It’s easy to dismiss motorcycle renderings that Japanese magazine YOUNG MACHINE manages to scoop up on its covers. But if the track record of the magazine has to be examined- it has been bang on target.
For instance, the Honda CBR250R, CBR400R, Yamaha R25 and even Honda’s street-legal MotoGP replica now known as the RC213V-S have all been in the magazine’s spotlight in the past, but present day realities. The latest revelation to flash on the covers is the new Honda CBR250RR- the rendering that seems a mix of a Panigale, Fireblade and the CBR650F! Now if people who know what kind of animal the bygone CBR250RR was- should have their ears ringing in glee. A crazy revving four banger with a 20,000 rpm limiter- the 142 kgs 45ps package was nothing short of a legend.
So going by similar lines, if indeed there is a new Honda CBR250RR in the pipeline- we could probably take liberty to assume that the four cylinder scoop does make sense. There was already a four cylinder Kawasaki Ninja 250 doing rumour rounds a few months back and the now Honda CBR250RR possibly hints at opening up of a new inline four segment.
The 250RR rendering shows a twin-spar frame (as on the CBR650F), conventional telescopic forks, single disc brakes at both ends and a beefy rear swingarm (again similar to the 650F)- but for enthusiasts in this part of the world, the case of curiosity would definitely be the engine. And we hope it indeed turns out to be a four pod. Be assured- we’ll be keeping a close watch on this.