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.
I just read on VisorDown that Honda has unveiled a CB300F (UPDATE: now replaced by the CB300R). It uses the same frame as the Honda CBR300R we talked about way back when, but with more upright ergonomics.
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!