The Honda CBR250RR will be redefining the quarter-litre motorcycle space as a four-cylinder engine will power the bike instead of the conventional single and twin-cylinder motors.
As more reports of Honda’s feisty new quarter-litre, four-cylinder bike emerge online, the possibilities also rise of the CBR250RR making it to production very soon. Adding some fuel to this fire, a new rendering of Honda’s four-cylinder full-faired motorcycle has now released online showcasing the design language from the outgoing CBR300R and the HRC MotoGP bike. If that isn’t enough, reports further add that Honda might just reveal the bike at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show in October this year.
From 1986 to 1996, Honda sold the CBR250 full-faired motorcycle in several markets globally that used a four-cylinder, four-stroke engine capable of revving up to 19,000 RPM. Initially, these bikes were only sold in Japan, but later also made it to Australia among other markets. The four-cylinder CBR250 was sold in countries where there was a 250cc learner capacity limit and the Japanese machine was the most powerful bike a learner was allowed to ride. This time too, the automaker is likely to target those markets once again that have capacity limit restrictions.
Codenamed ‘K64A’, the new Honda CBR250RR is expected to sport a V-Twin engine layout while power is expected to be in the vicinity of 37+ BHP with over 24 Nm of torque, paired to a 6-speed gearbox. The CBR250RR will surely make a considerable proposition against the likes of the Kawasaki Ninja 300 and Yamaha R3 in the segment. All said, it is unlikely that Honda India will bring the four-cylinder CBR250RR to the market given the competitive pricing needed for products in the segment. That said, the domestic market still awaits the globally facelifted CBR250R or new CBR300R in India which can only be expected by next year.
Rendering Source – YoungMachine