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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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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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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.
It's an interesting bike, but not feeling the love. (laughing)

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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.
Not only that. It is actually a carbon copy of a 2016 Honda concept bike made by Mad industries.
Which is one of my favourites in this genre.


By the way while the Honda is a proper grown up bike, have you seen a normal sized adult on the Svartpilen? Looks like it is the forbidden child of a Grom and a CB500.
 

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Wow. That concept bike is nice. Looks like some bike plagiarism has been going on.


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That bike needs ass, what happened to rear fenders? Insect crap then nothing. Wtf.....what the **** are these designers using for inspiration......dead bugs on the windshield.
 

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Hey, I had a 1980 KZ 550 that I thought was a beautiful bike! This is a pic of me and the bike just before I sold it in about 2004, I put over 120,000 miles on that bike, but I did put in an engine from a GPZ550 at about 70,000.
 

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Hey, I had a 1980 KZ 550 that I thought was a beautiful bike! This is a pic of me and the bike just before I sold it in about 2004, I put over 120,000 miles on that bike, but I did put in an engine from a GPZ550 at about 70,000.[/QUOTE

I remember that bike. For some reason the bikes got phony and over decorated with plastic parts that did nothing. Fake air intakes, weird over sized tail pieces, ugly colors and paint schemes. Engines with power that the frames could not tame. It got ugly. I call that period the lost years.
 
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