CBR300R vs R3 vs Ninja 300 - Honda CBR 300 Forum
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post #1 of 52 Old 10-22-2014, 02:22 PM Thread Starter
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CBR300R vs R3 vs Ninja 300



Honda CBR300R

Price: $4,399
Layout: 286cc 4 stroke, single-cylinder
Bore x Stroke: 76mm x 63mm
Compression: 10.7:1
Horsepower: 30.50 hp @ 8,500 rpm
Torque: 20 lb ft @ 7,500 rpm
Seat Height: 30.7 inches
Wet Weight: 364 lb
Fuel Capacity: 3.4 gallons



Yamaha R3

Price: $4,990
Layout: 321cc 4 stroke, parallel twin
Bore x Stroke: 68mm x 44mm
Compression: 11.2:1
Horsepower: 42 hp @ 10,750 rpm
Torque: 21.18 lb ft @ 9,000
Seat Height: 30.7 inches
Wet Weight: 368 lb
Fuel Capacity: 3.7 gallons



Kawasaki Ninja 300

Price: $5,299
Layout: 296cc 4 stroke, parallel twin
Bore x Stroke: 62 mm x 49 mm
Compression: 10.6:1
Horsepower: 38.89 hp @ 11,000 rpm
Torque: 19.91 lb ft @ 10,000 rpm
Seat Height: 30.9 inches
Wet Weight: 383 lb
Fuel Capacity: 4.5 gallons
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not sure how Yamaha is as a bike, but not going to lie its pretty sexy and the specs are nice, along with that price. I like the short exhaust also....
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I really like all 3 bikes.........However.....this is a CBR 300 forum and I'm sticking with riding my Honda,any day of the week.
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I really like all 3 bikes.........However.....this is a CBR 300 forum and I'm sticking with riding my Honda,any day of the week.
Yup, that's the problem when posting stuff like this, but of course nothing wrong with posting it.

There will be some sort of bias here towards the CBR.
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Of course there will be bias towards the Honda, it wasn't about that. The point was these bikes will be cross shopped often, this is a place to simply have all the information quickly available should one want it. I for one am now actively considering the R3...(but we don't need to talk about that here)
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I have to agree with Cropper. Before, it was just CBR vs Ninja and I had my mind set in stone on Honda. I even bought the red helmet! Now, with the introduction of R3 being sold at almost matching price, I suddenly have a choice I haven't asked for. As a result, I will definitely go to a motorcycle show in January to sit on both bikes and will keep a close eye on what others have to say (issues, pros, ergonomics and so on).
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I'd be interested in differences in reliability; however being that these bikes are all new only time will tell. I favored the Honda, in part, for the company's reliability and the idea that singles are easy to work on.
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Yes, the Yamaha is impressive and with 42 hp it is obviously using technology the other two are not using. Even with the 321 cc the 42 hp is wow!
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I think the longer stroke on the Honda makes a better bike. The power variance between the bikes really isn't that great when you consider the relationship between torque and horsepower and that all the bikes peak torque is about the same but the Honda's peak torque is at a much lower RPM. The real power difference isn't as great as it appears. I see the Honda as a better engine design because both the Kawasaki and Yamaha have larger displacements, are twins and have to wind out the engine another 1,000-1,500 to achieve similar torque to the Honda. I use the Honda as a daily rider and not a track bike so my perspective might weight some attributes I look for higher than other might but it is still more fun to have a running single than a broken twin.
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Yes, the Yamaha is impressive and with 42 hp it is obviously using technology the other two are not using. Even with the 321 cc the 42 hp is wow!
That is a good point, if they were to use similar tech it would even out the play field for them and would be a better look at the both of them.
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