2017 Honda CBR300R Review

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2017 Honda CBR300R
2017 Honda CBR300R



2017 Honda CBR300R Review

2017 Honda CBR300R on www.Totalmotorcycle.com

BIG THRILLS. SMALL PACKAGE…

Honda’s CBR300R is proof that fun comes in all sizes. This bike delivers a giant dose of it – way out of proportion to its engine size. Whether this is your first bike or you have a garage full of them, the CBR300R is a blast to ride. Its single-cylinder engine provides a wide torque spread that performs well in-town or on the freeway, and offers excellent fuel efficiency. Plus, its narrow single-cylinder engine makes it easier to sit on the bike and get your feet on the ground at stops. But the CBR300R really comes alive on twisty roads, where its light weight and nimble handling chew up the curves.

Great for beginners and experienced riders alike, the CBR300R packs a 300-class engine that delivers a strong spread of power. Thanks to a full sport fairing, dual headlights and stylish exhaust system, the CBR300R has the look of a serious sport bike. With strong power, nimble handling, an affordable price and low operating cost, the CBR300R—also available with ABS—makes every ride a fun one.

Engine/Drivetrain

Engine displaces 286cc for added power throughout the rev range.
PGM-FI fuel injection produces crisp throttle response throughout the rev range.

Chassis/Suspension

High-quality full-coverage fairing with dual headlights evokes the styling of Honda’s flagship CBR1000RR supersport bike.
CBR500R-inspired exhaust system features large internal volume for strong performance, stylish appearance and a throaty exhaust note.
Narrow seat and side covers provide an easy reach to the ground.
Rear-view mirrors with short stalks have a sleek look.

One-year, transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.

Honda Genuine Accessories
Carbon-Fiber-Style Drive Chain Casing, Chrome Bar Ends, Carbon-Fiber-Style Lower Fairing, Color-Matched Seat Cowl, Rear Seat Cowl (Black), Carbon-Fiber-Style Front Fender, Rear Seat Bag, Carbon-Fiber Tank Pad, Cycle Cover

Available Accessory Seat is more than 1 inch lower than the standard seat for an easier reach to the ground.


 

 



2017 Honda CBR300R www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

The CBR300R offers the perfect balance of beginner-friendly features and the typical Honda refinement that more experienced riders will appreciate: light weight, superb handling, broad powerband and unmatched build quality. Best of all, the CBR300R is available in two versions: the CBR300R and the CBR300R ABS with our Anti-Lock Braking System—a first for the segment.

CBR300R
Features & Options
286cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine
Low seat height
Programmed Fuel Injection
Analog/Digital Instrumentation

CBR300R ABS
Features & Options
286cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine
Low seat height
Programmed Fuel Injection
Analog/Digital Instrumentation
Combined Anti-Lock Braking System


Designed to be Nimble.

Because it’s a single-cylinder machine, the CBR300R is narrow, with a low 30.7-inch seat height and light 357-pound curb weight. Need a lower seat? Just check out our Honda Genuine Accessories—we’ll get you hooked up.

Singular Sensation

When it comes to mid-range power and torque, the CBR300R delivers. It’s all made possible by our single-cylinder engine with fuel injection, double-overhead cams and a counterbalance – a true testament to Honda’s superior engineering.

 

 

 

 

2017 Honda CBR300R www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

High performance
The 286 cc single-cylinder engine boasts dual overhead camshafts driven by a Hy-Vo-type silent chain, forked roller rocker arms, a compact four-valve cylinder head, a counterbalance shaft for smoothness, and liquid cooling for optimum performance and durability.

Light & compact
The light and compact engine contributes to the CBR300R’s impressive power-to-weight ratio, allowing it to compete with twin-cylinder bikes of similar displacement.

Easy inspection & maintenance
Shim-style valve adjustment allows easy inspection and maintenance, although with a recommended inspection interval of 48,000 km, you’ll ride a long, long time between any needed adjustments.


Stacked design
The engine countershaft sits lower than the mainshaft in a “stacked” formation to reduce the engine’s front-to-rear dimensions.


Easy city or highway ride
The engine produces a remarkably broad torque curve for strong low-rpm performance, and peak horsepower kicks in at 8,500 rpm – well below redline. This wide spread of power makes the CBR300R easy and confidence-inspiring to ride, in both stop-and-go situations and on the highway, while also returning impressive fuel economy.


High-performance engine
The crankshaft runs in plain bearings for quieter operation and the big end of the connecting rod spins in a needle bearing, both contributing to the engine’s high-performance credentials.


