The 2018 Honda Montesa Cota 300RR does not bring too much change for the upcoming season. However, this training bike doesn’t need it so much. The new model is lighter than street bike model 4RT260. This weight reduction is achieved by using carbon-fiber components on the clutch, exhaust pipe, and headlight lens. Anodized chassis and lightweight alloy wheels are further weight-savers. The heart of the 2018 Montesa Cota 300RR is a four-stroke water-cooled single-cylinder engine. All in all, this motorcycle will be worth of waiting after a successful stint in 2017.
2018 Honda Montesa Cota 300RR design
By usage of the lightweight materials, the trial bike is lighter than a racing model of about 2 pounds. So, the curb weight for 2018 Honda Montesa Cota 300RR is 162 lbs. Visual appearance is more aggressive with a combination of red and black colors. Furthermore, the seating position is pretty high, 26 inches from the ground. Half of this distance is a gap between the bike and the ground. Wheelbase is 52 inches.
2018 Honda Montesa Cota 300RR engine and specs
The 2018 Honda Montesa Cota 300RR is coming with 288 cc engine, as its predecessor. It keeps the bike under 300 cc segment. The drivetrain has a support in fuel injection system and a 5-speed manual transmission. The fuel capacity of the gas tank is just 0.5 gallons. However, it is enough for this bike. Thanks to precise fuel-injection, the power is not wasting during trial races. Ignition doesn’t offer battery for a digital system. It is also important for these kinds of motorcycles to offer quality and reliable brakes. These are 4-piston calipers with monoblock feature. Finally, both Cota and 4RT260 are using two modes of power delivery. A rider can easily switch between by using the button mounted on the handlebar. With it, power delivery map changes, providing better traction.
2018 Honda Montesa Cota 300RR price
The 2018 Honda Montesa Cota 300RR is more expensive than its sibling. The cost of the new Cota is over $10,000. On the other hand, pretty similar features we can get for $2,000 less. However, price gap shows that Honda 4RT260 offers less than 2018 Montesa Cota 300RR.