Earlier this week, the Honda CBR250RR debuted in Indonesia, leaving many in the US and Canada wondering: Is it coming here next?
According to a source within Honda Canada, the answer is “No.” The quarter-litre sportbike will not be coming to North America.
There could be several reasons for this — there’s already well-entrenched competition in the beginner sport bike market, including the Kawasaki Ninja 300 and Yamaha R3, as well as Honda’s own existing CBR300. Or maybe Honda just doesn’t think this is a machine the North American public is open to buying. We did ask the reasoning behind the move, but our source could not tell us that, or whether or not this decision is open to change in the future.