The CBR 250RR was unveiled at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show and now Young Machine Magazine has rendered an image of what its production spec model could look like. This model is anticipated to be the production version of the Honda Light Weight Super Sports Concept.
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The rendered image features the CBR 250RR in a shade of red but the carbon fibre finish seen on the concept is retained on some parts such as fuel tank panel surrounding the lid, front fender, side panels, chain guard and unified rear tire hugger. The headlight fairing includes rear view mirrors which were not seen on the concept. The headlight setup includes twin projector headlamps with LED DRL strips that replace the large air scoops on the concept. The turn indicators are sleekly designed and protrude from the fairing flanking the engine. The mandatory stickers of the Honda Wing logo and the CBR tag are visible in the rendered image. The Honda Racing Corporation (HRC) logo hints at the track oriented, racy pedigree of the motorcycle and can be found on the front fender of the bike. The Akrapovic exhaust on the concept makes way for a standard exhaust similar to that of the current generation CBR 250R. Petal disc brakes have also been carried over to the production spec render.
Although engine specs have not been revealed, the bike is expected to be powered by a 250 cc engine mated to a six speed gearbox. Other features expected on this bike include Upside Down forks at the front, monoshock suspension on the rear and clip on handle bars.
The unveiling is due in Indonesia by the start of 2016 while the launch will take place in the first half of 2016. The CBR 250RR is unlikely to be launched in India. Even if the CBR250RR does make it to Indian shores, it will be priced steeply, and shouldn’t be able to garner good sales. Even at a conservative estimate, if the motorcycle were to be launched in India, it would be priced around Rs. 3 lakhs (or more) and would have locked horns with the Ninja 300, the R3 and the BMW G310R.