Reports have emerged across international media that Honda has filed a headlight design patent that appears destined for the much-rumoured 2016 CBR250RR. Shown as a design prototype named “Lightweight Super Sports Concept” at the Tokyo Motor Show in October 2015, many have been awaiting for Honda’s replacement for the CBR250R, which has been around since 2011.

Overdue for a model change, it is said the new CBR250RR will come with ride-by-wire and EFI, with a parallel-twin liquid-cooled 250 cc engine replacing the current model’s single-cylinder thumper. The headlight unit described in the patent appears to be a slim-profiled twin-beam with DRLs – now mandatory in the European Union.

With another rumour that the 2016 Honda CBR250RR due for Indonesian release in October, could this mean that this patent filing is a confirmation that all the gossip is true? Time will tell. For all we know, this headlight could be for the CBR1000RR, or the CBR600RR, both of which are also somewhat overdue for a model design update, or replacement.