Honda CBR250RR Teaser Trailer (Video)
The Honda CBR250RR Looks Like A Nice Alternative To The Kawasaki Ninja 300
Updated August 13, 2018
A recent 15 second long video clip has emerged from an Indonesian Honda dealership blog that shows off the upcoming 2016 Honda CBR250RR. Whether or not it comes to the USA is up for debate, however, it’s still worth taking a look at – though if it does come stateside, expect it to be 300cc instead. We know that an updated CBR1000RR is on the cards, and so far we’ve only seen rendered images and speculative drawings – so taking a look at the forthcoming 250 model might give us a few hints at how the new CBR1000RR might look when it arrives on our shores.
Also, you shouldn’t discount the smaller capacity CBR either – for serious track racing, jumping straight onto a bigger bike can be a mistake, when it’s often best to learn your craft on a smaller machine, so if you’re thinking of taking your track riding seriously, keep something like this in mind.
There’s not much to see in the video, but we saw Honda’s “Light Weight Sports Concept” at the Tokyo Motor Show last year, and this seems to be very similar. The prototype that we saw in Tokyo was a parallel twin engine, that displaced either 250cc or 350cc, depending on where it was being sold. Either way, it’s a definite improvement on the current CBR250R single cylinder that’s currently available.
Anyway, the upcoming CBR250RR comes with single disc brakes at the front and rear, upside down forks, LED daytime running lights, headlights and signals, a single seat, and a potential output of 25 hp and 22 Nm of torque, if recent figures from the current CBR250 are anything to go by. It will probably come with ABS, to keep up with the current market trends too.
Heavyweight or small capacity, you can’t knock the styling aesthetics of the CBR series. If it comes to the States, chances are that the release will be in October. IF it comes at all.