Honda CB250R (8BK-MC52) 2022

2022 Honda CB250R (8BK-MC52) Review, Specs, Price & Photos Gallery

2022 Honda CB250R Black Doff
2022 model Honda CB250R photo. Release date: 2022-07-21.
Following the CB300R (Euro 5 regulation compliant) that was announced for the European market in advance, the CB250R for Japan also received a specification change. It has cleared the exhaust gas regulations of 2020 in Japan, and is equipped with an assist slipper clutch that makes clutch operation lighter. In addition, the shift position is now displayed on the digital display meter.

Honda launched the CB250R, a light motorcycle naked road sports model equipped with a high-performance water-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4-valve, single-cylinder 249cm3 engine in a lightweight and compact body. It was released on Thursday, July 21st 2022, with partially changed specifications.

  • ● Compliant with 2020 exhaust gas regulations
  • ● SFF-BP inverted front fork made by Showa (Hitachi Astemo Co., Ltd.)
  • ● Uses an assist & slipper clutch*1 that contributes to comfort
  • ● Uses a gear position indicator for added convenience

2022 Honda CB250R Design Reveiew

Each part, including the engine and muffler, is concentrated in the center to centralize mass. What is created from that is dynamic proportions with a sense of condensation and lightness. A finish that visually appeals to a high-quality riding feel stimulates the rider's "fundamental enjoyment".

Honda CB250R fuel tank
Honda CB250R fuel tank design.

The three-dimensional effect is emphasized by the harmonization of the shroud and the tank shelter narrowed toward the rear. Its sophisticated proportions create a modern and high-quality atmosphere that resonates with the sensibility of adults.

Honda CB250R Engine Performance Review

Honda CB250R engine
Honda CB250R engine photo.

Experience the joy of running.
Liquid-cooled 4-stroke DOHC single-cylinder engine

The intake/exhaust system and PGM-FI are optimized for the water-cooled 4-stroke DOHC single-cylinder 250cc engine that pursues sharp acceleration in a compact body. Acquired high output characteristics that give a linear acceleration feeling to throttle operation from any engine speed. This contributes to a high-quality riding feel while taking advantage of the compact body.

Assist & Slipper® Clutch for a smoother ride*

Newly adopted Assist & Slipper® Clutch*, a clutch mechanism with an assist function that contributes to reducing the operating load on the clutch lever and a slipper function that reduces rear wheel hopping caused by engine braking during downshifts. This makes it even easier to handle and provides a more comfortable and smooth operation.
* "Assist & Slipper" is a registered trademark of F.C.C. Co., Ltd.

A muffler that produces a crisp sound

By making the inside of the muffler a simple two-chamber structure, exhaust resistance is kept low, contributing to a linear response corresponding to throttle operation. In addition, the crisp sound peculiar to a single-cylinder engine will change the running time to a higher quality one.

Honda CB250R Equipments

Honda CB250R features
CB250 R features & equipments.

Full digital liquid crystal meter with various functions

Compact multi-function liquid crystal meter with full digital display. Equipped with functions that allow riders to actively enjoy riding, such as a shift-up indicator, gear position indicator, and tachometer peak hold function, which flashes at a variable rate for each engine speed. In addition, the addition of a gear position indicator function that displays the current gear position in the meter further enhances convenience.

A modern take on tradition. Round LED headlight

Honda CB250R front
Front View of Honda CB250R 2022.

A thin LED headlight with a round-shaped light guide, which is the identity of NEO SPORTS CAFÉ. The layout is such that the light housing is embedded between the front forks to centralize mass.

LED tail lamp that tightens the short tail

Honda CB250R rear tail lights
Honda CB250R rear view.

An LED tail lamp that asserts its presence at the seat end narrowed down to short and tight. The double-layered structure of the lens produces a three-dimensional light with a round shape similar to that of the headlights. The short tail silhouette is tightened by laying out a compact lamp embedded in the rear end of the seat.

Taper handle for direct operation

A tapered handle that accurately and clearly conveys road surface information input from the front suspension to the rider. The central clamp is φ28.6mm and both ends are φ22.2mm, enabling direct operation.


- Reinforced handle lock mechanism and reinforced key cylinder effective for theft deterrence.


Honda CB250R frame
Honda CB250R motorcycle frame/ chassis.

A frame for enjoying light riding

The frame body adopts a high-strength steel frame with excellent toughness and is thoroughly lightweight. The pivot plate section is independent from the main frame section to reduce the rear wheel load, achieving both weight reduction and high maneuverability. In addition, the rigidity of the main pipe and head pipe has been optimized to achieve light handling.

Inverted front fork that pursues road surface followability

Honda CB250R brakes
Honda CB250R brakes & front suspension.

This time, the CB250R's inverted front forks have newly adopted the SFF-BP (separate function front fork big piston) that brings excellent road surface followability, and the clutch operation load has been reduced, Newly adopted assist & slipper clutch that suppresses rear wheel hopping due to engine braking when down. It contributes to comfort such as rider fatigue reduction and ease of handling. The front suspension is Showa
(Hitachi Astemo Co., Ltd.) SFF-BP inverted front fork is adopted to pursue the road surface followability of the front wheel. Combined with the new-generation CB series lightweight aluminum wheels and radial tires, it provides high-quality and clear road feedback.

