HRC’s Honda CBR250R Cup Bike

06/08/2012 @ 10:29 am, by Jensen Beeler11 COMMENTS

In Japan, Honda has a nice spec-series brewing that features the new Honda CBR250R sport bike. Naturally for the cup race there needs to be a racing version of the CBR250R, and HRC has happily obliged. Nothing too fancy, after all this is supposed to be an entry-level series, but the HRC CBR250R racer features race bodywork sans lights and signals, as well as a fully-adjustable ECU that has come pre-loaded with various HRC fuel and ignition maps.

Other goodies include a toggle for different fuel/ignition maps, a quick-shifter, and a pit lane rev-limiter. The bike is seemingly available from HRC in Japan only, though we wouldn’t be surprised if it spread to other markets in the future, as the street-legal mini-CBR did with its launch.

At $3,999 for the stock model, the HRC CBR250R is likely to be a cheap racing solution for racers on a budget, and an intriguing offering for racers already smitten with the Kawasaki Ninja 250R.

Source: Visordown

  • Westward

    That’s all well and good, just wish Yamaha would get the hint and release one of their own…

  • coreyvwc

    Cool idea, but it’s still spec’d out with garbage components…

  • John D’Orazio

    It would be real nice to have that here for youth racing.

  • zinc

    Honda holds a CBR250R race series in Canada as well.

    Riders must be between 15 and 25 years old, though if you’re 13 or 14 you will be eligible if you have completed three CBR125 races.

    Race Kit for the stock bike runs about $2500.

  • That could be a fun little toy to take out for track days. Not expensive to buy into and if you stuff it you won’t be sobbing too badly. Love the bodywork!

  • BBQdog

    Guess this bike is way too heavy for real racing. I own both an Aprilia RS 125 and a CBR 250 R and the weight difference is (practicly) dramatic.

  • Jay

    love the colour scheme. would look at this if i wanted to get into racing.

  • From HRC’s website inside the world.Honda website (in .pdf form):

    . . . and from Moriwaki-san’s site:

  • Joey, that’s something slightly different.

  • The Moriwaki site shows a selection of kit parts. Nice parts, though. The full exhausts look really nice and, at least the Zero SS SUS, are street-legal in Japan. Nice stuff for somebody looking to dress up a 250 for the street or track days.

  • fazer6

    @ Jenson re: Joey: Slightly?! Not even remotely related.