Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: 9000 ft. ASL in Southwest Colorado, USA
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There is no "inherent design issue" with the side stand on the CBR250R. Motorcycle manufacturers, like Honda, don't just take an educated guess at how long the side stand should be, or what the angle of the side stand is relative to the frame when it is extended, for a given bike... it is an engineered component, just like everything else is on the motorcycle.
The only issue here is where the owner chooses to park the bike, and that owner taking responsibility for whether the bike is going to be stable in that particular place. As an example, if the owner parks the bike on new asphalt in the hot summer sun, and the side stand sinks into the pavement and the bike falls on its side, you can't blame the road construction company, can you? Any more than you could blame Honda for making the side stand too long, or too short, for the particular place you happened to park your bike.
It's not rocket science...
Former Factory Test Rider/Technician