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I'm curious to know how CBR300 owners are split between the R & F. My impression is that the F is outselling the R more recently.

I bought the R on the basis that I preferred the looks and the price was significantly lower, though the F had a slightly better riding position IMO.
 

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For me....having nothing but Sport Bikes since 1982..I plan to get the "R". I love the style/look especially the tri-color:D
 

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F here, bought it in late March


just fyi in the poll the model cbr300f, should be cb300f


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right you are Sir!...good eye!
 

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I opted for the "R".

I didn't know there was an "F" version until the week I was deciding to pull the trigger. If had had to do it all over again, I'd still pick the "R". Suits my personality better, and I'm more at home with the sporty style of it.
 

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I was on the fence between both, I chose the R. The price was right, the dealer only had one in stock that had the recall completed and the fact that the F only came in red for 2015 is what sold me on the R. Being a first time sport bike owner, the F ergo was more favorable at first, but I am really happy and surprised at how comfy the R ergo is....
 

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Its really styling and riding position. The R will be better at higher speeds and track days do to its shape and windscreen. I ride a Speed Triple so I think that affected wife's decision, she ended up on the F. She liked not being on her wrists as much and the more naked styling.


Life is generally more fun when you are naked anyways.......
 

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C'mon guys, there must be more than 17 of us on here who own a WeeBR :D

I'm quite interested in the outcome of this poll.

Go the R!! :p
 

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Price and insurance wise the F was much cheaper than the R around me. Also being a complete noob I felt more confident with the body position on the F.

Though after going the track I realize the benefit of the sport bike position... Guess that means I just need a 2nd bike :p (I plan on keeping the F for street use and get something with a more aggressive seating position for track-only use in a few years)
 
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C'mon guys, there must be more than 17 of us on here who own a WeeBR :D

I'm quite interested in the outcome of this poll.

Go the R!! :p
Since I do not have a bike yet........I did not vote...:rolleyes:
 

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R all the way for me. To me the F's front end looked weird, I love the sportiness of the R. Must just be my taste tho because the F is selling like hot cakes these days
 

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This was my 1st REAL sport bike... God it was fun at the time...
A GSXR man hey? I remember them well. That first 750 in '85 was revolutionary. Full aluminium frame, twin headlights, race crouch riding position. I wanted one!
A mate of mine has an '86 model in really tidy condition but apparently the '85s are worth more.

Sorry, off topic again...:eek:
 

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(I plan on keeping the F for street use and get something with a more aggressive seating position for track-only use in a few years)..UKcoopeR

This was my 1st REAL sport bike... God it was fun at the time....
Nice! I tried out my buddy's 750 (03 though) in the paddock and it was pretty intimidating lol That said the body position felt like moving my butt around for the turns would be a lot easier. It will be a while before I go with something that gnarly but it was fun to check out!
 

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Sorry, off topic again...(kiwi rider)


My Fault!...sorry.
 

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300F for my wife. We wanted a good old fashioned UJM and it had to be a Honda.

That said, we would have considered an SR-400 but they aren't available in Canada.

Came down to riding position and looks. Like I said, as close to a UJM as possible. For us, that was the 300f. It's still a little too sport bike for our tastes, and cruiser types don't see a difference, but there really isn't anything in the Honda lineup that fits better.
 

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For those of you who are not...ummm older like some of us,,the term UJM was used in the late 1970's early 80's. This was because pretty well every Japanese motorcycle at the time were air cooled...4 cylinder...Double Over Head Cam (DOHC) and some what looked the same....

U.J.M. Universal Japanese Motorcycle.
 

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Oh no! 34 years of age and I'm old! I grew up around those bikes. I didn't learn the term until recently while watching a show about cafe racers.

I love, love, love the new CB1100, but needed something lighter for my wife. A CB500 in that style would have been a day one purchase.
 

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"Jack"...Sorry if I implemented that you were "old". That was not my intention at all... :(
 
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