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CBR250RR becomes CBR350RR

Concept shown as the bigger-capacity variant we’re likely to get in Europe

HERE’S what Honda’s CBR250RR will look like when it becomes the CBR350RR, according to Japanese magazine Young Machine.

Revealed as a ‘super sport concept’ two weeks ago, it’s likely to become a 250cc production model for Asian markets but get a capacity hike for Europe.

Yamaha’s YZF-R3, Kawasaki’s Ninja 300 and KTM’s RC390 are all counterparts of Asian-market 250s made bigger for Europe, so a similar tack with the new CBR would make sense.

The often-accurate Young Machine was one of the first to report that Honda was working on a new parallel-twin CBR250RR with a mock-up back in February. It's shown as a ‘CBR350RR’ in a new rendering in the latest issue.  

According to Indonesian bike website TMCblog.com, it’s going to be launched in the first half of 2016. 

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