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I might be missing something but it looks to me like Honda will sell the CB300F in Canada with ABS brakes but not in America. This just doesn't seem possible to me. Has anyone heard anything about this? Ride safe my friends.
 

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That's weird, if this is actually the case then I believe it's a bad move on their part. Take rate on ABS was reported to be good in some report i came across showing American sales stats.

You might want to try calling up your local dealer to see what solid information they may have and/or what they may believe to be the case with this.
 

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It sounds like it might have something to do with regulation because I don't see demand being different for the ABS system between Canada and the US.
 

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Some countries, mainly European Union members, are beginning to mandate that new "street only" motorcycles imported into their countries must be fitted with ABS as standard equipment. Perhaps this ABS mandate is true for Canada as well? ABS has not been mandated for motorcycles sold in the U.S... yet.

It could even be a case of limited production capacity and availability of ABS components for these bikes (both the CBR300RA & CB300FA share the same ABS parts) from Honda's brake vendor Nissin, in which case those ABS equipped bikes will go to the ABS mandated markets first.

That said, I imagine that next model year American Honda Motor Co. will more than likely be offering the CB300F in both ABS and Non-ABS models for the U.S. market.
 

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Cost aside, given the option, would many people choose a non-ABS bike over the ABS version? I would guess most people would choose the ABS version. That makes me think companies should just offer the ABS version from the beginning.
 

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I've been to busy to call a Honda dealer, but if this is true I'm going to try to talk Toyota into building motorcycles. It does bot seem possible Honda could be that foolish.
 

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Cost aside, given the option, would many people choose a non-ABS bike over the ABS version? I would guess most people would choose the ABS version. That makes me think companies should just offer the ABS version from the beginning.
I'm probably one of the few that prefers without. Just like to keep things more simple and try to manage it on my own. So far, no regrets... We'll see how it turns out.

With this said, you're probably right... I've read of a good amount of our members who have opted for the ABS option.
 
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I like your post. ABS is a nice option. Trust me.........you'll be just fine without it. The light turns red.........grab the brakes. You will stop. Honda didn't forget the brakes. ABS or not.
 

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I like your post. ABS is a nice option. Trust me.........you'll be just fine without it. The light turns red.........grab the brakes. You will stop. Honda didn't forget the brakes. ABS or not.
Makes sense. I've had multiple occassions where I've had to brake instantly, and I try to be steady about it while squeezing onto the brakes, but never harshly or abruptly. I haven't locked up the brakes, and if I do, I'll be prepared to stay calm while managing it with smooth inputs / reactions.
 
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