Mod­i­fy­ing the CBR 250R

Bike India - - TECHNOMAIL -

I am an avid reader of your mag­a­zine. I have al­ways been a fan of the Technomail sec­tion and I have learned a lot from it. I re­cently stum­bled upon the idea to mod­ify my five-year-old CBR 250R to look like an old Honda mo­tor­cy­cle, say, like the CB 750. Will it be pos­si­ble to make a frame that would look like the frame from that era and then fit the CBR 250R en­gine in it? What would be the le­gal­i­ties in­volved once the bike is ready? I des­per­ately want to know since I am re­ally keen on mak­ing my CBR 250R look like a CB 750.

Ku­nal, Delhi

Thank you for your words of praise. We must say that your ques­tion is quite a rare one for not many peo­ple would at­tempt to do some­thing like that. It is very much pos­si­ble to build a frame that would look like the old Honda’s frame, and it is also pos­si­ble to fit the en­gine in it. How­ever, the bike won’t be passed by the RTO as only li­censed mo­tor­cy­cle man­u­fac­tur­ers and their deal­ers are al­lowed to reg­is­ter their bikes, which are passed by the ARAI, with the RTO. This also means that your bike will not be in­sur­able as a road-go­ing ve­hi­cle. With­out in­sur­ance and reg­is­tra­tion, you won’t be able to ride your bike on pub­lic roads as it is il­le­gal to do so. How­ever, if you want to take this up as a pro­ject then we sug­gest that you make sure that you in­volve an ex­pert who can de­sign and build a frame that would take the CBR 250R en­gine.

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