Honda CB300R Launched In India
Priced at Rs 2.41 lakh (ex-showroom India), it will go up against the KTM 390 Duke and the BMW G 310 R
- Bookings are already open at all Honda Wings dealerships.
- It’ll be the company’s most affordable CKD offering in the country.
- Will be available in two colours: Matte Axis Gray Metallic and Candy Chromosphere Red.
Time to grab your cheque books. Honda has finally launched the CB300R in India today. It’s been priced at Rs 2.41 lakh (ex-showroom India), making it the company’s most affordable CKD offering in the country. Bookings are already underway across all 22 Honda Wings dealerships in the country for a token amount of Rs 5,000. Honda says deliveries of the motorcycle are expected to commence by the third week of March 2019.
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The Honda CB300R follows the same design language as the company’s ‘Neo Sports Cafe’ range, helping it look like a scaled-down version of the CB1000R, which is certainly not a bad thing. It packs a blend of retro aesthetics with modern technology. The round classic headlamps, for instance, get LED lighting. Then there is the fully digital instrument console and an IMU-based ABS system, tucked in nicely in a retro-looking body. It will be available in two colours, Matte Gray and Red, and we are partial to the latter.
Powering the CB300R is a 286cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder DOHC engine. While internationally it makes 31.4PS of power, the India-spec model will churn out 30.45PS of power and 27.5Nm of torque, mated to a 6-speed gearbox. Its competition, the KTM 390 Duke and the BMW G 310 R, in comparison makes 43.5PS of power and 34PS of power respectively. However, we can expect the CB300R to pack more refinement than the other two. But we’re reserving our final thoughts for a complete road test review.
Honda has equipped the CB300R with a tubular steel frame suspended upon 41mm USD forks at the front and a preload-adjustable monoshock at the rear. Braking duties are handled by disc brakes on both ends. Unlike the international-spec variant which runs on Dunlop tyres, the India-bound CB300R will run on Michelin tyres to keep costs down.
As mentioned earlier, the Honda CB300R will rival the KTM 390 Duke and the BMW G 310 R in our market. We’ll be sure to put the three motorcycles against each other for a comprehensive road test comparison so stay tuned!