welcome from another old bloke
and lifelong motorcyclist..
this is my 6th road honda and it follows honda
tradition of designing and creating excellent
road motorcycles.. this 286cc 2015 model
is a continuation and development of
4yrs of successful cbr250r worldwide..
while some prefer a louder horn than stock
otherwise its an excellent road motorcycle
as it is..
i have the ra model so cant comment on the f
specifically, but they share many components
and should both excel in what they are..
prepare to smile a lot...
welcome from another elder who just purchased a cb300f, the bike currently has a very good price point & good value for the $$'s
I just started breaking it in last weekend, the rear seat is a little tall to throw the leg over but it's manageable,
I'll get used to the horn & t/s being reversed but it is not a big deal to me
shifts are butter smooth & will get even better as it gets broke in
one of the most important specifications of this bike or for that matter any bike at least for me is weight, it's light weight, small footprint in the garage, easy to push around when necessary, weight is everything to a bike including the weight of the rider, & I'm not a large person 5'8" & about 165 pounds, 61 years old, plus I just like to keep a smaller displacement bike, it seems to keep things in balance for me with riding motorcycles, however the cb300f is not my primary bike
I have to agree with most something odd about this kickstand & it could probably be a little more robust but it also is very manageable
one reason the old blokes also relate to this excellent motorcycle
is based on life experience,, and the ability to see beyond
the fluff and wizz-bangs..
when returning to the saddle after a break i checked out what was
available [esp in hondas] and came across the new cbr250r
engine schematics, which were enough for me..
with now 6 road hondas i knew what it would be..
ie, an excellent road bike,, giving the rider the choice
of level/price of tyres and other replacables etc..
thought of riding her for a year to sharpen skills then trade
for a larger honda.. that idea sort of died a natural death,
or just faded away, as i came to appreciate what a fine
road motorcycle this is, within its capacity and price..
anyway, after she was stolen i checked out whats
available, again, ultimately opting for a new cbr300ra..
despite other nice general road hondas such as cbr650f etc
shes in for repairs/replacements after an old lady drove
straight into me,, but every ride on this '300' merely
emphasises the pleasure of riding a good road honda,
and also the choice of staying with the smaller capacity..
dont know whether its motorcycling as a lifestyle
or other things, but at 66 i certainly dont relate to
being 'old' in the way most people relate to age..
one thing for older riders tho,, we still have the capacity
to recognise changing situations, which is happening today
on the roads.. bottom line starting with basically higher
risks from incompetent and distracted drivers, often
drunk, drugged, stressed out, playing computer games[!]
checking emails and 'facebook', texting, eating, drinking,
applying makeup[!] and otherwise distracted..
we must not fall into the trap of trusting them..
use your experience to perceive unfolding situations
and to make evasive and avoidance responses,
including the 'pre-emptive strike'..
cb250/300r have certainly added quality
to my life, regardless of age
Good post!! I'll be 70 in Dec. Started riding in 1960. Experience makes a huge difference... and with age comes a little bit of sanity. Like I said earlier, I dont need to go twice the speed limit any more :serious: