Honda CB300R gets mature traits
Honda has revamped the CB300R. It is part of the Neo Sports Café family, which also includes the CB1000R, the A1 driver’s license-friendly CB125R and the recently redesigned four-cylinder mid-range CB650R.
New: Showa 41 mm fork
The CB300R now comes standard with a 41mm Showa Separate Function-fork Big Piston (SFF-BP) UPSD fork (same specs as the fork on the CB650R, but with modified springs and damping). Also upgraded are the radial-mount four-piston caliper, a 296mm floating front disc, IMU-controlled ABS and thicker radial tires. Also new is an LCD dashboard and full LED lighting.
144 kg and 37 hp
Weighing just 144kg, the CB300R is powered by a liquid-cooled, high-revving 286cc single-cylinder engine. The frame is a combination of pressed steel and tubular steel. Maximum power of 22.9 kW (37 hp) is delivered at 9,000 rpm, while maximum torque of 27.5 Nm is delivered at 7,750 rpm.
Honda Neo Sports Cafe naked
The styling stays true to Honda’s Neo Sports Café naked bike style, showing off the black engine. The seat has a new, thicker padding for extra comfort and the rider and passenger footpegs are made of aluminum. The saddle height is 799 mm.
Colors and prices
There are four colors to choose from: Pearl Dusk Yellow (new), Matt Pearl Agile Blue (new), Matt Gunpowder Black Metallic and Candy Chromosphere Red. The Honda CB300R is available from 6,349 euros.