The updated 2019 Honda CB300R only gets minor cosmetic updates and a revised suspension setup
Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India (HMSI) launched the CB300R last month and it has received tremendous response from the Indian two-wheeler enthusiasts. The Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer has sold out their newly introduced motorcycle stock for the next 3 months in the country already.
That said, Honda has revealed the updated 2019 CB300R model in Japan recently. Unfortunately the new model hasn’t received any major cosmetic or mechanical upgrades to it. The 2019 CB300R gets a new Matte Blue paint scheme, whereas the alloy wheels are now finished in burnt copper colour.
Another major update that the motorcycle has received comes in the form of a different set of footpegs. The 2019 CB300R gets steel pegs which looks smaller than the rubber footpegs found in the current model (which is also on sale in India). Besides this minor cosmetic update, the 2019 CB300R will also receive an updated monoshock suspension setup as well.
The updated suspension setup hopefully will help improve its overall ride and handling quality. The current model relies on a 41mm USD forks towards the front and a 5 step preload adjustable rear monoshock setup which is mounted on a pressed steel, pro link swingarm. Besides these minor cosmetic updates, the 2019 CB300R has not received any other mechanical changes to it.
The 2019 CB300R is still powered by the same 286cc, single-cylinder, liquid cooled motor that produces about 30 bhp of peak power at 8,000 rpm and 27.4 Nm of peak torque at 6,500 rpm. The engine is mated to a six-speed gearbox. The motorcycle uses disc brakes on both front and rear wheels. It also gets a dual channel ABS as standard for the safety of the rider.
The Honda CB300R is priced at Rs 2.41 Lakhs (ex-showroom) and it is sold in India via the CKD route. The motorcycle rivals directly against the likes of the KTM Duke 390 and the BMW G310R. Since Honda has introduced the CB300R recently here we are almost certain that the Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer won’t be introducing the updated 2019 model anytime soon in the country.