Launching the new Honda CB300R was a big step by the Japanese firm to get a hold of the Indian market which is blooming, especially the 250-400cc segment. The CB300R received a good response when it was launched but we didn’t see that many units out on the road. It was speculated that the problem was Honda’s limited production plan for the bike.
Anyway, Honda has silently increased the price of the CB300R by almost a thousand bucks. At the time of the launch, the CB300R was priced at Rs 2,41,000 and now it retails at Rs 2,41,989.
Honda CB300R is powered by a 286cc, liquid-cooled, single which produces around 31bhp and 27.5Nm of torque. It falls in the Duke 390’s territory which blows away its competition into pieces both by price and features. However, Honda offers top-notch quality and finish and is also known for its smooth and reliable engines. Other features that the CB300R offer include full LED lighting, digital dash, ABS with IMU, unique retro-modern design.
We hope that Honda increases the production of the CB300R so that at least those who have booked the bikes could get them. It was also said that most of the Honda dealerships across the country stopped accepting any new bookings because of the shortage. Reports suggest that in June 2019, Honda dispatched 80 units of the CB300R to the respective owners. That’s a low number but surprisingly (or not), it did outsell the Honda CBR250R.
(All prices are ex-showroom)