Honda CBR250RR is one step closer to production as headlight patent leaks online.
Remember the Honda Light Weight Super Sports concept shown during the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show? As previously reported, the concept stood as a preview to what will become the Honda CBR250RR. And things look even more certain following this headlight patent that was leaked online this week.
Interestingly, the design seen in this new patent, which was filed in Europe, appears as if it would fit into the Honda Light Weight Super Sports concept’s front fascia almost immediately.
The main part of the headlight will be partially hidden in the air intakes to retains a super-slim style just like the concept complete with the slim running lights placed above them as a means in replicating the concept’s headlights.
There also appears to be an indentation below the upper running light strips, which presumably would allow a piece of nose bodywork to run between the two light sections. This is similar to the separating fairing between the lights and air intakes seen in the concept.
Notably, the patent does not specify clearly if this design belonged to the Honda CBR250RR. This fuels the possibility of the design being destined for other Honda sports bike models. Things like the next generation Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade (pictured above) comes to mind, and possibly a brand new CBR600RR.
Regarding the latter supersport middleweight model, we can likely see it retaining similar looks and design cues as the next-gen CBR1000RR – if it is ever made of course. This comes from the fact that Honda likes to its design rather consistent with its various model types and ranges.
Back to the Honda CBR250RR and sources are also indicating that the production-bound Honda CBR250RR would be ready later this year and we can expect a debut at either INTERMOT or EICMA. The new parallel-twin-powered model with a reported quarter-litre capacity will be slotted above the existing Honda CBR250R single and stand rival closely against the Kawasaki Ninja 250 and Yamaha YZF-R25.