The Honda CBR250R promises to be the most significant bike of 2011, representing not only Honda taking the American youth market seriously for the first time in decades, but the product of low-cost, Far East manufacturing being imported to the US by a major manufacturer too. If it can prove as big a sales success here as the Ninja 250 (fifth best selling bike in the US in 2009), then it should also be the beginning of more manufacturers bringing over small and mid-capacity bikes or even designing them specifically to cater to US tastes. We’ll be publishing a review next week, until then, here’s 110 high-res images of affordable small bike hotness.

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