2023 Honda CB300F launched in India at Rs 1.70 lakh
Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer Honda has unveiled the 2023 CB300F in India with an exciting starting price of Rs 1.70 lakh (ex-showroom). What makes this announcement even more intriguing is the significant price drop compared to the previous model, which was available between Rs 2.26 lakh and Rs 2.29 lakh (ex-showroom). Towards the end of 2022, Honda had extended a generous discount of Rs 50,000 on the motorcycle. It was offered in two variants: Deluxe and Deluxe Pro. Consequently, Honda has effectively reduced the price of its streetfighter by over Rs 55,000 in India. This price adjustment is likely in response to increased competition in this segment, with other bike makers introducing compelling offerings at competitive prices, such as the TVS Apache RTR 310. With this attractive new price point for the 2023 CB300F, Honda is positioned to bolster its sales in the Indian market.
2023 Honda CB300F: Powertrain
The most significant update to the Japanese naked motorcycle is the introduction of the OBD.2-compliant engine. The CB300F is powered by a 293.52cc, single-cylinder, air/oil-cooled engine paired with a six-speed gearbox. This engine produces 24.4PS at 7,500rpm and peak torque of 26.5Nm at 5,500rpm.
2023 Honda CB300F: Features and Specifications
While the 2023 model year has brought minimal changes to the CB300F, it is now equipped with an updated engine compliant with the new BS6.2 emission regulations. The motorcycle features upside-down front forks, a rear monoshock with preload adjustability, a 276mm single front disc brake, a 220mm single rear disc brake, and front and rear tires measuring 110/70 R17 and 150/60 R17, respectively. The streetfighter also boasts a fully digital cluster with Bluetooth connectivity, a USB Type-C port, all-LED lighting, dual-channel ABS, and a slip and assist clutch. Meanwhile, the 2023 CB300F has a kerb weight of 153kg, a seat height of 789mm, and a ground clearance of 177mm. The motorcycle's fuel tank has a capacity of 14.1 liters.
2023 Honda CB300F: Competitors
The 2023 Honda CB300F enters a highly competitive segment, facing off against formidable rivals such as the 2024 KTM 250 Duke (Rs 2.36 lakh), the new TVS Apache RTR 310 (Rs 2.43 lakh to Rs 2.64 lakh), the BMW G 310 R (Rs 2.85 lakh), and the Suzuki Gixxer 250 (Rs 1.84 lakh to Rs 2 lakh).
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