As we expected, the Honda CBR300R will be coming to the North American market, as American Honda has confirmed today that the single-cylinder machine as a 2015 model.
Though available in August later this year, Americans shouldn’t feel too bad about the 286cc machine coming late to the US, as even European markets have had a delay on receiving the machine, which officially debuted for that market at EICMA last year.
Using a stroked-out version of the Honda CBR250R’s DOHC single-cylinder motor, the Honda CBR300R is good for 30hp and 20 lbs•ft of torque.
Curb weight is 357 lbs for the base model CBR300R, while the CBR300R ABS tips the scales at 364 pounds (both figures are all filled-up, ready to ride, at the curb).
Colors include the following: Black, Red, Pearl White/Red/Blue, Matte Black Metallic/Yellow (our favorite); while MSRP pricing is set at $4,399 for the standard CBR300R model and $4,899 for the ABS version.
Hopefully Yamaha joins the party too, with its recently released Yamaha YZF-R25 two-cylinder.
Technical Specifications of the 2014 Honda CBR300R:
|Model:||CBR300R / CBR300R ABS|
|Engine Type:||286cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke|
|Bore and Stroke:||76.0mm x 63.0mm|
|Valve Train:||DOHC; four valves per cylinder|
|Induction:||PGM-FI, 38mm throttle body|
|Ignition:||Computer-controlled digital transistor with electronic advance|
|Final Drive:||#520 O-ring-sealed chain|
|Suspension||Front: 37mm fork; 4.65 inches travel|
Rear: Pro-Link single shock with five-position spring preload adjustability; 4.07 inches travel
|Brakes||Front: Twin-piston caliper with single 296mm disc|
Rear: Single-caliper 220mm disc
Optional ABS (CBR300R ABS)
|Tires||Front: 110/70-17 radial|
Rear: 140/70-17 radial
|Rake (Caster angle):||25° 30’|
|Trail:||98mm (3.9 inches)|
|Seat Height:||30.7 inches|
|Fuel Capacity:||3.4 gallons|
|Estimated Fuel Economy**:||71 MPG|
|Colors:||Black, Red, Pearl White/Red/Blue, Matte Black Metallic/Yellow|
|Curb Weight*:||357 pounds (CBR300R) / 364 pounds (CBR300R ABS)|
Source: American Honda