Honda CBR250RR To Debut Next Week?

07/19/2016 @ 5:18 pm, by Jensen Beeler34 COMMENTS


The reliable Indonesian news source TMC Blog is reporting that the 2017 Honda CBR250RR could debut next Monday. The news stems from Astra Honda Motor, the importer for Honda motorcycles in Indonesia, which sent out a press invite for a new Honda model that is to debut.

While an announcement like that could mean almost anything, the fact that Astra Honda Motor posted a teaser video of the Honda CBR250RR last week though gives us a pretty good hint as what to expect next week from Big Red.

TMC Blog reports that the Honda CBR250RR will sell for 60 million Indonesian rupiah, which at the current exchange rate is roughly $4,500 USD.

That figure bodes well against the Honda CBR250R’s $4,200 price tag, though we should warn against making too large of an assumption on pricing based solely on currency conversion rates.

We would expect to see the “RR” version of the baby CBR to command a fair premium over its “R” siblings, regardless of whether the CBR250R and CBR300R remain in Honda’s lineup.

To that end, it’s expected that the Honda CBR250RR will be for the ASEAN market, with a larger, possibly 350cc version, debuting later this year for the European and American markets.

Of course, that’s just speculation at this point. More shall be revealed next week…hopefully.

Source: TMC Blog

  • Guilherme Atencio

    I still dream of Honda bringing back a 250cc inline-4, and selling it outside of Japan.

  • Worldcarfans Fans

    what for Kawasaki N250

  • MrDefo

    I’m interested in getting into track riding, do you see many 250s at track days? In the US at least – I have a perception that everyone’s on liter bikes now.

  • zion

    Tons of club level racing on 250’s. Regardless of what other’s ride on a track day, ride what YOU want. It sounds a bit cliche’, but it’s true that lot’s of riders on smaller bikes will smoke less talented riders on bigger “liter” bikes. Not in a straightaway, of course, but talent will overtake sheer power in the corners at most track days.


    There are lots of people on liter bikes at track days. That can’t go around corners.

  • Bruce

    liter bikes are very busy to ride at track days. I use to ride a R1 set up for track only duty. I now have a KTM RC 390 for the track. It is more fun and forces me to work on corner entry speed. It is also fun to go around, on the out side, the liter bike that just passed me before braking for the corner.

  • durandal1

    Lots of 250s and 300s. In northern California we also have which support both track day riders and AFM racers. I personally want my 300 to have a few suspension upgrades to help with feel, but FLAP is a great way to get into track days in general.

  • durandal1

    And from my personal collection of anecdotes, there is a distinct pleasure in smoking Panigales and R1s in B group on a 300.

  • Paul McM

    Sure looks like a Kawasaki to me. Seems like the stylists are enamored of the “more lines, creases, swoops, cuts and angles” school of design. Honestly, except for track use in some odd corner of the universe limited to 250cc I don’t know why anybody in his right mind would want to own this machine. There are much better entry-level bikes with a proper seat, sensible ergonomics, actual carrying capacity, easier maintenance accessibility ad infinitum…

    I actually had a vision that Honda would launch its own “skunkworks” where intelligent designs were conceived from the ground up. Where Honda’s engineering talent actually did stuff like improve gas mileage, produce aerodynamically efficient bodywork that provided great protection with low turbulence, build/test proper seats, design affordable high-output HID lighting, and craft simpler high-torque engines that were easy to work on and had car-like maintenance intervals. Aww, but that would be too logical right?

    Instead we get another pointy, uncomfortable, racer-replica for 2nd/3rd world that is more show than go (at 250cc).

    OT: I sure wish Honda would throw some engineering time at a good replacement for the ST1300 series. There is no sport-tourer I want to buy from BMW anymore and the FJR is getting VERY long in the tooth…


    Why is it that FJR guys are the most dull, drab, boring, stick in the mud kind of people in the motorcycling community? Seriously. Every comment is a nose in the air whine about how there’s a lack of fresh new designs for a dying platform. Sport tourers for the most part have always been fat pigs of bikes that weren’t particularly good at anything besides going long distances in straight lines for hours at a time. The Iron Butt thing is the least interesting thing that can be done on a motorcycle. I mean sure, you rode a thousand miles in 24 hours, but what did you see? Endless miles of freeway, billboards, and truck stops?

