Say hello to Honda’s all-new CB300F. We know this might confuse you with the CB300R, but the CB300F sits below it in the pecking order as far as the prices go (more on that later). So, what’s new about this bike, then?
For starters, it gets a new 293cc oil-cooled four-valve SOHC engine that produces 23.8 bhp and 2.61 kgm of torque, paired to a 6-speed gearbox, along with an assist and slipper clutch. The bike is supported by a five-step adjustable monoshock at the back and 17-inch alloy wheels with upside-down forks up front. A single disc, measuring 276 mm up front and 220 mm at the rear, takes care of all braking operations. Oh, and it comes with dual-channel ABS as well.
The CB300F carries a few similarities to its elder sibling, the CB500F, which is on sale in the international markets. On the features front, it gets an all-LED lighting setup, a fully-digital instrument cluster and Honda’s Selectable Torque Control (traction control system).
The new CB300F will come in two versions, Deluxe and Deluxe Pro, with three colour options — Mat Axis Grey Metallic, Mat Marvel Blue Metallic and Sports Red. What is the price of the CB300F, then? Deluxe and Deluxe Pro start at Rs 2.26 lakh and Rs 2.29 lakh, respectively (ex-showroom, New Delhi). We’ll soon bring you more details in our review. In the meantime, if you like what Honda’s offering in the mid-size street sports category, you can book the CB300F from Honda BigWing dealerships or its official website.