Honda CB300R BS6 vs BMW G310R: Photo Comparison

Modified On Jan 20, 2022 04:49 PM By Team Bikedekho for Honda CB300R

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Here's a closer look at how the newly arrived Japanese neo-retro naked stacks up against its German rival

Though Honda India took its own sweet time, it has finally re-introduced the Honda CB300R in its BS6 avatar. So let's see how the bike goes up against its primary rival, the BMW G310R.

On the design front, both the motorcycles sport different styling elements. The new CB300R gets a neo-retro look while the G310R carries a sharp and aggressive streetfighter demeanour. Both the bikes come equipped with LED headlights. However, there's a difference in the design of the headlight unit: the CB300R gets a classic circular unit while the G310R mounts an angular unit up front.

Moving to the side, you'll notice that the BMW G310R gets an 'R' graphic and a dual-tone paint scheme while the Honda CB300R gets a simpler yet elegant single-tone paint scheme throughout, complemented by a bronze finish on its exhaust and golden telescopic forks.

The Honda CB300R comes equipped with a slightly smaller fuel tank of 9.7 litres as compared to the 11-litre unit found on the BMW G310R. Both motorcycles feature an upswept exhaust and an underbelly pan. However, the seat is different on both bikes as the CB300R uses a split seat with a grab handle strap while the G310R gets a single-piece unit.

On the features front, the CB300R gets all-LED lights, a side stand engine cut-off switch, and a blue backlit LCD instrument cluster that displays gear position and side-stand indicator along with the standard bits. Meanwhile, the G310R features all-LED lights, adjustable clutch and brake levers, an LCD instrument cluster, ABS, and ride-by-wire. BMW also offers heated grips, a 12V power outlet and a USB charging port as an optional accessory.

Powering the new CB300R is a BS6 compliant 286cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine that churns out 31.1PS and 27.5Nm. On the other hand, the G310R draws power from a 313cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine that produces 34PS and 28Nm.

Both the bikes employ an identical suspension setup: a USD fork up front and a monoshock at the rear. The gold finish on the forks of both bikes gives them a premium feel.

Rear Tyre View of G 310 R

The braking and wheel setup is also similar on both bikes as they employ single disc brakes at both ends with ABS and 17-inch alloy wheels. That said, the ABS unit on the Honda CB300R is IMU-enhanced. The wheels come wrapped in tyres having 110-section units at the front and 150-section units at the rear. The BMW G310R comes equipped with Michelin Pilot Sport tyres while the Honda CB300R uses MRF Revz.

The Honda CB300R is priced at Rs 2.77 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) and is available in two paint schemes: Pearl Spartan Red and Matte Steel Black. Meanwhile, the BMW G310R is priced at 2.65 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), and offered in a choice of three dual-tone colours: Style Sport, Cosmic Black 2, and Style Passion.

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