Honda CB Twister 250 vs Yamaha FZ 25 vs Honda CB 300R

Honda CB Twister 250 vs Competition

Honda CB Twister 250 vs Competition

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
Transmission 6-speed 5-speed 5-speed
Frame/Chassis Aluminium Diamond  
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
ABS:  Optional No Optional
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
Rear: Monoshock MonoShock Monoshock
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.

 

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