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Honda CB300R Overview
It’s been a while since Honda offered a reasonably priced motorcycle that’s interesting to the enthusiast. Now five years after the platform replaced the CBR 250r internationally. We finally have a taste of it with this Honda CB300R 2.77 lakhs is a fair bit to be spending on a motorcycle.
So, we in this article go through what’s on offer and help you decide whether it’ll be money well spent.
- Honda CB 300r Price in India 2021
- Honda CB 300r Mileage
- Honda CB 300r Top speed
- Honda CB 300r Weight
- Honda CB 300r Seat Height
- Honda CB 300r Specifications
- Honda CB 300r Colours
- Honda CB 300r Review
Honda CB300R Key Features
- Liquid Cooled, 4 Stroke, SI 286.01 cc Engine
- LED Brighter lights
- Feet For Street
- Safer Braking System
- 800 mm Seat Height
- 147 kg Kerb Weight
- 6 Gears
- A sleek seat
Now, the first thing you notice in the flesh is that the Honda CB 300R is a very compact motorcycle. It isn’t as large as it is in the pictures. And smaller dimensions contribute to how Honda managed to curb weight of under 146 kg.
Then combined with a seat height of 801 mm results in a rather big enough friendly motorcycle. It’s also worth noting that the proportions haven’t suffered. And it still comes across as a muscular design that’s very easy on the eyes.
Other features include a rather basic negative LCD.
Honda CB 300r Specifications
The 286 CC single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine makes a decent 30.7 HP and 27.5 Newton meters of torque.
There is a potent throttle response throughout the rev range like it is with most small Honda Motors. This one is quite refined but not outstanding. So there are some mild vibrations above 8,000 rpm, and they do get strong near the 11000 rpm redline.
But this isn’t something that will bother you in the city. And that’s where this motorcycle outshines the competition. The easy dimensions, tight turning radius, light clutch, and decent heat management.
|Type||Liquid Cooled, 4 Stroke, SI Engine|
|Max power||30.7 HP @ 9000rpm|
|Max torque||27.5 Nm @ 7500rpm|
|Fuel system||Fuel Injection|
|Bore X Stroke||76 mm X 63.047 mm|
The Honda CB300R is a great everyday motorcycle. Should you choose to take your CB 300r out on the highway? You find yourself gaining speed is effortless, 100 Km/h cruise is easy, and 140 Km/p arrives without much stress. You should be able to go at speeds close to 160Km/h.
|No of gears||6|
|Clutch Type||Multiple Wet Clutch|
Honda CB 300r Mileage
However, highway cruises aren’t necessarily this Honda’s Forte because of the tiny 10-liter fuel tank. And in case you’re wondering, the Honda CB 300r also offers impressive fuel efficiency of 28.1 kmpl in the city and 37.4 Kmpl on the highway.
Honda CB 300r gets the brand new tubular diamond frame. And share the responsibility with the suspension setup for the impressive handling. In its stock setting, the rear suspension seems a bit on the soft side.
|Frame Type||Diamond Type|
|Front Suspension||USD Telescopic|
|Rear Suspension||Mono Shock|
But thankfully, the 7-steps of preload adjustability on the Mona shock. It should give you the freedom to tune in to better suit your requirements.
|Ground clearance||151 mm|
|Kerb weight||147 kg|
|Seat height||800 mm|
|Fuel tank capacity||10 L|
It is the first bike in the segment to feature an IMU assisting the ABS. And what this means to us is an ABS that also accounts for lean angle resulting in a much safer riding experience.
|ABS||2 channel ABS with (IMU)|
|Brake Type & Size (Front)||Disc – 37.6 cm2|
|Brake Type & Size (Rear)||Disc – 30.0 cm2|
The Michelin Pilot Street tires work well
|Tyre Size (Front)||110/70 R17 M/C (54H)|
|Tyre Size (Rear)||150/60 R17 M/C (66H)|
Honda CB 300r Price in India Ex-Showroom
Price: Rs. 2,41,000/-
Now should you buy one for rupees 2.41 lakhs? The price tag is reasonable for the CKD in this segment. Or you Should consider its direct rival, the BMW G310 R, Apache RR 310 (if you are open to a fully fed motorcycle with a more committed riding position). There is also the KTM Duke 390 for you. It is a little more expensive, but it has more in terms of features and performance.
Another thing you should consider if you’re looking to buy the Honda CB300R is that since the CKD unit, there might be a delay in sourcing spear parts. Then the usual run-of-the-mill parts, it has been a long time coming. And despite the 5-years wait, the CB300R does find itself a place in our market. Offering good build quality and engaging performance at a reasonable price.