Honda recently unveiled its new modern and highly attractive bike known as the 2019 Honda CB300R. This release expands the Neo-Sports cafe lineup and ushers in a similar taste to what CB1000R offered but in its entry-level package. The two-wheeler has a lightweight design and is expected to attract new clients to the lineup especially the young riders.
2019 Honda CB300R Exterior
The exterior design of this bike uses the same Neo-Sports Cafe aesthetic and is quite similar to that of the updated CB1000R. It has been built from compressed and high-tensile steel material. There is a steel pivot plate that has been detached from the mainframe. This design is meant to reduce the stress that is usually applied to the main frame on the rear wheel. It, in turn, enhances the profile and strength of this bike.
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The use of thinner steel sheet and pipe offers lightweight properties as well as optimized strength. The swingarm has been updated for enhanced rigidity and performance. There is an increased thickness in the structure of the bike as you move towards the rear axle in order to increase its flexibility. New aluminum lightweight wheels have been used to give the bike agile handling capabilities. Front tire is 110/70-17 and rear one 150/60-17.
For easy steering, a positive feel front and rear weight bias ratio of 49.6/50.4 has been adopted. This is supported by a 53.3-inch / 1,352 mm wheelbase and a low curb weight of 313 pounds for the CB300R and 317 pounds for the CB300R ABS. The bike also includes 41mm inverted fork that comes with acquiescent supple spring rate and damping and a spring-preload 7-step adjustment. Lenght of the bike is 79.5 in. / 2019 mm. Rake or Caster Angle is 24.7 degrees, with 3.7 in. trial. The main colors will be Matte Gray Metallic and Chromosphere Red.
Honda CB300R 2019 Features
The 2019 Honda CB300R interior styling is a calculated reduction that is meant to parade the bike’s blacked-out hardware. It brings a new intense attitude to this bike. There is a lightweight LCD display that weighs 8.1 oz. and measures 23.5 mm / 0.92 in. This is a full function instrument screen that is about 60 percent thinner than its predecessor and offers a simple display of speed, fuel level, gear position, and engine rpm.
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A cutaway tail unit is narrow but offers separate support for both passenger and rider seats. The height of the seats is 31.5 inches / 799 mm. The top end of the bike has an array of warning lights. This also includes the full LED turn indicators. These lights bring a premium feel to this bike and improve its mass centralization. The fuel tank is relatively similar to that of the CB1000R model, it is 10 liters or 2.6 gallons.
The bike uses a tightly packed four-valve 286 cc DOHC engine. This is a single-cylinder engine similar to the CBR300R’s engine. Furthermore it is liquid-cooled and has a free-revving and positive responsive nature. The revs of this bike will get your adrenaline pumping as they increase. Its free-spinning character of this engine works well in the various road conditions. The compression ratio is 10.7 to 1 while the bore and stroke are 76 mm / 3 in. by 63 mm / 2.5 in.
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The bike uses a PGM-FI fuel injection and has an underslung exhaust. There are dual-chamber muffler exits and decreased air resistance to give the bike the ultra-linear throttle response. There are several moving parts that help in enhancing fuel efficiency. Also, bike includes low-friction piston rings, thick core radiator, and spark plugs from iridium. The bike’s acceleration capabilities have been increased by about 4 percent.
Price and release date
This bike is expected to get to the market in July 2018. The expected price for the CB300R is $4,649 while that of the CB300R ABS is $4,949.
Thanks to Honda Motorcycles Canada
2019 Honda CB300R photos
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