Honda Motor Corp is all set to introduce the eagerly anticipated Honda CBR 300R in India, possibly as soon as January 2024. This dynamic bike promises a blend of aggressive aesthetics and formidable features, likely to be priced between Rs 2 lakh to Rs 2.30 lakh ex-showroom, presenting a formidable challenge to TVS Apache RR 310.
The new Honda CBR 300R is bound to captivate with its aggressive design, enhanced by a twin-cylinder engine. This bike ensures not just style, but power too. It’s expected to feature a Showa 41mm separate function fork with a big piston USD spring for enhanced suspension, along with light alloy wheels and a grip-boosting front tire, providing confidence at high speeds.
|Engine||286cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, BS6 OBD2 engine|
|Power Output||30 bhp|
|Suspension (Front)||41mm USD forks|
|Braking System||Dual-channel ABS, single disc brakes (front and rear)|
|Instrument Cluster||5-inch LCD display with speedometer, tachometer, trip meter, gear position, etc.|
|Connectivity||Smartphone connectivity, Bluetooth, call and SMS alerts|
|Additional Features||Climate control seats, cornering ABS and traction control, cruise control, tire pressure monitoring system|
|Expected Price Range||₹2,00,000 to ₹2,30,000 (ex-showroom)|
|Expected Launch Date||January 2024|
|Rivals||BMW G310 RR, TVS Apache RR310, RTR 310|
Loaded with Tech
The CBR 300R is all set to usher in a new era of tech features. It’s reported to include a 5-inch LCD display instrument cluster, offering critical data like speed, tachometer, trip meter, gear position, fuel gauge, and more. Connectivity is a key aspect, with Bluetooth connectivity, call alerts, SMS notifications, email alerts, and a smart assist navigation system.
Under the hood, the CBR 300R will house a 286 cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled BS6 OBD2 compliant engine, generating an impressive 30bhp of power and 27nm of peak torque. A 6-speed gearbox with slip and assist clutch makes for a smooth ride. Plus, it’s rumored to feature traction control, cruise control, and a tire pressure monitoring system.
For a smooth ride, the CBR 300R will rely on 41mm USD front forks and a monoshock at the rear. The braking system will incorporate dual-channel ABS and single disc brakes at both ends for enhanced safety and control.
The Launch Date
The CBR 300R is on track to redefine the market and is anticipated to bring in modern features like climate control seats, cornering ABS, cornering traction control, cornering cruise control, and tire pressure monitoring. Keep an eye out for its imminent launch, expected in January 2024.
Rivals on the Horizon
Once launched, the Honda CBR 300R will lock horns with the BMW G310 RR, TVS Apache RR310, and RTR 310, making it an exciting addition to the Indian sports bike scene.