Colours are fun, but when a leading motorbike maker plays with them on one of its hottest bikes, the result is bound to be outstanding. And this is exactly what Honda has done with its 2013 edition of the popular CBR250R. Introduced to Honda's collection of sports bikes in 2011 in response to the challenge posed by the lightweight Kawasaki Ninja 250R, the CBR250R will return rejuventaed to the US market in 2013 with pretty much no changes, except a few cosmetic upgrades. Revamped to look like Casey Stoner's and Dani Pedrosa's Honda RC213V MotoGP race bikes, the 2013 Repsol edition Honda CBR250R will be treated with Repsol YPF's trademark colour combination of orange with red and white, the Honda Racing corporation logo, and the 'One Heart' motto of Astra Honda, which happens to be Honda's Indonesian subsidiary, thus completing the Repsol look.
In addition to this, the 2013 Honda CBR250R will include a new black exhaust and black wheels on the colour scemes being offered which also include pearl white, blue, red, and red and black. But there has been no announcement regarding the price and availability of the bike. The option of Anti-lock brakes (ABS) is available on all 2013 Honda CBR250R models except the Repsol edition.
Other than that, the new model remains unchanged. It still features the fuel-injected 249cc DOHC single-cylinder, and a 37mm fork with 4.65 inches of travel and a single 296mm disc brake with twin piston calipers in the front. While the rear suspension packs a Pro-Link single shock with five-position spring preload adjustability and 4.07 inches of travel, and a 220mm rear disc brake with single-caliper. With this one-of-a-kind offering, this Japanese company has found quite an innovative way to fuel the fantasies of an amateur rider.