Reports have emerged from Indonesian motorcycle blogs that the rumoured Honda CBR250R replacement, the CBR250RR, is due to be launched in October 2016. First previewed as the “Light Weight Super Sports Concept” at the Tokyo Motor Show in October, 2015, the CBR250RR has been touted by many as the logical replacement for the fairly long in the tooth CBR250R, which has been on the market since 2011.

The 2016 CBR250RR is said to be a 250 cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin, and will have ride-by-wire and riding modes taken from its bigger engined siblings in Honda’s range. Production is reported to likely be in Honda’s plants in either Indonesia or Thailand, which might mean the new quarter-litre Honda may hit the south-east Asian market first.

Rivals in the market to the CBR250RR include the Yamaha R25, which retails in Malaysia for RM20,206 inclusive of GST, the Kawasaki Ninja 250, retailing for approximately RM22,000 excluding GST, the KTM RC250, which goes for RM21,081 including GST and BMW Motorrad’s yet to be released G310R.

GALLERY: Honda Light Weight Super Sports concept

GALLERY: Yamaha R25

GALLERY: Kawasaki Ninja 250

GALLERY: 2016 BMW Motorrad G310R