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Hi,

Put an order in today for a black ABS model here in Sydney.

Much like the rest of the world I've been given a two week, approximately, delivery time.
 

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That's Great to hear. It won't be long and we will all be talking about how much we enjoy our new bikes. Right now we are really getting itchy! Let us know when you get it.
 

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Welcome!

Unlike the rest of the world you guys in Australia could get the CBR250R before most countries since your close to both countries that manufacture the bike....India and Thailand.

After the Japan quake everything has been put on hold or pushed to a later date, so you might have to wait a bit longer, maybe not....keep us updated!
 

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I bought a blue non abs one on 11.4 and after 200 km ride it is a really nice bike. very stable at 100 kph on highway and it rides as good as older 500 cc bikes used to.
 

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Welcome. My deposit went on a red ABS model on March 26. No idea when I'll get it, but, "When, Oh when, will it ever come in?" I keep moaning.
 

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Count me in. Ordered the black model w/ABS. Taking a motorcycle safety course this week, and was hoping to ride off into the sunset afterwards. Patience is a virtue that I haven't exercised. Honda is becoming my personal trainer to hone that skill.

Share your pics when you get yours.
 

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I bought a blue non abs one on 11.4 and after 200 km ride it is a really nice bike. very stable at 100 kph on highway and it rides as good as older 500 cc bikes used to.
Sweet mate. Welcome to the club. Would love to see some pics, and maybe even ride reports. I'm going to suggest a 'ride report subforum' and will get some going from Thailand. Would be great to see other people's rides/trips.
 

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Hey mate, where did you order yours and how much was in ride away ?

Im going for my license on the 27th so hope to get a good deal on the ABS version
 

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Put down my deposit on a Tri-Colour (non ABS).
Picked it out from the stock on the showroom floor!

Took the bike for a test ride, great little bike, real torque sweet spot, perfect for commute, but with enough poke to let to get you down the freeway, nice!

I've never owned a bike smaller than a 400, but this cbr really makes riding fun!

Delivery in a day or two. Can't wait

Brisbane, Australia
 

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The First 300

Ok, The Easter weekend is nearly over. I've been taking advantage of the good weather we've had here in Brisbane and getting out and about. I've already racked up 300kms.

Let me say, that if someone had told me two months ago that I'd would be buying a 250 road bike, I would of laughed in their face.

I bought a 250 when I first started riding (30+ Years ago) and I took it back to the dealer within a month 'cos I hated it. Back then I was doing a much longer commute than I'm doing today. More recently I've been commuting to a from work on my old trusty Husky 410 and while it's a lot of fun to ride, (fun of the, Wheelie from every set of lights type :D) Come the weekend there wasn't much fun in screaming up the freeway at a 100kph, hoping your fillings don't vibrate out, only to spend most of the time off road going sideways as the road/trail tyre compromise bit hard.

The old Husky lives on! and will be born again with a new set of full knobs and a bit of TLC.

Back to the CBR, Ok it's not a sports bike, it's not gonna get you from zero to warp speed in 2.3 sec. but it will get you to legal highway speeds quickly enough, sitting on about 6000rpm at 100kph. The bike is comfortable and stable at highway speeds, even with some strong cross breezes and big rigs passing in the other direction. There's still plenty in reserve to get going from 100kph in top gear. I've hit 150 before backing off for traffic. Certainly enough poke to accelerate your way out of trouble. I did feel a real buzz through the handlebars at these speeds which tends to make your thumbs go numb after a while, or maybe I'm just hanging on to hard?

Off the freeway is where the CBR comes into it's own, around town, on some twisty stuff this little bike is BIG fun. It feels so light, changing direction like a push bike on rails, just awesome. The torque sweet spot really supports this type of riding and helps with the day to day commute, although you'll be kept busy with the gears, compared to our big bore brothers, it's definitely not as bad as some of the multi-cylinder 250's out there (Ninja's) If you keep the CBR sitting in the right rev range, just twist the throttle and with a throaty hum and little whine the CBR will accelerate away.

This little bike is so easy to ride, anyone and I mean anyone from the beginner to the more experienced rider gets off with a smile on their face.

(Tri-Colour Non-ABS)

More later.......
 

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I agree. I've over 8000km on mine and every day I still arrive at work with:

a) a smile.
b) a longing to avoid work and keep on riding. :)

Great, effortless bike to ride, and that low down torque really makes riding it fun. And yes, in the twisties it really gets you grinning ear to ear.

Would love to see some ride reports from Aussie. I'm based in Thailand and have a few but no ride report subforum here yet.
 

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I'm a beginner rider in Brisbane, Australia and expecting delivery of a red CBR with ABS in about a week.

After reading White Eye's post I just can't wait!! Really looking forward to getting out there and building my skills on this bike!!

Thanks, White Eye !!
 

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Just got word from the dealer here in Sydney (Action Motorcycles) that the ABS models are further delayed until the end of May :(

Thinking of maybe switching to a non-abs if they have them in stock or jumping across and grabbing the ninja now that they have reduced their prices to compete with the honda.

