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Honda May 4, 2016 posted by

Tiny Screamer: 1989 Honda CBR250RR for Sale

 

1989 Honda CBR250RR R Side

Grey Market Week continues with another weird and wonderful small-displacement sportbike from Honda, the CBR250RR. At a glance, it might be easy to dismiss this little 250 as a primitive commuter like the current CBR300, since these days, that's exactly what you'll get. The CBR, Ninja 300, R3 are all clearly built as budget-friendly options and even KTM's RC390 is a simple, economical thumper. But this 1989 CBR250RR features a gear-driven inline four with an absolutely shrieking 19,000rpm redline and a 115mph top speed.

1989 Honda CBR250RR L Side Front

The non-adjustable front forks speak to the fact that the bike is intended more for learners than professional road-racers, but the triple disc brakes, six-speed gearbox, lightweight aluminum construction, and the aforementioned powerplant speak to a much more sophisticated package than entry-level machines generally offer. 40hp isn’t going to set the world on fire compared to most modern machines but, when it’s pushing just 350lbs wet, there’s plenty of performance on tap to entertain.

1989 Honda CBR250RR Dash

The CBR250 was produced between 1986 and 1996 primarily for the Japanese market and other countries that featured tiered licensing systems, where riders are often “stuck” riding smaller-engined machines until they reach a certain age or have had their motorcycle endorsement for a set period of time.

1989 Honda CBR250RR R Side Tank

From the original eBay listing: 1989 Honda CBR250RR for Sale

Just imported through U.S. Customs this Spring, this 1989 CBR250RR comes with a title ready to be transferred into your name in your state.

Your new CBR250 is showing just 9,776 original miles (15,732 kilometers) on the odometer so it is a clean, lower mileage bike that runs well. The fairing bodywork is original with only a few cracks and I can't find any evidence of crash damage or tip-over damage anywhere except those cracks. The foot pegs and bar ends and lever ends and even the original Honda muffler are in good shape with no scuffs or road rash, the original seat is in good condition too and the mirror stems are vibration cracked but the mirror ends are scuff free so no accidents. Triple drilled discs and a dual seat option make for nice features on this bike, the tires have ok tread but they should be replaced next riding season. The cracks are pointed out here; 1 barely visible on the left side corner of the front fairing by the headlight and one on the rear taillight panel. The largest of the three cracks is on the left fairing under the seat. You can see it in the pics and the video before it was shipped to the United States. All in all a very clean used 250R.

I can get great shipping rates (anywhere in California for $300 as an example) so don't let the cost of shipping keep you from owning this collectible Japanese four-stroke streetbike. This motorcycle is already titled in the United States and ready to be transferred into your name just like any other vehicle purchase so the US Customs documents and EPA documents are not needed but I will include them in the sale of this bike so you have documentation your new CBR was legally imported.

1989 Honda CBR250RR L Side Fairing

The seller also includes a clip of the bike running before it was loaded up for transport to the US. This bike clearly isn’t pristine, with some discoloration on both plastic and metal surfaces, but with bidding is up to just $3,500 or thereabouts, this still looks like a pretty cool machine for the price. Bidding is very active on this one, with several days left on the auction, so apparently I’m not alone in feeling that way. Obviously, a CBR250RR is a bit more of a novelty than a serious sportbike here in the USA, but it’s probably worth it just for the soundtrack and, unlike bigger 1000cc or even 600cc counterparts, you’ll actually have to rev the nuts off it to actually make any progress on the road, meaning you can fully experience that tiny mechanical symphony!

-tad

1989 Honda CBR250RR L Side

Tiny Screamer: 1989 Honda CBR250RR for Sale
Honda March 17, 2016 posted by

Featured Listing: 1992/1993 Honda CBR250RR for Sale

Update 3.18.2016: VIN confirms this is a MC22. -dc
Update 3.26.2016: Sold for full asking price. Congratulations to buyer and seller! -dc

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Today’s CBR250RR is another one of those grey market oddities, a bike that’s extremely rare here in the USA, but not considered particularly exotic elsewhere. Built from 1990 through 1996 and nicknamed the "Baby Blade" for obvious reasons, it was a small-displacement stepping-stone bike for riders before they moved up to a larger bike like a 600. But unlike here, where learner bikes are quickly discarded or skipped entirely by riders who foolishly think of 600 supersports as “starter bikes,” these are high-quality, sophisticated machines, a far cry from the relatively crude CBR300 of today.

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Instead of that bike’s simple and torquey single-cylinder engine, the CBR250RR used a 249cc liquid-cooled inline four that made 40hp and would rev safely to a shrieking 18,000rpm. Backed by a six-speed gearbox, the package was good for over 100mph. It wasn’t as light or as raw as an equivalent two-stroke, but it offered up a far more refined and durable experience. A 250 two-stroke is really its own thing, and the CBR was intended more as a high-quality learning tool before moving on to a larger CBR600 or 900.

