2009 Honda Hornet 250 spy shot

World's first pictures of Honda's all-new naked sportster

Honda's new Hornet 250

HERE IS the first picture of the new Hornet 250 naked bike from Honda.

Snapped by an insider as it was being packed into a crate to be shipped to Cologne for the big bike show there later this month, the bike looks to have taken its styling cues from the 600cc Hornet and is using the motor 250cc Japan-only CBX Twister.

We like it, and a good snap of a bike we'll all get to see in the flesh in a few weeks time.