Honda’s Smallest Sportbike
American Honda Motor Corporation has begun releasing their 2013 motorcycle line-up to the public and one of the hottest new looks is the CBR250R Repsol Edition.
Honda vs. Kawasaki
The Honda CBR250R was released in the United States in 2011 and has been quite successful competing with Kawasaki 250 Ninja (a bike that’s been around since 1986). Both great choices for a small sportbike, twoof the main differences between the two brands is the fuel-injected CBR250R vs. the carbureted 250 Ninja and an ABS option only available on the CBR250R( it is rumored that abs will be an option on the 2013 Ninja 250). Priced in 2012 at $3999 for non-abs and $4499 for the abs option, it is believed the pricing for 2013 will be within the same range. It should also be noted that the Repsol Edition will not have an abs option available.
A money saver for sure, the CBR250R has a 3.4 gallon gas tank and can go an estimated 77mpg, giving the rider over 200 miles on one tank of gas. The savings can be used to purchase some of the Genuine Honda Accessories available for the CBR250R, which include a black passenger seat cowl, a carbon fiber tank pad, a carbon fiber fuel lid or and outdoor cover.
With a great suspension set-up, the diamond twin-spar steel frame, a 37mm front fork and a Pro-Link single shock rear suspension, offering great handling and a comfortable ride, no changes were necessary for the 2013 edition.
The only changes consumers will see will be the color options. If the Repsol edition (orange/black/white/red) is not your color choice, a new Pearl White/Blue/Red or Red and Black may be just the color you are looking for. Although a release date has not been set, expect to start seeing the 2013 models hitting showroom floors in the upcoming winter months.