Honda today confirmed the Honda CB300R for India for a price of less than 2.5 lakh ex-showroom. The CB300R will be available for sale through the Completely Knocked Down (CKD) route for the Indian market. The Honda CB300R, in its aggressive dark and minimalistic style is also the lightest motorcycle in its category and mated with a 286cc engine
CB300R – Engine
The CB300R’s compact 286 cc DOHC 4-valve liquid-cooled single cylinder engine – shared with the CBR300R – is a diminutive jewel that has won many fans for its free-revving and responsive nature. It’s also an engine that works well in ‘real-world’ road riding conditions, both around town and out on the highway.
The 2018 Honda CB300R produces a peak power of 30.9 HP @ 8,500 rpm, with peak torque of 27.5 Nm @ 7,500 rpm. The 6-speed gearbox offers an even spread of gears for strong acceleration – the CB300R will cover 0-200 m in just 9.2s.
Bore and stroke is set at 76 x 63 mm, with compression ratio of 10.7:1. PGM-FI fuel injection – with 38 mm throttle bore and straight-shot intake path – delivers crisp throttle response across the rev range. The exhaust is underslung and exits on the right side through a dual-chamber muffler.
CB300R – Chassis & Styling
The CB300R’s frame is constructed with tubular and pressed steel; the swing arm is manufactured from steel plate, irregularly shaped in cross section, giving it a bespoke minimalistic look. The single rear shock with 7 step adjustable, tapered handlebars with a 40 degree turning angle ensure the rider gets great feedback and a small turning radius making it an absolute performer in tricky traffic.
New designed exhaust pipes based on NEO SPORTS CAFÉ DNA style. Reproduced from Honda’s top-class big bike. The interior has a 2-room structure, providing powerful and aggressive engine sound. As well as increasing the efficiency of the acceleration response.
Controlling the performance with 41mm Light-weight inverted front forks helps to increase excellent balance in all road conditions. In addition, there are 296 mm disc brakes on the front of the radial mount, 4-pot calipers with ABS G-Sensor at the same level as on the racetrack. The high specification system gets an innovative IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) to give precise front to rear distribution of ABS operation depending on the vehicle posture controlling the Roll, Pitch, Yaw of the Motorcycle – simply put a braking system which keeps the rider in complete control, even during sudden brake application.
The console is erudite in design giving the rider all the information required in a minimalistic design, positioned perfectly to take a quick glance down at all the information – working eloquently during night or day. Full LED lighting – including indicators – ensure no path is dark for the rider to navigate through. Round shape thin LED headlight with a built-in signature horseshoe-shaped light guide. It reflects a global, advanced naked bike image with a brute appearance from the front.
The CB300R will be available in two colours i.e Matte Axis Gray Metallic and Candy Chromosphere Red. The bookings can be done at select Honda 2Wheeler dealerships across India for Rs. 5000 only.