Honda to Launch CB300R in India, Could be Priced Above Rs 2 Lakh
The Honda CB300R is a naked  bike. 
The Honda CB300R is a naked bike. (Photo: Honda altered by The Quint)

Honda to Launch CB300R in India, Could be Priced Above Rs 2 Lakh

Honda India has started taking bookings for its upcoming CB300R motorcycle, which is likely to launch before the end of March. The company has listed the bike on its website and it is going to be Honda’s first ever 300cc product in the Indian market.

Technically, one expects the Honda CB300R to compete against the Bajaj Dominar 400, KTM Duke 250 and even the KTM RC 390, but reports suggest that Honda will price it above Rs 2 lakh for the Indian bike consumers.

This will put it in competition with Royal Enfield’s Continental GT 650 and even the TVS Apache RR310. The bike is already available in some European markets and in India, Honda will be selling it via the completely knocked down (CKD) route.

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Speaking about the CB300R, Honda first showcased this at EICMA 2017 in a prototype version, but the design itself sees a dramatic shift from what the Japanese usually tend to work on.

Bookings have opened for the Honda CB300R in India. 
Bookings have opened for the Honda CB300R in India. 
(Photo: Honda India)

While the company hasn’t revealed the power figures for the bike, we do know that the CB300R will come with a round headlamp, which has become a rare right these days. It’s a naked bike, which will probably get a full-fairing version in the foreseeable future.

It packs a 286cc single cylinder engine. 
It packs a 286cc single cylinder engine. 
(Photo: Honda India)

It will get ABS as standard, especially now that Indian regulations mandate every two-wheeler above 125cc to offer it. The engine is expected to be a 286cc liquid-cooled, single-cylinder unit.

You get disc brakes on both the sides, with ABS a standard feature.
You get disc brakes on both the sides, with ABS a standard feature.
(Photo: Honda India)

The bike’s European model offers 31bhp of power and 27.5NM of torque. It sports an LCD instrument cluster and disc brakes measuring 296mm and 220mm front and rear respectively.

The company’s product listing puts the fuel tank at 10 -itre and weighing a meagre 143kg, which puts it closer to the KTM Duke’s specifications.

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