To be the man, you have to beat the man, and after the final day of MotoGP’s pre-season test in Malaysia, Repsol Honda‘s Casey Stoner continues to be the man. The reigning MotoGP World Champion didn’t let lingering soreness from the back problems that sidelined him for the first day of testing at Sepang slow […]
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.