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#1 Old 08-13-2014, 01:13 PM
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Talking CBR300R First Ride Review In the States

Here's a link to the first ride review posted earlier this morning.

2015 Honda CBR300R First Ride Review


Found another :
http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/re...00r-first-ride
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Awesome, thanks for posting this.
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Unsurprising that the CBR300 lives up to the Honda name. Thanks for posting these up for us.
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Yup, at least honda is good when it comes to that.
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Thank you!

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First couple day review

I brought my CBR300 home Saturday and it is larger in height and width than most bikes with similar displacement and I knew it was but it is even bulkier than I thought. I am 5'11" and when I sat on the bike it felt like it was made for me. The mirrors perfect height and I could see out of them very well, the clip-ons are upright/high for a sport bike but very comfortable, the rearsets don't look it but they are more forward than I am use to but they were very comfortable, the seat height was perfect for me and very comfortable. I would say that Honda nailed the ergonomics dead-on for someone 5'11". The first thing I noticed when I got on the bike was how wonderful the suspension was, not to stiff but firm when it needs to be. The bike is so nimble I can't say I have ever ridden any street bike I can compare it to other than how you can maneuver a dirt bike but on the road. The gears are kind of close together and even winding out the first 5 gears out to 10,000 rpm you still have to shift fast. (again, kind of like a dirt bike) The 6th gear cruises around 70mph around 7,000 rpm but the bike is very very quiet and the power begins around 7,000 so it goes right up to 85mph like that. I have to find out if the bike would benefit from changing the front or rear sprocket, it seems like adding a tooth to the front or less one rear tooth may help with the relatively quick gear changes. The bike on the highway is very stable and I would think would be a perfect first ride for someone around 6 200lbs. It is as big as the 500 and is quick enough to ride anywhere but not fast enough to get you into trouble and it has a wonderful suspension plus it weighs nothing. However, there is one let down and I think it will improve in time. The brakes are really spongy but getting better the more I ride.
It is hard to believe that this bike is only a $1,000 more than a Grom because you get a lot of machine for that price. The MPG seems to be right on as I had gone 148 miles and filled the tank to the top with 2.1 gallons.
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It’s a great time to get into motorcycling. Just a few years ago there were only a few small-bore bikes to choose from—and some of them weren’t very compelling—but in recent years the low-buck beginner-bike category has undergone a serious revival. Now there are lots of appealing options to choose from.
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