Honda has unveiled its first 2011 model, presumably concerned that as the new CBR250R is relatively mundane it will be lost in the flood of more glamourous models from Cologne and Milan.
It will still have strong appeal though among riders after a dependable economy bike with some sporting style. The engine is a single-cylinder unit with fuel injection, four valves and double overhead cams, promised by Honda to be especially fuel efficient. A twin spar steel frame is used with monoshock rear suspension, while the instrumentation includes a rev counter, engine temperature and fuel gauges.
Price and availability have yet to be announced.
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