Honda CBR300R Release Delayed Abroad

02/16/2014 @ 11:11 pm, by Bryan Delohery6 COMMENTS


According to Visordown, Honda has been forced to push back the release date of its new CBR300R small-displacement sport bike, which was scheduled to roll out next month. The replacement for the Honda CBR250R, the CBR300R will not be rolling into UK showrooms until late 2014, nine months behind schedule.

A stroked-out version of the Honda CBR250R’s single-cylinder engine, the Honda CBR300R to 286cc, giving it a maximum of 30.4 hp at 8500 rpm and 19.9 lbs•ft of torque.

Despite a re-mapped fuel system, the extra four horsepower and additional torque reduce its gas mileage to 71 mpg, compared with the 77 mpg of its predecessor.

After not stacking up so well against the competition, namely the Kawasaki Ninja 300, with the CBR250R, Honda is hoping that the CBR300R will come a bit closer to keeping up with its rivals, and we will be looking forward to its release to see if it can do just that.

Source: Visordown

  • BBQdog

    Seems to become common. Had exactly the same with my KTM Duke 390, had to wait 8 months extra to get it.

  • BBQdog

    What I mean is that it seems like the release of small displacement bikes for upcoming markets shifts from the spring of the northern hemisphere to the spring of the southern.

  • Norm G.

    interesting observation. it’s world kit same as the 500’s and those markets apparently got supplied first also. you guys don’t know it yet, but same is happening with the new 650F. sure it’s vin stamped 2014, but N.A. won’t see ’em till Aug/Sept. not the worst situation ever, but splitting hairs, I’d call that a 2015 model…? hmmn, it would appear that somebody’s being sent a message that their 1st class citizenship has been downgraded.

  • paulus

    There is a maximum production capacity…. and it makes business sense to send the allocations go to the markets that sell the most units the fastest.

  • BBQdog

    I wish KTM had used the 9 month more an did some extra work on the Duke 390.
    Lots of little problems in the first series. Before the Duke 390 I owned a Honda CBR 250R.
    Not as nice as the Duke but if you buy a Honda you know it is really OK.

  • Norm G.

    re: “it makes business sense to send the allocations go to the markets that sell the most units the fastest.”

    and there it is.