Honda launched the all-new CB300R in India on Friday. The CB300R starts at ₹2.41 lakh and is being brought in via the completely knocked down (CKD) route. It takes on the likes of other sport-naked bikes in the Indian market, including the KTM 390 Duke and the BMW G 310 R.
The CB300R will be sold in India through Honda's Wing World outlets which also sell the Japanese automaker's other premium bikes.
The CB300R sports a ‘neo sports café’ styling which can also be spotted on the 2019 CB1000R+. Much like its bigger sibling, the CB300R pairs retro elements like a round LED headlamp with modern, aggressive lines.
Powering the 2019 CB300R is a 286cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, four-valve, DOHC motor mated to a 6-speed transmission. The motor makes 31.4 HP and 27.5Nm of torque.
The CB300R has a 41mm USD fork and a preload-adjustable monoshock suspension. The front braking is taken care of by a 296mm disc and a four-pot calliper while at the back there’s a 220mm disc with a single-pot calliper. The bike uses a dual-channel system that uses an IMU for a better front to rear distribution of ABS.
It comes with 17-inch wheels at both ends which are shod with a 110/70-17 section tyre at the front and a 150/60-17 section tyre at the rear. The India-spec model also uses Michelin Pilot Street tyres instead of the Dunlops found on the international-spec model.