Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India (HMSI) has received 400 bookings for the Honda CB300R in India, the company has announced.
Because of production constraints, the Honda CB300R is sold-out in India for the next three months. The company has announced that deliveries of the first batch of bikes will commence from March. Interested customers can book the motorcycle at an amount of INR 5,000. However, the second shipment will be delivered by May 2019.
The Honda CB300R is available exclusively through the 22 Honda Wing World dealerships across the country. Even though being an import (CKD), it has an attractive price tag of INR 2.41 lakh (ex-showroom India). Surprisingly, it undercuts the locally manufactured BMW G 310 R, which is priced at INR 2.99 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
The Honda CB300R offers a lot of bang for the buck features like LED headlights, a fully-digital instrument cluster and the 'Neo Sports Cafe' design. The motorcycle is equipped with a first-in-class IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) based dual-channel ABS that controls the front-to-rear distribution of brake force. Braking power is provided by 296 mm front and 220 mm rear petal disc brakes. Other features include 41 mm upside-down forks, an adjustable rear mono-shock and a cast aluminium swingarm.
The Honda CB300R features a sculpted fuel tank, wide handlebar and a raised tail section with step-up seats. The motorcycle sources power from a 286cc DOHC, 4-valve, liquid-cooled engine that pumps out 31 bhp and 27 Nm, and comes paired with a six-speed gearbox. It has a lower kerb weight of 147 kg. It rivals the KTM 390 Duke, BMW G 310 R and the Bajaj Dominar 400.