We first caught wind of the 2015 Honda CB300F back in March, and at the time we didn’t expect to see the naked small-displacement machine until the autumn trade shows. Well, Honda has proven itself full of surprises, because not only has Big Red debuted the Honda CB300F to the world, but American Honda has also confirmed the model for the United States.
Basically a Honda CBR300R without all of its fairings, the Honda CB300F offers a more upright sitting position, and a little bit less racer flair. At the heart of the CB300F is the same fuel-injected 286cc single-cylinder thumper, which has a longer 8mm stroke than the venerable Honda CBR250R, and thus accounts for its 37cc advantage in displacement.
Perhaps the best part about the 2015 Honda CB300F though is the price tag, which is downright affordable at $3,999 MSRP ($400 less than the CBR300R).
American Honda hasn’t locked down a delivery date for the USA, simply saying that the new model will be hitting Honda dealers in the fall of this year. From what we understand, that’s when you can expect to see the Honda CBR300R as well.
Technical Specifications of the 2015 Honda CB300F:
|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:||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
|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|
|Curb Weight*:||348 pounds|