Delighting young explorers who seek fun in their daily ride, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. today made its much awaited entry into the growing middle- weight motorcycle segment with launch of CB300R – its second Neo Sports Café offering in India.
The Neo Sports Café family is Honda’s ultra-modern minimalistic take on the timeless roadster design. CB300R is inspired from its powerful sibling CB 1000R Neo Sports Café which was originally showcased at the Tokyo Motor Show 2017.
Developed as the ultimate Sports Roadster to ‘Transform mere travel into a playful ride’, CB300R is pure fun to ride and absolute joy to own.
Elaborating on CB300R and Honda’s plans in premium fun biking segment, Minoru Kato, President and CEO, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said, “In 2018, Honda made a commitment of unleashing excitement in a new category. Now, we fulfil our commitment yet again with this iconic offering in the middle-weight segment of Neo Sports Caféfamily. With a legacy spanning 4 continents, CB300R is the great introduction for newriders to brand Honda’s engineering prowess, design philosophy and high build quality.”
Delighted on the positive response for CB300R- Honda’s third ‘Make in India’ model under CKD line-up, Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Senior Vice President – Sales and Marketing, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said “The all new Neo Sports Café inspired CB300R is a breakthrough modern take on the classic roadster design. With strategic pricing of Rs. 2.41 lac (ex-showroom, pan India), Honda has put the spotlight on the growing middleweight category and motor enthusiasts across India have responded. In just 25 days since start of bookings, CB300R is already booked for over 3 months based on our current production plan!Introduction of CB300R will debut the new premium Silver Wing-mark in India.”
Bare-Boned attitude that is the starting point
Style is deliberate reductions when it comes to CB300R. The styling ‘language’ is modern and minimalist, mixing café racer inspirations with a super-compact ‘trapezoid’ form. It is the combined effect of the impressive design features that make the CB300R so complete and unique.
The blacked-out hardware – the engine and casings announce its aggressive character. Adding a sharp contrast to this are the brushed aluminum radiator shroud, premium finish parts of steel tabular frame and contrasting black with chrome underslung dual chamber exhaust that sweeps up on the rear.
Get ready to outshine others as all lights including indicators on CB300R are LED. Theround metal rim headlight with its built-in horseshoe come armed with the signature two-bar light feature while the taillight is the thinnest ever to be mounted on a Honda motorcycle. The thin lightweight & fully digitalized LCD meter display provides speed, engine rpm, fuel level and gear position simply with warning lights arrayed across the top.
Fun ride that packs a punch
The free revving 286cc DOHC 4-valve liquid cooled single cylinder engine with PGM-FI technology pulls smoothly in town and delivers a strong performance on highway too. The 2-room structure in engine’s interior increases acceleration efficiency while producing a powerful & aggressive engine sound. The combination of torque output and lightest weight in 300cc segment allows CB300R to gain the best in class Torque-to-Weight ratio.
The front 37.6 cm 3 hub less floating disc and 30.0 cm 3 rear floating disc are modulated by 2 channel ABS which works on first in class Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU). The IMU action gives the uniform front to rear distribution of ABS operation and maintains stability of vehicle even during sudden brake application.
Nimble and premium handling
Being a part of ‘sport naked’ family, CB300R surrenders to rider’s control by centralizing the heavy parts near the center of gravity. All of this offers a tuned rigidity balance ensuring outstanding feedback while riding.
Tipping the scales at just 147kg, CB300R is the Lighest Motorcycle in its category! This dark beast takes styling cues from its elder sibling the CB1000R with the promise of smooth handling. The brand new frame mixes pressed & tabular steel and is anchored by pressed steel swingarm pivot plates and swingarm deliver agile handling with stability. Complimenting this are the 41mm USD front forts. Making CB300R perfect for Indian roads are the fat bar-style handlebars with 40° radius, 2.3m turning radius, single rear shock with 5-step spring preload adjustment and compact 1344mm wheelbase.
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To reduce maintenance costs – an important factor for younger riders – the engine is also designed with the minimum number of moving parts. Details like the low-friction piston rings, high-density core radiator and iridium spark plug help increase fuel efficiency. The all-new CB300R comes in two rich colours – Matte Axis Gray Metallic & Candy Chromosphere Red.
Representing good value for money that exceeds customer’s expectation, CB300R is priced aggressively starting Rs 2.41 lacs (Ex-showroom, pan India). Bookings are open at the exclusive Wing World dealerships across India for Rs. 5,000 only with deliveries slated from March 2019 onwards.