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PHOTOS: The sexiest 250cc superbikes in India

Last updated on: December 7, 2011 17:35 IST

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The 250cc bike segment is looking to be the most exciting segment. Here are some of the beauties that you can own!

The passion of riding superbikes has influenced the riding habits of bikers in India during the last few years and despite the high price tag they now prefer to buy these bikes which satisfy their riding desires and give a new flair to their personality.

Various leading bike manufacturing companies have started production of such bikes to meet the rising demand and to cater to the shift of Indian customers towards superbikes manufactured in foreign countries. The 250cc segment of Indian bike market in present scenario is mainly dominated by Honda CBR 250 R from Honda Motors, Hysoung GT 250 R from Garware House, Kawasaki Ninja 250 R from Bajaj Auto.

The success of these superbikes has inspired other leading bike makers also to manufacture such bikes for Indian customers and therefore it is anticipated that in coming few months Indian bike market will be flooded with wide choice of powerful bikes from the renowned bike manufacturers.

Though the success of these forthcoming bikes is still not certain one thing is sure that it will revolutionise the Indian bike market and provide vast choice to the Indian bike riders. So, let us have a look on some of the 250cc bikes to look out for in 2012.

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Image: A collage of superbikes that would be available in India in 2012


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1. Honda CBR 250 R

After termination of joint venture between Honda Motors of Japan with Hero group of India, the first creative initiative from Honda Motors was Honda CBR 250 R.

Powered by single cylinder, liquid cooled 249 cc, 4-stroke engine churning maximum power of 25.8 bhp at 8,500 rpm and maximum torque of 22.56 Nm at 7,000 rpm, Honda CBR 250 R was introduced in two variants one with anti breaking system (ABS) and another without ABS.

Honda CBR 250 R is supported by 6-speed gearbox can reach the maximum speed up to 160 kmph with power capturing speed from 0 to 100 within 6.5 seconds.

Honda CBR 250 R is equipped with all features that will help HMSI to repeat the same success history it did when it was known as Hero Honda.


Image: Honda CBR 250 R


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2. Kawasaki Ninja 250 R

Another name to dominate the 250 cc bike segment in Indian bike market is Kawasaki Ninja 250 R from domestic legendary two-wheeler manufacturing company Bajaj Auto. Designed specifically to give tough competition to Honda CBR 250 R, Kawasaki Ninja 250 R is embedded with stylish looks and powerful performance that will grab the attention of customers at its first look.

Kawasaki Ninja 250 R is adorned with fuel inject, liquid cooled 8-valve, DOHC 249 cc parallel engine chalking out 32 horsepower and maximum torque of 22 Nm. With six-speed gearbox it endorses semi-double cradle chassis. Kawasaki Ninja 250 R is capable for picking up the maximum speed varying between 160 to 170 kmph.


Image: Kawasaki Ninja 250 R


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3. Hyosung GT 250 R

After successful launch of its first superbike variants Hyosung GT 650R, the South Korean two wheeler manufacturing company Hyosung in alliance with its Indian partner Garware Motors is introducing the lower variant of Hyosung GT 650 R in 250 cc segment of Indian bike market during mid of 2012. This new variant is anticipated to be the Hyosung GT 250 R.

With 249 cc engine displacement Hyosung GT 250 R stirs power of 28.5 Bhp @ 10000 rpm and maximum torque of 22.68 @ 8000 rpm, supported by 5-speed gear box, Hyosung GT 250 may set a bench mark of light weight superbikes in India.


Image: Hyosung GT 250 R


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4. Suzuki GW 250

Clearing the clouds of doubts behind the launch of Suzuki GW 250, Suzuki has confirmed it indeed is launching soon in India.

Nick named as Baby B King sports Suzuki GW 250 has magnetism to rule over the attitude of already dominating bikes like Honda CBR 250 R and Kawasaki Ninja 250 R. Adorning a 250 cc 4 stroke liquid cooled engine it stirs the power of 26 Bhp @ 8500 rpm and maximum torque of 24 Nm @ 7000 rpm.

Baby B king sports is expected to be slightly overweight compared to CBR 250 R. In consequence of its earlier experiences it is speculated that Suzuki GW 250 will also carry the same charisma that was inherited by its ancestors.


Image: Suzuki GW 250


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5. Yamaha's 250 cc bike

Under the strong leadership of Hiroyuki Suzuki, Yamaha Motors India has also made a dynamic shift towards superbikes and inspired by the success of other bikes in 250 cc segment company is now speculating to launch bikes between 200 cc to 250 cc.

It is anticipated that the upcoming bike in this segment will be Yamaha Fazer 250. The new Yamaha Fazer 250 will apparently be embedded with 249 cc, 4-stroke, 2-valve, air-cooled SOHC petrol engine and is expected to strong power with powerful pick.

It is anticipated the new Yamaha Fazer 250 will catch the speed of 60 Kmph within a dynamic acceleration of 5.2 seconds.


Image: Yamaha's 250cc bike


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6. Bajaj Pulsar 250 cc

There are rumours that the legendary two wheeler manufacturing company Bajaj Auto is speculating to come up with an amended model of its highly acclaimed bike Bajaj Pulsar 250 in the month of January 2012.

Though Bajaj has not announced any detailed information regarding the modifications it is going to introduce in the forthcoming model it is speculated to be equipped with same engine as ornamented in existing model.

The existing variant of Bajaj Pulsar 250 attributes 220 cc, 4 -stroke, oil-cooled DTS-i petrol engine supported by five speed manual transmission gearbox churning superior engine performance with fuel economy.


Image: Bajaj Pulsar 250cc


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7. TVS Apache RTR 250

After an impressive curtain raiser during Auto Expo 2010, the leading two-wheeler company TVS Motors may also launch its highly anticipated and highly awaited bike TVS Apache RTR 250 during coming months.

Recently there are rumours that TVS is deliberating launching bike with a 250cc engine. The proposed model is anticipated to be blessed with more new features and power, latest technical features, supported by ABS.

It is expected to be customised with a 4-stroke 250 cc single cylinder engine. Chalking out the maximum power of 30 bhp and torque of 22 Nm. Other cosmetics added in bike include six-speed manual transmission.


Image: TVS Apache RTR 250

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8. Triumph 250 cc

During recent years Asian two-wheeler market has seen revolutionised boost towards superbikes. In fact India is emerging as the biggest hub of superbikes in global market and now various international bike makers are moving towards India to launch their bikes in Indian bike market.

Inspired and encouraged by positive response received by various international bike markers, British bike maker Triumph is now expected to introduce its first bike in Indian market during middle of next year.

Although future of the forthcoming bikes is still unpredictable it will be far fetched to say whether they will be able to compete with existing 250 cc bikes but a thing that is certain is that these bikes will undoubtedly give more options to the consumers in the Indian market.


Image: This picture of a Triumph motorcycle is only for illustration purpose

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