American Honda’s lineup of small-displacement, user-friendly models continues to flourish with the announcement that the CB300R will be offered to U.S. customers. Originally unveiled in November at Milan’s EICMA motorcycle show, the model shares the same Neo-Sports Café aesthetic as the CB1000R.
“We’re excited to announce that the CB300R will be hitting U.S. showroom floors this year alongside the recently announced CB1000R, with which this new model shares its Neo-Sports Café styling,” said Lee Edmunds, American Honda’s Manager of Motorcycle Marketing Communications. “Honda is committed to offering customers a wide range of models that offer solid performance but are also rich in character and tap into the emotional element of riding. Motorcycling is an exercise in enjoyment, and with the CB300R, that feeling is now accessible to an even wider range of riders, with the added benefit of increased performance.”
Pared down to the essentials, the company says it “embodies motorcycling culture and urban fun, simultaneously honoring the CB line’s unrivaled heritage and embracing the future in a way that appeals to younger riders.” The bold design is supported by Honda’s proven 286cc liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine and an entirely new tubular and pressed-steel frame. The CB300R also boasts premium features like an available inertial measurement unit-based ABS, LCD display, and full LED lighting. The bike will come in Chromosphere Red; Matte Gray Metallic and will be available in July 2018. MSRP: CB300R ABS: $4,949; CB300R: $4,649.