Honda Canada revealed the new 2011 CBR250R last night, and from the looks of things, the Japanese manufacturer is expecting big things from its new entry level sportbike.

The new 2011 Honda CBR250R will be available both in Canada and the U.S. in Spring 2011 with an aggressive pricing plan that places the  Kawasaki Ninja 250R directly in its sights.

Honda Canada has been offering the CBR125R for years and it has consistently been Honda’s top selling sportbike. Last night, Honda Canada invited  CBR125R owners and a small group of journalists to see the new CBR250R and it’s clear Honda is banking on it being just as successful on the sales floor.

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The U.S. unveiling will be held on Thursday and Motorcycle.com‘s Jeff Cobb will be there for a full, more detailed report. He’ll also have a chance to ride the bike next week so check back to read his impressions of the CBR250R.