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Tokyo Motor Show: Honda “Light Weight Super Sports” Concept Shows Off a 14,000 RPM Redline

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The first images are starting to emerge from the Tokyo Motor Show, and already we have some excitement. Naturally one of the items we are most keen to learn more about is the Honda “Light Weight Super Sports” concept, which many are saying is a pre-cursor to a Honda CBR250RR successor.

A product from the glory days of small-displacement warfare, the Honda CBR250RR was a screamer of a machine, even by today’s standards, and the CBR250RR made big horsepower from its quarter-liter engine.

While the Honda “Light Weight Super Sports” concept may not rev into the stratosphere like the CBR250RR did, reports show that the LCD dash does indicate a 14,000 rpm redline – significantly higher than the CBR250R/CBR300R.







Reports also show that the concept has a parallel-twin engine, confirming our suspicions. All indications point to Honda producing the small-displacement sport bike, though many questions about it remain.

Right now though, the following is the only added information that we have from Honda: “attention to detail in functional components give the Lightweight Super Sports Concept a quality beyond its class, indicating the design direction of Honda’s next generation lightweight super sports models.”

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Source: Honda & TMC Blog







Jensen Beeler

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