2019-2020 CB300R

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  1. GeoKrpan

    GeoKrpan Been here awhile

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    The 0-60 time for the CB300R is half that of a Vespa 300.

    I have no doubt that the Vespa is fun to ride.
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  2. RedDogAlberta

    RedDogAlberta High Plains Drifter

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    At this stage of the game it’s just about riding. I’m disabled and use a walker on foot. I ride fine but have difficulty stopped, parking, maneuvering, etc. 2 years ago I was walking a HD Roadster out of my carport and fell on foot, breaking my collarbone cost the entire summer.

    The following year I bought a Grom to see if that was it. Nope, half the weight was a Godsend. It just couldn’t do highways speed, hence the Vespa. Perfect and I’m back in the game. 0-60 times were my focus 40 years ago.
  3. GeoKrpan

    GeoKrpan Been here awhile

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    I know a guy who is disabled and rides a large Piaggio three wheeled scooter.

    Hope you're getting better.
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  4. GeoKrpan

    GeoKrpan Been here awhile

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    Dino's new 500X and my 300R.

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    Small and smaller. Dino should be on my bike and I should be on his. I weigh 190, he weighs 140.

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    Dino's loving the 500X so far. He was away over the weekend so he hasn't yet taken it on one of his 200-300 mile Sunday rides.

    He said he's through with big bikes. We'll see how long he keeps it.

    Today he's installing some auxiliary lights. He's going to get a center stand.

    He got Honda heated grips from the dealer. He's going to use strap on luggage instead of hard panniers.

    He's going to take it to a tuner. I asked him to ask the tuner if they do 300Rs.
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  5. RedDogAlberta

    RedDogAlberta High Plains Drifter

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    That 300 would work for me. The Grom needs that engine.

    I’m out of the game with the Vespa. I can manage it’s low weight, or rather lack of it. I just need Audrey Hepburn to play out our Roman Holiday together in romantic bliss. ❤️
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  6. GeoKrpan

    GeoKrpan Been here awhile

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    According to this link a Vespa 300 weighs 348 lbs DRY! The WET weight of the 300R is 317 bs. The dry weight of the 300R is right about 300 lbs.

    https://www.ultimatespecs.com/motorcycles-specs/vespa/vespa-gts-300-2012

    But, I know a scooter is a lot easier to get on and off of.
  7. AwDang

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    Brothers from another mother!
    Theres nothing to be gained tuning the 500’s, save the money.
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  8. RedDogAlberta

    RedDogAlberta High Plains Drifter

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    I’m coming off a HD XL1200CX Roadster. I rode it once in June. I couldn’t manage it at a stop or walk on foot after 43 years of riding. Appreciate that the Vespa is like a bicycle in comparison. No worries. I wheel it around at a stop and parking spaces with ease. The numbers are irrelevant. I figure half the weight and instant bliss.
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  9. GeoKrpan

    GeoKrpan Been here awhile

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    I had two Honda 250 Elite scooters and a Aprilia Scarabeo 500 scooter. I love scooters. I had more fun on the Honda scooters than my motorcycle at the time. It was a big factor in the choice of the 300R.
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  10. GeoKrpan

    GeoKrpan Been here awhile

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    I've had the Healtech quick shifter for a while now.

    It works well for the 4, 5, and 6 shifts but not so well with the 2 and 3 shifts.

    I've discovered it will shift smoothly for 2 and 3 if you just "touch" the clutch.

    This is with the throttle remaining open.

    Was it worth the money and effort? Yes, I think so.
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  11. GeoKrpan

    GeoKrpan Been here awhile

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  12. GeoKrpan

    GeoKrpan Been here awhile

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    Dino took his 500X on a 250 mile ride last Sunday. He said it was absolutely fine.

    His riding companions were aboard a 1200GS and a CB1000R. He had to wait for them in the twisties.

    He said he has to shift a lot more but that he likes that. He likes that he really has to "use" the motor.
  13. zap2504

    zap2504 Dave E.

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    So does the CRF300L/Rally have the same engine/trans as the CB300R?
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    GeoKrpan Been here awhile

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    Yep. He was going 70+ and even 80+ at times.

    It has a very soft suspension and wind protection.
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    The CRF, CBR, and R are all tuned the same. The Rebel has a different tune. A little more torque and a little lower peak hp.
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    sk8norcal Been here awhile

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    that guy deserves a medal for riding 1000 miles in a day on that bike.
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  17. GeoKrpan

    GeoKrpan Been here awhile

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    Evidently it's more doable than many people think.
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    A medal maybe a mental check up for sure
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  19. zap2504

    zap2504 Dave E.

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    Interesting - especially if I decide the ergos on the CB300R are just too tight for me (which would be a shame since I like the appearance of the CB much more than the CRF).
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  20. GeoKrpan

    GeoKrpan Been here awhile

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    The ergos of the 300R are not too tight for me, 6', 193lbs.

    I think the CRF would be more tolerable over 1000 miles because of it's soft suspension and wind protection.