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2024 Honda CB300R First Look Preview

2024 Honda CB300R First Look Preview


Honda’s CB300R is back in the US lineup for the 2024 model year with no changes. ABS is standard.

Honda’s CB300R is again within the US lineup for the 2024 mannequin yr with no adjustments. ABS is commonplace. (Honda/)

American Honda continues its rollout of returning fashions for 2024, with the most recent new motorcycle launch homing in on the favored CB300 sport naked. For the brand new mannequin yr, the CB300R is again unchanged, save for a $100 worth improve, and will likely be in sellers this July 2023. MSRP is $5,149.

So there’s not a lot to debate on the mechanical entrance for the 2024 US mannequin, however then we were already fans of the CB’s general competence, spectacular construct high quality, and clear neo-classic traces. We stated as a lot in our final entry-level bare bike comparability just a few years again, enthusing that “Honda knocked it out of the park with the CB300R.”

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The 2024 Honda CB300R in Pearl Dusk Yellow.

The 2024 Honda CB300R in Pearl Nightfall Yellow. (Honda/)

Final yr’s US updates to the wee CB had been pretty minor, consisting of the addition of a gear place indicator on the LED instrument panel so as to add a measure of comfort.

That’s all good, however we’re nonetheless a bit miffed, as Honda gave the 2022 mannequin yr European 300s a bit extra consideration. In accordance with the European press launch, the engine acquired a minor replace (to adjust to Euro 5 emissions regs), with barely boosted horsepower and torque figures, together with a brand new Showa SFF-BP fork in addition to a brand new slip/help clutch. Alas, no such luck for US-bound fashions in 2023 or 2024.

However even with out these upgrades, there’s a lot to like concerning the returning US mannequin. The 2024 CB300R chassis stays basically unchanged, with the identical tube metal body and inverted (nonadjustable) fork, and a surprisingly keen liquid-cooled short-stroke 286cc engine down beneath to propel you ahead. And with a full tank of gasoline, the R weighs simply 316 kilos with out ABS, making it the lightest entry-level streetbike within the 300cc class.

That gentle weight goes a protracted solution to explaining simply how surprisingly peppy the CB300R feels underneath acceleration. And since it encompasses a counterbalancer, the CB300R engine is a clean runner with a balanced chassis to match, serving up a fair, well-damped experience that works exceedingly nicely for a motorcycle this dimension.

Don’t let its compact footprint idiot you into pondering it is a price-point entry-level experience; the CB300R’s Neo-Sports activities Café model, wonderful construct high quality, and commonplace ABS nonetheless makes it an awesome bang for the buck. Even with a $100 worth bump and no actual adjustments for the 2024 mannequin yr—even the colour choices stay the identical—the CB300R stays a stable alternative for fuel-conscious riders, new people getting into the game, and even skilled commuters.

MSRP for the 2024 Honda CB300R is $5,149, and it’ll are available both Pearl Nightfall Yellow or Matte Black Metallic when it arrives at sellers in July.

2024 Honda CB300R Technical Specs and Worth

MSRP: $5,149
Engine: 286cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled single; 4 valves/cyl.
Bore x Stroke: 76.0 x 63.0mm
Compression Ratio: 10.7:1
Transmission/Last Drive: 6-speed/chain
Clutch: Moist, multiplate
Claimed Horsepower: N/A
Claimed Torque: N/A
Gasoline System: Gasoline injection w/ 38mm throttle physique
Body: Tubular metal
Entrance Suspension: 41mm inverted fork; 5.1 in. journey
Rear Suspension: Professional-Hyperlink shock; 5.2 in. journey
Entrance Brake: 4-piston caliper, 296mm disc w/ ABS
Rear Brake: 1-piston caliper, 220mm disc w/ ABS
Wheels, Entrance/Rear: Solid aluminum; 17 in.
Tires, Entrance/Rear: 110/70-17 / 150/60-17
Rake/Path: 24.7°/3.7 in.
Wheelbase: 53.2 in.
Seat Peak: 31.6 in.
Gasoline Capability: 2.6 gal.
Claimed Moist Weight: 316 lb.
Contact: powersports.honda.com



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