Honda’s entry level sportbike has been updated from the previous CBR250R model. The result is an affordable, rider friendly bike with plenty of power and style. We love the look and feel of the CBR300R, which takes its design from Honda’s CBR line of sportbikes. The full front fairing and integrated windscreen, makes it sleek and aggressive. The CBR300R is 22 lbs lighter than it’s nearest competitor, with a low center of gravity and narrow mid section which help to give the bike great handling. The riding position is more upright than a super sportbike for a more comfortable ride. It’s newly designed seat makes it easier for riders to touch the ground at a full stop. This is great for new riders and those looking to avoid having to lower the bike to touch the ground.
The CBR300R is well balanced, with a good mix of power and handling. The larger displacement offers 17% more horsepower than it’s predecessor, and a bit more torque. It’s tuned to offer power, both in traffic and on the open road. As an everyday commute bike, the CBR300R is great on gas. It’s single stroke engine won’t take you faster than 100 mph on the highway, but you can cruise at 75 – 80 comfortably.
The CBR300R is a great option for a first bike. It’s got enough power to allow new riders room to grow with confidence. Yet, it’s accessible enough for beginners to maneuver. With a price of $4399, it’s affordable and has a few good looking color schemes to choose from. As Honda says, you might be a new rider, but you don’t have to look like one.