"...on the CBR250R, the rider leans forward in a position that's sportier than that of a naked bike. It's a position that brings out the joy of handling a motorcycle while giving the rider a dashing appearance"
Dang, never, ever hoped that some day I'd have a dashing appearance! I can die happy now.
Neat article, but I wonder if Honda designers never talk to Honda marketers. They call the CBR250R a world bike and imply that they went out of their way to make it attractive to the western sportbike crowd, yet Honda's own sales figures show that the western market only accounted for a tiny sliver of worldwide sales.