2018 HONDA CBR300R
The development approach for the CBR300R when redesigned took two avenues: more power and torque and a much stronger CBR identity than what was there with the previous CBR250R, with stronger visual echoes of its larger capacity siblings, giving a more direct taste of the CBR brand itself.
Firstly, the liquid-cooled engine was bumped-up to its now 286cc (originally 249cc) displacement, achieved through a longer stroke. It has also received upgrades to take full advantage of the increased power, torque and 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.
Dual headlights closely mimic the bigger bike and aggressive styling for the fairing, fuel tank and seat unit are unmistakably CBR.
Compared to larger capacity twin-cylinder machines, the CBR300R is a more compact, lighter and more manageable package for both new and experienced riders, with significantly lower purchase and running costs complementing its flexible and accessible performance.