Which leads us to the best news of all: price. Just as the suspension, brakes, and seat height all fit in line with the competition, so too does the $4,990 base price. That’s nine bucks cheaper than a similarly equipped Ninja 300, and around $600 more than a CBR300 ($4,399 without ABS). Both the Ninja and CBR have ABS as an option, which we have long stood by as an excellent feature in a motorcycle designed for less experienced riders, and, ever the wildcard, KTM’s RC390 comes with ABS standard for $5,499. Even without an ABS option, the R3 is a worthy competitor.