Surprise announcement (for me at least) was this week’s (July 2016) introduction of the new 2016-2017 Honda CBR250RR! Yep a new version of Honda’s sportiest 250cc motorcycle. At this stage technical specifications have not been released but the press release material reveal a few interesting and significant changes form the regular CBR250R and CBR300R versions.
The new CBR250RR is not a entry level motorcycle or will it be a Learner or LAMS model out of the box. It won’t be learner legal because the engine will probably produce too much power in comparison to weight. That said it is unlikely to reach Australia this year for a number of reasons but you just never know since the Honda GROM made it… Check out the following technical specifications compared to the older CBR250R and CBR300R:
The engine is a new 2 cylinder DOHC EFI unit.
The lighting is all LED.
The rear wing arm is aluminium.
The front suspension us upside down forks.
Wheels are new lightweight design.
Throttle is electronic.
Twin exhausts system.
Sportier fairing in line with the RC213V 1000cc racer (apparently)
The regular CBR250R and CBR300R have a 1 cylinder engine which more or less equals in the class so the new 2 cylinder should easily out power the existing models. More race genuine race focused parts and hopefully harder suspension should make this a genuine small sports motorcycle. The new CBR250RR is currently and only available in Indonesia. The only thing I wished Honda had done was to give it a alloy frame…
I like the look of the CBR250RR and the anticipation on how it performs on the road will be carefully watched! I hope that the 250RR will be like the 10,000 RPM screamer of the last CBR2500R of the 2000’s.
|Honda CBR250RR Key Specifications (2016)|
|Engine:||2 cylinder 4-stroke DOHC (EFI)|
|Power/Torque:||Approx xx Kw @ xxxx RPM xx Nm @ xxxx RPM|
|Gearbox:||6 speed manual|
|Kerb Weight:||xxx kg|
|Performance:||0-100kph N/A seconds Approx
Max Speed N/A Kph Approx
|Fuel Economy:||xx litre fuel tank
Approx x4 litres per 100km
|Dimensions:||Lxxxx X Wxxx X Hxxxx mm|
|Recommended Retail Price:||Est $9000 AUD (2016)