Honda’s CB300R Neo Sports Café lightweight gains 41mm Showa ‘Separate Function front Fork Big Piston’ (SFF-BP) USD forks, plus an assist/slipper clutch and EURO5 compliance for its 286cc liquid-cooled engine. Specification includes radial-mount 4-piston front caliper, floating disc, IMU-controlled ABS and preload adjustable monoshock. Full LED lighting complements a smartly updated LCD display.
Strip motorcycling down to its bare essentials and often less equals more. Honda has long understood this, and for 18YM created the CB300R. Part of the Neo Sports Café family – which includes the flagship CB1000R, A1 licence-friendly CB125R and recently updated CB650R four cylinder middleweight – it distils all of the excitement of two wheels into lightweight form.
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 as it does engaging response and sensations from both engine and chassis without the weight, cost and licence implications of a larger capacity motorcycle. It’s also a great introduction to Honda, with the brand’s engineering prowess, design philosophy, premium equipment and high build quality firmly on display. Conversely, the CB300R also offers an attractive proposition for experienced riders looking to downsize.
Fun to ride, easy and affordable to own, the CB300R receives some major upgrades for 22YM, including high-quality front suspension, assist/slipper clutch and EURO5 compliance for the engine. Just as before, it brings unique style to Europe’s city streets, with a bare-boned attitude that is guaranteed to turn heads.
Light weight – the CB300R tips the scales at a wet weight of just 144kg – gives Honda’s small-bore superstar an immediate performance advantage. Mix in a free-revving 286cc liquid-cooled single cylinder engine, with new assist/slipper clutch and EURO5 compliance for 22YM, plus the unique Neo Sports Café naked bike presence and the CB300R has the perfect formula to excite and inspire young riders.
The frame mixes pressed and tubular steel for a tuned rigidity balance that gives great feedback. For 22YM the CB300R now features, as standard equipment, 41mm Showa Separate Function front Fork Big Piston (SFF-BP) USD forks (the same high-quality specification as fitted to the CB650R, with spring rate and damping changes) as well as a radial-mounted 4-piston caliper, hubless floating front disc, IMU-controlled ABS and radial tyres.
A tapered steel handlebar, updated LCD instrument display and full LED lighting exude quality and add to pride of ownership.
The 22YM CB300R will be available in the following colour options:
|Engine Type||Liquid-cooled 4-valve DOHC singl|
|Max Power Output||22.9kW @ 9,000rpm|
|Max Torque||27.5Nm @ 7,750rpm|
|Bore x Stroke (mm)||76mm x 63mm|
|Front Brake||296mm hubless floating disc with radial-mount Nissin 4-piston caliper|
|Rear Brake||220mm disc with single piston caliper|
|Front Suspension||41mm Showa Separate Function front Fork Big Piston (SFF-BP) USD forks. 130mm stroke|
|Rear Suspension||Monoshock damper with 5 stage adjustable preload, 107mm travel|
|Dimensions||2012mm x 802mm x 1052mm|
|Frame Type||Steel diamond|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||10.0L|
|Clutch||Wet, multiplate hydraulic clutch|