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Today’s featured listing is either a 1992 or 1993 model and looks like it’s in very good, mostly original condition.

From the seller:
Honda CBR250RR for Sale

It's a CBR250RR.  It's titled, but the year doesn't coincide with what year it probably is.  I believe it’s a 1992 or 1993 model.  When I originally picked it up, I had my mechanic go through everything.  The only major thing was cleaning the carbs, adjusting the inlet and exhaust valves and spot welding the exhaust can where the springs latch.  We removed the heat-wrapping that was there also.

It's essentially stock minus the full exhaust (stainless steel).  There doesn't seem to be any distinct markings on the full system, so I am unsure which brand it is.

The front cowl is ABS, the side fairings are fiberglass and the rear tail is OEM.

I bought the bike with 8,1XX kilometers and it's currently at 12,7XX kilometers.

It's been a weekend street bike, I have several other bikes that I ride in my rotation, this one is the one I'm willing to let go for greener pastures.

I do have the manual for the bike, it's in Japanese.

Bike is currently located at Speedwerks in Delaware.

Will pay for anyone who wants a pre purchase inspection done.

$Price: 4,700 or best offer SOLD.

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These are difficult machines to put a price on. Their origins are relatively pedestrian, although they epitomize what Honda has always done, offering up engineering sophistication to buyers at all levels. And although they were always intended as entry-level bikes, they provide performance and handling not generally found in this type of machinery here in the US. For riders who subscribe to the “Slow Bike Fast” philosophy, these represent a pretty ideal balance of performance. A similar experience can be had on Honda’s CB1 for less money, but the 250RR is just that much cooler and more unusual: you’re definitely going to pay a premium for rarity with a bike like this, but for fans of small bikes with stratospheric redlines, it’s hard to beat a 250RR.

-tad

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Featured Listing: 1992/1993 Honda CBR250RR for Sale
Honda October 10, 2015 posted by

Featured Listing: 1989 Honda CBR250R MC19 for Sale

Update 2.19.2016: I have received word from the seller that this bike is sold. Congratulations to buyer and seller! -dc

1989 Honda CBR250R R Side

Well, I knew these Honda CBR250Rs existed, but I've never seen one for sale before. If you're thinking, "Oh jeez, so what? It's a four-stroke 250. A learner bike." Keep in mind, this is a 250cc four cylinder. Although sportbike redlines have crept ever higher over the past couple decades, a genuine 18,000rpm redline [I'm looking at you, Yamaha R6...] is still pretty impressive, even today. And learner bikes with cutting-edge specifications really just don't exist anymore, which is a real shame.

1989 Honda CBR250R MC19 for sale on eBay

1989 Honda CBR250R L Side Front

Produced between 1986 and 1996, this was primarily intended for the Japanese market although, like so many other bikes, many have found their way into other markets, particularly where such things aren't so heavily regulated.

1989 Honda CBR250R R Side Rear

With a set of gears in place of a cam-chain and a six-speed gearbox, this is a pretty sophisticated package. And with a respectable 40hp pushing just 350lbs wet, there's plenty of performance to grow into: if you grew up somewhere with a tiered licensing system, this very well may have been your dream bike!

1989 Honda CBR250R Clocks

Thankfully, the seller includes a video clip of the bike in action that includes some static drive-by footage and some nice onboard as well where you can really hear the engine. I'd buy this just to listen those gear-driven cams scream!

1989 Honda CBR250R L Side Fairing Detail

This example isn't in perfect shape, as you can see from the dried, cracked instrument surround. But it is otherwise very clean and it looks well-looked-after, something that can't be said for every entry-level sportbike.

From the Seller: 1989 Honda CBR250R MC19 for Sale

1989 Honda CBR250R MC19. 14,478 Kilometers (8,996 Miles) Just imported into the united states from Australia. It is a lightweight sport bike with a six-speed gearbox and a 250 cc, four-cylinder, four-stroke engine capable of revving up to 19,000 rpm. This bike is 26 years old so it's not perfect, Please see pictures. I have gone thru the bike mechanically and everything works as it should. Turn signals, brake lights, horn, High and low beams, radiator fan, Shifts and revs to redline perfectly. I just serviced the front brakes, they needed attention. Tires are in fair condition. Perfect bike to restore or just leave it and thrash it around. Bike has USA Title ready to transfer into your name. Bike is sold as is. Buyer responsible for shipping.

1989 Honda CBR250R Cockpit

These aren't especially rare in Japan, so I can't imagine that spares would be all that difficult to obtain if you're okay waiting for them to ship. All in all, this would make for a pretty cool conversation-starter at your local bike night. Good luck to buyers and seller!

