Honda CB300R bookings have already opened and will launch today in India, to rival BMW G310R, Interceptor 650 & Duke 390
Honda will launch the all-new CB300R naked bike in the Indian market soon. Honda has started taking official bookings for the bike and as per Honda, it will be priced below Rs. 2.5 lakhs in the Indian market (ex-showroom).
Honda will offer the all-new CB300R in two colours namely Matte Axis Metallic and Candy Chromosphere Red. The design of the upcoming Honda CB300R is inspired by the Honda Neo Sports Cafe which also inspires the flagship Honda CB1000R.
The all-new CB300R will compete with the KTM 390 Duke in the market and will be assembled in India through the Completely Knocked Down (CKD) route. It is expected to be priced below the KTM 390 Duke, which carries an official price of Rs. 2.44 lakhs, ex-showroom. The all-new CB300R is powered by a single-cylinder 286cc, 4-valve, liquid-cooled, 4-valve engine that produces a maximum of 37 Bhp and 37.5 Nm.
Honda CB300R is already available in the international markets. It gets unique styling design. The bike gets swingarm made up from a steel plate, which has been designed in a deformed shape in the cross-section. The CB300R looks minimalistic in design and gets features like upside down front forks and a 7-step adjustable rear mono shock. To give a comfortable riding position, the handlebars have been tapered at an angle of 40 degrees, which reduces the turning radius of the bike.
Other features include a fully digital instrument cluster, which has been designed to give perfect visibility even under the direct sunlight. Honda also offers full LED headlamp system, LED tail lamps and LED turn indicators. It gives a sharp look to the bike. The CB300R also gets a horseshoe-shaped LED DRL integrated to the headlamp.
The all-new Honda CB300R will be available through 22 Honda Wing dealerships in India. The competition is extremely stiff in the segment and soon Husqvarna bikes will also land in the Indian market. It will be interesting to see how the market reacts to the CB300R.