 liter TurboPuretech three cylinders. As a result, Peugeot 2008 is capable of producing 130 PS of power and up to 230 Nm of torque. Even when testing the 0-100 km/h acceleration performance, it was still under 10 seconds," explained Samsudin, Aftersales Support of PT Astra International - Peugeot, in an official statement.

Yamaha R15 V4 vs Honda CBR150R Complete Comparison, Which One is Worth Buying?

 Yamaha R15 V4 vs Honda CBR150R Complete Comparison, Which One is Worth Buying?

Yamaha answered the challenge of the Honda CBR150R by launching the R15 V4. Now, the latest generation of Yamaha's entry-level sports bikes has been caught making major changes in the exterior sector and supporting features.

Yamaha R15 V4 vs Honda CBR150R Complete Comparison, Which One is Worth Buying?

With all the revisions taking place in the R15 arguably brings a new standard for the 150 cc class full fairing bike. Comes with 2 variants, this bike is sold with a price tag of IDR 38.9 million for the V4 Connected variant (standard) and IDR 43.5 million for the M Connected ABS option.

From the pricing set by YIMM, the R15's price tag is now more expensive than the Honda CBR150R. It is possible that the manufacturer is confident because the standard version can also be changed in the display until it is injected with the new Y-Connect feature. And it doesn't feel wrong to call the R15 the pioneer of the most advanced motor in its class.

all new R15 Connected

For comparison, the all new Honda CBR150R is sold at the lowest price of IDR 36,180 million and IDR 41,880 million for the most expensive variant of its ABS. Then there is a more expensive difference R15 of IDR 2,720,000 for the bottom trim and IDR 2,620,000 for the highest variant.

With that price difference, which one is roughly superior based on the data of each manufacturer? Let's review them one by one.


Yamaha R15 V4 vs Honda CBR150R design

This part is actually difficult to distinguish and becomes a taste for each one. But we're trying to help explain. The Yamaha R15 V4 and M have a design language that takes the idea from the YZR-M1 racing bike and the YZF-R1 and YZF R7 superbikes. The face changed completely to appear aggressive with the use of M-Duct and behind it is one LED projector lamp. 

R15 V4

Sweetening part of the fascia is attached a DRL (daytime running light) that squints exactly the silhouette of an eye. While the fairing and stern design is still attractive, making it the sportiest entry level sport model.

The latest Honda CBR150R carries a fresher design. From the front, it has similarities with its older brother CBR250RR, as well as for the appearance of the lights in the rear which are separated into 2 parts. The body part of the fairing has also changed, now there is a kind of fin on the top of the left and right sides. The visual undercowl was also revised which when viewed is more integrated with the components of the fairing. 

R15 dan R15M

You could say the Yamaha R15 V4 appears more aggressive than the Honda CBR150R. The design dares to apply the visuals of its moge products. But if you want to have a sports bike with a dynamic look, the Honda CBR150R can fulfill that desire.

Completeness of Features

In terms of features, on paper the R15 V4 is superior. The standard version is equipped with Y-Connect connectivity technology that can be connected to a device to find out important information from the vehicle. Starting from the position of the last motor when connected, call notifications, messages, malfunction notifications, to service reminders. As a standard feature, there is an assist and slipper clutch embedded, rear front LED lights, and a full digital meter panel.

As for the R15M option, all of the above features are available, but it is even more complete because there is also a Quick Shifter (up), Traction Control System, Dual ABS, an R1-style meter panel (has Street and Track settings), and there is already an engine cut off button.

Panel meter

The Honda CBR150R applies full LED lights both in front, rear, and sein markers. There is also an Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) feature that functions to turn on both turn signals automatically when the driver is braking hard.

The meter panel is full LED with a negative display but does not yet have a Street and Track interface settings like in the latest R15. The highest type is only equipped with a 1-channel ABS system in front.

Unfortunately, this bike is not equipped with a Quick Shifter, traction control, bluetooth connectivity, and engine cut off like in its rival R15. But already using the Assist and Slipper Clutch which is standard in the old R15 model.

r15 v4

Dimensions R15 V4 vs Honda CBR150R

In terms of dimensions, both of them have compact bodies. The R15 is 1,990 mm long, 725 mm wide, and 1,135 mm high. For the set the wheelbase is 1, 325 mm, the ground clearance is 170 mm, and the seat height reaches 815 mm.

