2006 Honda CBF250
The light and sleekly styled CBF250 perks up your days on the street with a
much-needed touch of class and an easy thrill of performance. Made to carry you
straight to the fun-filled heart of the motorcycle riding experience, the CBF250's simple
and sophisticated 'Back to Basics' styling offers a comfortable and friendly sight for the
eyes, as well as a sharp focus on the fundamentals of riding enjoyment.
The CBF's power comes from a quick-revving DOHC 4-valve engine that starts
quickly with the push of a button and pumps out an impressive surge of acceleration to
maximise your riding enjoyment. Its light and sturdy frame, responsive front fork and
aluminium Monoshock swingarm deliver quick, smoothly assured handling that
provides instant appeal to both new riders and old hands. And its superb fuel economy,
low running costs and renowned Honda reliability keep riding enjoyment and spirits
high for years on end.
Honda's slim and sporty CBF250 debuted in 2004 to broad acclaim, providing
light handling and exciting performance in a sleek, intermediate-sized naked street bike
built for easy riding enjoyment. Its attractive styling combines with an impressive range
of performance to appeal to a wide cross-section of riders, both relative newcomers to
the sport and more experienced riders looking for an inexpensive and reliable runabout.
Compact and confidence-inspiring, the CBF250 is a highly economical mount offering
features one more often associates with much larger displacement machines, with
plentiful power and sharply responsive handling to keep the fun meter running high.
The intermediate 250cc motorcycle class commands a small but important
segment of the European motorcycle market, providing an easy and economical step up
from the license- and power-restricted entry-level 125cc class on the way to the more
challenging models of the 600cc midrange class and beyond. However, until the
CBF250's introduction, this class tended to lack on-road models offering much
excitement or strong appeal which might attract new users to its comfortable and
broadly satisfying range of riding enjoyment. The CBF250 thus injected a lively new
feeling of excitement into the 250cc class with its sharp and modern style, impressive
get-up-and-go and swiftly responsive handling, a combination which really helps riders
intimately experience the fundamental joys of motorcycle riding through its strong
acceleration and effortless cornering control.
For 2006, the CBF250's development team was reluctant to tamper with all the
enduring features this compact fun bike has on offer. Instead, the CBF received only a
small but significant styling modification in the redesign of the shrouds extending from
the front of its fuel tank.
Attention was also paid to the CBF250's environmental compatibility, and minor
improvements were tested and then incorporated in order to ensure that its exhaust
emissions stay in line with the latest regulations.
When first introduced in 2004, the CBF250 set a striking new standard in the
250cc class with exciting streetbike performance and aggressive styling. Its slim, sleek
and sporty design continues to provide a strong attraction for a broad range of riders,
both new to the sport and experienced enough to know that big fun very often comes in
The CBF's compact, naked configuration features clean, curvaceous lines tapering
from its large fuel tank's wide, smoothly integrated front shrouds back to the sharp edge
of its tail, providing a look of swift, quick-handling performance. Its smoothly
contoured stepped seat provides both rider and pillion passenger with a broad, firm and
comfortable mount, while handlebars and footpegs are positioned for optimum riding
comfort and effortless control.
Other well-considered features include the CBF's stylish integrated instrument
housing, with its aerodynamic design and full assortment of dials and indicator lights,
and a brilliant, clear-face multi-reflector headlight for a brighter, more confidenceinspiring
view of the night-time road ahead.
Newly Designed Shrouds;
To lend greater emphasis to the CFB250's sporty image, its fuel tank-integrated
shrouds were redesigned with more aggressively angular lines, distinctive curves and
more prominent air vents that convey an accentuated look of lively excitement. As
before, these shrouds not only enhance the CBF's sporty integrated look, they also
direct a large volume of air to both the engine's air-cooled head area and its framemounted
oil cooler for enhanced cooling efficiency at higher speeds. The CBF's fuel
tank and other bodywork remain essentially unchanged, and continue to enhance its
easy upright riding position with superbly contoured comfort.
The new CBF250 will be released in four attractive colour variations that best
accentuate its sleekly modern design. Carried over from the previous year are a rich
metallic silver and a solid black, which complement the metallic finish of the CBF's
engine, exhaust and sidecovers to accentuate its look of urban style. To these colours
have been added a lush, new candy blue, which emphasises this compact all-rounder's
inherent sportiness and spunky performance, and a new all-white version that
commands attention with its bold simplicity. Large, sharply angled sidecovers give off a
silvery sheen like bare metal that further corroborate the CBF's impressive sport riding
For 2006, the CBF's engine receives a darker shade of metallic grey, while its
wheels are also painted a darker metallic black, both combining to exude a stronger
sense of overall quality while providing a more eye-catching contrast to the CBF's shine
of chrome and gleam of paint.
