Honda officially reveals CBR250RR

No plans to sell it in the UK – but we still could see 350cc version

Honda officially reveals CBR250RR

WE’VE seen it as a concept and more recently in teaser videos – and now we have the first official pictures of the Honda CBR250RR following its launch in Indonesia today.

A press release confirms it’s a 250cc parallel-twin – unlike the existing single-cylinder CBR300R - and reveals it’s got a ride-by-wire throttle with three riding modes.

It’s got an all-new steel frame with a gull-arm-type aluminium swing-arm, a five-step pre-load adjustable shock and upside-down fork.

It’s due to be launched in Japan at a later date but there are no plans for it to be sold in Europe, according to a Honda spokesman in the UK.

However, we always knew this exact model wouldn’t be sold here, where its main competition would be the bigger Yamaha R3 and KTM RC390. Instead rumour suggests we’ll see a bigger version, possibly up to 350cc in size and renamed the CBR350RR accordingly.

We’re keeping our fingers crossed.

Read our Yamaha R3 vs KTM RC390 back-to-back test.