Honda CB300R is expected to launch in India in December 2021 in the expected price range of ₹ 2,50,000 to ₹ 2,75,000. Currently available bikes which are similar to CB300R are BMW G 310 R, KTM 250 Duke & KTM 390 Duke. Another bike similar to CB300R is Benelli 402S which is launching in June 2022 in India.
The Honda CB300R is based on the CBR300R but the styling is based on the current CB1000R, which means a neo-retro café-racer type look that is quite fetching. The BS4 286cc single cylinder liquid-cooled engine generated 30bhp and 27.5Nm of peak power. But expect the BS6 variant to churn out less power.
All-LED lighting and CBS with ABS are some of the features that the CB300R has. The fuel tank holds 10 litres, and the kerb weight is a low 143kg. The brakes are radially mounted 4-piston calliper in the front and a floating calliper at the back. Tyre sizes are familiar ones: a 110mm wide front and 150mm wide rear. The suspension is quite conventional with inverted forks in the front, and has only preload adjustment for the rear.
The CB300R used to be available in either black or red. It competes with the likes of the KTM 390 Duke, BME G310R and further up the price ladder, the Kawasaki Z250. The price was Rs 2.4 lakhs ex-showroom India, despite it being a CKD product. But Honda to increase the price by a few thousand rupees.