Japanese bike maker Honda has released details of the all new 2014 CBR300R performance motorcycle. The new bike will be showcased at the ongoing China International Motorcycle Trade Exhibition (CIMAMotor), which is being held in Chongqing, China.
The 2014 Honda CBR300R is a new global model and much like the CBR250R, would be produced in Thailand. Worth mentioning is that the CBR300R would replace the 250R in most markets the latter is sold in. It is being said that with the new CBR300R, Honda intends to take the fight straight to the likes of KTM 390 Duke and the Kawasaki Ninja 300.
The biggest visual difference between the CBR300R and the CBR250R lies in the headlight design. The CBR300R doesn’t sport the 250′s Y-shaped headlight and instead gets a twin headlights setup that resembles the one seen on the CBR500R. The bike also gets a new front fairing, which helps in further differentiating between the 250 and the 300. The exhaust seems to be similar to that of the CBR500R.
Engine details aren’t out yet but it is being said that the bike would sport a larger version of the CBR250R’s single cylinder, fuel injected engine. Honda has put in a lot of time and efforts in developing this 300cc engine and our guess is that the motor would have 35PS of max power, with 29Nm of peak torque.
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.
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