For 2014 Honda introduces a true sporting lightweight. A motorcycle that can offer much of the excitement of a bigger machine and sometimes more. For the less experienced rider, it's a great platform from which to hone riding skills, and much more affordable in every respect.
The CBR300R provides the perfect entry point into Honda's Super Sport CBR range. Its compact size, involving single-cylinder engine, and looks inspired by bigger CBR machines make the CBR300R standout from the crowd. The 2014 CBR300R, styling cues are taken directly from the Super Sport range-topping CBR1000RR with an angular silhouette and aggressive full fairing, colour-matched undercowl, dual headlights and steeply raked rear seat unit.
Replacing a class favorite, the CBR250, the liquid-cooled engine is now 286cc, achieved through a longer stroke. It has also received upgrades to take full advantage of the increased power and torque, while reducing vibration that the larger capacity brings. Work has centred on the engine's throttle response and power delivery, while a new CBR500R-style exhaust is both an aesthetic and functional upgrade.
Acceleration is greatly improved thanks to the larger capacity, and the six-speed gearbox's final drive ratio has been lengthened for more efficient highway speed cruising.
Its compact size also helps create a bike that is lighter and more flickable. The riding position has been subtly altered - while seat height remains 785mm, ground reach has been improved with a narrower, re-shaped seat.
The CBR300R punches well above its weight, its stylish, performance oriented design will make it a favourite for those that simply love to ride.
Liquid-cooled 4 stroke DOHC single cylinder
Bore and Stroke
76mm X 63mm
Full-transistorized type with electronic advance
PGM-FI, Electronic Fuel Injection
O-ring Sealed Chain
Wheels, Suspension & Brakes
37mm telescopic fork, 130mm axle travel
Monoshock damper, prolink swingarm. 107mm axle travel
Hydraulic 296mm disc, 2 piston caliper
220mm Hydraulic Disc, single piston caliper
Rake Castor Angle
Dimensions & Weight
2,035 X 720 X 1,120 mm