2016 Honda CBR300R | Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide

2016 Honda CBR300R | Buyer's Guide
2016 Honda CBR300R

The Honda CBR300R is a 250 with something extra—more displacement for the DOHC single. By lengthening the stroke by 8mm via a new crankshaft and connecting rod, the smallest CBR gains 37cc from the 250 version, making it a 286cc machine.

More compression has also been added and the internal volume of the exhaust system increased, so the engine changes are oriented towards more torque. Narrow sidecovers and seat makes it easier for the rider to touch the ground when at rest. Optional ABS adds $500 to the price and seven pounds to the weight.

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2016 Honda CBR300R Specs:


  • Engine: Liquid-cooled single
  • Bore x stroke: 76mm x 63mm
  • Displacement: 286cc
  • Induction: PGM-Fi, 38mm throttle body
  • Ignition: Computer-controlled digital transistorized w/ electronic advance
  • Compression ratio: 10.7:1
  • Valve train: DOHC; four valves per cylinder
  • Transmission: 6-speed



  • Front: 37mm forks; 4.65 inches of travel
  • Rear: Pro-Link single shock w/ five positions of spring preload adjustability; 4.07 inches of travel


  • Front: Single 296mm disc
  • Rear: Single 220mm disc
  • ABS: Optional


  • Front: 110/70-17
  • Rear: 140/70-17


  • Rake: 25.3 degrees
  • Trail: 3.9 inches
  • Wheelbase: 54.3 inches
  • Seat height: 30.7 inches
  • Curb weight: 357 pounds (364 pounds w/ ABS)
  • Fuel capacity: 3.4 gallons
  • EPA estimated fuel economy: 71 mpg

2016 Honda CBR300R Colors:

  • Black
  • Bright Yellow/Matte Black
  • Candy Orange/Matte Black

2016 Honda CBR300R Price:

  • $4399 ($4899 w/ ABS)

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