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
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