Honda has just released its CBR300R learner-approved sportsbike and immediately backed it up with a naked version.
As a naked version of the CBR300R, it has no fairing and a sit-up riding position. Losing the fairing drops about 4kg for a total weight of 159kg which it light, nimble and easy to handle for novice riders.
Honda Motorcycles Australia national marketing manager Glyn Groffoths says the CB300F will be arriving into Australian dealers in August and pricing has not yet been determined. However, we’re guessing it should be cheaper than the CBR which is $5699 for the non-ABS model and $5999 with ABS.
With LAMS bikes sales continuing to grow in Australia, it is a certain market success. The CB300F is very narrow and has a low seat height of 773cm, which will make it suitable for shorter people. It has digital LCD gauges and a host of accessories including plenty of carbon-look bits to make it even more attractive.
Like the CBR300R, it is powered by a liquid-cooled 286cc four-stroke, four-valve, single-cylinder engine. It is rated at 22.6kW and 27Nm of torque and is a stroked version of the engine in the CB250R.
The engine is mated to a six-speed gearbox and Honda claims fuel economy of a startling 3.3L/100km which would make it a great commuter.