Honda's naked CBR300R

EU patent reveals new naked model

HONDA has registered a design for what appears to be a naked version of its CBR300R, suggesting a new model could be on the way.

The design, registered with the EU's Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market, shows a single-cylinder machine which appears to share major components with the CBR300R including the frame, engine, wheels and swing-arm.

It was registered on December 20 last year.

Last week it emerged Kawasaki had registered an EU patent for a naked low-capacity single-cylinder machine

Honda's CBR300R replaces the CBR250R in the UK as of this year. The new model was due to go on sale in March but production has been delayed until the end of the year.