Launched just two months back Honda CB300R has sold out for 2019. In just over two months, it received a great response from the customers and more than 500 bookings for the bike. Even with a slight premium tag Honda CB300R made an impact on the customers with Neo Sports Café DNA.
Honda also started the deliveries earlier this month in Chandigarh, Jaipur, Delhi, and Haryana followed by other cities. Honda CB300R comes from Thailand as a completely knocked down (CKD) kit, which explains the premium pricing of Rs 2.41 lakhs (ex-showroom). Even then there seems to be a lot of demand for the bike, there’s no word from Honda to bring down more unit this year.
Coming to design which is inspired by Honda CB1000R motorcycle is a unique sports cafe racer design. Honda has used a tubular and pressed steel frame which makes it the lightest motorcycle in its segment (147kg). Coupled that with the 286cc engine, the CB300R is a powerful motorcycle. Led round headlight up front looks modern while retaining the retro charm. There’s an all-new LCD instrument cluster, sculpted fuel tank, seat design and tanks shrouds. A 10-litre fuel tank is on offer and rated fuel economy of 30kmpl.
Honda also offers various accessories for the motorcycle, 16 of them to be exact. Along with three different customized kits which combine few of the accessories to give the bike a unique look. talking about the powertrain, the 286cc, liquid cooled, DOHC, single cylinder engine 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.
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 bike comes in two colours – Matte Axis Gray Metallic & Candy Chromosphere Red.
With the overwhelming response given to the CB300R, we can see that people are willing to spend their money on a good product, even if it’s priced more than the competition. Talking about the competition the bike competes with KTM Duke 390 and BMW G310R.