Honda debuted their CBR250RR in Indonesia last year. The bike had a design not much removed from its gorgeous concept and a very powerful engine to boost. However currently it is limited to just some Asian markets and is not expected to make its way stateside. However we may not be totally left out either as Honda is heard to be working on a more power 350RR for launch in North America. Details are still sketch and expect more to be available later this year.
2017 Honda CBR250rr / 350RR Design and specs
The new CBR250RR’s design is mostly inspired from its own bigger siblings and even the 150R, but there are some noticeable similarities with bikes from other manufacturer’s as well (like Ducati and Yamaha). It looks good and can be seen as a far more aggressive CBR300R.
Colours: Racing Red, Anchor Grey Metallic, and Mat Gunpowder Metallic
The bike gets USD forks, rear Pro-link shock, single 310/240 mm disc for front and rear respectively and optional ABS.
While the design and extensive feature list is good, some aspects like the dual exhaust and decals for the black variant are not to our liking.
2017 Honda CBR250rr / 350RR Engine, Transmission
Powering the new CBR250RR is a frugal 249.7cc 4-stroke parallel-twin engine producing 38 horsepower and 17 pound-feet of torque at 12.000 rpm. The mill is mated to a 6-speed transmission and get features like programed fuel injection and throttle-by-wire system with acceleration position sensor
2017 Honda CBR250rr / 350RR Price and Specs
As we said it is unlikely that the new CBR250RR will come to U.S. However a more powerful, higher displacement variant can be expected by next year.
CBR250RR Early report
Ever since the Honda CBR250rr prototype was showcased, people have been anxiously waiting to see one in the flesh. Now a Japanese magazine-Young machine has rendered the hotly anticipated bike taking inspiration from the prototype and the recently launched 2016 Honda CBR150r. The new pictures were released just a day after photos of the motorcycles’ headlight assembly was leaked.
A production spec image of the Honda CBR250rr has been leaked online. As per latest report, the bike will be unveiled by 3rd quarter, 2016. Global launch will take place in 2017.
The headlamp design was filed at some of Europe’s patent offices. The design is very aggressive hinting that the bike will be similar to the prototype. Twin headlamp set up will be provided and LED DRLs are expected.
Talking about the new render, the bike has been made as sharp as possible, which is also what we expect it to be. The headlamp is almost consistent with the new leaked design and the rear gets split seats. Official pictures of the bike should come out by later this year.
Powering the Honda CBR250rr is a twin cylinder quarter liter mill which is expected to produce power figures close to the 40 bhp mark. The engine could sacrifice power at lower RPMs for more peak power. Features like USD front forks, ABS, large front and rear disc brakes etc will be provided.
Update #2- 16 second Honda CBR250RR teaser comes out
A 16 second teaser video of the upcoming Honda CBR250rr has just come out. The design is similar to the supersport concept showcased earlier. The video is titled ‘ Expect the Unexpected’.
The teaser video confirms features like USD front forks, ABS, Nissin calipers, twin exhaust end can and clip-on handlebars.
Video link- Expected the Unexpected Youtube
image: Young Machine, motorcycle.com