The Honda CB300R, finally, is a sign of India's second largest two-wheeler maker taking the premium motorcycle market seriously. And the motorcycle they are (re)opening their innings with is the Thai-sourced CB300R. Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India will source CKD kits from their Thailand counterparts and assemble them for Indian sale on their CKD line which currently produces the 2019 Honda Africa Twin DCT and the new Honda CBR650R. The CB300R is powered by the same engine as the global CBR300R, the motorcycle that replaced the CBR250R everywhere except India. This is a 30.45PS (Indian-spec is slightly lower than the global 32PS) 286cc 4v DOHC single in a steel trellis frame with a flex-tuned swingarm and premium bits including an IMU-equipped ABS system. The motorcycle is priced at Rs 2.41 lakh ex-showroom India, a good price for the quality and equipment on the small, lightweight modern cafe-racer-styled machine. Light? Yes, 20kg lighter than the CBR250R! Take a look at the motorcycle in detail and stay tuned here, the test drive reports should come by the end of March 2019.
Launch story: http://overdrive.in/news-cars-auto/2019-honda-cb300r-launched-in-india-at-rs-2-41-lakh/
Spec comparison with the BMW G 310 R, KTM 250 Duke and the Bajaj Dominar 400