A Light Weight Super Sports for the U.S.
A hot new rumor in the motorcycling world is that Honda could bring an updated CBR300RR to the U.S. soon. Publications like MotoStation and Visordown are both reporting that Honda may soon have a new CBR300RR that will take the place of the CBR250RR and come to the U.S. While Honda has not said anything one way or another, some folks out there think the bike will be revealed at EIMCA this year.
The CB300R is the bike that the possible CBR300RR would be based on, according to Visordown. If that were really going to be the case, then you can bet that Honda will give the engine a good once over to make it put out more power. I’d also expect the company to do some minor upgrading to the other components of the bike and see if it could reduce weight any further.
As RideApart points out, there’s some stiff competition in this space. The publication points to the Yamaha YZF-R3 and the Kawasaki Ninja 400 as Honda’s chief competitors. To outpace the competition, the CBR300RR could get things like throttle-by-wire, slipper clutch, and quick shifter. Those upgrades would help put the CBR300RR on top, if it’s even going to be made, that is. I’m on board with this rumor. I’d like to see a CBR300RR, and I think Honda should make it. They have the basic bike already. All they have to do is make the CBR300R better.