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Hey everyone just heard the news about the CBR300R. Really excited about buying my first new bike, I'm coming from an 89 Ninja 250 and to be honest I'm just looking to step into the modern age with the CBR. I'm also considering a Duke 390 and a new Ninja 300...

Looking forward to it, Cheers :D
 

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Welcome to the forum!

The Duke 390 and the Ninja 300 are both exciting bikes too. I think that Honda's reputation of good quality makes the CBR300 the most desirable to me. Whichever you get, it will be fun for you to have a brand new bike!
 

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The Duke 390 and the Ninja 300 are both exciting bikes too. I think that Honda's reputation of good quality makes the CBR300 the most desirable to me. Whichever you get, it will be fun for you to have a brand new bike!
This is so true.

Still interested to see what the Duke RC390 will do when put up against the CBR300R
 

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I think the RC is a little bit more track focused compared to the CBR300 which will be more comfortable for daily use.
 

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I think the RC is a little bit more track focused compared to the CBR300 which will be more comfortable for daily use.
I agree with this. Should be a good race between the two bikes though. The two bikes are still in the same segment. The CBR300 is a entry sport bike that is comfortable, while the KTM 390R is a naked bike with a bit of a track focus. Same but different.
 

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but isn't the yamaha R25 a competitor to the CBR 300? Obviously there are differences but I would put the RC, R25, and CBR300 in the same segment. People would cross shop all of them I think.
 

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but isn't the yamaha R25 a competitor to the CBR 300? Obviously there are differences but I would put the RC, R25, and CBR300 in the same segment. People would cross shop all of them I think.
yea absolutely, I'm shopping based on P/W anyways not pure displacement. I think the R25 is going to be a very good track bike I'm, just not sure if it will be comfrotable for daily duty. Ditto for the RCs but **** are they SEXX...

CBR300 is the safe commuter choice, we'll see how far reason gets me though ;)
 

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that R25 is supposed to be a screamer. What I'm hearing so far is 249cc p-twin good for 35-38 HP...

but that RC390 is NO slouch, although the higher displacement and lightweight philosophy at KTM may give it the edge. But price as always will factor... I imagine the RC is going to show up about 6-7K and the R25 proabably won;t even jump the pond :(
 

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It is, after all it's a 250cc race bike from Yamaha which will = game over for other brands
Agreed, I just have a BAD feeling its not coming to NA. All the press pieces I've seen say Europe, Japan, Emerging markets...

The biggest issue is that a race bike never make a good commuter ;)
 

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yea absolutely, I'm shopping based on P/W anyways not pure displacement. I think the R25 is going to be a very good track bike I'm, just not sure if it will be comfrotable for daily duty. Ditto for the RCs but **** are they SEXX...

CBR300 is the safe commuter choice, we'll see how far reason gets me though ;)
Yeah I am thinking the same thing CBRs just in general compared to other always have been the comfy choice. Although i wouldn't mind taking a spin around the track with the R25 but will just keep it on there and not for the streets. yamaha's tend to have much more aggressive riding positions.
 

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Yeah I am thinking the same thing CBRs just in general compared to other always have been the comfy choice. Although i wouldn't mind taking a spin around the track with the R25 but will just keep it on there and not for the streets. yamaha's tend to have much more aggressive riding positions.
That and they usually crack out peak power at the top of the rev band, not exactly useful when tooling around town ya know. But they do make some smooth revving screamers...
 

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Yeah I am thinking the same thing CBRs just in general compared to other always have been the comfy choice. Although i wouldn't mind taking a spin around the track with the R25 but will just keep it on there and not for the streets. yamaha's tend to have much more aggressive riding positions.
and those positions aren't fun on the street.
how do you like their more up-right FZ-09?
 
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