We mentioned in June that there is a big possibility that Honda will be launching the naked version of the CBR300R in 2015. Well looks like we’re off by a few months as Honda America had just released the CB300F a few hours ago.
As we had reported, the CB300F will be almost identical mechanically to the CBR300R except for the handle bar which is the wide tubular type instead clip-ons.
While the CBR300R is already regarded as a lightweight bike at 161.932KG, as expected the CB300F will be lighter which is rated at 157.85KG.
No word if the variant will be made available here (we really really hope so) but if it does, most probably we will get the smaller capacity version, the 250cc due to the Malaysian licensing structure.
Engine Type: 286cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore and Stroke: 76.0mm x 63.0mm
Compression ratio: 10.7:1
Valve Train: DOHC; four valves per cylinder
Induction: PGM-FI, 38mm throttle body
Ignition: Computer-controlled digital transistor with electronic advance
Final Drive: O-ring-sealed chain
Suspension Front: 37mm fork; 4.65 inches travel
Rear: Pro-Link® single shock with five-position spring preload adjustability; 4.07 inches travel
Brakes Front: Twin-piston caliper with single 296mm disc
Rear: Single-caliper 220mm disc
Tires Front: 110/70-17 radial
Rear: 140/70-17 radial
Wheelbase: 54.3 inches
Rake (Caster angle): 25° 30 ‘
Seat Height: 30.7 inches
Fuel Capacity: 13L
Estimated Fuel Economy**: 30km/L
Kerb Weight*: 157.85kg