Considering its budget status, you’d be forgiven for looking for vestigial components from Honda’s Rebel, CRF250 or VTR250, but you won’t find any. Because no one wants to look like a beginner, Honda lifted styling cues from the top-line VFR1200F so you’ll fit right in at My First Bike Night. The CBR is a clean-sheet build loaded with Honda engineering and innovation. Power comes by way of an efficient fuel-injected single with more than enough pep to turn any twisty road into a playground. Want more sophistication? Get ABS for an additional $500.