Honda has always managed to get the formula right when it comes to Motorcycles, especially Off-road bikes, a successful record is a testament to the quality and endurance of Honda quality and has just been building on those successes, Introducing the new Honda CRF 300L.
As life gets more demanding the rider requires a bike that is conservative for daily riding and a capable machine ready to go on/off-roads on the weekends, now the new CRF300L takes the stage for 2021 – lighter, more powerful and with an array of detailed improvements listed below:
The CRF300L’s new 286cc engine produces 10% more peak power of 20.1kW @ 8,500rpm, and 18% more peak torque at 26.6Nm @ 6,500rpm.
A redesigned steel frame, aluminium swingarm and bottom yoke are major contributors to a 4kg overall weight loss and feature revised rigidity balance for feedback and feel.
The full dyno graph curves tell the full story beyond the peak power and torque uplift: the new engine is considerably stronger, everywhere, from 2,000rpm up.
The addition of an assist/slipper clutch reduces lever load by 20% and manages rear wheel ‘hop’ on rapid downshifts – great for control, on or off-road.
Revised timing of the intake cam specifically boosts low- to mid-range response – the rpm range most used around town or off-road – and works with redesigned air filter, exhaust downpipe (660g lighter than the previous design), muffler and ignition timing.
Ground clearance has been increased, from 255 to 285mm and the frame and engine sit 20mm higher, thanks to revisions to the lower frame, engine crankcases and oil drain plug.
The front brake uses a single 256mm disc gripped by a two-piston calliper, the rear a 220mm disc and a single-piston calliper: in common with the CRF competition machines the rear master cylinder is now a lightweight, integrated design.
The 21-inch front wheel and 18-inch rear increase stability on rough terrain and allow the fitment of more off-road specific tyres if required.
The rear number plate bracket is reduced, for a 300g saving, while the aggressively shaped front mudguard is also lighter.
Book your Honda CRF 300L at CMH Honda Wing Umhlanga now or visit us at 89 Flanders Drive, Mt Edgecombe.