Honda NSF250R track bike unveiled in India to train young riders in India
Honda Racing Indai showcased its Moto3 race bike, Honda NSF250R in India two weeks back. The bike will be used for training young talents in the country. However, we are here to talk about the bike rather than racing events and talents.
The new Honda NSF250R is powered by an ultra lightweight 249.3cc single cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC engine. This engine with RAM air intakes is tuned to pump out massive 47.6bhp at 13,000rpm and 28Nm of torque at 10,500rpm. The numbers are in the region of 400 to 500 cc road legal sports bikes. If you notice, this much power is generated by 650cc twin-cylinder Royal Enfield Interceptor. Here NSF’s engine is smaller than half the size of RE 650 motorcycle.
NSF 250R comes mated to a 6-speed transmission with all tall gearing optimized for track use only. The complete bike weighs just 84 kg without fuel. With 11 liters of petrol, NSF will weigh around 92 kg. Carbon fiber fairing and highest quality lightweight parts brought the weight of the bike to this level. The seat is raised and has just enough padding for race use. The rider has to duck under the dome for streamlined aerodynamics.
With 48bhp on tap and meager 92 kg wet weight, the Honda NSF250R hits the 100 kmph in under 3 seconds. The top speed is in the region of 240 kmph. Whoa, 240 kmph for a 250cc bike, this is extreme. Similarly, the company has given extreme braking equipment to stop this race bike. A 2-piston radially mounted Nissin caliper grips the front 296 mm disc. At the rear end is a 186 mm disc with 1-piston caliper. USD forks and pro-linked monoshock suspensive are present at front and back respectively.
With all that power and tech on board, there is no safety feature present on the bike. All you need is highly developed riding skills to control the bike and walk out without any broken bone. A pair of Dunlop racing tyres keep to sticking to the tarmac like a leech.
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