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Honda "Light Weight Super Sport" concept

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Honda is showing a new "Light Weight Super Sport" concept at the Tokyo Motor Show.
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Unless it has an aluminum frame and swing arm, thus saving a lot of weight, I don't see moving from a R3, 320cc down to a 250cc.
Our concept looked beyond realistic aswell. Once the restrictions to build the ultimate concept kickes in, it will appear as boring as those CBR'S. With russian colour styling of course♡
Does Japan still have the old 250cc and 400cc licensing tiers?
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I believe Honda will offer the new bike with more displacement to bring it up to the power to weight limit of the new Euro A2 standard of .2kW/ kg. So something like 360 pounds and 42 hp out of 340cc's with a moderate 12,500 redline. To compete with and surpass the performance of the RC390.
Unless it has an aluminum frame and swing arm, thus saving a lot of weight, I don't see moving from a R3, 320cc down to a 250cc.
If they brought the 250rr back I definitely would grab it. USD forks, Nissin calipers and MC, sub 400, I would definitely pick it up. The 250rr was making around 10hp more than he R3. Bring back the small bore I4s please.
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Would you want a 19,000 rpm 250cc supersport if it cost $11,000?
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The concept bike looks like a steel frame twin that they could actually afford sell.
It looks like Japan has done away with the 250cc licensing tier so anything 51 to 400cc is the same. If they are going to start with a clean sheet, Honda might as well start with ehatever displacement they need to make it to the top of the Euro A2 limit.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Driving_license_in_Japan
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If they brought the 250rr back I definitely would grab it. USD forks, Nissin calipers and MC, sub 400, I would definitely pick it up. The 250rr was making around 10hp more than he R3. Bring back the small bore I4s please.
I've been racing against a 250rr this season. Cool little screamer, but our R3 pulls it on the straights...even before we did motor work. I do drool over those upside down forks, though. :)
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Would you want a 19,000 rpm 250cc supersport if it cost $11,000?
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The concept bike looks like a steel frame twin that they could actually afford sell.
Of course not. Where did you get that guesstimate price? I would bet they would know better than to price it at the same price as their 600s.
My other racebike build is a 1990 MC22,
they were $11,000Au ($8k USD) in the 90's.
I paid $400 for it same week I bought the R3 home.








It has 3hp more rwhp but only between 14-17,500rpm and less torque.
My R3 would probably hose it in laptimes unless I spend a fortune on the MC22 suspension, time will tell. In race trim the R3 has waay more weight to come off, making them equal.


IF this bike was built today and passed emmissions and Lams (Learner approved Motorcycle scheme) laws its would be a $20,000 bike


USA complains about R3 prices if its $99 more than a Ninja, or no ABS or 'cheaping out on heel guards' haha USA total sales would be zero.
It would make a 2015 R1 seem like an absolute bargain.
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If it ended up being an i4 with over 50hp and under the 8k mark I would likely jump ship and pick one up.
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If it ended up being an i4 with over 50hp and under the 8k mark I would likely jump ship and pick one up.


Its April the 1st,
pigs will fly,
and we'll all ride on snow white unicorns into the sunset.
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I believe they will build it. It will be a twin with less than 47 hp. If it has adjustable suspension it will cost way more than an R3.
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If it ended up being an i4 with over 50hp and under the 8k mark I would likely jump ship and pick one up.


Its April the 1st,
pigs will fly,
and we'll all ride on snow white unicorns into the sunset.
Where do I go to receive my unicorn?
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Its April the 1st,
pigs will fly,
and we'll all ride on snow white unicorns into the sunset.
What exhaust do you think I should put on my unicorn?


>:D
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What exhaust do you think I should put on my unicorn?


>:D

Titanium,


because Unicorns only fart rainbows.
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How do I change the oil on my Unicorn?
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If I have to explain to you which one is the drain plug, I'd probably get moderated.
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How do I change the oil on my Unicorn?
Remember, first your unicorns oil has to want to change.
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Video of unicorn in action. New Honda CBR250RR test ride.
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https://youtu.be/DWAXSM-7VOo
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