The keyless ignition will help the rider to lock and unlock the motorcycle with just a press of a button on the keyfob from a close proximity
Honda has filed a patent for keyless ignition for their popular quarter-litre offering the CBR250RR. The new feature will most probably be added to the facelift motorcycle soon. This type of feature can be seen and found on premium motorcycles like Ducati Multistrada and the BMW GS.
The keyless ignition actually helps the rider to unlock the motorcycle when the keyfob is in close proximity. The keyfob will also feature a lock button that can be pressed to lock or unlock the handlebar. This premium feature will be completely new for this segment and will definitely attract a lot of attention.
The facelift Honda CBR 250RR will also get plenty of other mechanical and minor visual updates as well beside the addition of the new keyless ignition. The cosmetic change may come in the form of a new graphic on the front fascia and side fairing. According to the report, Honda might also add a new instrument cluster that will provide some vital information to the rider.
We won’t be too surprised if they introduce a Bluetooth connectivity as well. That said, the facelift CBR250RR will receive the Euro-V engine upgrade soon. The current CBR250RR is powered by a 250cc, parallel twin-cylinder, 8-valve, DOHC, liquid-cooled Euro-IV engine.
This unit produces about 38.7 PS of peak power at 12,500 rpm and 23.3 Nm of peak torque at 11,000 rpm. The engine is paired with a 6-speed transmission. There is a fair chance that Honda might add an assist and slipper clutch and a quick shifter as well with the updated motorcycle.
The current CBR250RR has a top speed of 170 km/h mark and it even features a throttle-by-wire system. The CBR 250RR offers three different riding modes – Comfort, Sports, and Sports+.
The full faired sportsbike depends on an upside down front forks and a monoshock setup at the rear. The braking duties of the motorcycle are handled by a 310 mm single petal disc towards the front and a single 240 mm petal disc at the rear. A dual channel ABS is also offered as standard for the safety of the rider.