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Honda to Produce New Global Model CBR250R in Asia

Honda will produce the new CBR250R road sports model in Thailand and launch sales in November. This CBR250R will have the largest engine displacement of any vehicle produced by Thai Honda, Honda’s motorcycle production company in Thailand, and will be its first full-fledged road sports model.

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Honda will
produce the new CBR250R road sports model in Thailand and launch sales
in November. This CBR250R will have the largest engine displacement of
any vehicle produced by Thai Honda, Honda’s motorcycle production company in Thailand, and will be
its first full-fledged road sports model.

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Following in the footsteps of
last year’s PCX 125cc scooter produced and sold by Thai Honda, the
CBR250R will be launched as a global model for export to a wide range
of countries such as the ASEAN countries, Japan, Europe, North America,
and Australia. In Japan, the CBR250R is scheduled to begin sales in the
spring of 2011.

R&D for the CBR250R was advanced in both Japan and Thailand
starting with the development phase. To satisfy a wide variety of
customer tastes from around the world, Honda set up the phrase the
“Sport Quarter for One World, CBR250R” as the development concept with
the aim in mind of creating a model that allows riders of all kinds,
from beginners to experienced riders, to feel the fun of maneuvering a
motorcycle.

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Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (Pvt.) Ltd. will also start
production of the CBR250R next spring and extend sales from India to
South America. Honda will also offer the CBR250R at a more affordable
price in the diversified Indian motorcycle market by effectively
carrying out global procurement of parts and materials in the same way
as Thai Honda.

The CBR250R is equipped with a newly-developed liquid-cooled 250cc
4-stroke 4-valve single-cylinder DOHC engine that is easy to handle.
High environmental performance that meets Euro 3 emission standards and
Thailand’s sixth emission standards was realized by adopting an
electronically controlled fuel injection system as well as an O2 sensor and taking advantage of the combined effect with a catalyzer fitted inside the exhaust pipe.

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The full-cowl body presents a highly advanced design full of functional
beauty. The light and compact frame, made of a highly-rigid diamond
shape in a truss structure, offers agile handling and steady
maneuverability as a sports model, while the cowl design enables
optimal control of the wind toward the engine or the rider.

In the area of safety technology, the CBR250R’s specifications incorporate Combined ABS, a first
for a 250cc-class road sports model. The
Combined ABS makes vehicle movements more stable during braking by
bringing together a Combined Brake System (CBS, a front- and rear-wheel
interlocking braking system) and an Anti-lock Brake System (ABS, a
braking system that prevents wheel lock during sudden braking or under
unfavorable conditions).

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For more information about the CBR250R, visit Honda Worldwide’s website.

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