Honda has launched the CB300R in India and priced it attractively at Rs. 2.41 Lakh Ex Showroom Pan India. The naked street motorcycle belongs to the legendary CB series of motorcycles from Honda and is also on sale in few of the global markets including the US, Thailand and Europe. The CB300R was showcased by Honda at the 2018 EICMA for the first time. In India the Honda CB300R is available in color options of Matte Axis Gray Metallic and Candy Chromosphere Red paint options. The CB300R will be sold via 22 select Honda flagship dealerships and bookings are open at a down-payment of Rs. 5000.
The CB300R becomes a very important model for Honda as it allows them to prove to its fans and followers here that they are focused on getting the latest and best products from their International lineup into India.
In terms of styling the Honda CB300R is based on the Neo Sports Cafe concept and comes with premium styling. The round head lights with full LED glow come with brushed metal rim combined with flat aluminum handlebars and full digital instrument panel. The fuel ank owes its style cues from the CB1000R for its sharp chiseled styling. The tail lamp is also in full LED glow along with LED turn lights.
The motorcycle comes with a tubular frame made of steel and gets a chunky 41mm upside down (USD) front forks and a 7 step preload adjustable monoshock setup at the rear. The front braking unit comprises of 296mm discs while a 220mm discs unit does duty at the rear with dual channel ABS linked to the ABS G-Sensor while (IMU) Inertial Measurement Unit offers equitable front to rear braking.
Powering the Honda CB300R is the 286cc single cylinder liquid cooled DOHC unit which pumps out 30.9 bhp of power at 8500rpm and 27.5 Nm of torque at 7500rpm. This engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The CB300R comes with a 10 liter fuel tank which can take the motorcycle over 300kms.
In term of size the Honda CB300R measures 2012mm in length, 802mm in width and 1052mm in height with a overall wheelbase of 1352mm and saddle height at 799mm. The CB300R comes shod with 110/70R 17 M/C 54H tyre in the front and 150/60R 17M/C 64H at the rear mounted on alloys.
The CB300R is built via the CKD route for India. The Honda CB300R competes with the likes of the Bajaj Dominar and the KTM 390 Duke, also with the Royal Enfield and Jawa range of motorcycles in India.