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Honda CB300R debuts

Like the ‘Neo Sport Café’ CB1000R, only smaller

HONDA has just unveiled this, the CB300R, a new-rider-friendly smaller sibling to the CB1000R.

It closely mimics the retro-inspired styling of the new super-naked but is scaled down to 286cc to make a bike suitable for A2 licence holders.

If you’re anything like us, you’ll be thinking: ‘Brilliant, Honda’s bringing a bigger version of that parallel-twin CBR250RR engine to Europe.’

Sadly, no. The CB300R instead uses the single-cylinder engine from the existing CBR300R, making 31bhp and 20lbft.  

It’s got a new tubular steel frame, steel-plate swing-arm, 41mm upside-down fork, pre-load adjustable monoshock and four-piston brake caliper biting a 296mm floating front disc.

At the rear is a single-piston caliper on a 220mm disc and the model comes with ABS standard.

It’s also got an inertial measurement unit, more commonly the preserve of much higher-spec machines, to ‘give precise front to rear distribution of ABS operation depending on the vehicle behaviour’.

The CB300R was unveiled in Milan this evening, ahead of this week's Eicma motorcycle show, along with the similarly-styled CB1000R and CB125R, making a whole new family of retro-inspired Honda nakeds.

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Here are the full specs, straight from Honda:

2018 Honda CB300R Technical Specifications                                                                

ENGINE

Type

Liquid-cooled single cylinder

Engine Displacement (cm³)

286cc

Bore and Stroke (mm)

76mm x 63mm

Compression Ratio

10.7:1

Max. Power Output

31bhp/8500rpm

Max. Torque

27.5Nm/7,500rpm

Oil Capacity

1.8L/1.5L

FUEL SYSTEM

Carburation

PGM-FI

Fuel Tank Capacity

10.0L

Fuel consumption

85 mpg

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Starter

Electric

Battery Capacity

12V-7AH

ACG Output

318W

DRIVETRAIN

Clutch Type

Wet, multiplate hydraulic clutch

Transmission Type

6-speed

Final Drive

Chain

FRAME

Type

Steel diamond frame

CHASSIS

Dimensions (LxWxH)

2012mm x 802mm x 1052mm

Wheelbase

1352mm

Caster Angle

24º

Seat Height

799mm

Ground Clearance

151mm

Kerb Weight

143kg

Turning radius

2.3m

SUSPENSION

Type Front

37mm telescopic fork, 130mm stroke

Type Rear

Monoshock damper, Pro-Link swingarm, 107mm travel

WHEELS

Rim Size Front

17inch

Rim Size Rear

17inch

Tyres Front

110/70R17M/C 54H

Tyres Rear

150/60R17M/C 65H

BRAKES

ABS System Type

2 channel with IMU

Front

296mm hubless floating disc with radial-mount Nissin 4-piston caliper

Rear

220mm disc with single piston caliper

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