First Look: 2009 Honda VTR 250

New fuel injection system for Honda's newbie-friendly V-twin

Expect to see the new VTR250 in Europe next year

CHECK OUT this, the first pictures of the all-new Honda VTR250.

Currently, there's no details from Honda about the latest pictures, but it's clear that the hugely popular little bike has been given a pretty major make-over for this year.

The motor is still a 90 degree, liquid-cooled V-twin with 4-valves per cylinder but for 2009 apparently gets an improved fuel injection PGM-FI system. Because of the new system the airbox has had to be moved under the petrol tank to keep the bike slim.

The trellis frame stays with the new bike while things like wheels and brakes stay the same as last year's Japan-only model.

Despite looking like traditional units, the dash and instruments are completely digital and by moving the pillion seat up on the subframe the new VTR is reported to have lots of underseat storage in an effort to steer some of the Japanese market away from Super Scooters which dominate the 250 sector.

The new bike will come in silver,red, black, blue and yellow and is likely to make the trip to Europe next autumn.