While Malaysian riders wait with bated breath for any news of the CBR250RR sportsbike, Boon Siew Honda has announced the release of the 2017 Honda CBR250R. Pricing for this updated quarter-litre full-fairing sportsbike starts at RM21,940 and goes up to RM22,258.

Powered by a 249.6 cc, liquid-cooled DOHC single-cylinder power plant, the CBR250R has a claimed power output of 27 hp at 8,500 rpm and 23.1 Nm of torque at 7,500 rpm. Power gets to the ground via a six-speed gearbox, with final drive by chain.

The instrument cluster for the CBR250R features an LCD display at the bottom, showing speed, fuel, coolant temperature and odometer, while the tachometer is an analogue unit. Fuel is carried in a 13-litre tank, while weight is claimed by Boon Siew Honda to be 161 kg.

New colours for 2017 for the Honda CBR250R are Black, Millennium Red and Lemon Ice Yellow. Pricing for the CBR250R in Black is RM21,940, while the Millennium Red and Lemon Ice Yellow versions go for RM22,258, with all prices including GST, but excluding road tax, insurance and registration.

Availability for the Honda CBR250R in authorised Boon Siew Honda dealers begins tomorrow, with a two year or 20,000 km warranty. In the meantime, inquiring minds want to know, will the Honda CBR250RR ever make it to Malaysian shores, with ABS and at a reasonable price?

GALLERY: 2016 Honda CBR250RR