The 2019 Honda CB300R will be launched on February 8, 2019. Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India has confirmed the launch date, after announcing that the CB300R and will be launched keeping the price below ₹ 2.5 lakh. The Honda CB300R will be assembled in India from completely knocked down (CKD) kits, and we expect the bike to be priced at around ₹ 2.3 lakh (ex-showroom). The 200 cc - 500 cc motorcycle segment is a fast growing one in India and the CB300R could prove to be a much needed shot in the arm for HMSI and if priced right, it can generate good volumes for the company as well. Select Honda Wing World dealers across the country have already started accepting bookings for the bike at a token amount of ₹ 5,000.
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It looks like a smaller version of the Honda CB1000R. It is a naked motorcycle and draws inspiration from the Neo Sports Café concept. The front end gets a retro-looking round headlamp with a brushed metal rim and 41 mm upside down forks and flat Aluminium handlebars which not only make it purpose built but also make it look really cool.
The Honda CB300R is powered by a liquid-cooled, 286 cc, DOHC, single-cylinder engine which puts out 30.9 bhp at 8,500 rpm and peak torque of 27.5 Nm at 7,500 rpm. Power is sent to the rear wheel via a six-speed gearbox and the motorcycle tips the scales at 143 kg. The fuel tank capacity is 10 litres, and Honda claims the range of the CB300R will be over 300 km in a tankful of fuel.
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The Honda CB300R gets all LED lighting along with two bars of LED lamps on the headlamp console. It also gets a fully digital TFT instrument console. In terms of cycle parts, the CB300R gets a 296 mm petal-type disc up front with 4-piston callipers and the rear wheel gets a 220 mm disc with 2-piston calliper. A dual-channel ABS will be offered as standard along with an inertial measurement unit (IMU) as well. The rear monoshock gets 7-step adjustability while the 41 mm USDs up front too have 5-step adjustability for preload. So in terms of features, yes, it is loaded. Honda will offer the CB300R is two colours, which are Matt Axis Gray Metallic and Candy Chromosphere Red.
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The Honda CB300R will take on motorcycles such as the KTM 390 Duke along with the BMW G 310 R and the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650. Honda should be able to undercut the rivals of the CB300R with its intention of keeping the ex-showroom price less than ₹ 2.5 lakh