News 2015 Honda CB300F First Look

2015 Honda CB300F First Look

2015 Honda CB300F
2015 Honda CB300F

First Look: 2015 Honda CB300F

It has been a while since Honda has offered a small displacement naked upright sport bike, and the new 2015 Honda CB300F ends that drought. Heavily based on the CBR300R faired sport bike, with which it shares a chassis, engine, and many body parts (though sans fairing), the 2015 Honda CB300F brings the price down to $3999.

Powered by a liquid-cooled 286cc DOHC single-cylinder motor with roots in Moto3 racing, the CB300F weighs only 348 pounds and functions as a little brother to the CB500F twin, with which it shares considerable styling cues. Honda promotes the 2015 CB300F as being a motorcycle for “commuting, zipping around town or head[ing] out for a weekend ride.”

Although the seat on the 2015 Honda CB300F is naturally low, Honda will be offering a lower, narrower seat option to entice newer riders.

2015 Honda CB300F Specifications

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: O-ring-sealed chain


Front: 37mm fork; 4.7 inches of travel

Rear: Pro-Link single shock w/ five-position spring preload adjustability; 4.1 inches of travel


Front: Twin-piston caliper with single 296mm disc

Rear: Single-caliper 220mm disc


Front: 110/70-17 radial

Rear: 140/70-17 radial

Wheelbase: 54.3 inches

Rake : 25.5°

Trail: 3.9 inches

Seat Height: 30.7 inches

Fuel Capacity: 3.4 gallons

Estimated Fuel Economy: 71 mpg

Color: Red

Curb Weight: 348 pounds

2015 Honda CB300F MSRP: $3999.

Don Williams
Don Williams
With 50 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, "Whatever bike I'm on."

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