A patent model of what is believed to be the Honda CBR250RR lightweight supersports motorcycle’s headlamp cluster has been published in Europe. The compact displacement sportsbike was previewed by an aggressive concept at last year’s Tokyo Motor Show.
The full LED cluster, though smaller than that of the concept, has remarkably similar design with a butterfly-shaped light signature. The patent which was filed at European Union Intellectual Property Office lists Takeshi Futamata and Hirofumi Yaegashi as its designers.
Motorcycle.com reports that Honda also filed two other patents along with the headlamp design but the company has applied to defer the their publication for the time being. It’s expected that at least one of hidden patent filings is of the completed production-spec design.
Honda has been doing a fine job of keeping the technical detail of the motorcycle under wraps. To be positioned above the existing CBR250R, the new motorcycle would be adopting a twin-cylinder liquid-cooled engine which is likely to displace around 250-300 cc with a power output comparable to that of the KTM RC390 (around 45 PS). The transmission would be a 6-speed unit.
The production-spec Honda CBR250RR is expected to be ready for the market later this year. We could witness its global premiere sometime in October or November (INTERMOT, EICMA and Tokyo Motor Show are scheduled to take place in the span of these two months).
Honda CBR250RR Headlamp Patent
Honda CBR250RR Concept – Photos
Via – Motorcycle.com