Honda is releasing 2 new 2015 bikes in the US...anytime now. The CBR300r has the same thumper as the 250r but a longer stroke. This, after Ninja 300 sales pretty much decimated sales of the CBR250r. Honda will also release a naked version of the bike...a CB300f with a list price of $3999. That's the one I'm interested in. Why? Low weight. Wet weight of the CB300f is 348 lbs. compared to the Ninja 300 weight of 386 lbs. 38 lbs. makes a lot of difference in a small bike like this. Seat ht. is favorable for someone of modest height as well at 30.7 in. compared to the Ninja 300 seat ht. of 30.9 inches, so the CB300f is geared toward new, shorter riders. What I do not like about the new bike (at least I think I don't like it) will be the valve clearance check. Like many bikes it has the bucket and shim style valves like the FZ-07. I am anticipating the CB300s will have a valve check scheduled for 600 miles, just like the 250r. The FZ-07 scheduled valve check is at 23,600 miles. Thing is, this is an expensive service, and if you buy a new Honda, in a week or two, you get to shell out another $500 for the oil change/valve check. That's just wrong! If the valves need adjusting at 600 miles, they were off to begin with. That aside, the bike should be a great little all-around motorcycle. If I bought one, I would try to get the first service included in the purchase. Then I wouldn't let the dealer tell me it doesn't need a valve check, provided the manual lists a valve check. That is a common situation...mechanics telling you to ignore early valve checks. So what happens if your engine blows and you didn't check the valves?