Overall, the weight of the standard R15 V4 Connected is 137 kilograms and 140 kilograms for the R15M Connected ABS). Its fuel tank is capable of downing gasoline up to 11 liters.

While the Honda CBR150R has a length of 1,983 mm, a width of 700 mm, and a height of 1,077 mm. He has a wheelbase of 1,310 mm, a ground clearance of 160 mm, and a seat height of up to 1,310 mm. The total dry weight of the bike is 137 kilograms for the standard version and 139 for its ABS variant.

Design the Legs and Braking

The Yamaha R15 V4 and R15M continue to wear an upside down front suspension and are combined monoshock behind it. Both wheels use cast wheel type with tire profiles of 100/80 at the front and 140/70 at the rear.

The swingarm is superior to the CBR150R because it already uses aluminum material with a banana arm appearance like in a large-engined motor.

The latest Honda CBR150R is now caught with a brand-new suspension upside down Showa SFF-BP. On the back wear a monoshock with a Pro-Link system with no tuning options. It's a pity that the swingarm on the motor has not changed, it still uses a box model and is not yet made of aluminum.

As for the front wheels, it uses a racing model with tires of size 100/80. While at the rear use a tire size of 130/70 and already ring 17 inches as well.

Yamaha R15 V4 vs Honda CBR150R engine performance

Admittedly, on paper again the R15 V4 managed to fumigate the Honda CBR150R. It has a maximum power of up to 19 horsepower at 10,000 rpm and a peak torque of 14.7 Nm at 8,500 rpm. The output is channeled through a 6-speed manual transmission and is supported by VVA (Variable Valve Actuation) technology.

That output can be obtained thanks to the concoction of a 155 cc SOHC engine, 4 valves, 1-cylinder, liquid cooling, injection atomizer, and channeled through a 6-speed manual transmission.

While the Honda CBR150R only has a maximum power of 16.8 horsepower at 9,000 rpm and its peak torque is 14.4 Nm at 7,000 rpm. The engine already uses 149.16 cc DOHC, liquid cooling, injection atomizer, and 6-speed manual transmission.

Now with the comparison of specifications, features, and prices of each bike, do you prefer the R15 V4/M or Honda CBR150R?

Here Are the Dirt Bike Options for Those Who Want to Upgrade

Here Are the Dirt Bike Options for Those Who Want to Upgrade

 The Indonesian automotive market turned out to provide quite a large selection of dirt bikes. Iron horses of this breed are in great demand because they have a dashing look. The performance in devouring difficult terrain is unquestionable. Because in general, you use dual-purpose tires and are supported by long legs.

Here Are the Dirt Bike Options for Those Who Want to Upgrade

For beginners, the most popular is the 150 cc class. The choice also varies as many manufacturers provide their dirt bike products. But if you want even more promising performance, you can choose a trail with a capacity of 250 cc. That model is perfect for those who want to move up a grade. In Indonesia there are three Japanese manufacturers that offer dirt rake motors in the middle class, here are the options.

Kawasaki KLX230

The first choice is a product from Kawasaki Motor Indonesia, namely the KLX 230. These dirt bikes are offered in two types, standard and Special Edition (SE). Make the standard version available two color options; black and green, the price is IDR 43.3 million. Meanwhile, SE is priced at IDR 45.8 million OTR DKI Jakarta with a choice of blue and red kelir.

KLX 230

The mechanical heart of the two is identical. The difference is based on the parts attached to the body. Additional parts attached to the SE variant include a hand guard, skid plate, and there is a cover at the connection between the frame and the sub frame.

Klx 230 is a dirt bike concept motorcycle with a dual purpose design, powerful, lightweight, and very easy to maneuver. From the specification sheet, the KLX230 has the right dimensional composition. The length of 2,105 x width of 835 x height of 1,165 mm, and the ground clearance of 265 mm and a wheelbase of 1,380 mm, make the maneuver more agile and easy to twist when driving daily use.

KLX 230

Regarding performance, he is equipped with a 233 cc engine, one-cylinder SOHC, air-cooled and fuel injection. The engine is capable of outputting 19 Hp of power at 7,600 rpm and a peak torque of 19.8 Nm at 6,100 rpm. It has a 6-speed transmission with smooth shifting, making it suitable in a variety of road situations and providing comfort when driving on the road.

