Honda BigWing India has been struggling to achieve the estimated sales target.The naked street motorcycle is being excluded from their current Honda’s motorcycle portfolio. Well, not anymore, as the Honda BigWing has launched the CB300F in India, with prices starting at Rs 2.26 lakhs (ex-showroom) for the Deluxe variant and Rs 2.29 for the Deluxe Pro variant.
Honda CB300F: Design, Suspension and Braking
At first glance, it looks like a masculine Honda CB Hornet with enhanced sharp body panels and aggressive appeal. The bike is 2084mm long,765mm wide and 1075mm tall. The ground clearance of 177mm is decent enough to tackle Indian roads. The bike has 1390mm of wheelbase and 177kg of kerb weight. The bike rides on 17-inch alloy wheels wrapped in MRF Revz FC1 110/150 rubbers. The Honda CB300F is offered in three colours – Mat Axis Grey Metallic, Mat Marvel Blue Metallic and Sports Red.
The bike is built on a Honda’s Diamond type frame with a telescopic golden coloured USD forks suspension at the front and a 5-step adjustable mono-shock at the rear. The bike features a 276mm disc at the front and a 220mm disc at the rear. The braking system comes equipped with dual-channel ABS as standard.
Honda CB300F: Engine, Powertrain and Features
The Honda CB300F is powered by a 293.5cc, single-cylinder, oil-cooled engine that produces 24 horses and 25.6Nm of torque. The engine comes mated with a 6-speed gearbox via a multi-plate wet clutch. There is also a provision for a slipper-assist clutch.
The CB300F gets an LCD instrument display with an adjustable brightness function. The instrument display provides all the necessary information, such as gear position indicator distance to empty and mileage. Honda CB300F, in its top-end Deluxe Pro variant, gets Honda RoadSync, allowing the rider to pair with their smartphone and attend phone calls on the go.
Honda CB300F: Rivals
The pricing for the Honda CB300F is definitely on the higher side. But is the higher price tag justifiable enough? Stay tuned as we will give a comprehensive first-ride review on 12th August. On paper, it competes against KTM Duke 250, KTM Duke 390, BMW G310 , Bajaj Dominar 400 and Dominar 250 .Well, KTM 250 makes 30 horses and 24 Nm of torque and is approximately 7kg lighter than the CB300F, Whereas KTM’s powerful Duke 390 is way more powerful than Honda CB300F. It’s Bajaj Dominar 250 that will take more heat as CB300F makes roughly the same power while being 3kg lighter. With Honda’s CB300F launch, the 250-400cc segment is quite competitive to be worthy enough for road-test comparison soon.