Honda VTR250 Review

The Honda VTR250 review, it is another 250cc motorcycle for learner and commuter motorcyclists. The model that we see today was released back in about 1997 and has been for sale on and off since then. The VTR is a naked motorcycle with a V-Twin engine, the one of the few I’m aware of in the class and has been equiped with EFI. It’s trellis styled  frame is very similar to the Ducati Monster except smaller and despite the design’s age it still look good.

Unfortunately I don’t know anyone who currently rides a VTR as I write this review in 2009 (updated 2012) so I can’t comment on the riding aspect. Everyone I know has chosen the more common Ninja 250 or other 250cc or 125cc Hondas or Suzuki.  As a result I can only comment on the specifications and showroom impressions.

The VTR250 is a good looking motorcycle and easy enough to customise into something a bit more unique. It’s got a nice riding position with good quality parts throughout. The engine specifications and low kerb weight (fueled and ready to ride) means that the VTR250 is probably the fastest 250cc motorcycle that you can buy (at the time of writing). However it doe snot have a fairing which means more wind resistance at higher speeds. You will need and use all the power you can get and that means the small fuel tank will need to be filled often!

The most important addition to the VTR was electronic fuel injection (EFI) which means easy starting and maintenance and of course the ability for regular riders to do performance enhancements. Yes simply, plug in any number of computer CPU tuners and you can have a few extra horsepower and torque. The VTR250 is definitely a Honda and has been on the market for years so it will be reliable hence easy to live with.

I think overall another great choice in this class of motorcycle if you are happy with the naked motorcycle. If you’re not then there are plenty to choose from just check out my website!

Honda CBR250RR Key Specifications
Engine:   V2 cylinder 4-stroke 4 valve DOHC (EFI)
Capacity:  250cc
Power/Torque:  21Kw @ 10,500 RPM 22Nm @ 8500 RPM
Gearbox:   6 speed
Kerb Weight:  161Kg
Performance:  0-100kph 8 seconds Approx
Max Speed 160Kph Approx 
Fuel Economy:   12 litre fuel tank
Approx 4 litres per 100km
Seat height:  775mm
Dimensions:  L2080 X W725 X H1055
 Recommended Retail Price:   $5490 or $5990 with ABS