Honda has just revealed the replacement to the CBR250R in Indonesia. For the others across the world, the preview of the 250cc motorcycle comes in the form of a stunning video – dramatised with flashing blue LEDs highlighting all the delicious bits of the latest machine bearing the winged logo.
Touted as a “Light Weight Super Sports Concept,” the Honda CBR250RR (double R) retains the hunched, muscular profile of the outgoing CBR250R (single R), with the visor and its higher pillion seat. But the most prominent change is that the single headlamp piece is now replaced by twin LED units complemented by those sneering daytime-running lamps. They kinda remind us of a certain Pokémon of the Ghost variety. If only we could throw at Poké Ball at the screen and make it ours.
Other bits like the fully digital instrument console and the clip-on handlebars look neat in the video below.
What lies beneath
The 250cc engine powering the CBO250RR is an eight-valved, liquid-cooled parallel-twin. Braking duties both front and rear are carried out by single disc brakes, aided with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS). Upside down forks serve as suspension with five pre-load adjustment settings, part of Honda’s Pro-Link suspension system. The single-pipe exhaust of the 250R has been replaced with a twin-pipe exhaust unit in the 250RR. The motorcycle will also come equipped with ride-by-wire with three engine modes.