That performance results from a long-stroke configuration that provides torque with a strong low-mid range. The smooth torque also creates a character that is easy to master and provides linear acceleration. Furthermore, the simple construction resulting from air-cooling makes the KLX230 ideal for trail riding. Its fuel injection also produces a precise and easy-to-control response.

In terms of legs, the KLX 230 uses front wheels with a circumference of 21 inches and a rear of 18 inches. Braking features a 265 mm front disc with a petal disc model with double pistons while the rear disc is 220 mm in diameter with a single piston.

Kawasaki KLX250

The next option can be choose kawasaki KLX250. The whole design is different from the KLX230. Not only the pacemaker, but even in various sectors, almost nothing is the same. Including the price, which is far apart. If the KLX230 is priced starting at IDR 43 million, the KLX250 is IDR 66.7 million OTR DKI Jakarta.

KLX 250

With a large engine capacity, it makes the Kawasaki KLX250 more fun-to-drive for those who like to get their adrenaline pumping. He has also been equipped with various qualified components to traverse asphalt and muddy roads.

From the galley sector the runway carried a liquid-cooled DOHC 4-valve single-cylinder engine. With a cubication of 249 cc and a size (Diameter x Stroke) of 72 x 61.2 mm and a compression ratio made quite dense, 11:1 makes it capable of producing 22 Hp at 7,500rpm and 21Nm of torque at 7,000rpm and has a top speed of 121 km / h. It is transmitted to the rear wheels through a manual six-speed transmission with a chain. In addition, it has adopted the injection gasoline supply pattern.

Frame construction disposable tubular, semi-double-cradle models. Total dimensions (W x D x H) 2,200 mm x 820 mm x 1,205 mm. The wheelbase is at 1,430 mm. To maneuver on off-road terrain, it is more compact and better. While its dry weight reaches 137 kg.

Regarding the quality of damping and handling, the KLX250 is fitted with a 43mm upside-down suspension up front. And a monoshock with a unitrack swing-arm that can be adjusted the level of hardness. For the rate holder, it is equipped with a wave model disc disk of 250 mm front. The device was flanked by two-piston calipers. While at the rear, the 240 mm disc is flanked by one-piston calipers.

While the feature is there is a digital instrument panel. The shape is rectangular with a black cover surrounding it. The appearance is attractive and contains a variety of fundamental information about the condition of the motorbike.

Honda CRF250 Rally

From the manufacturer Honda there is a CRF250 Rally. Last year he had a refresher. Even so, there is no change in terms of the fa├žade, still putting forward the concept of tualang as it was first born. Thanks to the novelty offered, this Adventure Tourer motorcycle is sold for IDR 89,545 million OTR Jakarta. And only Extreme Red colors are available.

Honda CRF250 Rally

The Honda CRF250 Rally is designed to be able to conquer a variety of road conditions. As can be seen from the embedding of the floating wind screen and side shroud, it effectively offers protection for the rider. Hand guards on each side of the handlebars are also able to provide rider hand protection, brakes and clutch levers.

The fuel tank is made large, its volume reaches 12.8 liters. Making the wearer able to enjoy the sensation of driving further. It claims to be able to cruise with a fuel consumption of 34.8 km/liter.

It is further embedded under cover to provide protection of the lower engine from impact, and the shift lever can be folded. A strong distinctive feature attached to it is in the Dual Symmetry LED head lamp. Shaped like two eyeballs staring so fiercely at the front. While the seat has a slightly lowered design and tapers back, it is certainly to provide a more well-built riding position.

He is equipped with a 250 cc, DOHC, single-cylinder and liquid-cooled engine. Thanks to the refresh, the acceleration is now more responsive, through improvements to the gear ratio, redesigned intake camshaft and exhaust. As well as the embedding of the assist/slipper clutch feature in the transmission system. A feature that makes the use of the clutch lighter and prevents the rear wheel from slipping when the rider is rapidly lowering gears. Of course, it adds safety when driving on challenging routes.

The power and torque are greater than the pandahulunya. If previously it had a power of 24.7 Hp and a torque of 22.6 Nm, now the maximum power produced reaches 25.6 Hp at 8,500 rpm and 23.1 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm.

With a semi-double cradle frame design and exhaust cover and the latest model's singwarm, the load is trimmed by 3 kg. Now the dry weight is only 152 Kg. While the suspension relies on a side down measuring 43 mm at the front, and an aluminum swingarm, with Pro-Link Single Shock suspension at the rear. The spring power and reducer have each been optimized according to the character of the cruiser motor. It still provides a sense of comfort when driving on rough surfaces and off road terrain. Both front and rear use Showa alerts.

