2015 Honda CB300F Specs and Review

2015 Honda CB300F Specs and Review 22015 Honda CB300F Specs and Review – The new 2015 Honda CB300F–you get all the great CBR300R features, but in a bike that offers the pure, clean look some riders prefer—and once you see a CB300F, you may prefer it yourself. An added plus: The CB300F is a little bit lighter, and you sit up a little straighter. You’re a little more involved in your riding world. It’s an especially good choice for the urban rider.

The two share the same great engine—bigger and more powerful than the CBR250R, it offers a wider powerband and more power, great traits for a bike in this category. Like the CBR300R, thanks to it’s single-cylinder engine design, the CB300F is narrow, light, and fun. And the fuel-injected engine also offers excellent fuel economy. (honda.com2015 Honda CB300F Specs and Review.

With Honda’s 2015 CBR300R, learning to ride can be not only enjoyable, but also cool, as the model simultaneously offers functionality and sport-bike looks. Now armed with a larger power plant, the little CBR still enables instant gratification by being both accessible and fun to ride. Greater than the sum of its parts, it possesses a mix of power and handling that works for a broad range of applications and conditions. As a result, the bike lets its owner look like a veteran starting with the first ride, and it still has the performance capability that leaves room to grow. Versatile, affordable and reliable, the CBR300R is great for commuting, trips around town, weekend outings with friends and everything in between.

2015 Honda CB300F Specs and Review

ENGINE

Engine Type 286cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore And Stroke 76mm x 63mm
Induction PGM-Fi, 38mm throttle body
Ignition Computer-controlled digital transistorized with electronic advance
Compression Ratio 10.7:1
Valve Train DOHC; four valves per cylinder

DRIVE TRAIN

Transmission Six-speed

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION / BRAKES

Front Suspension 37mm fork; 4.65 inches travel
Rear Suspension Pro-Link single shock with five positions of spring preload adjustability; 4.07 inches travel
Front Brake Single 296mm disc
Rear Brake Single 220mm disc
Front Tire 110/70-17 radial
Rear Tire 140/70-17 radial

DIMENSIONS

Rake 25.30 degrees
Trail 98mm (3.9 inches)
Wheelbase 54.3 inches
Seat Height 30.7 inches
Curb Weight 348 pounds. Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel-ready to ride.
Fuel Capacity 3.4 gallons
Miles Per Gallon 71 MPG – Honda’s fuel economy estimates are based on EPA exhaust emission measurement test procedures and are intended for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you ride, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, installation of accessories, cargo, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.

OTHER

Model Id CB300F
Emissions Meets current EPA standards. Models sold in California meet current CARB standards and may differ slightly due to emissions equipment.
Available Colors Red
Note Specifications subject to change without notice.

 

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2015 Honda CB300F Review

2015 Honda CB300F Specs and Review – You don’t have to be a novice rider to enjoy the 2015 Honda CB300F. With an inseam-friendly seat height, upright seating position, low curb weight, and an easy to manage power delivery, the CB300F is perfectly aimed at fledging riders, with styling that doesn’t label it as such. That is a good thing, as the CB300F is more than capable of delivering a fun ride to seasoned riders, as well.

The Engine

The first thing you’ll notice with the Honda is the smoothness. The clutch action, engine braking and suspension are all butter smooth. Honda’s 286cc single-cylinder engine features acounterbalanced crankshaft which effectively reduces vibration to nil. On long freeway rides, my Ninja would leave my hands numb after 30 minutes. Making the same trip on the CB300F was much more comfortable, because of the inherent goodness of the naked bike ergonomics, but also because of the 300cc thumper.

The upside of the small displacement, of course, is that there’s less trouble to get into for those who haven’t yet developed their riding skills. Power off idle is soft, and the short gearing of the CB300F’s six-speed transmission won’t get you far in first gear. You’ll need to shift up to third before the end of the block to move along with moderate throttle input and keep up with traffic; it’s unlikely a ham-fisted neophyte will be spooked on the 300.

The upright seating position and neutral ergonomics make the CB300F a great about-town bike. Controls are within easy reach, and a flat-footed stance at stops is achievable to many with the 30.7-inch seat height, and a one-inch lower accessory seat is available from Honda.

The bike’s narrow physique and perfectly placed mirrors (sitting in the sweet spot above most car mirrors and under SUV mirrors) make it embarrassingly easy to scoot between vehicles, but the 300’s easy-going personality doesn’t encourage any kind of delinquent behavior. Instead, it’s quite satisfying to tool through the city, checking out the latest revitalization projects, and people-watch while waiting for the light to change. A minor complaint: the otherwise perfectly behaved transmission is sometimes cranky shifting from neutral into first at a stop.

When you’re finished sightseeing and ready for a more energetic ride, the CB300F is happy to oblige. Between 6500 and 7500 rpm, the bike sheds its conservative nature and is ready for action, just be prepared to work the throttle and gear box regularly. Acceleration is convincing in this range and you can have quite a blast along winding roads in the canyon, knees comfortably tucked against into the slim tank.

Handling on the CB300F is quite good, as long as you keep in mind the intended audience. Although the bike is willing and able to push a fast speed, there is a hint of twitchiness through moderate turns, reminding you of the necessarily narrow with of the standard IRC Road Winner RX-01 tires.

And while the bike is nimble, and wonderfully light with a claimed curb weight just under 350 pounds, it isn’t as easy to flick through turns as I would have expected from a short-wheelbase bike (an inch shorter than the Kawasaki Ninja 300) with a fairly aggressive rake (over a degree tighter than the Ninja). 2015 Honda CB300F Specs and Review

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The Suspension

2015 Honda CB300F Specs and Review – Within 5 minutes of receiving this bike, I had it on a canyon road and it felt right at home. This bike handles the “esses” and hairpins like a champ. The rear end felt especially planted in comparison to my Ninja and that can probably be attributed to Honda’s Pro-Link rear shock. However, the front end could use some improvement.

On high speed turns the front didn’t feel as planted as my Ninja. Unfortunately, only the rear is adjustable so if you are looking for a track bike or a true canyon carver, you may find the CB to be limited.

Braking action at the front lever is appropriately dialed — powerful enough to confidently slow the bike quickly, without any over-zealous bite. The rear disk brake is on the weaker side, but is fitting for novice riders who are developing finesse at the controls.

Despite the small engine, the CB300F is freeway-worthy and feels stable well past the posted speed limit, the IRCs even getting along with the rain-grooved pavement. I did find myself trying to shift into a non-existent 7th gear several times, to drop down into a more typical 5500 rpm range, but that’s not how the CB300F rolls. If you’re in a hurry, it’s going to sound and feel like it.

Surprisingly, there is not as much windblast off the naked bike at high speeds as I would have expected, but, even so, the CB300F is more enjoyable at a relaxed speed. If you don’t need to tangle with highly aggressive urban freeways for long distances, the 300 is a perfect commuter bike. With a 3.4-gallon tank and a claimed 70+ mpg, you might get through the week without stopping to fill up.

Honda has done a commendable job with the 2015 CB300F, delivering an easy to handle, non-intimidating, stylish bike to the novice crowd, at a price point that is hard to argue with — just $800 more than the Honda Grom 125. The CB300F has a wide enough powerband to keep a developing rider satisfied long after he’s mastered the basics, which keeps the bike entertaining for the experienced rider who’s on a budget or wants an outstanding urban bike.

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