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Honda CBR300R production delayed

CBR300R production gets pushed back to the end of 2014

THE UK production date of Honda’s CBR300R has been delayed by nine months, the manufacturer revealed today.

The new lightweight sportsbike was due to go on sale in the UK in March. According to a Honda spokesperson, it's now scheduled to arrive at the end of 2014.

The spokesperson was unable to shed any light on the reason, saying more information would be available in a couple of weeks.

The CBR300R replaces the CBR250R, taking the bike to 286cc and 30.4bhp. The engine is essentially the same as the 250’s but with a longer stroke, remapped fuel injection and a heavier balancer shaft to counter vibration.

Honda is claiming 85.3mpg and over 240 miles from the 13-litre tank. The 300 will also get ABS as standard.

The changes should make it a more tempting offering to A2 licence holders restricted to 48hp and go against rivals like Kawasaki’s Ninja 300 or be a cheaper alternative to their own CB500 range.

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