Is a new Honda CBR300RR inbound?

Pictures have begun circulating the internet claiming to show concept designs of Honda’s latest A2 friendly sports motorcycle the Honda CBR300RR

Is a new Honda CBR300RR inbound?

HONDA’S sportsbike range might just be about to get an A2 shaped shot in the arm in the form of a Fireblade inspired Honda CBR300RR – here’s hoping anyway!

Rumours are beginning to surface that Honda is about to pull the covers off a new, lightweight sportsbike based around the CB300R naked roadster. The A2 friendly machine would sit neatly in Honda supersports lineup ahead of the – hopefully reappearing – CBR125R.

All signs point to the new bike's appearance at this year’s winter shows, with the big unveiling likely to take place at the EICMA show in Italy.

Honda CBR300RR performance specs

If the CB300R does turn out to be the basis for the new Honda CBR300RR, it’s likely the motor will go through some internal or external changes, but it’s like to put out around 31bhp and 27Nm. Giving it just enough poke to get a new rider into and out of trouble if needed.

At 143kg, the CB300R is no heavyweight and as I found when I took the CBR500R for a blast earlier this year, the combo of lightweight and usable power is a seriously addictive mixture. With that in mind, the Honda CBR300RR should be an absolute hoot to ride, despite the diminutive power output.

Honda's CBR500R makes the most of its power to be a properly entertaining ride

If the Honda CBR300RR does go ahead, it’ll be diving headfirst into a busy sector of A2 friendly sportsbikes like the Yamaha R3 and the Kawasaki Ninja 400. It’ll also need to overcome the threat from MV Agusta’s small capacity motorcycle tie up with Loncin.

As always, Visordown will be on hand to bring you all the launches and gossip from the EICMA show – we’ll be sure to bring you more news on this bike as we have it.