Honda launched the CB300R in India in February 2019. Starting with a price tag of Rs 2,41,000 (ex-showroom) it was available in selected Honda dealerships across India.
After 2 months Honda has delivered the first lot of motorcycles to the owners. The First few customers are from Chandigarh, Jaipur, Delhi, and Haryana. Honda also introduced a host of accessories for the bike and customized accessory kits. Carrying the Neo Sports Café DNA the CB300R soon start deliveries in other cities. The motorcycle comes to India via the completely knocked down (CKD) route. That’s why the slightly higher price tag.
Coming to the accessories Honda is offering. There’s a total of 16 accessories for the bike. Starting from a crankcase cover to handle grip weights and lots of more things. Above is the list of all the accessories offered with pictures so you have a better idea. Honda is also offering four customized kits- Premium, Protection, Standard & Sports. As with the names, all these kits have different accessories bundled to make a package that suits you.
Speaking on the deliveries commencement of the CB300R, Mr. Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Senior Vice President – Sales and Marketing, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said, “Indian middleweight biking enthusiasts welcomed the Neo Sports Café inspired Honda CB300R with a lot of enthusiasm. Overwhelmed by the response since its launch in February, we have revised our production plan to meet the additional demand.”
Coming to design it has that unique sports cafe racer design based on the bigger, Honda CB1000R motorcycle. The frame is a tubular and pressed steel which makes it the lightest motorcycle in its segment (147kg). Led round headlight up front looks modern, all-new LCD instrument cluster, sculpted fuel tank, seat design, tanks shrouds and also bit different riding position.
In the heart of the CB300R sits a 286cc, liquid cooled, DOHC, single cylinder engine which makes 30.9 bhp power at 8,500 rpm and 27 Nm torque at 7,500 rpm. It is mated to a 6-speed transmission system. A 10-liter fuel tank is on offer and rated fuel economy of 30kmpl. ABS comes standard and it also features Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) to evenly distribute ABS to the front and rear brakes. Suspension duties are carried by 41mm USD forks up front and monoshock at the rear with preload adjustments.
The Honda CB300R is available in two exciting colors- Matte Axis Gray Metallic & Candy Chromosphere Red. It competes with KTM Duke 390 and BMW G310R.