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Honda bolsters baby superbike, the CBR300R


MANY will remember the CBR250R launched in 2011. It was the larger alternative to the 125cc model aimed at scholars. The entry level machine made sportsbike riding accessible to a wider audience.

Its lightweight (kerb weight 164kg), compact design and low fuel consumption also made it a great proposition for tackling the daily commute. Now, Honda has release an improved version of this popular model… the CBR300R.

The model has been revised to bring both its looks and performance more in line with the current high-performance CBR range. The engine is now bigger at 286cc, which pushed power and torque up to 22.7kW and 27Nm respectively.

The engine has been designed to deliver good responsiveness and in conjunction with the six-speed gearbox, a good combination of performance and fuel economy.  Honda claims a range of 390km from its 13-litre fuel tank.

The CBR300R has taken many of its design elements from the CBR1000RR. Take the dual headlights; fuel tank and seat design are all very much CBR items. The riding position has been changed, while seat height remains 785mm and ground reach has been improved.

The Honda CBR300R is sold standard with a complimentary rider training course through the Honda Academy, 12 months free roadside assistance and a two-year 24-month unlimited kilometre warranty.

Pricing: R 56 990.


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