In 2015, Honda showcased a Lightweight Supersport Concept at the Tokyo Motor Show. Rumoured to be a prototype for the CBR250RR, the concept version had the oomph and muscle to make any sports bike lover go weak in the knees. Well, a teaser image purported to be of the production version has been leaked online which has caught everyone’s attention.
The low resolution image showcases the motorcycle’s chiselled body and the tag ‘Lightweight Coming Soon‘ connects the pic with the bike. Retaining the overall silhouette of the concept the motorcycle looks darn sexy! This multi-cylinder motorcycle will be the ‘Sportiest’ version of the 250 cc range and we do NOT expect anything common with its single-cylinder brethren. This quarter liter is rumoured to be launched later this year in Indonesia.
There has been no official confirmation from Honda but it is expected to sport a twin cylinder liquid cooled mill churning out around 36-37 horses. Loaded with features like upside down front forks, multiple riding modes and ride by wire, the new CBR250RR appears to have woken up the sleeping giant and frankly after a long time we see a remarkable design from Honda!
CBR250RR is also expected to have LED head lamps (and tail lamps), fully digital instrumentation console clip-on handlebars and ABS as standard. The wavy petal discs from the concept, however, seem to have been replaced with a more production friendly version.
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Sadly though, taking into context that Honda doesn’t have plans to launch the new-gen CBR250R (or the CBR300R) in India anytime soon (link to report), expecting the RR to make its way here will be living in a fairy world! But still, we are hopeful…..