New for 2019, the Honda CB300R is making its debut in a highly competitive market segment. Combining contemporary styling with light weight, a low seat, and appealing power, the CB300R is as compelling to beginners as it is for more experienced riders. Other manufacturers—KTM, Husqvarna, Kawasaki, and Yamaha—may have abandoned the sub-300cc class for larger-displacement offerings, but Honda is eager to show them the error of their ways. Whatever the liquid-cooled 286cc engine lacks in displacement (and subsequently horsepower and torque) compared to its peers it more than makes up with flexibility and smoothness. Plus, the little single is mated to an excellent six-speed transmission.