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Honda has launched the CB 300R in the Indian market at an ex-showroom price of Rs 2.41 lakh. The Honda CB 300R is the first 300cc product from the Japanese motorcycle manufacturer and is a neo-retro motorcycle.
The launch of the Honda CB 300R has been awaited by motorcycling enthusiasts in India. The motorcycle slots into the rapidly growing and extremely competitive 300cc segment. The Honda CB 300R was more of a surprise from Honda for the Indian market.
No one had guessed that this would be Honda's first new product in the Indian market this year until Honda made an announcement in January. Since then, the bike has been spotted while shooting for the TVC and it generated a hype in the Indian market.
The Honda CB 300R sports neat and classy design lines. Up front is a retro-looking circular LED headlamp with separate sections for high and low beams. The gold-coloured upside down forks, petal disc brakes, five-twin-spoke alloy wheels and muscular and curvaceous fuel tank adds to the design elements on the side profile of the motorcycle.
The contrasting tank extensions and radiator guard with the engine cowling and fat upswept exhaust further adds to the design on the side profile. At the rear is a simple LED tail lamp and turn signal indicator setup.
The Honda CB 300R is powered by a liquid-cooled, 286cc, single-cylinder engine with a maximum power output of 31.4bhp and a peak torque output of 27.5Nm. A six-speed gearbox drives the rear wheel.
The power output at first seems decent, but it is the weight of the motorcycle that makes it interesting. The Honda CB 300R weighs in at just 143 kilograms, making the lightest motorcycle in the segment. This would ensure that it is a blast to ride.
The motorcycle is suspended by a monoshock at the rear and upside-down forks up front. Braking is handled by petal discs at the front and rear. The Honda CB 300R will compete with the KTM 390 Duke, Kawasaki Ninja 400 and Yamaha YZF-R3.
Thoughts On Honda CB 300R Launched In India
The Honda CB 300R might just be the motorcycle that could change things for Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India. It will be retailed at Honda's premium Wing World dealerships only and therefore would give customers a premium experience.