Honda Canada has just announced that they will indeed be developing a new national CBR250R racing series in Canada.
The series will run along the same lines as the CBR125R Challenge, which will be moved to a regional level (thereby making it more affordable due to less travel requirements) and act as a feeder series to the new 250 class.
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. The idea is to keep it appealing to new riders who may otherwise be put off from entering.
It will also be a spec tire class (Pirelli) with a maximum of one tire change per race weekend. Riders will also be allowed to modify the front suspension.
However, there are some mods allowed to the bike, which will be available in the form of a race kit, expected to cost about $2500. The kit includes body work, and Elka shock, Akropovic can, Dynojet fuel control module, rearset kit, frame sliders, swingarm mounted shark fin and rear race stand.
If you’re wondering where Stacey Nesbit, the winner of the 2011 CBR125R challenge fits into this, then wonder no more – she’ll be there with the number one plate.
Sounds like fun! More info to be released in early November.