For 2013, the Honda CBR250R is mechanically unaltered, but gains four handsome new colors. Plain black and plain red look classy, the tri-color looks racy and, for the legions of teenage MotoGP fans in America (we're assuming there's still one or two of you left out there, weirdos), there's also a Repsol replica. No news on pricing, but the Repsol is not available with ABS. Despite its power def...

For 2013, the Honda CBR250R is mechanically unaltered, but gains four handsome new colors. Plain black and plain red look classy, the tri-color looks racy and, for the legions of teenage MotoGP fans in America (we're assuming there's still one or two of you left out there, weirdos), there's also a Repsol replica. No news on pricing, but the Repsol is not available with ABS.

Despite its power deficit, the CBR remains our pick in the first-bike category. High-quality components like suspension and brakes, combined with a general joy de vivre elevate the littlest CBR's riding experience far beyond the beginner bike; it's one of the most enjoyable motorcycles out there, full-stop.