Remember that time when I said that 300cc motorcycles may very well be replacing 250cc as the new standard base model in North America? Here’s further evidence.
From Honda’s July 10th 2014 news release:
This light and nimble-handling naked bike offers plenty of fun for motorcyclists—experienced riders and those new to the sport. Featuring a 300-class engine, the new CB300F carries a dash of attitude along with its versatile creds. Whether you’re commuting, zipping around town or headed out for a weekend ride, its roomy ergonomics, great handling and broad powerband make every ride a blast. Thanks to its affordable price tag, adding on a few Honda accessories is easy—a simple way to give it that extra bit of flair and make it uniquely your own. For example, a lower and narrower seat can be selected to create an easier reach to the ground for those with a shorter inseam. Price: $3999; Availability: Fall
– Honda (Source: Innovation Marks Honda’s 2015 New-Model Expansion)
What do you think?
Is the move from 250cc to 300cc as the new base model good for the motorcycle industry?
PS: Thanks to Fuzzygalore for the Thursday Throwback inspiration!