Honda CB250F

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Honda CB250F
Honda Hornet 250 a.k.a. CB250f .jpg
A pearl-black Hornet
Also calledHornet, Hornet 250
SuccessorHonda CB300F
Engine249 cc (15.2 cu in) liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valve, inline 4-cylinder
Bore / stroke48.5 mm × 33.8 mm (1.91 in × 1.33 in)
Compression ratio11.5:1
Top speed120 mph (190 km/h)[citation needed]
Power40 ps (6.7×10−13 min)[citation needed]
Torque24 N⋅m (18 lbf⋅ft)[citation needed]
Ignition typeCDI
Transmission6-speed, manual 520 chain drive
Frame typeDiamond (mono-backbone) frame
SuspensionFront: 41mm telescopic forks
Rear: Showa Monoshock with swingarm, preload adjustable.
BrakesFront: Hydraulic disc, Single 296mm disc with 4-piston Nissin caliper
Rear: Hydraulic disc, Single 220mm disc with single-piston Nissin caliper
TiresFront: 130/70ZR 16 M/C
Rear: 180/55ZR 17M/C
Seat height74.5 cm (29.3 in)
Weight151 kg (333 lb) (dry)
168 kg (370 lb) (wet)
Fuel capacity16 L (3.5 imp gal; 4.2 US gal)
RelatedHonda CB600F Hornet (Honda 599)
Honda CB900F Hornet (Honda 919)

The Honda CB250F also known as the Honda Hornet 250 is a standard motorcycle which was launched by Honda in 1996. It was initially only available in Japan, as a domestic model but was made available to the rest of the world as a grey import. Powered by a de-tuned version of the inline-4 engine from the CBR250, it produces around 40 PS at 14,000 rpm to its redline of 16,000 rpm.[citation needed] This tuning allows the engine to provide more useful low-end power. The bike features a 6-speed transmission and a 16-litre fuel tank and in later models, a dual-tone coloured exterior. This bike is said to emit a peculiar high-pitched whine due to the gear driven camshafts used inside the engine.[citation needed]

Following reception from the Japanese market, the CB600F Hornet and CB900F Hornet were made available to the markets outside Japan.

2014 CB250F and CB300F[edit]

In 2014, Honda launched the entirely new single-cylinder CB250F (without the "Hornet" name), which is based on the CBR250R sport bike. Honda also launched the 287 cc version for the developed markets, called the CB300F, which is based on the CBR300R.[citation needed]

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