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Guys im about to get Honda CBR 250R.. I live in Chennai, India, wil the Indian Roads treat Cbr good.. and about braking im gonna get CBR without the C-ABS coz in chennai u cnt reach more than 100 kmph bcoz of the ups nd down and also the traffic, is the standard version of CBR good in braking ?? !! and coming onto the nxt topic THE MILEAGE part.. i know this bike is great to ride but eventually u should also see the mileage.. im really OK if the mileage is between 30-35 kmph but below that im not sure !! "U" owners of the CBR's please suggest what mileage u get (in KMPH
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And Guys also please share the Pros nd Cons u come across while drive !! This bike is drivin me crazy by its look nd specs
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And also please add me as ur Friend.. Thanx in Advance..

-Allan Caleb.
 

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Welcome aboard matey. :) I have the standard non-ABS version, and the brakes are good. They weren't when I first got it, but after a couple of hundred miles, they've bedded in and are very good now. I do think that the Indian version has different callipers to the UK model, and there's someone from India on here that says they're not too good, but that may be just his bike, as no-one else seems to have complained about them. I don't know what the mpg is in kmpl, but I get around 82 mpg. Half my riding is at 30 - 40 mph and the other half cruising at 70 mph. If you can only reach speeds of up to 60 mph, you may be better off with the Honda CBF 125 (Stunner in India) I was averaging 146 mpg on mine and best was 159 mpg. The service intervals are every 2,500 miles on one of those though, but it's easy enough to do yourself. The service intervals on the UK CBR 250R is every 8,000 miles. Hope this helps.
 

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Thnkx mate ...ur post helpd me a lot!! :):)
BTW ur CBR looks kewl !! with the tri-coloured theme.. here in India we have onli 3 colour option: red, silver & black...:confused: nd about mileage !! ppl here get 30 to 35 kmpl..

nd 125 cc bike in India sucks !! onli thing in India is tat people dont enjoy riding.. they just look for mileage to cut their cost of expenditure !! but ther r some who really r passionate !! nd u know !! since bcoz cbr is new in india !! most service station engineers r nt xperienced to service cbrs' sadly :mad::(

Thank for d post dude !! appreciate it :):)
 

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Is it just me or are all of allancalebs' threads showing up twice in the forum?
 

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Thnkx mate ...ur post helpd me a lot!! :):)
BTW ur CBR looks kewl !! with the tri-coloured theme.. here in India we have onli 3 colour option: red, silver & black...:confused: nd about mileage !! ppl here get 30 to 35 kmpl..

nd 125 cc bike in India sucks !! onli thing in India is tat people dont enjoy riding.. they just look for mileage to cut their cost of expenditure !! but ther r some who really r passionate !! nd u know !! since bcoz cbr is new in india !! most service station engineers r nt xperienced to service cbrs' sadly :mad::(

Thank for d post dude !! appreciate it :):)
That's about my average too. Is unleaded available everywhere in India (I can't remember, despite going to India almost every year I have never driven or rode there!!!).

Last year I when was in Delhi there was a Honda dealership around the corner from where I was staying. I looked at the CB250R and liked but thought it wasn't really the bike for the rough roads in the countryside of India - maybe different if you just want to commute. I wanted it to tour up in the Himalayas where I spend a lot of time and most of the side roads are crap.

Ironically when I came home I bought one here and love touring on it. But the roads here are better. It's basically a road bike, handles really well and is very flickable but it's not great on gravel, and you will have to doing a lot of weaving. Someone on this forum changed out their back tyres to 150s and said it helped on the bad roads. SO don't know what the roads are like in the south/ Chennai/Tamil Nadu, but if they are reasonably un-potholed then it should be fine. (I remember the roads in Kerala were not bad).

As to the ABS, it comes in handy even below 100km/h believe you me. Has saved my ass in traffic.
 

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That's about my average too. Is unleaded available everywhere in India (I can't remember, despite going to India almost every year I have never driven or rode there!!!).

Last year I when was in Delhi there was a Honda dealership around the corner from where I was staying. I looked at the CB250R and liked but thought it wasn't really the bike for the rough roads in the countryside of India - maybe different if you just want to commute. I wanted it to tour up in the Himalayas where I spend a lot of time and most of the side roads are crap.

Ironically when I came home I bought one here and love touring on it. But the roads here are better. It's basically a road bike, handles really well and is very flickable but it's not great on gravel, and you will have to doing a lot of weaving. Someone on this forum changed out their back tyres to 150s and said it helped on the bad roads. SO don't know what the roads are like in the south/ Chennai/Tamil Nadu, but if they are reasonably un-potholed then it should be fine. (I remember the roads in Kerala were not bad).

As to the ABS, it comes in handy even below 100km/h believe you me. Has saved my ass in traffic.

@Rio: Yess.. we have Unleaded everywher !! Thr r good roads in chennai but ther r 3 things that make people go crazy in chennai: traffic, gravel nd mainly people crossing the highway !! u hv to brake a lot...can cbr handle these things ??:confused:
 

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@Rio: Yess.. we have Unleaded everywher !! Thr r good roads in chennai but ther r 3 things that make people go crazy in chennai: traffic, gravel nd mainly people crossing the highway !! u hv to brake a lot...can cbr handle these things ??:confused:
The ABS can most definitely handle it. Non-ABS can too, if you know how to handle the rear and front brakes.
 
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