Detailed pics and specs of the 2020 Honda CBR250RR
THE 250cc sportsbike segment is going through a bit of a resurgence at the moment, with the likes of the riotous Kawasaki ZX-25R kicking off proceedings at the Tokyo Motorcycle Show last year.
While it's been known that Honda is working up a machine to rival Kawasaki’s multi-cylinder marvel, until now the expected specification of the machine has not fully been known.
This latest report from the Japanese website Young Machine seems to give us the clearest indication as to what the new sportsbike will feature – and it’s looking good if you’re a serious rider with fast road and track outings on the cards for 2020!
The current Honda CBR250RR is a 249cc parallel twin-cylinder, 8-valve, DOHC engine, capable of producing a 38.7 HP at 12,500 rpm although it is reported at the new bike will get around 41bhp, making a direct competitor to the Kawasaki. It’s expected that the bike will use a similar throttle-by-wire system, along with three riding modes, Comfort, Sports, and Sports+.
The little Honda is also reported to come fitted with a quickshifter and blipper, the same reverse LCD dash as the CBR500R, keyless ignition, and a slipper clutch.
The new bike is expected to be codenamed K64J, and as yet no pricing information has been officially released. We have found some allegedly leaked information through from a Honda dealer conference that claims the new bike will start at 847,000 Yen, approximately £6,000 in today’s money.
The pictures shared, allegedly from the dealer conference, show the bike in three colour schemes, black with gold wheels, HRC Tricolour, and white with the red frame. Launch date is expected July 2020.