  • Ulysses Araujo

    “Where Honda’s engineering talent actually did stuff like improve gas
    mileage, produce aerodynamically efficient bodywork that provided great
    protection with low turbulence, build/test proper seats, design
    affordable high-output HID lighting, and craft simpler high-torque
    engines that were easy to work on and had car-like maintenance

    Isn’t what you want a NC 750X? gas mileage: check; HID: LEDs, partial check; bulletproof engine: check; storage compartment: plus; useful but boring: check… Pretty logical anyway.

  • zion

    Depends on the “sport-tourer” you go with. Even in that niche’, there are sub niche’s. While she’s no speed demon, carving monster, I have a Versys 1000LT and it’s a sport tourer, but I can play on it to my heart’s content. No it’s not going to rip up a canyon or be a hella track day bike, but she still let’s me put a smile on my face and get stupid to a degree…95% of the time.


    The Versys is not a sport tourer. It’s one of the class of bikes that’s replaced sport tourers. And that are better than sport tourers.

  • zion

    I think it’s a case of semantics. It’s pretty much a sport-tourer to me and that’s how Kawasaki markets it. I can load it up and go… To me that’s sport-touring. Like I said, the sport-touring market is getting pretty sub categorized like most segments are.


    You’re free to look at it anyway that you want to. Sport tourers are a derivative of sport bikes though. Low (ish) clip on handlebars. Full fairings. Forward leaning and higher further back pegs. The Versys… and Multistrada, S1000XR, Capanord, FJ-09, Turismo Veloce… are all derived from Adventure Touring bikes like the BMW GSs. Tall bikes with wide one piece handle bars, upright seating positions, low pegs, half fairings. Big faux dual purpose bikes with 17″ wheels and tires.

  • Bruce Steever

    Racing and track days are entirely different things. Street refugees will be riding their liter bikes, but the hardcore guys are trading their prepped R6s and R1s for R3s these days. Same racing thrills, much cheaper to run.

  • zion

    I totally agree… But, that has definitely morphed. The Versys has that ADV look (tall legs, etc.), but definitely not an ADV bike by any means. Nor is it intended to be.


    This is going in a circle. You get it, but you don’t get it. Yes, (or no) the Versys is not an ADV bike. ADV bikes are not ADV bikes. They’re Starbucks trophies. They’re fat pigs. With almost no off-road ability. Imagine that thing falling on you in the middle of a trail somewhere. But I digress. The Versys is in a class of bike that is neither sport touring nor ADV. It’s a derivative. And amalgam. Of both.

  • Dustin Nisbet-Jones

    Your world is very small

  • zion

    I do GET it. What I also get is you don’t like “big” bikes. I researched a ton of bikes and went with what works for me as my main ride. In turn, I’m pretty sure I know what it can and can’t do and what it is meant for. To each their own. So rather than go in “circles”, I’ll leave it here and go find a few sweepers and a chicane or two.

  • Dustin Nisbet-Jones

    But he wouldn’t be able to whinge if he actually put some thought into his post first


    Ride safe! Or, ride fast and take chances!

  • aru_kun

    “… Astra Honda Motor, the importer for Honda motorcycles in Indonesia, …”

    “Manufacturer”, I believe.

  • Mmmmyeah. It’s a complicated relationship from how I understand it. I don’t think either word truly defines it fully in this case.

  • Mak Kah Heng

    Totally agree.

  • Mak Kah Heng

    i understand the satisfaction, priceless !!

  • Mak Kah Heng

    I myself is thinking of getting 30-ish hp bike for fun at a kart track too.

  • Mak Kah Heng

    well said !

  • Mak Kah Heng

    Can’t be more spot on !

  • Belga Dear

    As you should. JSTNtroll is just that.

  • Paul McM

    Actually I’ve ridden a NC700X (as the 750cc version is still not offered in the USA). It does exhibit much “logical thinking”. However I would call it only a partial success. It seemed that, for every good point, there was a weak point. The riding position is good, but the seat is bad (thin, uncomfortable). The front storage compartment is brilliant, but the fairing is poorly designed and almost useless. The engine gives good mileage, but it really felt gutless. I also tried a DCT version. I was nice to have clutchless shifts but it was almost as if it was designed by an engineer who had never ridden. I had to engage the manual override (paddle shifters) to get engine braking and decent acceleration.

  • GregS

    It used to be pretty rare to see a 250/300 at my local track, now there is a large group of us riding them. They are a blast to ride and cheap to run, and nothing is better than riding overtaking folks on much bigger bikes in the corners. Riding the Ninja 300 to its limit has made me a much better track rider overall.

  • GregS

    Exactly :-)