Honda CBR300R Overview
Full faired racing bikes are the dreams of many bikers, while the power of dreams comes true through the Honda. Though the sports bike contest is dominated by the other rival motorcycles offered in the market, Honda dominates the mind of the riders in a special way. The CBR series of bikes are celebrated for its racing DNA heritage that is boosted with crispy power and torque. Now the Honda CBR300R (CBR 250cc) from the Honda is designed to get extra power to play hard against its competitors like Kawasaki Ninja 300, Yamaha R3 and KTM RC wearing the 300cc mask.
Outlook and Design
The design and the look of the newly transformed Honda CBR300r remains similar to the 250 cc CBR, and features to have a few changes, yet remarkable ones. The fine cut body finish of the CBR 300 this time, a state of art and acts like an attention attracting magnet. The twin light head lamp and fairing front are amazing on the CBR, and the graphics work is done intentionally to gain more beauty to this beast.
The thick border marking stripes is a new try for the Honda CBR300r and kept at a level required for a performance bike like this. The cylindrical metal finished, up raised exhaust is great this time adding a healthy feature to the CBR. The side profile of the Honda CBR300r is skillfully designed and looks striking with the step seated and the pillion grab rails.
The danger lamp and the rear short mat maintain the appearance of high, when viewed from the side or rear, and the well sized bold rear tyre grips are projected easily. With slight changes, the CBR300r is now virtually ready to compete with all its rivals with its new dual head lamps, bulky fuel tank, rear view mirror, tail section attraction and awesome border graphics.
Engine and transmission of the CBR 300r
With an increase of 17% in engine displacement from the 250cc CBR, an additional stuff makes it complete 286 cc engine burning out of it with a maximum power of 30.4 bhp @ 8500 rpm and a maximum torque of 27 Nm @ 7250 rpm.
The single cylinder, liquid cooled, 4- stroke engine of the CBR is mated with the 6-speed gear box, and the fuel injection system (PGM-FI technology) assist CBR 300r in mileage run and power output.
Though the other 300 cc rivals of Kawasaki and Yamaha offers twin cylinders, hope the Honda CBR300r manage to remain to give tough race.
Honda CBR300r Top speed and mileage
The CBR series bikes are well known for its racing heritage and keep its own standards. The extra boosted 300cc CBR smashes the path at a top speed of 160 Kmph and the 0-60 and 0-100 is achieved even more quickly than before.
As mileage is the trusted corner of the Honda, the CBR is expected to come up with a figure of 26-30 kmpl in both city and Highway conditions and might differ based on the riding conditions. The fuel tank capacity of the CBR measures about 12.8 litres, which is fair enough for touring.
The dimension of the CBR is more or less same for the 250cc and measures for about 2035 mm in overall length, 720 mm width, and 1120mm height with a seat height of 785 mm. The ground clearance of 145 mm upholds the CBR higher safe on the odd speed brake humps and rough roads.
The bike looks huge on its surface, giving the feel of a real sport bike, and taller and hefty riders can find this motorcycle comfortable for riding and handling with no consideration of overall 164 kg weight.
Tyres, Brakes and Suspension
The combined braking system developed by the Honda may also include the ABS as standard or may put as a variant for CBR300r. The Ninja 250 SL is being sharp at the braking department, CBR300r with the similar braking specification is built for better control and safety. The 296 mm disc brake at the front and 220 mm disc brakes at the rear keeps the Honda CBR300r strengthen for powerful braking.
The tyres sizes of the CBR is selected wisely as this larger monster looks perfect on 110/70-17 front and 140/70-17 rear Tubeless tyres.
The disturbing road factors are simply handled by the telescopic forks and pro link suspensions at front and rear, respectively.
CBR300r Digital console
The upcoming Honda Streetfire full futuristic display is expected to influence the CBR digital panel, however the racing heat is fixed on the red hot needle of the analogue tachometer. The sporty speedometer, odometer, clock, fuel gauge, trip-meters is put aside for the digital setup.
The frame of the CBR also has the low oil and fuel indicator powered by the maintenance free 12V, 6Ah battery.
Riding and Handling quality
The overall weight, suspension and fat tyres of the CBR300r keep the rides smooth and comfortable. The bike really handles the turns and ends very well and the quick acceleration works well with the short throttling experience.
The Honda CBR feels good at its level of weight while some may feel it heavier, yet the 300cc bike weighs such level is usual. The kerb weight on the other side maintains stability at high speeds without vibrations and jerks. The smoothness of the engine is felt all over the body of the rider.
Shades of CBR300r
With new graphic work, the CBR 300r might get Orange, Red, Black and Tri-colour shades on sale.