The CBR250R might have been designed to be the perfect starter sportbike for the first-time motorcycle owner, but with gas prices the way they are these days and predicted to get much higher in the next few months, the $3999 and 77-mpg CBR250R has suddenly caught the attention of even the experienced motorcyclist, too.

We first rode the CBR250R when it made its debut a year ago. It was Honda’s answer to Kawasaki’s Ninja 250 and we were very much impressed by the Honda’s good looks, sporty performance and meager $3999 price tag. What a deal!

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Kit Palmer | Off-Road Editor

Kit Palmer started his career at Cycle News in 1984 and he’s been testing dirt and streetbikes every since – plus covering any event that uses some form of a knobby tire. He’s also our resident motorcycle mileage man with a commute of 120 miles a day.