The new Akrapovic slip-on exhaust is almost 68.1 per cent lighter than the stock unit, improves overall performance
Honda launched the CB300R recently in the country priced at Rs 2.41 Lakhs (ex-showroom). The CB300R is the cheapest motorcycle from Honda to be sold in India via the CKD route. and it is received a positive response from the Indian motorcycle enthusiast because it not only looks aggressive but also generates enough power to keep the Honda fanboys happy.
Recently the renowned aftermarket performance exhaust manufacturer, Akrapovic has launched a new slip on carbon fiber exhaust for the CB300R which is lighter and also enhances the performance of the stock motorcycle as well. Unfortunately, the new slip-on exhaust does not meet the emission compliance requirements for street or highway use and is strictly meant for track use only.
According to Akrapovic, the exhaust gets a carbon fiber muffler and end cap from proven racing materials which makes it 68.1 percent lighter than the stock unit (the Akrapovic weighs only about 1.8 kilograms compared to the stock exhaust which weighs 5.7 kilograms). The Slip on exhaust not only sounds good but also enhances the power output of the motorcycle by an additional 1.0 KW (available at 4,100 rpm)and 2.1 Nm (available at 4,100 rpm).
That said, the CB300R is powered by a 286cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder motor that produces about 31 Bhp of peak power at 8,000 rpm and 27.4 Nm of peak torque at 6,500 rpm. The engine is paired to a 6-speed gearbox. The CB300R relies on a 296 mm single disc at the front and 220 mm single disc at the rear.
A dual channel ABS comes as standard. This is an IMU based ABS safety feature which distributes the braking forces between the front and rear wheel equally. The motorcycles use a 41 mm upside-down telescopic forks at the front and a mono shock setup at the rear.
The CB300R also features an all LED lighting system, full digital instrument cluster, wide handlebars, well-positioned footpegs and lower seat height for comfortable riding ergonomics. It rivals directly against the likes of the KTM Duke 390, Bajaj Dominar 400 and BMW G310R.