CBR 300R hit 101 mph this morning! And comparison to Ninja 300 - Honda CBR250R Forum : Honda CBR 250 Forums
User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 1 Old Today, 12:24 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: So Cal
Posts: 9
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
CBR 300R hit 101 mph this morning! And comparison to Ninja 300

Perfect conditions, nice cold weather in So Cal. I hit 101 mph indicated on a slight downgrade. It was the same downgrade where I hit 111 mph indicated on the Ninja 300 I once had. For comparison, the Ninja 300 got about 62 mpg and the CBR300r has been getting about 71 mpg over 1,500 miles.

There's roughly a 10 mph top speed advantage to the Ninja 300 and roughly 10 mpg advantage to the CBR300r. There's a better fuel range on the Ninja 300 (easily 60 miles) due to 4.5 gal tank. I've only got 3 gal useable on the CBR300. The mirrors on the CBR300 are much better (not even close) and the CBR300 suspension is more balanced for me. The Ninja would go faster and the suspension was never an issue, whereas the CBR won't hit that extra 10 mph on top but feels more comfy in general. The CBR does squirm but it is a slow squirm and very manageable, and more plush.

I paid OTD $4,299 for the CBR300r ABS and $4,300 OTD for the Ninja 300. For commuting the CBR300r is better for me since the handle bars and front fairing and mirrors are just about perfect for where I want to sit and look. The stock Ninja 300 perched me up too much and had me feeling like I was steering from the waist and I couldn't tuck behind the wind screen the way a sportbike should.

If Honda made a CBR450r single cylinder with just a bit bigger forks and frame to handle the extra weight, that'd be Goldie Locks's way hotter big sister for me. From my experience, a slow single is way more satisfying to abuse than a relatively slow twin. I think the control over the raw sound and torque of the single is more noticeable than controlling same for a comparable twin.
Leo310 is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Honda CBR250R Forum : Honda CBR 250 Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome