Honda CB300R off to a flying start, booked for over three months in just 25 days

first_imgHonda CB300R off to a flying start, booked for over three months in just 25 daysComing from Honda’s ‘sport naked’ family, CB300R will be available for sale through the CKD (Completely Knocked Down) route for the domestic market. The middle-weight segment motorcycle is the company’s third ‘Make in India’ model under the CKD line-up.advertisement Varun Singh New DelhiFebruary 12, 2019UPDATED: February 12, 2019 11:22 IST HIGHLIGHTSHonda CB300R gets a 286cc, DOHC, four-valve, liquid cooled, single-cylinder powertrain.The new frame on the bike mixes pressed and tabular steel.All the lights, including indicators, on the motorcycle are LED.Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India launched its much-awaited Neo Sports Cafe influenced CB300R in the country at an introductory price of Rs 2.41 lakh (ex-showroom) on February 8. The company is claiming that in just 25 days since the start of bookings, the new bike is booked for over three months based on the two-wheeler manufacturer’s current production plan.Coming from Honda’s ‘sport naked’ family, CB300R will be available for sale through the CKD (Completely Knocked Down) route for the domestic market. The middle-weight segment motorcycle is the company’s third ‘Make in India’ model under the CKD line-up. Inspired from CB 1000R, the new bike will be available in two colour options — Matte Axis Gray Metallic and Candy Chromosphere Red.”The all new Neo Sports Café inspired CB300R is a breakthrough modern take on the classic roadster design. With strategic pricing of Rs 2.41 lac (ex-showroom, pan India), Honda has put the spotlight on the growing middleweight category and motor enthusiasts across India have responded. In just 25 days since start of bookings, CB300R is already booked for over three months based on our current production plan! Introduction of CB300R will debut the new premium Silver Wing-mark in India,” said Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Senior Vice President – Sales and Marketing, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India.The bookings for CB300R had commenced on January 15 at select Honda dealerships across India for an amount of Rs 5,000. The motorcycle will challenge the likes of KTM 390 Duke and BMW G310 R.CB300R comes in a super compact trapezoid form. The hardware has been coloured in black. It gets an aluminum radiator shroud and a steel tabular frame. The dual chamber exhaust on the rear sports contrasting black with chrome underslung.advertisementHonda claims that CB300R is the lightest motorcycle in its category with a kerb weight of 147 kgs. It gets a 286cc, DOHC, four-valve, liquid cooled single-cylinder powertrain with PGM-FI technology that produces 31 bhp of power and 27.4 Nm of torque. The engine’s interior has a two-room structure for increasing acceleration efficiency. The company is also claiming the best-in-class torque-to-weight ratio for the bike. The motor is mated to a six-speed gearbox, with a multiplate wet clutch.”In 2018, Honda made a commitment of unleashing excitement in a new category. Now, we fulfil our commitment yet again with this iconic offering in the middle-weight segment of Neo Sports Cafe family. With a legacy spanning four continents, CB300R is the great introduction for new riders to brand Honda’s engineering prowess, design philosophy and high build quality,” said Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India President and CEO Minoru Kato.The motorcycle features disc brakes both up front (37.6 CM2) and at the back (30.0 CM2). It gets dual-channel ABS that works on first-in-class IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit), which gives a uniform front to rear distribution of ABS operation and maintains stability of the vehicle even during sudden brake application.The new frame on CB300R mixes pressed and tabular steel and is anchored by pressed steel swingarm pivot plates. These are complimented by 41mm USD front forts. It also gets fat bar-style handlebars.All the lights, including indicators, on CB300R are LED. The round metal rim headlight, with its built-in horseshoe, comes with the signature two-bar light feature while the taillight is the thinnest ever to be mounted on a Honda motorcycle. The thin, lightweight and fully digitalized LCD meter display provides information pertaining to speed, engine rpm, fuel level and gear position, with warning lights arrayed across the top.ALSO READ | Maruti Suzuki Ciaz to soon get the new 1.5-litre diesel engine, Ertiga and S-Cross also in lineALSO READ | Mahindra Alturas G4 receives 1,000 bookings since launch in November 2018ALSO READ | Honda Brio discontinued in India, Amaze becomes company’s new entry-level carGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byVarun Singh Tags :Follow New Honda launchFollow New bike launchFollow Bike bookingsFollow Record bookingsFollow Honda bike launchFollow Honda bike bookings Nextlast_img read more