2016 Honda CBR300R

Since 2011, the CBR250R has served both as Honda ’s small-displacement street-riding and racing trainer, and the model is actually used in amateur, closed-circuit races as a prelude to entering the larger brackets. Based on that success, Honda designed this, the next generation of little trainer bikes. I am, of course, referring to the 2016 Honda CBR300R that comes with a new, 286 cc engine based on the previous 249 cc version.

2016 Honda CBR300R

2016 Honda CBR300R redesign

Overall weight of the 2016 Honda CBR300R is just 357 pounds. Handling and cornering are easier. Same is with braking. Now just because of the weight, but also thanks to new braking system. Front wheel gets 296 mm disc with twin-piston-and-anvil caliper. Wheels are 17-inchers. The 2016 CBR300R is street runner, and its styling confirms that. Narrow body is perfect for easy stopping. Then, there is typical, forward-leaning riding position. Furthermore, body panels are hiding interior. Small P-pad can take small amount of cargo. Also, there is room for another commuter on the rear seat.

2016 Honda CBR300R side view

2016 Honda CBR300R engine

Older versions of the CBR300R used 249 cc engine. Now, new motorbike is coming with improved version of same drivetrain. It is water-cooled, 286 cc 4-cycle unit, with slightly better performance. Engine provides smoother ride and excellent power distribution. Then, mileage is another highlight. The 2016 Honda CBR300R can go 71 mpg, according to official information. Bore and stroke are set at 55×63 mm. Well, this increase of 17% from previous edition is perfect for taller riders. Finally, with Candy Orange and Matte Black color schemes, new bike got boost for visual appearance.

2016 Honda CBR300R rear view

2016 Honda CBR300R price and competition

In 300 cc range bikes, main competition of the 2016 Honda CBR300R is Kawasaki Ninja 300 ABS. Starting price of the bike is $4,400, and ABS version is available for $500 more. Finally, there is additional equipment which makes CBR300R more expensive. However, it is optional for buyer if they want to take.

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