INTERMOT 2014 Live – Honda CBR300R


Nithyanandh K, As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!

Already on sale in the global markets.

The Honda CBR300R, the Japanese two wheeler maker’s new quarter litre contender, is being showcased at the INTERMOT 2014.

Honda CBR300R front at the INTERMOT 2014

The Honda CBR300R made its global premiere at a Chinese motorcycle show last year before gracing the EICMA 2013. It succeeds the CBR250R in most of the international markets but the new bike might be coexisting with a revised version of the CBR250R in few Asian markets like Indonesia.

Honda CBR300R front three quarters at the INTERMOT 2014

The design, for the most part, is a direct derivation of its predecessor. However the front fairing features a dual-headlamp like the CBR1000R superbike.

Honda’s engineers have increased the stroke length of the CBR250R’s single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine to arrive at the CBR300R’s 286 cc powerplant. The bigger engine makes use of a heavier balancer shaft and stronger engine mounts.

Honda CBR300R side at the INTERMOT 2014

In terms of outputs, the Honda CBR300R dishes out 30.4 bhp and 27.07 Nm of torque. A 6-speed gearbox transfers power via a conventional chain drive. The EFI has been remapped for crisper throttle response and the exhaust system now features a larger end can for a deeper exhaust note.

Honda CBR300R instrument cluster at the INTERMOT 2014

More details are available in the press release below the gallery.

Honda CBR300R at the INTERMOT 2014 – Image Gallery

Honda CBR300R – Press Release

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