2015 Honda CBR300R and CBR300R ABS – Specs and pics

Honda released the all the details of the their new 2015 Honda CBR 300R’s two versions. As of now, I have no idea when they plan to release the CBR 500, as they had announced during the Auto Expo 2014 in January. The current CBR 250R is already a relatively nice reliable motorcycle, and if this is anything like it, its already a great hit.

Here is the press release with all the details, specifications and photos of the new motorcycle.

2015 CBR 300R & CBR 300R ABS in Red
Traditional Honda red.

More color variations and pics ahead.

Great for beginners and experienced riders alike, the new CBR300R packs a 300-class engine that delivers a 17-percent boost in peak power compared to the CBR250R. Thanks to a full sport fairing, new dual headlights and new exhaust system, the CBR300R has the look of a serious sport bike. With more power, nimble handling, an affordable price and low operating cost, the CBR300R—also available with optional ABS—makes every ride a fun one.

Black colored 2015 CBR 300R & CBR 300R ABS
Plain black, always clean safe option.

Features and Benefits – 2015 Honda CBR300R (ABS)

  • Engine displaces 286cc for added power throughout the rev range.
  • A new crankshaft and connecting rod create a longer engine stroke (up to 63mm from 55mm compared to the CBR250R) to add 37cc of displacement.
  • 2015 CBR 300R & CBR 300R ABS Pearl white and blue
    Racing colors. This would be my choice amongst the 4 colors available.
  • Remapped PGM-FI fuel injection produces crisp throttle response throughout the rev range.
  • High-quality full-coverage fairing with dual headlights evokes the styling of Honda’s flagship CBR1000RR supersport bike.
  • New CBR500R-inspired exhaust system features larger internal volume for increased performance, enhanced appearance and a throaty exhaust note.
  • New seat and side covers provide an easier reach to the ground.
  • Shorter stalks on mirrors give a new, sleeker look.
  • Affordable pricing: $4399 for the standard model, $4899 for ABS version.
  • Transferable one-year, unlimited-mileage limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.
Yellow and Black 2015 CBR 300R & CBR 300R ABS
Tron-ish design, but in yellow.

2015 Honda CBR300R (ABS) Specifications

Model: CBR300R / CBR300R ABS
Engine Type: 286cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore and Stroke: 76.0mm x 63.0mm
Compression ratio: 10.7:1
Valve Train: DOHC; four valves per cylinder
Induction: PGM-FI, 38mm throttle body
Ignition: Computer-controlled digital transistor with electronic advance
Transmission: Six-speed
Final Drive: #520 O-ring-sealed chain
Suspension Front: 37mm fork; 4.65 inches travelRear: Pro-Link single shock with five-position spring preload adjustability; 4.07 inches travel
Brakes Front: Twin-piston caliper with single 296mm discRear: Single-caliper 220mm discOptional ABS (CBR300R ABS)
Tires Front: 110/70-17 radialRear: 140/70-17 radial
Wheelbase: 54.3 inches
Rake (Caster angle): 25° 30’
Trail: 98mm (3.9 inches)
Seat Height: 30.7 inches
Fuel Capacity: 3.4 gallons
Estimated Fuel Economy**: 71 MPG
Colors: Black, Red, Pearl White/Red/Blue, Matte Black Metallic/Yellow
Curb Weight*: 357 pounds (CBR300R) / 364 pounds (CBR300R ABS)

Gallery of 2015 CBR 300R ABS

*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride.

**Miles per gallon values are calculated estimates of fuel consumed during laboratory exhaust emissions tests specified by the EPA, not during on-road riding. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you ride and maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tire pressure, cargo and accessories, rider and passenger weight, and other factors.