‘s Indonesian subsidiary Astra Honda
announced the new CBR250RR
, the production version of the Light Weight Sports Concept
showcased last year at the Tokyo Motor Show
. The double-R is a significant step up from the CBR250R
, offering aggressive styling, an all-new Twin-cylinder engine, throttle-by-wire, selectable engine modes and other features usually expected from larger-displacement sportbikes.
At the moment, the CBR250RR has only been confirmed for Indonesia and Japan; Honda will likely introduce a larger-displacement version for western markets to compete against models like Yamaha
‘s 390 Duke
The CBR250RR is powered by a newly developed water-cooled four-stroke parallel-Twin. No performance figures are available yet, but Honda says it is aiming for class-leading performance. A throttle-by-wire system allows for three selectable power modes to suit different needs.
The chassis is comprised of a steel truss frame with an asymmetric aluminum swingarm design with the right side shaped so the exhaust can be positioned closer to the center line, allowing for a slimmer shape and more lean angle. The swingarm is hooked up to a Pro-link monoshock with five-step preload adjustability. Up front, the CBR250RR uses an upside-down fork.
A twin-piston Nissin caliper is paired with the single 310mm front disc while a single-piston caliper is fitted to the 240mm rear rotor. ABS is optional, at least for the Indonesian market.