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Discussion in 'Bike Reviews, Questions and Suggestions' started by pete, Apr 21, 2006.
6Speed . . .
not bad !
Is the aging CB250 retiring ???
i wonder if this is the ticket for the good old cb250 to rest. well, its about time
looks good, can't wait for them to announce the price.
i assume, given the obvious styling cues that it would also replace the VTR thus streamlining their range to 1 250 road bike?
Hmmm, +0.7kw, +2Nm, +6kg. Not really much of a performance increase over the CB, on paper at least. I assume this isn't the same bike as the grey import Hornet?
Notice the specs - it's a single cylinder . Definately not the same as the CBF250 Hornet currently on sale in Japan (with a fuel-injected 4 cylinder), though could perhaps be using the same frame?
Anyone seen the ZZR600 06 it is a ZX6R 2002 model with out the graphics and looks excellent but on a sad note for the ZZR600 fans looks like an era has come to an end.
Looks like a nice beginner bike.
The cosmetic side looks good, sort of VTR meets Hornet still with that CB look.
Will be interested to see the price break on them.
Um, in my immature world, CBF is actually an acronym for 'Can't Be F*cked'.
So I thought this thread was actually a joke until i followed the link.
I'd write more, but I CBF.
I like the look of it - hopefully this is a sign of new naked mid class Honda's to come!
I notice there is NO CB250 listed for 06 on the Honda site......the end of an era has come!!
hey does that mean my CB250 is a collector's item?
Seems the CBF250 has been designed for the European market (not available in Japan so possibly made in Europe). It is a replacement for the CB - since Honda's unable/unwilling to get the old CB engine up to the new Euro emissions regs. Seems Europe's also getting a 500cc parallel twin version - if that meets the LAMs criteria it'd be crazy for Honda not to bring that out here too.
Definitely. And a higly desirable one, since anyone can see two cylinders are twice as good as one cylinder! I expect to find a queue of potential buyers at my door once the word spreads.
Oh well. This new bike has more of the 'now' look, while the CB has that timeless elegance. I couldn't be bothered pulling up the figures and the calculator, but I wonder if the new power/weight ratio might be actually worse than the CB?
I don't think anyone would buy a cb(f) wondering about the power to weight ratio...
Looks as though it'll be a great commuter, and the styling (although as always not to everybodys taste) has been brought into the 21st century, along with reduced emissions which is what these sort of model changes are really all about (after all there was nothing wrong with the old model).
I didn't read all of the Honda link, but I wouldn't be suprised if this bike was built in Asia (same as NSR150), where there's a strong demand for single cylinder machines.
LOL this is the bigest !!! I'm so cracking up here...
THIS IS SOLD AND HAS BEEN FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS AS CBX250!!! mainly in europe and asia!!
Heh, probably not. Still, it would be some hint of whether the new model is any improvement over the old one... The only thing I like on CBF is that extra gear - on the rare occasions when I find myself on an open road I keep trying to upshift, hoping there's another change to be found, but alas - I'm already in top gear
well I didn't know that mate so thanks for enlightening me.
How come the PDf at the bottom is entitled XR250R.
they've screwed up the links to ALL the PDF specs.
If you look at the 2005 CB250, the PDF link says VT750C_06
But when you click on it, it brings up the PDF for the CB250.
Same with the CBF250.
Have a look at the Kawasaki OZ homepages. There's no more ZZR600 (and ER5 as well). Look like Kawasaki OZ decide to replace ZZR600 and ER5 with ER6f and ER6n.
If they can sell the 06 ZZR600 (01 ZX6R) at low 10s I'd love to buy one as my next bike specially after CBR600F5i out of production...