A2 License-Friendly Honda CB300R Revealed In Europe


Honda unveiled the new CB300R at EICMA 2017; the naked bike closely imitates its bigger sibling CB1000R

Honda unveiled the CB300R at the EICMA 2017 in Milan that appears to be a potential KTM Duke 250 challenger. The naked bike comes blending retro styling with modern design elements and advance technologies. It has a very power packed performance package as well for its capacity. The Honda CB300R carries design inspiration from its bigger sibling Honda CB1000R that was also unveiled at the same event.

The new sport café race racer styling looks absolutely eye catching thanks to the Honda CB300R’s compactness. The bike is built on a tubular steel frame and gets steel plate swing arm. It features round shaped LED headlamps with a circular LED daytime running light as well. It gets a fully digital LCD instrument cluster that enhances the bike’s premium nature.


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The chunky and sculpted muscular fuel tank low positioned rider seat and stepped up pillion seat, narrow tail section, a LED taillight and a chunky blackened exhaust muzzle are the other design elements visible in this model. The seat and handlebars are designed in such manner that they offer the rider a comfortable riding experience alongside ensuring better control over the machine.

The engine bay is completely blackened out and there is an underbody protector as well. Bridging the gap between 125 cc and higher capacity motorcycles, the new CB300R runs on blackened alloy wheels, while the braking duty is done by petal disc brakes at both front and rear. The front gets a 296 mm disc brake with four piston brake caliper, while rear sports a 220 mm disc brake with single piston caliper.


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For suspension duty, this bike relies on 41 mm upside down front fork and a monoshock at rear. Speaking about the power source of the Honda CB300R, the bike gets a 286 cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that is capable of churning out 31 PS of peak power at 8,500 rpm and 27.5 Nm of peak torque as well. Transmission duty in this model is done by a six-speed gearbox.

Honda is yet to disclose whether this bike will be arriving in the Indian market, but we can assume it will be launched here in an attempt to boost the market share in the 300cc plus category, where there are several brands competing to grab a sizeable chunk. If priced right, this could draw attention of the young age buyers in the country and could become an interesting product from the Japanese two-wheeler brand that aims to become the number one company in Indian two-wheeler market by 2020.

Engine                                  286 cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled
Power                                   31 bhp at 8,500 rpm
Torque                                  27.5 Nm at 7,500 rpm
Frame                                   Tubular and pressed steel
Seat height                           799 mm
Wet Weight                           146 kg
Front brake                           297 mm single front disc and 220 mm single                                                           piston rear caliper
Fuel Tank capacity                10 litres

Honda CB300R Images