The new Honda CB300R is now available at Honda dealers, boasting a 143kg wet weight, 286cc single-cylinder and 31hp, with full LED lighting and LCD instruments, at the low MLP of $5999.
Part of the new ‘Sport Naked’ family, the CB300R offers riders the same ‘Neo Sports Café’ minimalist, bare-boned design as its 1000cc stablemate (CB1000R).
Honda CB300R features
Single-cylinder DOHC 4-valve engine
23.1kW / 31hp peak power/27.5Nm peak torque
Underslung side-exit exhaust
Styling takes cues from the CB1000R
Lightweight frame mixes tubular and pressed steel
41mm USD front forks and irregular-cross section steel swingarm
Radial-mount 4-piston caliper and hubless 296mm floating front disc
Full LED lighting and LCD instrumentation
The CB300R tips the scales at only 143kgs, it’s ideal for newer riders keen to develop their riding skills or riders who want a stylish, agile commuter.
The CB300Rs lightweight frame is constructed from a mix of tubular and pressed steel; the swingarm is manufactured from steel plate, irregularly shaped in cross-section. Both are designed to achieve high longitudinal rigidity and control torsion from wheel deflection without excess rigidity or weight.
To ensure the responsive 286cc liquid-cooled single cylinder engine is low maintenance, it’s been designed with the minimum number of moving parts. Details like the low-friction piston rings, high-density core radiator and iridium spark plug help increase fuel efficiency.
The 41mm USD forks also complement the CB300R’s handling, with compliant damping and supple spring rate. The single rear shock offers five-step spring preload adjustment. Both front and rear floating discs are modulated by two-channel ABS. The high specification system works through an IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) to give precise front to rear distribution of ABS operation depending on the riding conditions.
Features found on much larger machines such as the tapered rubber-mounted aluminium handlebar, LCD instrument display and full LED lighting, exemplify quality and add to the pride of ownership.
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