Honda CBR250FOUR (MC14) 1986

About 1986 Honda CBR250FOUR (MC14) First Generation, Specs and Photos

Honda CBR250FOUR is the first super sports bike by Honda in the 250cc class to be equipped with a water-cooled 4-cycle DOHC 4-cylinder engine (maximum output 45PS/14,500rpm) that drives the camshaft with gears, and a lightweight high-rigidity aluminum frame. The "CBR250 FOUR" street sports racing motorcycle was released by Honda Motor Co., Ltd. Japan on April 25th, 1986.

Honda CBR250FOUR (MC14) 1986
Picture of The original 1986 Honda CBR250FOUR half fairing+windshield.
Body color: white with blue and black stripping.

1986 Honda CBR250FOUR MC14 Review

This newly designed engine realizes more accurate valve operation and reduction of frictional resistance at high rpm by driving the camshaft with gears. In addition, we thoroughly pursued weight reduction of reciprocating motion parts, such as by adopting a chrome molybdenum carburized connecting rod. In addition, a design that makes the intake path from the new 4-unit carburetor to the combustion chamber almost straight and the adoption of a large-diameter valve realizes high intake and exhaust efficiency. As a result, the engine is agile and responsive in any rev range, from low rev range to high rev range, and is suitable for sports driving.

The CBR 250 FOUR motorcycle's body adopts an aluminum twin tube diamond type frame that adopts a lightweight and highly rigid "eye-shaped" cross-sectional structure by Honda's original manufacturing technology. In addition, the undercarriage includes cast aluminum wheels with newly designed "S-shaped" cross-section spokes that combine the light weight and high rigidity developed for motorcycles for competition, and newly designed flat tires (front wheels 80%, rear wheels). 70%) is adopted. In addition, a light super sports bike with excellent road followability by adopting an extra-thick rear wheel swing arm (prolink type suspension) and de-carvone type rear cushion that match the characteristics of the reinforced frame and flat tires. It has become.

The design of Honda CBR250 FOUR adopts a large front fender born from thoroughly pursuing aerodynamic characteristics to reduce rider fatigue, a half fairing (windshield) integrated with headlights, a rear cowl, etc. .. Together with the new tank shape, these create a strong and beautiful form that makes you feel like a new generation super sports bike.

1986 Honda CBR250FOUR Specifications

Below the main specs of Honda CBR250FOUR model year 1986 in unmodified/original standard condition :
Overall length (m)2.000
Overall width (m)0.685
Overall height (m)1.120
Wheelbase (m)1.370
Minimum ground clearance (m)0.140
Seat height (m)0.750
Vehicle weight (kg)153
Dry weight (kg)138
Riding capacity (persons)2
Fuel efficiency (km/L)48.2 (50km/h constant-land driving test value)
Minimum turning radius (m)2.6
Engine modelMC14E/Water-cooled 4-cycle DOHC 4-valve 4-cylinder
Total displacement (cm3)249
Inner diameter x stroke (mm)48.5 x 33.8
compression ratio11.0
Maximum output (PS/rpm)45/14,500
Maximum torque (kg-m/rpm)2.5/10,500
Starting methodSelf-type
Ignition methodFull transistor type
Lubrication methodPressure-fed splash combination type
Lubricating oil capacity (L)2.7
Fuel tank capacity (L)14
Clutch typeWet multi-plate coil spring
Transmission typeAlways meshing 6-speed return
Caster (degree)26°00′
Trail (mm)97
Tire sizeFront100/80-17 52H
Rear130/70-17 62H
Brake typeFrontHydraulic double disc
RearMechanical Reading Trailing
Suspension methodFrontTelescopic (with cylindrical air spring)
RearSwing Arm (Prolink)
WheelsRacing Velg / casting wheel
Frame Formatdiamond

1986 Honda CBR250FOUR Price

Sales plan (domestic/annual plan) in year of 1986: 28,000 units.
National standard cash price of Honda CBR250FOUR in japan at that time : 549,000 yen (Excluding Hokkaido/Okinawa and some other remote islands).
Next check also Honda CBR250FOUR Special Edition (only 2000 units).


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