Honda had previously announced that they will be launching the CB300R in India on 8 February. Withstanding to their announcement, the company has launched the all-new CB300R at INR 2.41 lakh today.
The motorcycle made its international debut in the winter of 2017 subsequent to which, it has now reached Indian soil. This motorcycle is brought to India via the CKD route and, like other premium bikes from the brand, will be sold through the 22 Wing World outlets.
The Honda CB300R is basically a smaller version of the litre-class 2019 CB1000R+ that was recently launched by the company. CB300R sports a classic retro round headlamp with modern LED lamps, fully-digital LCD instrument cluster and a dual-channel ABS system that uses an IMU to improve front to the rear distribution of brake intervention.
The suspension duties on the CB300R are taken care of by a 41mm USD fork and a preload-adjustable monoshock. Similarly, the braking is handled by 296mm petal disc with a radial four-pot caliper for the front and a 220mm disc with a single-piston caliper for the rear. The bike rides on 17-inch wheels at both ends, with a 110/70 section tyre at the front and a 150/60 section tyre at the rear.
The bike gets power from a 286cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, four-valve, DOHC engine that churns out 31bhp and 27.5Nm of torque. The transmission duties are handled by a 6-speed constant mesh gearbox. Most interestingly, its kerb weight is just 143kg whose power to weight ratio is significantly higher compared to other bikes of the same segment.
In terms of pricing, it takes on the likes of the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and the more expensive BMW G 310 R.