Surely sacrilege to utter such outrageousness here...... but true.OK, I love my CBR 250R, it's a brilliant little agile and econonomical COMMUTER, which is just why I bought it, but it is still MUCH SLOWER than most 250 cc SPORTS bikes from 30 years ago. Your comments please.
The current CBR250R's namesake was manufactured from the mid '80s to the mid '90s had four cylinders, revved to 19,000 rpm, produced more than 40 hp, and was good for over 180 km/hr (110 mph).
It may look sporty, but in concept the present CBR250R is closer to the CB250RS, which was a 128 kg (dry) 26 hp single that was good for about 150 km/h (over 90 mph). I had one for several years. Already ten years old when it became mine, it served me well as a commuter and tourer.