Honda has unveiled the CBR250RR at the ongoing Tokyo Motor Show. It is a track focused machine which will sit above the CBR250R.
As reported earlier, Honda has taken off the covers from the Lightweight Supersports concept which is essentially the bike on which the CBR250RR will be based. The new bike will be more of a track focused machine and will sit above the CBR250R in the product portfolio. It will also be more powerful to suit its track ready credentials. The concept version gets extreme styling elements and the production version is likely to be suitably toned down when it is launched.
Here are some of the noticeable highlights of the Honda Lightweight Supersports concept:
- Matte black paint scheme with carbon fibre inserts
- Illuminated blue LED strips in place of headlamps
- Full fairing covering all mechanicals except a part of crankcase
- Fully digital instrument console
- Bubble windscreen ahead of the instrument console
- Aggressive clip-on handlebars
- Split seat set in a sculpted tail section
- LED brake light
- Upside down forks upfront and monoshock at rear
- Petal disc brake at front and rear
- Akrapovic exhaust system
While many of these features will feature on the production CBR250RR, some like the LED lights upfront and Akrapovic exhaust may not make it. However, the latter may be offered as an option for the ones yearning for better sound and a bit of extra performance. The other elements look really nice and give it a big bike look which bikers would love. However, the party piece of the package is supposed to be the engine which will be a parallel-twin unit.
How can we say it would be a parallel-twin and not a single? If you take a closer look at the exhaust manifold, there are two of those indicating that the concept houses a twin. The displacement of the motor will be around 250cc but it will be tuned to produce power in the range of 45-50 PS making it an extremely potent package. All the details make the motorcycle sound like an absolute riot and this riot is expected to hit the markets sometime next year. We hope that the model is introduced in India to quench the thirst of performance hungry enthusiasts.