Honda has revised the 2020 CBR250RR, the high-performance quarter-liter sport bike. The bikemaker unveiled the bike on their Honda Virtual Motorcycle Series, an online experience that has also seen the CB-F model unleash earlier today.
The CBR250RR would be motivated by the recently released CBR1000RR-R with the red, blue and white graphics scheme for 2020 – much like the HRC WorldSBK bike from the maker – with a gold-colored fork and brake disks.
But what the automotive environment really does speak about is the rise in capacity. The engine can be modified to generate 3hp more, at 12,5000rpm, bringing peak output to 40hp. Honda’s pocket-rocket is now that much better prepared to take on the likes of the new entry to Kawasaki’s division, the ZX-25R.
Kawasaki hasn’t announced the ZX-25R’s peak production estimates, but we know it will have a redline of 17,000rpm, and reports say it will deliver over 45hp.
Even eligible as an optional extra was the updated CBR250RR fitted with a slipper clutch with a bidirectional quickshifter. There will also be three riding modes on the wheel-Comfort, Sports and Sport+.
As with the previous CBR250RR version, the bike will only be available in select Asian markets. Regrettably, India is not on the chart. The 2020 CBR250RR is scheduled to arrive in certain markets later this year, which would possibly cost more than the price tag of 730,000 yen (Rs 5.05 lakh) borne by the 2019 version.