When the Honda CBR300R was unveiled at the 12th China International Motorcycle Trade Exhibition in Chongqing, it was assumed the aging CBR250R would be replaced by the CBR300R. Honda seems to be following Kawasaki’s strategy for this segment. The CBR250R is also set to be refreshed and will be near identical to the CBR300R. The exhaust seems to be slightly different but otherwise we’re unable to discern any feature to set it apart from the elder sibling. The CBR250R will be launched at the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show.
Take into account the CBR500R too and you start to wonder if Honda is being a tad too lazy with the pen. All said, bigger bikes are becoming more and more affordable these days, especially in developing markets like ours.
While it is reported that the CBR300R with its 286cc engine will be making peak power of 22.7 kW/30.4 bhp @ 8500 rpm and a peak torque of 27Nm at 7250rpm, the figures of the new 250R are still in the dark.