The Honda CBR300r is a sub-300cc sportsbike, that is expected to launch in India in 2016.
|Further details: autopromag.com|
|Latest Industry buzz:||There is still no clear confirmation when the CBR300r will reach India. However last year Honda brought out new colours for the CBR250r for Indian market, and this could only be seen as a way to clear out stock. We are expecting a 2016 launch of the bike in the country.|
|Expected price:||Rs. 1,90,000 to Rs. 2,30,000 *|
|Displacement category||Below 300cc|
|Price category||1 lakh- 2 lakh, 2 lakh-5 lakh|
|Colours available (as seen testing)||Bright yellow-matte black, all black, matte black Red, tricolour, candy orange|
|Engine||286cc, fuel injected, 4-stroke, DOHC single cylinder|
|Power and Torque||30.4 Bhp @ 8500 rpm
27.1 Nm @ 7250 rpm
|Brakes||Front: Single 296mm disc|
|Rear: Single 220mm disc|
|Wheel & Tire||Front: 110/70-17|
|Suspension||Front: 37mm fork, 4.65 inches travel|
|Rear: Pro-Link® single shock, 5-step preload adjustability.|
DIMENSIONS, DESIGN FEATURES AND VARIANTS AVAILABLE
|Length: 2030 mm
Width: 709.5 mm
Height: 1127 mm
Seat height: 785 mm
Wheelbase: 1380 mm
Ground clearance: 145 mm
Kerb weight: 164 kg
Fuel tank capacity: 13 litres
Reserve capacity: 1.8 litres
Instrument console: Digital-Analogue
The Honda CBR300r will be available with optional ABS, similar to the CBR250r currently available in Indian market. The design is also similar to the 250r, but twin headlamps and a bigger exhaust has been provided. The instrument console is a digital analogue unit.
The Honda CBR300r was first showcased at the 12th China International Motorcycle Trade Exhibition in 2013, and since then there had been many reports and speculations of a possible launch in India. However 3 years from the, we are still in the dark on when the bike will launch here.
The Honda CBR300r borrows its design from many of its bigger siblings, including the 1000rr fireblade, making it (obviously) very beautiful. A twin headlamp setup has been provided , which is the biggest aesthetic difference from the old-generation bike. Almost all other detail remain similar.
The Engine is a 286cc single cylinder unit, producing 30.4 bhp of maximum power. The figures on its own is defiitely big, but looks meager compared to chief competition-The KTM RC390. Still there are people who would prefer the comfort and design of the CBR300r over the KTM.
Honda had brought out new shades for the CBR250r last year, which can only be seen as a way of clearing out stock. So we are hoping for a mid-late launch of the bike in India.