This model comes with aluminum rims in aluminum black. It measures 21 inches at the front and 18 inches at the back. Wrapped in dual purpose type tires (80/100 front and 120/80 rear. This adventure bike is equipped with disc brakes on both wheels. The disc brakes are of the Floating Wave Disk type with a diameter of 256 mm and two piston calipers are attached to the front wheels. And the rear is 220 mm in diameter and has one piston caliper. 

Its dimensions are 2,230 x 920 x 1,415 mm (LxHXH). The seat height is 895mm and the ground clereance is 270 mm. That figure is still safe for Asians' body size. Visually, it still looks compact.

Then there is a digital panelmeter. The shape is large with the addition of information on the average amount of fuel consumption and the position of the gear transmission. This information panel is also easier for motorists to read with letters and numbers enlarged to 23 mm.

Yamaha WR250R

Next up is Yamaha with its product WR250R. This model is a CBU from Japan. Yamaha Indonesia has been selling this mid-range dirt bike since February 2015. The population is not large. At that time, his party only sold 100 units. This iron horse is still displayed on the official Yamaha Indonesia website. The selling price reached Rp97 million OTR DKI Jakarta.

WR 250R

It is equipped with a mechanical heart with a capacity of 250 cc, single cylinder, DOHC, liquid-cooled 4-stroke and electronic injection. With a Bore x stroke (77mm x 53.6mm), the Yamaha WR250R is claimed to be able to put out a maximum power of 30.4 Hp at 10,000 rpm and produce 23.7 Nm of torque at 8,000 rpm.

The high engine speed is believed to be due to the application of titanium intake valves and high lift cams. Making it 40 percent lighter than the valve and per steel. As well as ceramic-plated cylinders and forged pistons.

With a wet weight of 134 kg, the bike is very tough to pass through very rugged off-road terrain. In fact, the WR250R can beat other 250 cc class sport bikes.

The body design is inspired by the WR250F, which is not marketed for street legal. The height distance from the ground to the seat reaches 93 cm, a bit intimidating for riders who have a height of under 170 cm.

The specifications of the legs are capable enough to be invited to explore bad terrain. The front suspension wears an upside down model and is combined with adjustable monocross at the rear. Promises the convenience of its users.

Its agility when conquering off-road terrain is also supported by the use of a frame made of aluminum, notoriously light and strong. Equipped with front wheels with a diameter of 21 inches and 18 inches rear. Meanwhile, for the rate stopper, there is a wave-type disc brake. 

Yamaha Fazzio MotoGP Motorcycle Edition Fabio Quartararo

 Yamaha Fazzio MotoGP Motorcycle Edition Fabio Quartararo

The official Yamaha SBW dealer presents Yamaha Fazzio with a choice of colors and graphics in the style of Fabio Quartararo's MotoGP motorbike. With this touch, Fazzio looks more sporty and racy, which of course will provoke the interest of MotoGP fans to ask for his hand.

Yamaha Fazzio MotoGP Motorcycle Edition Fabio Quartararo

In terms of appearance, this Fazzio Quartararo edition uses a color combination that is identical to the Yamaha YZR-M1 2022 MotoGP motorbike belonging to Monster Energy. The color is dominated by dark blue and black.

The dark blue color spreads the headlamp, a little front tebeng area, a bit of the front fender area, and the body panels under the deck. The rest, the black color so dominates the retro-looking automatic motorbike.

Not to forget, several sponsor logos are also embedded, such as Eneos, Monster Energy, Yamaha writing, and of course number 20, which is the number used by Quartararo in the 2022 MotoGP. From a first glance, the paint looks premium and solid.

Because it is a special edition, the Yamaha SBW dealer, located in East Jakarta, sets the price of the Fazzio Fabio Quartararo version, which is more expensive than the usual types. The price is set at IDR 27,000,000 and can be paid in installments with a down payment (DP) starting from IDR 2.7 million.

Not only the MotoGP version, Yamaha SBW also provides an option for the World GP 60th Anniversary Livery which is no less cool. The color of this livery is predominantly white, then red and yellow accents and graphics are added.

As a comparison with the variant from the manufacturer, the price of the Fazzio Neo type is priced at IDR 21,890,000, then for the Lux model the price is IDR 22,190,000.


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.