As both the Honda CBR250R and Yamaha R15 V 2.0 share a similar sportive and stylish look, a comparison it can be rather confusing for bike enthusiasts and aspiring bike owners to choose between them. The comparison of its primary features will assist you in making an informed choice.
The Honda CBR250R is a sports model bike that has high power and style. The Yamaha R15 V 2.0 is a mini super bike that is more sharp and aggressive in terms of appearance with good power delivery and effective performance upgrades.
Compared to other ordinary bikes available in the market, the prices of both the bikes are little high. The ex-showroom price tag for the CBR250R is 147,689 and on Road price is 1,62,069 whereas the price tag for Yamaha R15 V 2.0 is 1,07,000 and on road price is 1,19,000.
Performance and Mileage
As both the bikes come under the category of a sports model, we cannot expect high mileage. Honda CBR250R claims a mileage of 35-40kmpl in highway and 28-32kmpl in city with a top speed of 165-170 kph and reaches 0-60 Km in 3.50 seconds whereas Yamaha R15 V 2.0 claims a mileage of 38-42kmpl in highway and 32-35kmpl in city with a maximum speed of 135-140kph, which reaches 0-60 km in 5.10 seconds.
Engine Specifications and Suspension
The power of both the bikes comparatively varies from each other. The CBR250R is powered by a single DOHC, 4-stroke, liquid cooled cylinder with a displacement of 249.6cc. This engine generates a maximum power of 25 Bhp at 8500 rpm and a maximum torque of 23Nm at 7000 rpm. The R15 V 2.0 is powered by a 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, SOHC single cylinder with displacement of 149.8cc.
This bike has a maximum power of 16.8 Bhp(17PS) at 8500 rpm and a maximum torque of 15 Nm at 7500 rpm. Honda CBR250R has a telescopic fork suspension in the front with a Pro Link rear suspension and it has a multi-wet plate clutch whereas Yamaha R15 V 2.0 has a telescopic front suspension with a linked type Monocross rear suspension, and a constant mesh wet multi-plate clutch. Both the bikes are packed with a 6 speed gear box.
Honda CBR250R is available in two variants namely CBR250R with ABS and CBR250R without ABS. Yamaha R15 V 2.0 does not have any such variants.
Dimensions and Weight
The CBR250R has an overall dimension of 2035 mm x1125 mm x720 mm with a Kerb weight of 167 kg whereas for the R15 V 2.0 it is 1995 mm x1070 mm x670 mm with a Kerb weight of 136 kg.
The ground clearance is 145 mm for Honda CBR250R and it has a fuel tank capacity of 13 liters. The Yamaha has a 160 mm ground clearance and 12 liters of fuel capacity. Both the bikes have maintenance free battery type with a battery voltage of 12V. However the capacity of battery differs from each other, which is 6AH for CBR250R and 3.5AH for Yamaha R15 V 2.0.
The wheel type of both the bikes is alloy based. The headlamp is 12V 60/55W for CBR250R and 12V35W / 35W+35W for R15 V 2.0. The shades available in CBR250R are Candy Rudy red, sword silver, asteroid black metallic and sporty red white blue tricolor and R15 comes with a shade of sunset red, midnight black and racing blue.
Comparatively, Honda CBR250R has a high power and efficiency with an excellent ride quality, together adding a real value for money. Though the 150 cc Yamaha R15 V 2.0 may be a little higher priced for its capacity, it can be an ideal choice for bike enthusiasts and beginners.