2011 Honda CBR250R from Norway
Probably very reliable and of high quality, but not having the "charisma" of the Kawasaki competitor
Nothing yet, but I only had it for a few days.
I just bought it, so I'm trying to sum up my first impressions, especially compared to the Kawasaki Ninja 250R, which I also own.
The Honda has more low end punch than the Ninja 250, but is probably unable to reach the top speed of the Ninja 250R. The Ninja feels much sportier, and has more "character", in a way. I also think the Kawasaki looks better.
The front brake is much more effective on the Honda, when compared to the Ninja 250R, from my impression. The instrumentation for the Honda also provides more information than the Kawasaki, except it has a digital speedometer.
The riding position is slightly more upright on the Honda (I'm 6 feet tall).
The Honda seems to have excellent build quality, and the fairing and the parts in general look almost like new, even for this 7 year old bike.
It will probably look new longer than a Kawasaki, for example, not due to its shape, but the quality of some of the materials.
When that is said, I have about 55000 trouble free kilometers on the Kawa - about 1000 times more riding experience than with the Honda.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th September, 2018