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So that's the Honda Canada website. There's nothing announced yet on American Honda Motor Co. Powersports website for the CBR300R.
 

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Honda CBR300 Should Come to Canada in Fall 2014

According to the Honda motorcycle Canada website, the CBR300 should be coming to Canada in Fall 2014.

Honda is trying to get rid of its CBR250R stockas fast as it can by offering them at highly-discounted prices as low as CAD3,499. The CBR300R will come with anti-lock brakes standard.

You can check out some websites that offer this exciting information by following the links below.

Honda CBR300 and NM4 Vultus Confirmed for Canada

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According to the Honda motorcycle Canada website, the CBR300 should be coming to Canada in Fall 2014.

Honda is trying to get rid of its CBR250R stockas fast as it can by offering them at highly-discounted prices as low as CAD3,499. The CBR300R will come with anti-lock brakes standard...
Actually the CBR300R is the Non-ABS, standard model. The CBR300RA is the ABS equipped version of the bike.

BTW, I merged your thread with the one Bozzo started yesterday... no need for two threads on the same topic.
 

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Does anyone know if Honda has even done this in the past? Not something I'd expect them to do.
It really just comes down to whatever the marketing departments of these individual Honda Distributors (all of which are operated as separate companies) choose to do regarding future model releases. As you may recall, Honda UK was the first distributor to announce the CBR300R (Honda UK was also the one who announced the delay in the release of the bike until the end of 2014).
 

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It really just comes down to whatever the marketing departments of these individual Honda Distributors (all of which are operated as separate companies) choose to do regarding future model releases. As you may recall, Honda UK was the first distributor to announce the CBR300R (Honda UK was also the one who announced the delay in the release of the bike until the end of 2014).
yes thats what has me confused immensely now. When UK Honda announced the CBR300R we all took it as for everyone, then when UK Honda announced the delay we also took it to mean for everyone. Perhaps UK Honda is taking the piss?
 

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yes thats what has me confused immensely now. When UK Honda announced the CBR300R we all took it as for everyone, then when UK Honda announced the delay we also took it to mean for everyone. Perhaps UK Honda is taking the piss?
Speaking for myself, I didn't look at the Honda UK announcement of the CBR300R as "for everyone"... they certainly don't speak for other Honda distributors throughout the world. Rather, it did seem a bit odd that other Honda distributors (American Honda Motor Co., and Honda Canada) said nothing at all about the expected release of the bike. It would seem that Honda UK was simply a bit premature in their "Coming Soon" announcement of the CBR300R... perhaps due some mis-communication with Honda Motor Co. Ltd. headquarters in Japan, or due to plain old human error.

The way I interpret it, since Honda UK was the only distributor who announced the CBR300R as "Coming Soon", they were the one "left holding the bag" so to speak regarding the production delay, and therefore were the logical one to announce the delay.

I would assume that with this latest announcement from Honda Canada, they have better, more reliable information than what Honda UK did a few months ago when they made their "Coming Soon" splash announcement.

Still, it's interesting that American Honda Motor Co. (which BTW, is one of the largest Honda distributors in the world) has yet to say anything about the CBR300R... maybe AHMC is being smart (or cautious) and will wait with making an official announcement until the bikes are actually built and in their shipping crates and being loaded into Sea Containers.
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It really just comes down to whatever the marketing departments of these individual Honda Distributors (all of which are operated as separate companies) choose to do regarding future model releases. As you may recall, Honda UK was the first distributor to announce the CBR300R (Honda UK was also the one who announced the delay in the release of the bike until the end of 2014).
Good point here, all we can do really is speculate and say what they might do, it all comes down to what they decide to do in the end with their teams
 

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maybe canadians are almost sold out of cbr250s. so they are announcing the 300 now.
Strange though that they will be waiting until fall '14 when NA's riding season is all but finished. Makes me think it will be a single concurrent release across all markets instead of something staggered...
 

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Actually the CBR300R is the Non-ABS, standard model. The CBR300RA is the ABS equipped version of the bike.

BTW, I merged your thread with the one Bozzo started yesterday... no need for two threads on the same topic.
According to the auotevolution article I read:

the new CBR300R will sport anti-locking brakes as standard trim.
Where are you getting your info from?
 

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According to the auotevolution article I read...
Autoevolution is wrong.


Where are you getting your info from?
From the very same Honda Canada site that you linked to... they list both the CBR300R and CBR300RA on their site. Also, look at Bozzo's first post in this thread, it shows the CBR300RA. RA is the same designation that Honda uses for the ABS equipped CBR250RA... models which only have an R at the end are Non-ABS versions, for example the CBR250R.
 

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Autoevolution is wrong.




From the very same Honda Canada site that you linked to... they list both the CBR300R and CBR300RA on their site. Also, look at Bozzo's first post in this thread, it shows the CBR300RA. RA is the same designation that Honda uses for the ABS equipped CBR250RA... models which only have an R at the end are Non-ABS versions, for example the CBR250R.
You're actually both correct. EU has new laws coming into effect where ABS will need to be standard on all motorcycles by Jan 1 2016, so Honda is likely just fitting the Euro CBR300s with standard ABS in advance of the rule changes...
 

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You're actually both correct. EU has new laws coming into effect where ABS will need to be standard on all motorcycles by Jan 1 2016, so Honda is likely just fitting the Euro CBR300s with standard ABS in advance of the rule changes...
But we are talking about Canada here, not Europe. Once again, according to the Honda Canada site, the 2015 CBR300's will be available in both versions... ABS and Non-ABS. It's pretty clear. And although American Honda hasn't made any announcement regarding the CBR300R/RA, I have no doubt that both versions will be available in the U.S., since there are no mandatory ABS laws here either.

As far as Europe goes, when that law takes effect on 01-01-2016, Honda will simply just sell the CBR300RA (and not offer the CBR300R) in European markets. That doesn't mean that Non-ABS models won't be available in other markets, like the U.S. and Canada. As I've said before, you can't take what one Honda distributor says, and then apply that to all markets across the world... that's not how any of this works.
 

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So the new CBR300R will cost $5k. Who would cheap out and chose to save a grand for a CBR250R?
People are buying brand new 2013 CBR250R's this spring for as low as $3500 USD, plus TT&L.

And that estimated $5000 USD for a 2015 CBR300R doesn't include the Freight & Set-up charges that many dealers will add on to that price, so it could very well be closer to $5500 USD, plus TT&L by the time you ride away from the dealership.

So you're really talking about a $2000 difference in price between the two bikes... that two grand can buy some really nice riding gear, as well as a few other items that a new sport bike owner will need, such as a rear paddock stand, service manual, engine oil & filters, etc.

Not to mention the fact that no one will be riding any 2015 CBR300R's late summer. Add it all up, and there are actually some very good reasons to buy a CBR250R.
 

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The new CBR300R is not for me, I hope the CB300F/X will come in under 350lbs. I was disappointed that the new CBR300R will not come with a gear indicator? You would think ABS, slipper clutch and gear indicator on beginner bikes are a no brainer:confused:! Honda rectified this with the new NC750x but not the CBR300R:mad:.
 
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