Honda launched their new CB Twister 250 in Brazil, just days after Yamaha launched a very similar product in India- The FZ 25. It is unclear if the former will come to our country but looking at its specs, it has everything up its sleeves to be a very formidable opponent.
In Brazil, Honda also has the CB 300R in the market, which could be phased put soon.
Here’s a comparison of the 3 bikes- Honda CB Twister 250 vs Yamaha FZ 25 vs Honda CB 300R
|Honda CB Twister 250||Yamaha FZ 25||Honda CB 300R|
|Engine||249.5cc, OHC, Single-cylinder, 4-stroke||249cc, fuel injected, single-cylinder, Air cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-valve, Blue Core||291.6cc Air Cooled 4 Stroke DOHC Straight Single|
|Power||22.4 Bhp @ 7500 rpm||20.69 Bhp @ 8000 rpm||26.53hp at 7500rpm|
|Torque||22 Nm @ 6000 rpm||20 Nm @ 6000 rpm||2.81 kgf / 6000rpm|
|Cooling||Air-Cooled + Oil Cooler||Air Cooling + Oil Cooler||Air cooled|
|Brakes||Front: Single 276mm disc||282mm hydraulic single disc||276mm disc|
|Rear: Single 220mm disc||220mm single disc||240mm disc/ 130mm drum|
|Wheel & Tire||Front: 110/70/17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso, Alloy||100/80-17 M/C 52P||110/70-17 Tubeless|
|Rear: 140/70/17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso, Alloy||140/70-17 M/C 66S||140/70-17 Tubeless|
|Suspension||Front: Telescopic Forks||Telescopic Forks||Telescopic|
|Length||2065 mm||2015 mm||2085mm|
|Breadth||753 mm||770 mm||745mm|
|Height||1072 mm||1075 mm||1040mm|
|Wheelbase||1386 mm||1360 mm||1402 mm|
|Fuel tank capacity||16.5 litres||14 litres||18 liters|
|Seat height||784 mm||795 mm||781 mm|
|Weight||135 kg||148 kg||146 kg|
|Instrument console||All digital||All digital||Analogue-digital|
The Honda CB 300R comes out as the most powerful of the lot but it is let down by its age. The CB Twister 250 gets a much sharper (and better) design but drops some of the hps in its final form. The Yamaha FZ 25 is the least powerful one here but it is also the best looking.