Honda CBR250R (MC19) Facelift 1988

1988 Honda CBR250R (MC19) Facelift (Double Round Headlights and More Racing Look)

1988 Honda CBR250R (MC19) Facelift
Photo of Honda CBR250R 1988 with new body design, two circular headlights, sporty colors. 

On February 20th 1988, Honda released The Renewed "Honda CBR250R", which is very popular for its light driving taste and sporty style. They changed the body design from front to rear, such as the headlamp changed from a square to two round headlamps, gastank and tail. It becomes more sporty and aerodynamic like a sircuit racing motorbike.

"Honda CBR250R" equipped with a precision DOHC 4-cylinder engine that uses the only camgear train (method that drives the camshaft with gears) mechanism in the 250cc class, has both excellent aerodynamic characteristics and a powerful form of the new design. The fairing with dual headlights and the aluminum twin tube frame with a deformed pentagonal "eye-shaped" cross-sectional structure will be released from May 13th.

The engine uses a newly designed large-capacity (6L) air cleaner and a large-diameter (32mm-equivalent) carburetor, and the cylinder head has been significantly improved. Specifically, the intake efficiency has been improved by changing the shape of the intake port, the valve pinch angle, the shape of the combustion chamber, and the profile of the camshaft. Furthermore, by thoroughly reducing the weight of reciprocating parts such as pistons and connecting rods, and optimizing the ignition timing by controlling the length of the exhaust pipe and microcomputer computer, from the low rpm range to 18,000 rpm at the entrance of the red zone. It realizes output characteristics with powerful and agile responsiveness in a wider rotation range.

The frame is Honda's original lightweight and highly rigid aluminum twin tube type backbone type, and while thoroughly reducing weight and slimming by adopting a new wide pipe with a deformed pentagonal cross section, it combines powerful functional beauty and high texture. I'm holding it. In addition, the rear subframe, which doubles as a seat rail, has been devised in terms of mounting position and shape to achieve an extremely low seat height of 720 mm, giving a comfortable riding posture and achieving both excellent foot comfort. In addition, a space (equivalent to 2.5L) for storing small items is secured at the bottom of the rear seat.

For the suspension, a large diameter (310 mm) floating (floating) single disc brake with a good brake feeling is newly adopted for the front wheels. In addition, the brake lever is equipped with an adjuster mechanism that can adjust the grip width. For the rear wheels, a wider (4.00 x 17) 3-spoke cast wheel is used in combination with extra-thick (140/70-17) tires, before demonstrating excellent road surface followability.・ Combined with the rear suspension, you can enjoy agile and nimble maneuverability.

1988 Honda CBR250R (MC19) Specifications

Original / standard main specs of The Honda CBR250R 1988 from manufacture:
Overall length x Overall width x Overall height (m)2.020 × 0.685 × 1.075
Wheelbase (m)1.365
Minimum ground clearance (m)0.135
Seat height (m)0.720
Vehicle weight/Dry weight (kg)154/138
Riding capacity (persons)2
Fuel efficiency (km/L) 50km/h Constant driving test value41.5
Minimum turning radius (m)2.9
engine modelMC14E (water-cooled, 4-cycle, DOHC, 4-valve, 4-cylinder)
Total displacement (cm3)249
Inner diameter x stroke (mm)48.5 × 33.8
compression ratio11.0
Maximum output (PS/rpm)45/15,000
Maximum torque (kg-m/rpm)2.6/10,500
Carburetor modelVG05
Starting methodSelf-style
Ignition methodFull transistor type
Lubrication methodPumped splash combination type
Lubricating oil capacity (L)2.7
Fuel tank capacity (L)13
clutch typeWet multi-plate coil spring
Transmission typeAlways meshing 6-stage return
Gear ratio1st speed2.733
2nd speed2.000
3rd speed1.590
4th speed1.333
5th speed1.153
6 speed1.035
Reduction ratio (1st/2nd)2.966/3.176
Caster (degree)/Trail (mm)25 ° 00 ′/89
Tire SizeFront100/80-17 52H
Rear140/70-17 66H
Brake typeFrontHydraulic disc
RearHydraulic disc
Suspension methodFrontTelescopic
RearSwing arm
Frame FormatBackbone

1989 Honda CBR250R - Renewed with New Color

1989 Honda CBR250R (MC19) New Color
Picture of 1989 Honda CBR250R (New Color : White Red Blue).

Honda released new colour for "Honda CBR250R" on February 20th, 1989. This 1989 CBR250R is equipped with a precise and economical in-line 4-cylinder engine that uses the only cam gear train (method in which the camshaft is driven by gears) mechanism in the 250cc class.

The frame is Honda's original lightweight and highly rigid aluminum twin tube type backbone type that adopts a wide pipe with a deformed pentagonal cross section for the main pipe, and the rear subframe is devised to realize an extremely low seat height of 720 mm. It is a super sports bike that is both sporty and easy to handle.

Coloring uses pearl paint with a deep luster in white. In addition, the fuel tank has a new clear coating with improved depth and luster, and the front and rear wheels are also coated with thick powder coating, which is combined with a clean new pattern of color graphics. While emphasizing sportiness, it has been aged in more detail to further enhance the sense of grade.

1988 Honda CBR250R (MC19) Price

Sales plan (domestic/annual) : 20,000 units
National standard cash price at that time (year 1988): 589,000 yen (Hokkaido/Okinawa is 9,000 yen higher, excluding some other remote islands).

1989 Honda CBR250R Price

Sales plan (domestic/annual) : 25,000 units
National standard cash price of Honda CBR250R at that time (1989) : 599,000 yen. (Vehicles with speed warning lights are 10,000 yen higher). (Hokkaido / Okinawa is 9,000 yen higher, excluding some other remote islands).


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