Honda CB300R Outsells The CBR250R
The sales tally of the neo-retro naked is significantly higher than the CBR250R’s numbers in June
- The Honda CB300R is sold in the country via the CKD route.
- On the other hand, the CBR250R is manufactured in India.
- The price difference between the two bikes is around Rs 46,600.
The Honda CB300R has managed to beat the CBR250R in terms of sales numbers in June this year. The Japanese brand sold 80 units of the neo-retro bike in June whereas the CBR250R raked in only 51 units.
In the same month last year, the CBR250R recorded a sale of 401 units, which is almost eight times more than its tally in June 2019. In April this year, Honda sold 161 units of the CBR250R and in the subsequent month, the sales figure dropped to 54 units.
The fully faired quarter-litre sports tourer received LED headlight, new colour schemes and a BS4-compliant engine back in 2018. Other than these changes, the bike has remained more or less the same ever since its launch in 2011.
Among the current crop of rivals, the CBR250R has become a bit dated, and this has made a negative impact on its sales as well. Another reason which might have impacted the sales is the fact that Honda charges close to Rs 2 lakh for what's essentially a quarter-litre motorcycle. That said, it still has one of the creamiest engines in its segment, not to mention its reputation of being highly reliable.
The CB300R, on the other hand, is a relatively new entrant in its segment. The motorcycle is sold here via the CKD (Completely Knocked Down) route and is currently Honda’s most affordable CKD motorcycle in India. At Rs 2.41 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), the naked motorcycle costs Rs 46,600 more than the CBR250R.
For the premium, you get a completely new design language, an all-LED lighting system, a fully-digital instrument cluster, a bigger engine and more premium underpinnings when compared to the CBR250R. The Honda CB300R is also one of the lightest motorcycles in its class, tipping the scales at just 147kg (kerb). The naked bike has received quite a positive response from customers too as its sales numbers doubled in June when compared to May (40 units). To know how the bike fares in real-world conditions, check out our road test review here.