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2013 Honda CBR250R Gets Repsol Edition
American Honda announced a number of returning 2013 models with new color options but the most eye-catching of the new paint jobs is the Repsol-edition CBR250R.
Dressed to resemble Casey Stoner‘s and Dani Pedrosa‘s Honda RC213V MotoGP race bikes, the 2013 Repsol edition Honda CBR250R sports the Spanish petroleum company’s orange with red and white colors, the Honda Racing Corporation logo and the “One Heart” motto of Honda’s Indonesian joint venture which also sponsors the MotoGP team. Completing the look are the Repsol-orange wheels.
In addition to the Repsol edition, the 2013 CBR250R will also be available in either a Pearl White, Blue and Red version or Black or Red. All versions except the Repsol version will be available with ABS.
All models receive a new black exhaust cover while the non-Repsol versions also get black wheels.
The 2013 model is otherwise unchanged from last year. It is still powered by the fuel-injected 249cc DOHC single-cylinder engine that will also be powering the all-new 2013 Honda CRF250L. Pricing and availability have yet to be announced.