Honda CBR250RR Headlight Spotted in Patents

04/22/2016 @ 12:22 pm, by Jensen Beeler13 COMMENTS


We are literally marking time until Big Red debuts the Honda CBR250RR, the sportier sibling to the Honda CBR250R, which should rev to the moon and make more power with its two-cylinder engine.

We have seen the prototype of the Honda CBR250RR already at trade shows, and the new CBR250RR is definitely on the edgier side of things, which is surprising coming the ever-conservative minds at Honda.

How much of the edgy design will remain in the production version has yet to be seen, but we do have our first glimpse of some of the machine.

The headlight shape has been filed with European patent offices, which is sort of a weird thing to be reporting on, but it does show insight into where Honda is headed.

To our eyes, it looks like the headlight will fit perfectly into the Honda “Light Weight Sports Concept” which should mean that Honda’s production design won’t stray too far from the concept design.

While the machine won’t be like┬áthe small-displacement beasts of yore, we do expect the Honda CBR250RR to pack more punch than Honda’s current 250cc/300cc offerings.

The two-cylinder engine will likely rev higher than the thumper the CBR250R and CBR300R currently use, and we expect the machine to be a in higher state of tune, making more peak horsepower, while sacrificing power lower in the rev range.

The chassis and components also look more sport-oriented, and we expect Honda has hopes of the RR model being the dominant small-displacement race bike for club racers.

As such, it will be interesting to see how Honda markets the new machine, and defines it from the company’s current crop of bikes. Price will be a huge factor too.

Expect to see something closer to a production model appear later this year, during the industry trade show seasons.








  • Alex

    I can neither confirm nor deny that a source told me it is going to be a v8 2stroke motor

  • Mitchel Durnell

    Looks like a LED array, cool.

    Wonder if this will be near the KTM RC390 in terms of capability.

  • I would bet good money that the Honda guys took a look at the RC390 and said “we can totally make a better bike”

  • n/a

    Racing a 250 4 stroke? LOL.

  • I’d challenge you to find an amateur racing series in the USA that doesn’t have either a 250cc/300cc race class of some form or another (open or spec).

  • Ryan Donahue

    That sounds like a fun race series.

  • Ryan Donahue

    Please be a preview of the design language for the new ‘Blade.

    Please be a preview of the design language for the new ‘Blade.

    Please be a preview of the design language for the new ‘Blade.

    Please ….

  • coreyvwc

    When every other manufacturer is making 300cc “sport bikes”, why would Honda make a 250?

    I’m not even sure that many 250cc racing classes are even still around in American club racing.

  • Mitchel Durnell

    It may have to do more with emissions and classification than a place in the lineup.

    The most popular racing around socal is 250 leagues; the bikes are cheap, it won’t put you out to crash once, and the speeds are just crazy instead of insane. Though I would have to imagine this race special won’t be allowed in Ninja 250/Honda 250 leagues, since it seems it will be much higher in performance.

  • n/a

    If you’re a Ned Flanders type character.

  • Bluesceyes

    Moto3 would like to discuss this with you.

  • n/a

    That’s different man, they are prototype racing bikes.

    The 250/300’s we’re talking about here are built for ‘reliability’ and ‘commuting’ – cheap components, similar power to a bicycle…

  • Ryan Donahue

    I don’t think you read the article…