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My previous bike was a Honda 650 Deauville. Very comfortable tourer. When I got the CBR300R I was expecting to lose a lot of the comfort factor and have more frequent rests. No such thing. The CBR is more comfortable than the Deauville and I can ride for hours without a break. I do lean forward more too but don't have a problem with this. Last autumn (fall to you over there,:D) I did a 220 mile ride and the only time I got off was to go to a regular cafe for a coffee but as soon as I got off I saw they were closes so I got back on and completed the ride. That stop gave me a break of about 30 seconds. Still felt fresh when I arrived home and would happily done another 100 miles. Bear in mind that I'm not a youngster and suffer with arthritis so the CBR can't be that bad to ride.
Maybe I will get used to the riding position more. I took that trip about 2 months after I got the bike, so my body wasn't really used to riding and all the various seldom-used muscles it requires, lol. I don't want to dissuade anyone from getting a 300F. It's a great bike, and I'm glad I didn't something else honestly. I almost got a CB500F, but it would have cost ~$2k more, and I don't think would do anything more or better than the 300F for what I use it for, which is commuting to work, running around town and the occasional short highway trip. I would like to eventually do some touring, which may require a different bike. I think I am going to try a few cheap mods to try and make the 300 a bit more comfortable for the long haul--a new windshield, seat pad, maybe handlebar risers--before I drop 7000+ on a CB500X. I really like the light weight, ease of handling at low speed and looks of the 300, as well as the spectacular gas mileage.
 

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Someone else on the forum has made a tourer out of a CB300F and seems quite happy with it. I think the CB300F is more upright in the bars than a CBR so should be more suited to touring. A rear rack and throwover panniers would make it work well. A taller screen will help with the comfort too.
 

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Someone else on the forum has made a tourer out of a CB300F and seems quite happy with it. I think the CB300F is more upright in the bars than a CBR so should be more suited to touring. A rear rack and throwover panniers would make it work well. A taller screen will help with the comfort too.
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I have done most of what they have, but I am going to try a new, larger windshield and some handlebar risers. I definitely need better luggage, the tiny tail bag isn't cutting it. I also have an Ogio mach 3 backpack and even with both it's not much space. 15T front sprocket might be in my future too.
 

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I did a ~3 hour (one-way) trip this past weekend, and it was not fun. I can go maybe an hour before my butt is in agony and I have to stop. It didn't help it was in the high 40s/low 50s! I'm not sure risers will help but I will try them before dropping the money on a new bike. The CB was fine otherwise, cruised at ~75 just fine and I could pass if I had to. I can tell I am more used to the riding position as my back and throttle hand were fine, but 4 months of climbing at a gym 2-3 times a week probably contributed to that as well.
 

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Someone else on the forum has made a tourer out of a CB300F and seems quite happy with it. I think the CB300F is more upright in the bars than a CBR so should be more suited to touring. A rear rack and throwover panniers would make it work well. A taller screen will help with the comfort too.
I made a tourer out of my CBR300R a few years ago, when I broke my back and could no longer enjoy the aggressive riding stance leaning forward over to reach the clamp-ons. I replaced the triple tree with that for a same year CB300F and installed a handlebar with a 3 inch raiser. It got me the more comfortable upright sitting position I needed without letting go of my beloved bike. I now commute 90 miles every day on back country twisty roads... even on my days off! 🤣
 
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