That one fly in this otherwise excellent ointment isn’t that big a deal, especially when there are so many other benefits and improvements mixed in. The LED lighting is brighter and looks great, the dash has more features, the bodywork is rad, and did I mention the bike lost a claimed 35 pounds? That’s not a typo—Honda says this new CB300R has a curb weight of just 313 pounds., which is nearly 10 percent less than the CB300F. Sure, it has a slightly smaller 2.7-gallon tank, but that only accounts for about four pounds. To slim the CB300R down Honda revised big items like the frame, wheels, and swingarm, but they even went so far as to utilize hollow axles to reduce unsprung weight. Nice work guys! That ultralight curb weight is going to make the bike handle better, accelerate harder, and generally be easier to manage whether you’re riding or just moving the bike around in the garage. In fact, it’s good for just about everything except riding in a cross wind.