American Honda has introduced an all-new competition-focused trials motorcycle, the 2015 Montesa Cota 300RR. Riding on the dominating success of Toni Bou on the trails circuits, Honda puts the limited-edition Cota 300RR on the market from its Spain-based manufacturing facility.
“We’re excited to expand our trials lineup by bringing the brand-new Montesa Cota 300RR to American customers,” said Lee Edmunds, Manager of Motorcycle Marketing Communications at American Honda. “Montesa’s Honda-powered four-stroke Cota models have long ruled both the outdoor and indoor World Trials Championships, and this light, powerful, agile new motorcycle is already enjoying success in international competition. With the Cota 300RR, riders will be ready to tackle the most challenging sections.”
Here in the U.S., the bike is being campaigned by Cody Webb on the AMA NATC MotoTrials ciruit. The Cota 300RR has a 288cc engine with a longer stroke and bore from the Honda 4RT260 model currently on the market. This gives increased power and torque. It also adds a programmable engine control unit (ECU) to allow tuners full access to the engine.
Lightweight components and weight-reduction manufacture means this 300RR is over four pounds lighter than its predecessor. A four-piston monoblock caliper front brake is standard, as are aluminum DID rims and black-anodized aluminum hubs. Price is $9,999 plus delivery and the Montesa Coda 300RR must be special ordered.