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Japanese two-wheeler maker Honda unveiled the CB300R naked motorcycle at the 2017 EICMA motorcycle show in Italy. Now, GaadiWaadi reports that the Honda CB300R has been patented in India. This suggests that Honda might introduce the CB300R in the country.
But patenting a motorcycle does not confirm the launch. Many products were patented in the country but they were never launched. The Honda CB300R will be an interesting product for the Indian market as the entry-level performance motorcycle segment has seen a rapid growth in the past few years.
The Honda CB300R is the naked streetfighter version of the CBR300R. The motorcycle gets an all-new design but the mechanical parts remain the same. The CB300R features a classic round headlamp with LED lights, muscular tank, engine belly pan and a stubby exhaust muffler.
The Honda CB300R draws power from a 286cc liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, single-cylinder engine that produces 30.5bhp and 27.5Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The motorcycle gets a single piece handlebar which aids in an upright riding position.
The Honda CB300R is equipped with a 41mm upside down forks at the front and monoshock suspension at the rear. Braking duties are handled by petal discs at both the ends with dual-channel ABS as standard. The CB300R offers a right mix of retro styling and modern features.
Currently, Honda lacks a naked street fighter in the Indian market. The only options for performance bike enthusiasts is the CBR250R. If the CB300R is launched in India, it will be a premium alternative to the Bajaj Dominar 400 as the pricing will be higher than the CBR250R.
Thoughts On The Honda CB300R
The Honda CB300R will be a perfect entry-level performance bike in the Indian market if it is priced aggressively. The neo-retro design and top-notch cycle parts will definitely find buyers in the country. But Honda is yet to confirm about this development. We hope that Honda will bring the CB300R to the Indian shores at least by 2019.