Honda Hornet 250cc is one of the popular motorcycles in Sri Lanka. In Japan this motorcycle was unveiled as Honda CB250F when it was marketed. Hornet 250cc motorbike was actually produced for the Japanese market only and was produced from 1996 till 2007. Lot of Honda CB250F was imported as used motorbikes in to Sri Lanka by the local motorcycle importers. Actually this model Honda CB250F is a heavy Street motorbike. So it is not suitable for motocross or trail tracks. Why the motorcycle is having CB in its name? In the early years Honda did produced C models, then CA and now CB models are their current versions. CB models allow the rider to keep his hands in stretch mode while the body will lean little forward. So these will make the rider to take curves easily by just giving his body weight on the curve side. The stretch hand mode while giving little body weight to the corner side allows taking the curve without turning the handle bar. Actually Honda’s CBR means Cross Beam Racer.
Currently these bikes are selling in Sri Lanka from Rs 400,000 to Rs 800,000.depending on its condition and chassis number. These are very popular for their engine sound and the rider's will not stay idle at signal light stops, instead they will throttle their motorbike to give the engine sound to the other people to listen. According to local people this kind's of machines are petrol consuming one, but everyone want to own one for them. The original bikes used to come with 16 Lt Tank and single exhaust pipe. Here in Sri Lanka most of them are modified to twin exhausts machines.
This liquid-cooled 4-cycle DOHC 4-cylinder 249cc engine features Honda's unique cam-gear train. You will get 40PS at 14,000 rpm while the highest marked line is 16,000 rpm. It is fitted with 6 gears for smooth power Transmission. The machine is fitted with Disc Brakes on the Front and Rear wheels, for better control on the road.
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