Enhanced rider comfort
A gear-driven counterbalance shaft helps quell engine vibration for enhanced rider comfort. It’s located so close to the crankshaft that the balancer weight passes between the two crank weights to keep the engine as compact as possible while improving mass centralization.


Optimal performance in any weather
Honda’s Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) continuously monitors several variables to ensure the correct fuel mixture for the current riding and atmospheric conditions. The system delivers optimal performance and remarkably crisp throttle response over a wide range of operating conditions, plus improved fuel economy. The PGM-FI system also incorporates an Idle Air Control Valve (IACV) to smooth responses to small changes in throttle position.


Quick acceleration for an edge
The six-speed transmission works in concert with the engine’s broad power delivery to produce quick acceleration plus excellent fuel economy during highway cruising. Final drive gearing is also taller than the previous model (CBR250R) to further improve efficiency at highway speeds.

Impressive handling & comfort
Diamond-shaped twin-spar steel frame plus a 37 mm front fork and Pro-Link single-shock rear suspension provide sporty, confident handling and a comfortable ride.

Maneuver with confidence
Curb weight of only 161.9 kg (357 lbs.) gives the CBR300R outstanding maneuverability and helps instill rider confidence.

Long-distance comfort
Sporty ergonomics create a balanced seating position for optimum control without compromising long-distance comfort.


Handles like a bigger bike
Full-sized 17-inch cast wheels with a 110/70 – 17 front tire and a 140/70 – 17 rear tire provide big-bike feel, grip and handling traits.


Aggressive Look
All-new CBR1000RR inspired bodywork features dual headlights and colour-matched undercowl. The unmistakable CBR fuel tank and steeply raked tail complete the aggressive look.

Information at a glance
Multi-function digital instrument panel includes speedometer, tachometer, engine temperature display, fuel gauge, clock, odometer and trip meter.

Easy balance at stops
A narrower, reshaped seat makes it easier to reach the ground.

Passenger confidence
Grab rails on the tail section are designed to fit gloved hands, giving passengers a dedicated handhold while riding two-up.

 



 

2017 Honda CBR300R – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $4499 USD

ENGINE
Engine Type 286cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore And Stroke 76mm x 63mm
Induction PGM-Fi, 38mm throttle body
Ignition Computer-controlled digital transistorized with electronic advance
Compression Ratio 10.7:1
Valve Train DOHC; four valves per cylinder
DRIVE TRAIN
Transmission Six-speed
CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES
Front Suspension 37mm fork; 4.65 inches travel
Rear Suspension Pro-Link® single shock with five positions of spring preload adjustability; 4.07 inches travel
Front Brake Single 296mm disc
Rear Brake Single 220mm disc
Front Tire 110/70-17
Rear Tire 140/70-17
DIMENSIONS
Rake 25.30 degrees
Trail 98mm (3.9 inches)
Wheelbase 54.3 inches
Seat Height 30.7 inches
Curb Weight 357 pounds. Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel-ready to ride.
Fuel Capacity 3.4 gallons
Miles Per Gallon 71 MPG – Honda’s fuel economy estimates are based on EPA exhaust emission measurement test procedures and are intended for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.
OTHER
Model ID CBR300R
Emissions Meets current EPA standards. Models sold in California meet current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.
Available Colors Red/Black
Note Specifications subject to change without notice.




 


 

2017 Honda CBR300R – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ See dealer for pricing in CDN


Engine & Drivetrain
Engine Type
Liquid-cooled, single cylinder
Displacement
286 cc
Bore & Stroke
76 mm x 63 mm
Compression Ratio
10.7:1
Valve Train
Chain-driven DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Fuel Delivery
PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
Transmission
Six-speed
Final Drive
#520 O-ring-sealed chain
Chassis & Suspension
Front Suspension
37 mm telescopic fork; 118 mm (4.6 in.) travel
Rear Suspension
Pro-Link single shock with spring preload adjustment; 103 mm (4.1 in.) travel
Additional Information
Tires
Front: 110/70 – 17 Rear: 140/70 – 17
Brakes
Front: 296 mm disc with 2-piston caliper Rear: 220 mm disc with single-piston caliper.
Seat Height
785 mm (30.9 in.)
Wheelbase
1,380 mm (54.3 in.)
Curb Weight
162 kg (357 lbs.) / 165 kg (364 lbs.) (ABS) including required fluids and full tank of gas – ready to ride
Fuel Capacity
13 litres
Colour
Millenium Red
Warranty
12 months, unlimited mileage, freely transferable warranty; extended coverage available with Honda Plus




 

2017 Honda CBR300R – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

See ABS version.


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