Gets LCD instrument display, LED lighting and IMU-based ABS

"JAPANESE CRAFTSMANSHIP" and the "Spirit of CAFÉ RACER". This is how Honda described its new Neo Sports Cafe motorcycle project that was unveiled to the world on November 6th, just a day before the EICMA Milan motorcycle show. Later what came of that is the CB1000R naked-retro along with the CB300R and the CB125R.

Honda started rolling the naked liter onto the streets soon after setting up the stage for to bring in a whole new flavor into motorcycling. Having the same classic design lines with modern underpinnings, the CBR300R is now making its way onto our shores, and we cannot be any less delighted for this honor.

Honda is surprising us with the entry of the CB300R in July Exterior
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The market, as we speak, is getting filled with a new breed of motorcycle that gives us a glimpse of the past but is in every sense modern. There is no doubt that retro models such as the BMW R nineTs’, Ducati Scramblers’ and Triumph Bonnevilles’ are doing huge business. Drawing inspiration from the brand’s rich heritage, manufacturers are spinning motorcycles that exuberate the classic appeal and character that goes on to showcase their point of arrival into the world of two wheels.

Coming to stop everyone in their tracks, the Neo Sports Cafe is giving us a glimpse of how Honda is ready to take on the Cafe Racer segment with this lustful motorcycle. They invoke the spirits of the CB750 and the CB1100 range of motorcycles that pays homage to Honda’s long line of capable, reliable and fun street bikes. Honda sure wouldn’t look to the past without looking forward.

Honda is surprising us with the entry of the CB300R in July Exterior
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After the success of their liter CB1000R Neo-Café, Honda North America is getting us their baby naked, the CB300R which will land in July 2018. The CB300R, although comes in as entry points to the motorcycling segments, they do however get kitted up with high specification 41mm USD forks, radial-mount 4-piston front brake calipers and several other features more usually found on much larger machines such as LCD instrument display, LED lighting and IMU-based ABS.

Like the CB1000R, it showcases a whole new flavor of Honda, and it looks brutishly handsome with the sharp looks of a naked sports machine and that retro flair of a modern café-racer. Honda says that they have left nothing to chances and have carefully selected every inch of the bike with its aesthetic effect in mind that synergizes with the craze of the modern-retro vibe the industry is seeing over the last decade.

Honda is surprising us with the entry of the CB300R in July Exterior
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Iconic round headlamp LEDs’, flangeless tank design, multi-functional LCD dash (Sadly no TFT’s here), aluminum radiator cowl, swingarm mounted rear fender, and many other bits give us the taste of the ’Neo-Sport Café’ concept.

Powering it will be an all-new liquid-cooled, 286cc, single-cylinder engine bolted onto the tubular pressed-steel frame. It will be priced at $4,649 MSRP, with a $300 premium for those who like the notion of ABS.

“ a unique new style and presence, and the CB300R’s intention to excite and inspire young riders is clear to see.” says Honda.

Honda is surprising us with the entry of the CB300R in July Exterior
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Honda CB1000R

Images: 2018 Honda CB1000R - in the details
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