In sad news to the biking enthusiast and racing bike lovers, Japanese bike maker Honda reportedly has no plan to launch the upcoming CBR25RR in India. Honda is expected to debut the track bred motorcycle in Malaysia soon and the unveiling is rumoured on July 25.
The prime reason behind not launching the CBR250RR in India is the high price tag. Honda will be forced to price the motorcycle in the region at around Rs. 4 lakh and that price point the it wouldn't be a compelling case against rivals such as Yamaha R3, KTM RC390 and Kawasaki Ninja 300, reports Rushlane.
For the uninitiated, the CBR250RR is the track bred version of the regular CBR250R, which is on sale in India. Honda first showcased as the motorcycle as "Light Weight Super Sports Concept" at the 44th Tokyo Motor Show in October last year. The Malaysian subsidiary released a teaser video of the CBR250RR recently in which the bike sports a muscular front fender, chiseled fuel tank, and ventilated disc brakes for both the wheels. It is expected to get ABS as standard and a throaty exhaust note via Akrapovic exhaust.
The CBR250RR is expected to feature LED head lamp and tail lamp, cruise control, a fully digital instrument cluster, upside-down front suspension and a monoshock rear unit. It is expected to be powered by a new 250cc twin-cylinder engine with estimated 35-40bhp of power mated to a six speed gearbox.