With the sporty styling of its better-endowed siblings, the CBR250RR was a new rider's showroom dream in 1990's Japan. The sweet-handling lightweight was rarely exported from the island by the factory, which makes it a fine entrant to the rarity sweepstakes elsewhere. Though many have come to us by way of a hard life down under, this gem is undamaged and boasts a Washington state title.
The RR had the right numbers of everything, if just a bit smaller. The 249cc inline four had four tiny Keihin carbs, alloy perimeter frame, twin front disks. Gear driven cams deliver a quite healthy 45 hp with 350 lb. wet weight equaling almost unequaled responsiveness. The full fairing had a pretty chiseled nose, great factory graphics, and a handy sandwich compartment under the pillion seat ( for which, ironically, there are no footpegs ).
Listed by a parts re-seller, this CBR shows just over 9,000 miles and looks better than 9/10ths. A lot of glamour shots and this description in the eBay auction:
All of the body panels are original and in good condition, there are no major cracks or major nicks anywhere just some light scratches here and there. The wheels are also in excellent condition with perfect paint and no major chips anywhere. Even the windscreen is original and in great condition. Basically the motorcycle is a 9 out of 10 cosmetically.
Mechanically the bike runs and rides perfect. All of the electrical components work as they should; lights, blinkers, horn, speedo, tach, temp gauge, all work properly. The bike just had a full service tune up including new tires, mechanically everything was inspected and replaced if necessary, all fluids were flushed.
Though the factory was busy racing the two stroke RS250, the light four cylinder was a winning solution for the road, and re-affirming their faith in light sports, the factory commissioned a new CBR250 twin last fall. The auction has a surprising number of bids, and while the bidding hasn't gotten crazy give it time. This CBR might be hard to catch in the twisties and harder yet at auction...