Recently, Honda announced the CB300R for the Indian market. Meanwhile, it is preparing another retro-styled motorcycle that will be powered by a 286 cc engine.
The Honda CB300 TT was first showcased in concept form at the 2016 Bangkok Motor Show. A recent report from motoring portal Bikewale claimed that the Honda CB300 TT Cafe Racer will enter production next year.
The motorcycle will be based on the CB300R and the CB300F and thus will be underpinned by the same chassis. However, the sub-frame and the swingarm on the cafe racer, as seen in the leaked patent, will be different. The sub-frame on the cafe racer will be shorter than the CB300R and the CB300F. The motorcycle will feature a rider-only saddle while a cowl will replace the pillion seat.
The Honda CB300 TT will mount the same 286 cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled motor that powers the CB300R and the CB300F. Performance numbers will remain identical, meaning that the cafe racer will draw 30.9 bhp of maximum power at 8,500 rpm and 27.5 Nm of peak torque at 7,500 rpm from the engine. However, the six-speed gearbox will reportedly have revised ratios.
The cafe racer would have the same braking setup as the CB300R. Thus, stopping power would come from 296 mm disc brakes, mounted radially and grabbed by 4-pot callipers with an ABS G-Sensor. Shock absorption tasks would be performed by upside-down telescopic forks at the front and a monoshock at the rear. Revised ergonomics would be achieved with the use of clip-on style handlebar for a forward-leaning riding position.
The motoring portal reports that Honda finalised the production plans after receiving a positive response from the fraternity.
The report also adds that Honda could introduce the CB300F in India although that is expected to happen after the implementation of the BS-VI emission norms in the country. The company could build these bikes locally to price these products competitively.