Honda showcases the CBR500R for European Junior Championship

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No sooner the 500s were launched by Honda, a race-version of the CBR500R has been showcased by Honda for racing in the 2013 European Junior Cup- presented at EICMA by WSBK Rider and 2012 Suzuka 8 hour champion Jonathan Rhea.

With most of the techbits remaining the same, the EJC version would sport racing tyres by Pirelli, exhaust systems by Leo-Vince and suspension by Ohlins. Targeted at entry level riders aged between 14 and 19 years old for one-make races, the 500 is slated as a beginners tool for the champions of tomorrow.

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  • Looks tidy. It's a real shame the new breed of lower capacity bikes aren't being made to look sexy. The Ninja 300 is probably the best of a bad bunch in the looks department but the high bars just kill the desirability. The YZF R125 sold by the bucketload even though it was the highest priced in it's class because it looks sporty. How have the other manufacturers missed this lesson?