-tad

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Featured Listing: 1989 Honda CBR250R MC19 for Sale
Honda July 9, 2013 posted by

Super Low Mileage 1990 Honda CBR250RR For Sale in Colorado

1990 Honda CBR250RR For Sale

This is about as new as you can probably get anywhere in the world. The seller estimates it may be one of ten that are known to be in the U.S. and I suspect he may be right. While not the usual 2 stroke 250 we often seek out, this one is a 4 stroke that revs to 19k (not a misprint)! So far no bids opening at $5k reserve in place, but I suspect that won't last long.

dc

1990 Honda CBR250RR For Sale on eBay

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quote from the seller:

There aren't that many CBR250RRs in the states, probably ten. None have 553 miles on them, well, only one does, at least. This 4-cylinder motorcycle has had a long history of sitting and being admired. It is in as perfect a shape as a 23 year-old motorcycle can be.

Everything is original: the tires, the air in the tires. The oil has been changed twice. There is gas in the tank and it runs exactly as it should. The carbs had a good going through, and work fine.

When riding it, one gets to understand just how nice these bikes were when they were new, since everything about this one still is "new". If you take a CBR600 and scale it down everything on it to 80% of the 600, this is it - low seat height, light controls, light weight.

I haven't seen what 19,000 rpms feel like quite yet - my teeth start to grit pretty hard around 17,000!

This sat in a Honda dealer in Japan for around 12 years as a display. How would it look in your garage?

Honda August 1, 2011 posted by

Four Stroke Screamer- ’92 Honda CBR250RR (MC22)

Location: Mount Prospect, Illinois
Mileage: 5,000
Price: Auction, $5,000 starting bid

So I will just say this right up front. This is a killer bike, that is truly rare, but is not exactly represented here very well. There is barely any description on the bike, the mileage is listed as strictly 5,000 (hard to imagine it's 5,000 on the dot) and really not a lot of pictures. Anyone who keeps an eye on RSBFS would probably know that a bike like this would usually come with a great bit of detail.

Well, this one doesn't. But, because the CBR250RR is such a monster ride, I decided to write it up anyway. So I guess approach with caution, but if it does work out, well then, welcome to your new awesome ride.

Here's the pictures-

Here's the brief, make that very brief, description from the seller-

Honda CBR250RR.  Excellent condition.  Only 5000 miles.  Clean IL title.

So really not much there. But if you want a little more about the CBR250RR, here it is: This is a four stroke 16v in-line four cylinder. Yep, not a two stroke as many bikes in the 250 world are (NSR, TZR, for example). So this thing is is going to scream. And at a claimed 40 bhp  at 14,500 rpm and roughly 315 lbs in weight, this will be a fun ride.

There you have it. I love the idea of a four stroke in-line four. I love CBR's. I would suspect you would want to get much more history on this bike to be comfortable purchasing as I know I would. But these don't pop up all that often, so it's always good to have an opportunity. If you feel like digging a little more on this machine, check out this auction!

-RN

Honda October 23, 2010 posted by

19,000 Reasons To Fall In Love: 1991 Honda CBR250RR

1991 Honda CBR250RR

If you get your kicks over 12,000 rpm then step right up.  These little babies apparently will spin all the way up to 19,000 rpm.  Now is it making power up there?  Well I'm not sure about that.  Actually a test I read said they make peak power around 14,500.  I still can't get my head wrapped around the idea of the tiny pistons in these things.  Unlike two cylinder 250cc two strokes, these bikes are four cylinder bikes.  You might need tweezers when taking some of the parts out of that engine.  A CBR, GSXR, FZR or ZXR 250 make a two stroke 250 seem almost common.

These bikes were born out of the race bike replica craze that swept Japan back in the late 80's and 90's and disappeared in the late 90's.  This 1991 model would be the first year of a redesign of the bike from the CBR250 to the CBR250RR.  You got a new, high spec frame, engine upgrades, new carbs and you may notice that swing arm off an NSR250.   Power was claimed at 45hp, the same output the factories claim for their 250cc two strokes.  If you are shopping for one of these you might want to stick with a pre-1994 model has they were restricted beginning that year to 40hp.  Hey, with these you need every pony you can get.

From the seller:

Trully a rareity in the states, many new parts , fairings, yes from china but fitment is near precise, new levers , tires , chain, nuts, bolts etc. see attached youtube video and clear ca title and registration.

The seller has also posted a video clip with narration on the bike and some music from the engine:

The bike does not appear to be a garage queen and has some miles on it (17,000).   Photos never tell the whole story but it sure looks to be in nice condition.  I believe I've seen several grey market bikes come on the market from this seller and they have all been clean bikes.  You will have to forgive me for catching this auction late.  There is only roughly a day remaining.  Bidding has been quite active but at around $2,000 I doubt it is close to the reserve.  Don't let it slip away, .

IK

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