Honda has launched its entry level CB300R in Brasil and we must say, it looks mightily good in these pics. It’s an evolution of the CBF250, but it will only be sold initially in Brasil, to be rolled out across South America in a second phase.
We could, however, see a European debut in autumn, during the various motor shows taking place in that period. The Honda CB300R has a single cylinder, 4T, 291cc motor with four valves, twin cam. It’s capable of 26hp at 7,500 rpm and 2.9kgm torque at 6,000 rpm. It has PGM-FI direct electronic ignition and it weighs 143 kg.
The braking system is managed by a front 276mm disc brake, and a rear drum brake at 130mm. They have certainly put some thought into the bike, and despite it being pegged as an entry-level model, it looks really good. It should also have the added advantage of contained fuel consumption and emission.
If it turns up in Europe, we’re keen to see it.
Source | Honda Brasil
Apologies for the reduced quality of this pic, but in more news from South America, here is a spy shot of the next Honda CB300R, heir to the CBX 250 Twister and future version of the European CBF 250. We’ve had a look at its enduro version, the XRE 300, and here we see the CB300R which will be produced in Brasil, having a single cylinder four-stroke engine of between 250 and 300cc.
We can expect about 26 hp and Euro 3 compliant. It’s likely that the new version will keep the CBF250 name, though we’re waiting on official reports from Honda as to European news.
Source | Solomoto30
The Honda CB300R (in Europe known as the Honda CBF250), produced in Brasil by Honda Amazonia, will have a sister enduro called the XRE300. It will be equipped with the same engine: a 300cc, four-stroke direct injection engine at 26 hp.
It should comply with Euro 3 norms for eventual import to Europe if the interest is deemed to be there. Looking at these shots, it could be ready for dealerships in a relatively short time if success can be guaranteed.
Source | Motosblog