2022 Honda CB250R Colours

For the coloring, the fearless "Matte Gunpowder Black Metallic" is newly adopted. Together with the chic “Matte Pearl Agile Blue” and the vivid “Candy Chromosphere Red”, we have set a total of three colors. The “Matte Gunpowder Black Metallic” is a combination of black and gray coloring for front fork outers, front and rear wheels, radiator shrouds, headlight rims, and other parts of the body, giving it a fearless impression. "Matte Pearl Agile Blue" and "Candy Chromosphere Red" have the front fender the same color as the main body color, the front fork is bronze, and the front and rear wheels are brown.

Honda CB250R right side
Honda CB250R sportbike photo.
Body color: Matte Gunpowder Black Metallic.
2022 CB250R Red
2023 Honda CB250R naked bike image.
Color: Candy Chromosphere Red.
2022 Honda CB 250R blue
Honda CB250R motorcycle picture.
Color: Matte Pearl Agile Blue.

2022 Honda CB250R Price

Manufacturer's suggested retail price (including 10% consumption tax): 564,300 yen (513,000 yen without consumption tax).
* Prices (including recycling costs) do not include insurance premiums, taxes (excluding consumption tax), registration fees, etc.
Planned sales volume (Japan domestic/annual) : 2,400.

2022 Honda CB250R Specifications

Main specs of Honda CB250R (8BK-MC52) model year 2022:
Motorcycle name/modelHonda 8BK-MC52
Predessor / Previous ModelHonda CB250R 2BK-MC52
Length×Width×Height (mm)2,020×805×1,045
Wheel Distance (mm)1,355
Minimum ground clearance (mm)153
Seat height (mm)795
Vehicle weight (kg)144
Capacity (person)2
Minimum turning radius (m)2.3
Engine type/typeMC52E・Water-cooled 4-stroke DOHC 4-valve single-cylinder
Total Displacement (cm3 )249
Inner Diameter x Stroke (mm)76.0×55.0
Compression ratio ★10.7
Max output (kW[PS]/rpm)20[27]/9,500
Max torque (N・m[kgf・m]/rpm)23[2.3]/7,750
Fuel consumption rate *2 (km/L)Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism reported value
Fuel consumption value *3 (km/h)
45.0 (60) [[when two passengers]]
WMTC mode value★
(Class) *4
33.7 (Class 3-1) [[When one person rides ]]
Fuel supply typeElectronic[[Electronically controlled fuel injection (PGM-FI)]]
Starting method ★Self-service
Ignition device type ★Full transistor battery ignition
Lubrication method ★Combined pumping and splashing method
Fuel tank capacity (L)10
Clutch type ★Wet multi-plate coil spring type
Transmission typeConstant mesh 6-speed return
Transmission ratio1st3.416
2 speed2.250
3 speed1.650
4 speed1.350
5 speed1.166
6 speed1.038
Reduction ratio (primary/secondary)2.807/2.571
Caster angle (degrees)/Trail amount (mm)24°44´/93
TireFront110/70 R17 M/C 54H
Rear150/60 R17 M/C 66H
Brake typeFrontHydraulic disc
RearHydraulic disc
Suspension methodFrontTelescopic type (inverted suspension)
RearSwing arm type
Frame formatDiamonds

■ Type approval application form figures according to the Road Transport Vehicle Act (Items marked with ★ are Honda-published specifications)
■ Manufacturer: Thai Honda Manufacturing Co., Ltd. ■ Country of manufacture: Thailand ■ Importer /Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

  • * "Assist & Slipper" is a registered trademark of F.C.C. Co., Ltd.
  • * The fuel consumption rate is the value under specified test conditions. Varies depending on various conditions such as the customer's usage environment (weather, traffic jams, etc.), driving method, vehicle condition (equipment, specifications), and maintenance status
  • * Steady-state fuel efficiency values are fuel consumption rates based on actual measurements while driving at a constant vehicle speed
  • * WMTC mode values are calculated values based on emissions test results measured in international standard driving modes including starting, accelerating and stopping. Driving mode classes are classified by displacement and maximum speed
  • * Some of the photos are of an overseas model (CB300R). *Some photos were taken overseas.
CB250R Motorbike Profile

At EICMA 2017, it was announced that the CB300R, which was announced as a cafe racer-style naked model, would be sold as a CB250R with a reduced displacement for the Japanese market. That's right, the CB250R, which was released in May 2018, became a light motorcycle class naked that filled in the blanks of the CB250F and VTR250, which were discontinued due to the effects of exhaust gas regulations the previous year. The development concept is "a sports roadster that turns everyday travel into fun." The 249cc water-cooled single-cylinder DOHC 4-valve engine was inherited from the CB250F, and had a powerful torque feel typical of a single cylinder in the low and medium speed range. Evolution from the CB250F included radial tires and the use of an inverted fork. In addition, the CB Naked series, which was renewed in 2018, has a large CB1000R and two types of mopeds (European A1) CB125R, each of which has a common styling concept. The CB250R is available in two types depending on whether it is equipped with ABS or not. From the 2019 model, ABS is standard equipment, and the seat height has been lowered by 5 mm due to the revision of the suspension. In 2022, the specifications were changed again, and the exhaust gas regulations were cleared in 2020. At the same time, an assist slipper clutch was installed, and the gear position was also displayed on the meter.


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