Official: 2015 Honda CBR300R Coming to America

06/03/2014 @ 2:01 am, by Jensen Beeler4 COMMENTS

2015 Honda CBR300R

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.

With the Honda CBR250R and Kawasaki Ninja 300 already showing promising results here in the US, we expect Honda won’t have any troubles moving these machines.

Hopefully Yamaha joins the party too, with its recently released Yamaha YZF-R25 two-cylinder.

2015 Honda CBR300R

2015 Honda CBR300R

2015 Honda CBR300R

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
Compression ratio: 10.7:1
Valve Train: DOHC; four valves per cylinder
Induction: PGM-FI, 38mm throttle body
Ignition: Computer-controlled digital transistor with electronic advance
Transmission: Six-speed
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
Wheelbase: 54.3 inches
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


    CRF300L please Honda!

  • JoeD

    I tried to use the 250 as a trainer last year. Never again. The transmissions were notchy and extremely difficult to shift into gear. Returned one to the dealer for the problem and the diagnosis was a too tight clutch cable. BS. The bike was brand new, set up by the same dealer and had the same problem after pick up. The power off idle is too abrupt, causing clutch control problems for beginners. Overall, maybe ok for some one experienced with quirks but definitely not for the novice. I cannot believe Honda let this one pass the final. Time will tell if the 300 is any better.

  • A 364lb sportbike that makes 30hp at the crank! No thank you. I am all for new riders getting in the game but this seems odd.

  • JoeDH8r

    JoeD Your out of your mind. I bought my 2011 CBR205r after being taken out by a driver while i parked at the curb and have never regretted it. I have 30000 mi on it, and its still going strong. Off the line the power is great for a beginner, and if your experienced you can ring its neck right and have a blast in the canyons.
    My buddy has an S1000r and picked up the 250 for fun and we blast through the canyons, he tracks his also. Never regret any honda i have had im actually pumped for this 300.