Force Silver Metallic
Candy Itauna Blue
Built for easily accessible and inexpensive fun, the CBF's air-cooled DOHC 4-
valve single-cylinder engine pumps out an exciting rush of power and acceleration for a
wide variety of riding fun, from quick cross-town trips to daily city commutes, to
breathtaking sweeps through tight mountain and coastline twisties as skills increase with
confidence. With push-button electric start, a quick-shifting 6-speed transmission, shimunder-
bucket valve lifters for minimal maintenance and reliable performance, and a
built-in balancer for buzz-free riding comfort, this engine delivers smooth and confident
operation as well as exciting performance.
Newly Enhanced Environmental Performance;
With its DOHC 4-valve head configuration and built-in Air Induction system
ensuring more complete burning of exhaust gases, the CBF's engine also makes a
significant contribution toward reducing harmful emissions. For 2006, the exhaust
system now also features a larger, new catalytic heat tube installed at the front of the
silencer, which more effectively scrubs down emissions of carbon monoxide (CO),
nitrous oxides (NOX) and hydrocarbons (HC) to achieve cleaner exhaust that easily
passes Europe's stricter EURO-3 emissions regulations. This increase in heat tube size
also reduces back pressure within the exhaust system for a small increase in maximum
Unchanged from its debut version, the CBF250's slim, lightweight chassis and
impeccable handling are also specially configured for exciting yet confident control,
with a compliant 37mm front fork ensuring swift and sure handling, and a monoshock
damper supporting a sharp-looking box-section aluminium swingarm providing superb
riding comfort and confident control when the riding gets brisk.
Wide tubeless tyres mounted on sporty cast aluminium wheels further ensure the
CBF's light, responsive handling, providing not only the look but the exhilarating feel
of full sport riding-oriented performance. Brakes are light of feel and instantly
responsive, including a large-diameter drilled front disc effectively stopped by a dualpiston
calliper and a reliable dual leading-shoe rear drum.
With all these advanced features available on such an attractive and reasonably
priced motorcycle, it's no wonder that the CBF250 has become such a popular face on
the streets of Europe.
Both a 26- and 35-litre locking top box are available, featuring quick-detach
mounting hardware and enough room to securely hold a full-face helmet and more.
A conventional centrestand that can be attached to the frame to provide more secure
parking on variable ground surfaces while facilitating rear wheel maintenance.
A compact and stylish grey-tinted acrylic flyscreen that provides substantial relief
from the blast of wind on the chest at high speeds.
Technical Specifications CBF250 (ED-type);
Engine Type - Air-cooled 4-stroke 4-valve DOHC single
Displacement - 249cm3
Bore x Stroke - 73 x 59.5mm
Compression Ratio - 9.3 : 1
Max. Power Output - 16kW/8,000min-1 (95/1/EC)
Max. Torque - 22Nm/6,000min-1 (95/1/EC)
Idling Speed - 1,400min-1
Oil Capacity - 1.8 litres
Carburation - 32mm VE-L type carburettor
Aircleaner - Viscous, cartridge-type paper filter
Fuel Tank Capacity - 16 litres (including 2.5-litre reserve)
Ignition System - Digital transistorised with electronic advance
Ignition Timing - 10° BTDC (idle) ~ 25° BTDC (3,000min-1)
Sparkplug Type - CR8EH-9 (NGK)
Starter - Electric
Battery Capacity - 12V/7AH
ACG Output - 204W
Headlights - 12V, 60W x 1 (low) / 55W x 1 (high)
Clutch - Wet, multiplate with coil springs
Clutch Operation - Mechanical; cable-actuated
Transmission Type - 6-speed
Primary Reduction - 3.100 (62/20)
Gear Ratios - 1; 2.769 (36/13), 2; 1.882 (32/17), 3; 1.333 (28/21), 4; 1.083 (26/24), 5; 0.923 (24/26), 6; 0.814 (22/27)
Final Reduction - 2.846 (37/13)
Final Drive - O-ring sealed chain
Frame Type - Semi-double-cradle; steel tube
Dimensions - (LxWxH) 2,035 x 745 x 1,050mm
Wheelbase - 1,370mm
Caster Angle - 25° 34'
Trail - 99mm
Turning Radius - 2.3m
Seat Height - 780mm
Ground Clearance - 175mm
Dry Weight - 138.5kg
Kerb Weight - 152kg (F: 71kg; R: 81kg)
Max. Carrying Capacity - 175kg
Loaded Weight - 302kg (F: 101kg; R: 201kg)
Type - Front, 37mm telescopic fork, 130mm axle travel
Rear - Monoshock, 100mm axle travel
Type - Front, U-section 5-spoke cast aluminium
Rear - U-section 5-spoke cast aluminium
Rim Size - Front, 17M/C x MT2.15
Rear - 17M/C x MT3.00
Tyre Size - Front, 100/80-17M/C 52S
Rear - 130/70-17M/C 62S
Tyre Pressure - Front, 225kPa
Rear - 225kPa (with passenger: 250kPa)
Type - Front, 276 x 4mm hydraulic disc with dual-piston calliper and
sintered metal pads
Rear - 130mm leading/trailing drum
All specifications are provisional and subject to change without notice.