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post #41 of 72 Old 02-03-2019, 06:31 PM
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IMO the Honda is a better looking bike than the Z400

I'll second this opinion - the Z400 design looks even busier and 'bitsy' than the already busy and angular Z300 design. I can't appreciate it especially given the simple yet beautiful lines of the CBR300R.

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It's a shame they didnt develop a new more competitive motor for it before releasing it.

It seems to me that Honda decided that a 286cc would still make the CB300R a "big bike" in the high volume Asian markets hence no need to push through any changes. Unfortunately for us...
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mate my apartment has zero access.. 13 steep side steps access only..
my clever daughters who helped organise my relocation here
see this as a bonus.. its a lovely area near coogee beach etc,
but even my re-entry cbr250r was stolen off the street

parking is at a premium, no garage space to rent etc...
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mate my apartment has zero access.. 13 steep side steps access only..
my clever daughters who helped organise my relocation here
see this as a bonus.. its a lovely area near coogee beach etc,
but even my re-entry cbr250r was stolen off the street

parking is at a premium, no garage space to rent etc...
Ah bugger. The price of a nice location huh.
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CBR 500 R (2019 Canadian.. $7499.00) Weight... 423 LBS (192 Kg)
CBR 650 R (2019 Canadian.. $10,199.00) Weight... 458 LBS (207.7 Kg)
You could get a 2018 CB650F for $500 more over the 2019 500R.



Anyway I honestly don't know how people complain about the 2019 CB300R having the same engine as the old CB300F yet nobody notices the part about the new bike weighing 15 kilos less (143 vs 158). I'd say with an aftermarket can that would be a 33+ hp machine at 13_ kilos wet. It feels like a more engaging bike to ride when i test rode a stock one especially with how planted the front felt compared to the sofa cushion like softly setup 300F.
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Anyway I honestly don't know how people complain about the 2019 CB300R having the same engine as the old CB300F yet nobody notices the part about the new bike weighing 15 kilos less (143 vs 158). I'd say with an aftermarket can that would be a 33+ hp machine at 13_ kilos wet. It feels like a more engaging bike to ride when i test rode a stock one especially with how planted the front felt compared to the sofa cushion like softly setup 300F.
I noticed!
It's impressive how much weight they managed to lose given it's the same motor weight. Must be in the frame and wheels mainly.
I managed to strip 13 kg off my CBR300 and over 10 kg off my Ninja 400, so this would be a fun bike to take on as a project. With a pipe and a lithium battery you would have it down in the upper thirties right off the bat.

But yeah the addition of a fuel controller mapped to match the new pipe would help that 30.4 HP output figure.

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MT-07, CB650R, or SV650 on this end... But I'll just watch the market (I swear!) for the next two years (assuming I graduate from the program I'm in, and find a relevant job elsewhere as opposed to locally). In the meantime, the 300F continues to get tricked out ;-)
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MT-07, CB650R, or SV650 on this end... But I'll just watch the market (I swear!) for the next two years (assuming I graduate from the program I'm in, and find a relevant job elsewhere as opposed to locally). In the meantime, the 300F continues to get tricked out ;-)

Can't go wrong with the CB/CBR650F. That's what I upgraded to
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power to weight ratio is real and can be felt..
even for cbr250r a carbon slipon was noticeable..
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If someone made a drop-in big bore kit for the 300 I'd be more inclined to keep it. I'm getting too fat for 286 cc.

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power to weight ratio is real and can be felt..
even for cbr250r a carbon slipon was noticeable..

That's certainly something which makes the CB300R an interesting proposition even though they left the 286cc engine unchanged, approx 20kg less kerb weight than the CBR300R.
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