The Rs 2 – 3 lakh street naked motorcycle segment has not seen some action for some time now. Honda Two-wheelers India, however, has plans to change that in the next month.
Honda Two-wheelers India has brought back the CB300R street-naked motorcycle. The motorcycle was unveiled at the India Bike Week 2021. The official price announcement will take place in the month of January 2022.
The Honda CB300R was launched back in 2019 and was discontinued in early 2020. The motorcycle never saw the light of day in the BS6 era. But that's about to change now, for the bike maker is bringing it back. The 2022 CB300R gets the same 286cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder as earlier, which has now been tuned to comply with the current emission norms. The gearbox is onboard is a six-speed unit, but now Honda also offers a slip-and-assist clutch.
Honda has not revealed the power figures, but we suspect that the motorcycle is likely to produce the same figures as before. For reference, the BS4 CB300R put out 30.4bhp and 27.4Nm.
In terms of design and features, the 2022 CB300R is identical to its predecessor. The cycle parts and other mechanicals are also the same as before.
One key highlight of the new CB300R is that it would be produced locally. The BS4 model was sold via the CKD route, which made it slightly expensive – Rs 2.41 lakh (ex-showroom). Honda will continue to retail the CB300R via its Big Wing outlets. The key rivals of the 2022 Honda CB300R will be the KTM 390 Duke and BMW G 310 R.