- 286 cc
- 163 Kg
Representing a major stepping-stone for any young or new rider, the CB300R is very much a first ‘big’ bike after a 125cc machine, offering impressive and engaging sensations from both engine and chassis without the weight, cost and licence implications of a larger capacity motorcycle. It is the ideal machine for newer riders to develop their riding skills and enjoyment, and is a great introduction to Honda, with the brand’s engineering prowess, design philosophy and high build quality firmly on display.
The CB300R’s compact 286cc DOHC 4-valve liquid-cooled single cylinder engine – shared with the CBR300R – is a diminutive jewel that has won many fans for its free-revving and responsive nature. And while that free-spinning character can get the adrenaline pumping as revs rise, it’s also an engine that works well in ‘real-world’ road riding conditions, both around town and out on the highway. To reduce maintenance costs – an important factor for younger riders – the engine is also 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 CB300R’s frame – which helps underpin its minimalist style, drawn on the same Neo Sports Café lines as the new 2018 CB1000R – is constructed with 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.
Dimensions (LxWxH) 2,035mm x 720mm x 1,120mm
Seat Height 785mm
Ground Clearance 145mm
Fuel Capacity 13 litres
Kerb Weight 160kg / 163kg ABS model
Engine Type 286cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke
Bore & Stroke 76mm x 63mm
Compression Ratio 10.7:1
Transmission 6 speed
Front 37mm telescopic fork
Rear Monoshock damper, Pro-Link swingarm
Front 296mm single hydraulic disc with 2-piston calliper and sintered metal pads
Rear 220mm single hydraulic disc with single-piston calliper and resin mold pads. Optional Honda ABS
Wheels and Tyres
Front 110/70-17 inch
Rear 140/70-17 inch