CBR250RR teaser video

Expect a launch soon

HERE'S a teaser video for Honda's forthcoming CBR250RR, posted this afternoon on YouTube. 

The video appears to be the the work of an Indonesian Honda dealer but was posted by the bike site TMCBlog

We're expecting a launch of the parallel-twin sports bike - which could be as big as 350cc for the European market - soon. 


I see shades of the kitted up RCV in that paintjob. Let's hope it is as lightweight as the concept indicated. Atleast a 5kg drop than the competition would be nice even if it made a tad less power. I'm assuming the frame is still made of steel to keep costs down.

Donteatpeople's picture

Interesting to see the bars below the top yoke, that's a big departure for small cc CBRs.

To me a CBR should be a in-line four with twin front discs and a exhaust note to match its sporty looks, basically a Cbr250rr bike from the 90`'s.

@Sporty, these also had bars below the yoke Sporty.

Now Honda bring a new 400cc version out with 80bhp with the in-line four and twin discs.

I'm a present Nc29 owner.

BubbaDaytona's picture

...because no one will pay >12 grand for a 250, because license regs, because Honda can't even sell 600RR 4's, because WSBK rules for 2017 require twins for the 250 class.

Lots of negativity.. Lol

How is it negativity? Its the current state of rules that manufacturers have to adhere to worldwide in order to sell anything. All the emission and noise regs have already murdered the possibility of a 20k screaming i4, plus the abysmal sales of the i4 600s over the whole decade is reasons enough for any manufacturer to not build something like a 400cc i4 with 80ps while retailing at $12k.

The internet forums are usually filled with people who want something unique but when it comes to putting the money where their mouth is(or hands in this case) then they are nowhere to be found.

Negativity, I was just lightly joking of course, maybe it didnt come across, lol.

I realise there are rules, regulations and bean counters nowadays but where are the exciting small models today similar to those bikes that wowed the world back in the 90s, that Honda were renowned for. All those 250/400s were responsible for all the development of larger newer sportsbikes in some way. Has the new 250 really got that sort of design?

Pick up any period magazine and read what was thought of these bikes then goto todays youtube and see what younger Aussie riders think of these old 250s and you will see that they are just as enthusiastic as they were back in the 90s and actually cant believe how good they are. I recommend viewing Riding with Tom and WoolfyG15 as a start.

I know more than most being a CBR400 owner that these inline 4 baby sports bikes will never again be built but it it would be nice, even the developer of the CBR250/400 said a 80bhp 400 could be done but Honda would never sign it off. The recent 250/300 and400 are not the three quarter size bikes of old and dont appeal to the converted unfortunatly.

Yes, the new 250 looks nice but a more grunty version would be better dont ya think? Not something that sounds like a big trailie.

BubbaDaytona's picture

The i4 250RR did not sell well. None of the small sports bikes sold well, if they did, someone would make them. It has nothing to do with Euro4 (you Brits love to blame everything on Brussels). No one cares what a handful of nerds think, motorcycle companies need to sell bikes.
This is like the 2-stroke fantasy, peaky, vibey sport bikes are great until you try a nice litre bike, then you never go back. I owned a 2-stroke and a small i4, they are both retroactively overrated by hipsters.
Why would anyone buy a small auto-destruct i4 @80 hp (eventually) when if not restricted by insurance or A4, the could buy a litre bike at twice the power , thrice the torque and about the same weight.

Bubba, sorry my friend In the 90s the UK bought boat loads of small capacity 250&400s, these were very high tech and years ahead of what Honda UK were offering in that sector, imported models sold very well. True they were very expensive but also very exotic. I can tell you they are still extremely popular in certain areas and decent models command a good price. Not everyone needs a litre bike to get their kicks.

And the 90s has left us, so has the 2000s. Over the last decade 600cc sales dwindled down from 5 digit sales to 2 digits. Point is, nobody's buying a 600 for $13k and here you expect lots of imaginary folks from the 90s to buy little 250s/400s for roughly the same price? You know how many old folks talk about going the used bike route instead of spending money on a brand new one these days in the forums? Nobody wants to invest big money, not even those who bought those i4 250/400s back in the day.


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