2018 Honda Montesa Cota 300RR Review

WORLD-CHAMPIONSHIP TRIAL BIKE.

2018 Honda Montesa Cota 300RR Review on Total Motorcycle:

The factory-replica Montesa Cota 300RR is two pounds lighter than the 4RT260, making a great trials machine even better. Engine and suspension components offer increased performance compared to the 4RT260, and the black-and-red livery is visually stunning. Helping give the bike a factory feel are HRC carbon-fiber parts, including clutch-cover protector, exhaust-pipe protector and headlight visor, along with an anodized chassis and lightweight D.I.D aluminum rims with black-anodized machined hubs and Michelin tires.

In an age of electronic rider aids and MotoGP bikes that easily break 200 miles per hour, the Honda Montesa Cota 4RT260 and Cota 300RR Race Replica are a completely different way of experiencing the best of what motorcycling can offer. It’s a genius concept: Take Montesa’s legendary know-how when it comes to building world-championship trials bikes, combine that with a Honda engine, top it off with state-of-the-art suspension, and you get two of the best specialist motorcycles available in the world. Just ask trials rider Toni Bou, who used his Cota to win an incredible 20th World Championship (10 outdoor, 10 indoor), or Marc Freixa who won the AMA/NATC Moto Trials National Championship.

Check out these two great options: The Cota 4RT260 is a cutting-edge trials bike, the perfect combination of Honda’s engine technology and Montesa’s world-championship trials experience. Want to ride what the champions ride? Then check out the Cota 300RR Race Replica, with its 288cc engine. It’s even lighter than the feathery Cota 4RT260.

 

 

2018 Honda Montesa Cota 300RR Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

 

 

 

2018 Honda Montesa Cota 300RR Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Engine/Drivetrain
•Competition-ready, 288cc liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, single-cylinder four-stroke engine with a bigger cylinder bore and longer stroke than the 4RT260.
•Reduced engine braking via gas-decompressing system for the crankcase and enhancements to the electronics.
•High-flow fuel pump and modified clutch to match engine design.
•Close-ratio five-speed transmission.
•Bar-mounted map-selection switch (two modes) and magnetic kill switch.
•Lightweight titanium exhaust header pipe.
•Optional HRC FI tuning kit allows customers to fine-tune COTA’s Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) and ignition maps to match riding conditions.

Chassis/Suspension
•39mm TECH cartridge-type telescopic fork with DLC coated upper tubes, lightweight aluminum lower legs, preload and rebound adjustability and 6.9 inches of stroke.
•Pro-Link rear Showa damper with preload and rebound adjustment and 6.7 inches of wheel travel.
•Lightweight black-anodized aluminum frame and swingarm.
•Peg position 5mm lower/rearward compared to the 4RT260.
•Slender, compact seat and tank.
•Hydraulic disc brakes with four-piston monoblock front caliper, two-piston rear caliper and red-anodized covers.
•Consult owner’s manual for optional racing parts
•Meets current CARB and EPA emissions standards
•Specifications subject to change

 

 

 

2018 Honda Montesa Cota 300RR – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ USD

ENGINE

Type      288cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke

Valve Train          Unicam®, 4 valves

Bore x Stroke     80.0mm x 57.2mm

Compression Ratio          10.5:1

Induction             Programmed fuel injection (PGM-FI); 28mm throttle body

Ignition Electronically controlled digital transistorized

Starter  Kick

Transmission      Close ratio 5-speed

Clutch   Multiplate wet

Final Drive           #520 chain; 10T/41T

SUSPENSION

Front     39mm Tech telescopic fork w/ aluminum tubes; preload, compression damping and rebound damping adjustment; 6.6 in. stroke

Rear       Pro-Link® system w/ Showa shock; preload rebound damping adjustment; 6.7 in.

BRAKES

Front     Single 185mm hydraulic disc w/ 4-piston caliper and sintered metal pads

Rear       Single 150mm hydraulic disc w/ 2-piston caliper and sintered metal pads

TIRES

Front     Michelin 80/100-21

Rear       Michelin 120/100-R18

MEASUREMENTS

Rake (Caster Angle)         23º

Trail        63mm (2.48 in.)

Seat Height         25.6 in.

Ground Clearance            13.2 in.

Wheelbase         52.0 in.

Fuel Capacity     0.5 gal.

Color     Red

Curb Weight*    162 lbs.

 

*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride

Meets current CARB and EPA off-road emissions standards.

 

 

 

 

2018 Honda Montesa Cota 300RR – Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ CDN

ENGINE

Type      288cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke

Valve Train          Unicam®, 4 valves

Bore x Stroke     80.0mm x 57.2mm

Compression Ratio          10.5:1

Induction             Programmed fuel injection (PGM-FI); 28mm throttle body

Ignition Electronically controlled digital transistorized

Starter  Kick

Transmission      Close ratio 5-speed

Clutch   Multiplate wet

Final Drive           #520 chain; 10T/41T

SUSPENSION

Front     39mm Tech telescopic fork w/ aluminum tubes; preload, compression damping and rebound damping adjustment; 6.6 in. stroke

Rear       Pro-Link® system w/ Showa shock; preload rebound damping adjustment; 6.7 in.

BRAKES

Front     Single 185mm hydraulic disc w/ 4-piston caliper and sintered metal pads

Rear       Single 150mm hydraulic disc w/ 2-piston caliper and sintered metal pads

TIRES

Front     Michelin 80/100-21

Rear       Michelin 120/100-R18

MEASUREMENTS

Rake (Caster Angle)         23º

Trail        63mm (2.48 in.)

Seat Height         25.6 in.

Ground Clearance            13.2 in.

Wheelbase         52.0 in.

Fuel Capacity     0.5 gal.

Color     Red

Curb Weight*    162 lbs.

 

*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride

Meets current CARB and EPA off-road emissions standards.

 

 

 

 

2018 Honda Montesa Cota 300RR – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ 
GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

 

 

 

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