We reported in detail when Japanese auto giant Honda announced that it would unveil the all new 2014 Honda CBR300R entry level performance bike at the China International Motorcycle Trade Exhibition (CIMAMotor). The bike was unveiled yesterday and here, we have some more details of the upcoming motorcycle.
The new 2014 Honda CBR300R would totally replace the CBR250R and we believe that this would be done to ward off the increased heat from new rivals such as the KTM 390 Duke.
Honda has refrained from revealing the tech specs but Honda technicians present at the event did reveal that the new 300cc engine has a bit more punch than that of the CBR250R. This means that dreams of 35PS of max power will remain. . errr. . just dreams.
Speaking at event, Seiji Kuraishi, COO, Honda China, said, “Honda is exhibiting the world premiere of the CBR300R, a global motorcycle model for which Honda is planning to begin production in Thailand in the future. The market introduction of this model in China will be discussed in the future.”
The new 2014 Honda CBR300R boasts of a diamond frame with struss structure and is likely to also sport a new swingarm. The Honda CBR300R will be available with C-ABS.
Visually, the CBR300R looks more like a baby CBR500R than a bigger sibling of CBR250R. The 2014 CBR300R doesn’t sport the 250′s Y-shaped headlight and much like the 500R, comes with a twin headlights setup. Other changes include a considerably different front fairing and a new end car, which is highly reminiscent of the one on the CBR500R.
Nothing more is currently known about the 2014 Honda CBR500R but safely expect us to update you all as soon as we manage to dig out more details about the new bike.
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