In the 350cc motorbike sector, which is dominated by Royal Enfield, Honda Motorbikes and Scooters India introduced two new classic motorcycles – the CB350 and the CB350 RS. Honda’s BigWing premium dealership network sells these motorbikes. In April 2020, Honda announced that the CB300R naked streetfighter would be retired.
The Honda CB300R has been withdrawn because to the BS6 emission standards that have been in effect since April 1, 2020. With a BS6 compatible engine, it is predicted that the naked roadster would make a reappearance in the nation. In reality, Honda Two-wheelers shipped 8 CB300R motorcycles to India in April 2021.
The BigWing dealership network is being expanded by the Japanese two-wheeler company. Buyers have reacted well to the company’s latest models, notably the CB350 and CB350 RS. Honda hopes to enhance sales of BigWing dealerships in the luxury motorbike segment with the BS6-compliant CB300R.
A BS6-compliant 286cc liquid-cooled DOHC single-cylinder engine will power the Honda CB300R in 2021. This engine produced 31.4bhp and 27.5Nm of torque in its BS4 form. The engine will be mated to a six-speed transmission.
The suspension system will have 41mm telescopic front forks and a single Pro-Link shock at the back. The bike has a 296mm front disc and a 220mm rear disc for braking. Standard equipment will include a dual-channel ABS system. The BS4 type had a kerb weight of 143 kilogrammes and a 10-litre fuel tank.
The 2021 Honda CB300R is based on the Honda Neo Sports Cafe concept and seems to be a smaller version of the Honda CB1000R. Brushed aluminium radiator shroud, premium finish steel tubular frame components, dual-chamber exhaust with contrasting black and chrome, full LED lighting system, LCD instrument panel with “Peak Hold Function,” and other features are included on the motorbike. It rides on 17-inch alloy wheels with Dunlop radial front and rear tyres measuring 110/70R-17 and 150/60R-17, respectively.
The BS4 version of the Honda CB300R was sold for Rs 2.42 lakh in 2021. (ex-showroom, India). The CB300R is projected to see a price increase of roughly Rs 10,000 in the BS6 version, with a price range of Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs 2.55 lakh.