Honda will add a special edition CBR300R later this month.
The new Special Edition Matte Black with Yellow accents CBR300R will cost an extra $100. Prices are $5799 for the standard and $6099 with ABS (plus inroad costs).
That’s still several hundred dollars cheaper than the Kawasaki Ninja 300 which was the top-selling bike last year.
The Honda CBR300r was released in May and it will be interesting to see if it surpasses the Kawasaki in sales when the figures are released at the end of the year. Meanwhile, Honda’s biggest selling learner bike, apart from the Postie Bike, is the CBR500R.
The Honda CBR300R looks very similar to the CBR500R and has the same exhaust system. It looks like a much bigger bike, yet has all the advantages of a light bike with nimble handling and good fuel economy. Honda quotes range of 390km on the 13-litre tank which is 3.3L/100km, bunt it’s a shorter range than the Ninja with its 17-litre tank.
The learner-approved motorcycle is based on the popular CBR250R but with a longer-stroke engine and that means more power and torque. Honda quotes 22.7kW which is almost 7kW less than the Ninja but 27Nm of torque which matches the Kwaka.
It features 37mm telescopic front forks and Pro-Link monoshock rear suspension, and 2-channel ABS is offered as an option.
Honda CBR 300R SE
- Prices: $5799 (non-ABS), $6099 (ABS), +ORC
- Engine: 286cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke
- Bore x stroke: 76 x 63mm
- Compression: 10.7:1
- Transmission: 6 speed
- Length: 2035mm
- Width: 720mm
- Height: 1120mm
- Wheelbase: 1380mm
- Seat: 785mm
- Clearance: 145mm
- Fuel tank: 13L
- Kerb weight: 164kg
- Tyres: 110/70-17; 140/70-17
- Suspension: 37mm telescopic fork, Monoshock damper, Pro-Link swingarm
- Brakes: 296mm single hydraulic disc with 2-piston calliper and sintered metal pads; 220mm single hydraulic disc with single-piston calliper and resin mold pads, optional Honda ABS