Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India has started the nationwide deliveries of the new CB300R. The first lot of motorcycles was delivered to customers in Chandigarh, Jaipur, Delhi and Gurugram. As of February, the company had 400 bookings for the new model.
Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India will commence deliveries of the CB300R in other cities soon. Apart from commencing deliveries in the North, the company has announced new accessories that include 16 independent options and 4 customised kits – Premium, Protection, Standard and Sports.
Commenting on the delivery commencement, Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Senior Vice President - Sales and Marketing, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India said:
Indian middle weight biking enthusiasts welcomed the Neo Sports Café inspired Honda CB300R with a lot of enthusiasm. Overwhelmed by the response since its launch in February, we have revised our production plan to meet the additional demand.
To give you a quick recap, the Honda CB300R can be purchased in two colour options – Matte Axis Gray Metallic and Candy Chromosphere Red. The motorcycle was launched in the Indian market at an aggressive price tag of INR 2.41 lakh (ex-showroom, pan India). It can be booked at Wing World dealerships across India. The motorcycle competes with the KTM 390 Duke and the BMW G 310 R in terms of displacement, while its price is very close to that of the Royal Enfield Interceptor INT 650, which retails at INR 2.50 lakh (price of the entry-level model – ex-showroom Delhi).
The Honda CB300R features the Japanese brand’s Neo Sports Café theme – a design philosophy that is also seen on the CB1000R and the CB650R. Propelling tasks are performed by a 286 cc liquid-cooled, single cylinder, fuel-injected DOHC engine that comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox and delivers 30.9 bhp at 8,500 rpm and 27.5 Nm comes at 7,500 rpm.
The feature list of the Honda CB300R includes full LED lighting, upside-down telescopic forks at the front and a digital instrument console. While the equipment is at par with its direct rival, the KTM 390 Duke, the Austrian motorcycle packs a more powerful engine and features a Bluetooth-enabled TFT display.