|Predecessor||Honda CB72 Hawk|
|Class||Sport bike or standard|
|Engine||249 cc (15.2 cu in), SOHC, 4 stroke, air-cooled, upright twin|
|Bore / stroke||56 mm × 50.6 mm (2.20 in × 1.99 in)|
|Top speed||160 km/h (99 mph) (claimed)|
|Transmission||5-speed manual transmission, chain final drive|
|Frame type||Semi-double cradle|
|Suspension||Front: telescopic fork|
|Brakes||Front and rear drum|
|Dimensions||L: 82.3 in (2,090 mm)|
W: 30.5 in (770 mm)
|Seat height||31.3 in (800 mm)|
|Weight||160 kg (350 lb) (claimed) (dry)|
The Honda Dream CB250 was a standard motorcycle made by Honda in 1968 and 1969 and sold only in Japan. It had a 249 cc (15.2 cu in) air-cooled, parallel twin, SOHC, four-stroke with a claimed 30 horsepower (22 kW) at 10,500 rpm. It was Honda's first 250 cc capacity motorcycle with vertical cylinders and a 5-speed transmission.
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