Further information to come in the next few days...
 

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or jumping across and grabbing the ninja now that they have reduced their prices to compete with the honda.
Interesting.

How much did they have to knock off to match the CBR?

In Thailand the ninja is 147k, and the CBR is usually about 110k.
 

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I believe they have been dropped by around 1500$ down to ~6k AUD to compete with the honda.
The second hand market hasn't caught on yet so a new Ninja is roughly the same price as the second hand market, 1 or 2 years old.
 

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You guys are lucky, here in India, Ninja costs a whopping 320k onroad, and CBR costs only 160k onroad.


Ok, The Easter weekend is nearly over. I've been taking advantage of the good weather we've had here in Brisbane and getting out and about. I've already racked up 300kms.

Let me say, that if someone had told me two months ago that I'd would be buying a 250 road bike, I would of laughed in their face.

I bought a 250 when I first started riding (30+ Years ago) and I took it back to the dealer within a month 'cos I hated it. Back then I was doing a much longer commute than I'm doing today. More recently I've been commuting to a from work on my old trusty Husky 410 and while it's a lot of fun to ride, (fun of the, Wheelie from every set of lights type :D) Come the weekend there wasn't much fun in screaming up the freeway at a 100kph, hoping your fillings don't vibrate out, only to spend most of the time off road going sideways as the road/trail tyre compromise bit hard.

The old Husky lives on! and will be born again with a new set of full knobs and a bit of TLC.

Back to the CBR, Ok it's not a sports bike, it's not gonna get you from zero to warp speed in 2.3 sec. but it will get you to legal highway speeds quickly enough, sitting on about 6000rpm at 100kph. The bike is comfortable and stable at highway speeds, even with some strong cross breezes and big rigs passing in the other direction. There's still plenty in reserve to get going from 100kph in top gear. I've hit 150 before backing off for traffic. Certainly enough poke to accelerate your way out of trouble. I did feel a real buzz through the handlebars at these speeds which tends to make your thumbs go numb after a while, or maybe I'm just hanging on to hard?

Off the freeway is where the CBR comes into it's own, around town, on some twisty stuff this little bike is BIG fun. It feels so light, changing direction like a push bike on rails, just awesome. The torque sweet spot really supports this type of riding and helps with the day to day commute, although you'll be kept busy with the gears, compared to our big bore brothers, it's definitely not as bad as some of the multi-cylinder 250's out there (Ninja's) If you keep the CBR sitting in the right rev range, just twist the throttle and with a throaty hum and little whine the CBR will accelerate away.

This little bike is so easy to ride, anyone and I mean anyone from the beginner to the more experienced rider gets off with a smile on their face.

(Tri-Colour Non-ABS)

More later.......
amazing write up bro.... Ride on, ride hard, ride safe!!! And expecting more soon....
 

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My calculations has 320k Rupee as ~ 6.3k AUD... which is roughly the same as here.
But the price on the Honda is half of the aussie price :O ~3.5k AUD.
 

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Tri colour non abs... $6500 AUD ride away, I know cos i picked mine up last week from Sydney City M/C and have only done about 220km so far

White Eye's write up is spot on, its so much fun to ride, I come from a dirt bike back ground and find the CBR so easy to throw around, very light with plenty of torque to keep things interesting in the twisty stuff, the only complaint I have is the exhaust note, or lack of, ( stupid emmisions and noise control :rolleyes::p ) but that will fixed soon with a full SS Moriwaki system. I plan to get some dyno runs before and after to show the difference, just trying to work out a deal with the shop to use my bike as the guinea pig for some promo material in exchange for free dyno time ;)
 

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The First 600

Hi CBR owners and fanz,

Ok, 600 clicks on the dial now and my opinion of this bike hasn't changed a bit. I love it. I wish the commute to work was longer, maybe...even including a winding mountain road with no traffic...more of a fantasy really, oh well ;) back to reality.

There is one opinion I have changed, in my last post I said the CBR is not a sports bike, well it IS!!!

Ok, Ok , I know it's no way powerful as a 600 or a 1000...but it handles so well, it's stable, chews up corners and brakes as good as any of them.

Given that we all have to travel within the speed limits, which the CBR does with ease, then this bike really puts the "Sport" back into riding.

Kinda makes a bike capable of doing the freeway speed limit in second gear redundant. In the same way that a Ferrari or a CBR1000r may be capable of doing 300Kmh.... but where can you legally and safely go that fast!! (except AutoBahn and track days) In most driving conditions, guys on bigger bikes and faster cars just get to the next red light before you.:D

If you enjoy riding a motorcycle at a speed where the engine is doing what it was made for....utilizing the entire power and rev range, it handles and stops with purpose....then surely that makes the CBR 250 more of a sports bike than a Big Bore that never gets wound right out??:rolleyes:
If it doesn't, then the CBR is certainly more fun.

Later.....
 

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Hey Im a wollongong block got a black non abs for $5990 ride away

done like 800kms on it and loving it
 
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