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2019 Honda bikes - design change

Just read a review of the 2019 Honda CB300R in Motorcycle magazine. They mostly like it (much lighter), but say the engine is lacking for its class.

They note Honda seems to be getting away from the "transformer look" with this 2019 model.

I wonder when we see the newest 500 models if they will also have this more traditional naked look.

Attached is a photo of the new CB300R - a very cool looking bike me thinks.

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I like the look. The headlight is nice.

The silver fairing thingy just behind the headlight could go. Looks odd.

Why is it no stock exhaust looks good?


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I like the look. The headlight is nice.

The silver fairing thingy just behind the headlight could go. Looks odd.

Why is it no stock exhaust looks good?

Agree totally, that bulky looking exhaust detracts from the look of this cool bike.

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For sure it is an improvement over the transformer look. It will be interesting to see what Honda does with the 500. Certainly like the headlight and the lack of surpurflous plastic.

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There's a rumour Honda will debut two new 650's at the EICMA show in Nov. The CB650's have been around since '14 and are overdue for a refresh. 500's will get the NSC refresh in the next year or two I imagine. I'm definitely a fan of this new design language and can't wait to see how they apply it to the 500F. The new CB1000R is gorgeous, after you delete the tire hugger.

They're also rumoured to update the CBR1000RR to 212 HP :O

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Finding extra 20hp in the 1000RR is confirmed already.

Just a far fledged idea, but the same way as the Rebel 500 and 300 share the same chassis, it would be cool to see a cb500r with the cbr500 engine in that lightweight chassis.

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I like the more traditional look of the headlight, but the lack of a decent rear fender still turns me off.
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Looks like the new look going back to round headlights.
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I like the upside down forks and radial mounted brake caliper. Wonder if those will make it to the CBR300R.
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Husqvarna Svartpilen. 1 cylinder, 373cc, 44hp. Seat height 835mm (sounds quite high...) 150kg without fuel, 9.5l tank.

Engine copies the 2016+ 500 bronze look. You have to ask why.


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