So the company is following a new business model, and it makes sense that it’s begun exploring that with an entry-level product. This beginner’s bike does, however, have some high-end features. The styling reflects the VFR1200F’s "floating" fairing-panel look and headlight treatment. The liquid-cooled, DOHC engine is a slice off the CBR1000RR, with identical bore/stroke and comparable valve sizes. Unusually for a bike this small, there’s a counterbalancer. Where previously there might have been carbureted versions in markets where emissions regulations aren’t as tight, these 250s will all have fuel injection. Still more unusually, the CBR will be available with ABS, this option pushing the cost up just $500 from the base MSRP of $3999.