The Honda CBR250RR which debuted a few days ago has made its auto show debut at the 2016 GIIAS in Jakarta today. The 250 cc compact sportsbike will be positioned above the single-cylinder CBR300R.
The CBR250R is a mildly watered down version of the Lightweight Super Sports concept which was unveiled at last year’s Tokyo Motor Show. The super aggressive fully faired motorcycle locks horns with the Yamaha R3, KTM RC 390, Kawasaki Ninja 300, and so on.
The styling is characterised by a razor sharp beak with narrow headlamps and eyebrow like LED daytime running lights. Expressive fairing panels, sporty fuel tank, clip-on handlebars, a superbike-like tailpiece with split seats, LED taillight, LED blinkers, fully digital instrument console, and twin-canister exhaust system make the latest quarter litre Honda a very sporty motorcycle.
Honda CBR250RR is powered by a 249 cc twin-cylinder liquid-cooled 8-valve engine which is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The motor boasts of ride-by-wire technology. Power and torque figures are still under wraps. We will know about them at the time of launch.
New CBR250RR is suspended by means of an inverted telescopic front fork and a monoshock with aluminium swing arm. The 17-inch alloy wheels come short with 110/70 front and 140/70 rear road winner rubbers.
The Honda CBR250RR will be made in Indonesia for global consumption like its rival Yamaha R3. We expect the motorcycle to go on sale in the archipelago later this year.