Honda announced a new off-road model with two wheel size options for 2014. The new Honda CRF125F and the CRF125F Big Wheel variant replace the outgoing CRF80F and CRF100F youth models, just as the CRF110F replaced the CRF70F in the 2013 model year. Essentially, in two years, Honda has replaced three of its long-serving youth-oriented […]
Honda CBR250R Challenge Series Announced for 2012 Canadian Superbike Season
Honda Canada has officially announced a new racing series featuring its CBR250R entry-level sportbike, to be held at 2012 Canadian Superbike racing events.
The new Honda CBR250R Challenge series replaces the previous CBR125R spec series and will include a double-header at each CSBK National race weekend.
The series is open to riders 15-25, though riders as young as 13 may be eligible if they have competed in at least three sanctioned CBR125R events. All competitors must attend a competition riding school. Entrants can not be Pro-level riders and may not compete in any other National class events.
All entrants will ride either ABS or non-ABS versions of the CBR250R. Permitted modifications include aftermarket levers, steering dampers, approved fork mods including fork spring and preload spacers, an Elka rear shock kit and shark-fin style chain guard. All racebikes will be equipped with an Akrapovic can in place of the stock muffler. Pirelli will supply Diablo Rosso II tires, with each competitor allowed a single tire change per event weekend, with an additional change allowed in case of damage.
2011 CBR125 Challenge Champion Stacey Nesbitt (pictured below) will compete with the #1 plate.