Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) has lent the CB300R bike a small price hike of INR989. The bike which earlier had an ex-showroom price of INR2.41 lakh, will now cost INR2,41,989. The retro-styled CB300R motorcycle was launched earlier this year. Honda claimed that the bike was sold out for the next three months, courtesy an enthusiastic response from buyers.
However, the CB300R managed to sell only 40 units in May, but was able to double the numbers to 80 in June. The sales figure was not exactly encouraging. Its competitors in the 400cc segment managed to sell more units. The CB300R was still able to beat the CBR250R in June sales, which is commendable since the bike attracts a price on the higher side of the range.
The dwindling sales of the CBR250R can be attributed to the bike’s outdated looks, premium pricing (INR1.95 lakh) and minimal upgrades over the years. The CB300R, on the other hand, can be had just by paying INR46,000 extra.
The CB300R borrows its ‘Neo Sports Café’ look from the Honda CB1000R. That aside, HMSI has also launched several accessories for the CB300R. The bike is hauled by a liquid-cooled 286cc motor borrowed from the CBR300R. The single-cylinder motor produces 20.44PS maximum power at 8,000rpm and 27.4Nm peak torque at 6,500rpm. The engine is paired with a 6-speed gear system.
The Honda CB300R is essentially a scaled-down version of the CB1000R. It boasts of a number of segment-leading features that includes a fully digital LCD instrument console, dual-channel antilock braking system (ABS), hydraulic clutch, and full LED lights. The CB300R is mounted on a tubular steel frame and is supported by 41mm upside-down front forks and a rear monoshock unit. The bike’s braking duties are handled by a 240mm Nissin radical caliper disc brake on the front wheel and a 220mm single disc unit at the back.