Weeks after the Honda CB300R was launched in India, the 2019 updated version of the bike has been revealed in the Japanese market.
Honda has revealed the 2019 Honda CB300R in Japan. This comes after last month, HMSI launched the CB300R in India, which was the 2018 version. Here it has received an overwhelming response, taking the waiting period up to 3 months.
The updated CB300R gets minor visual changes which include a new Matte Blue Paint and Burnt copper paint job on the alloys. It is now available in three colour options along with Matt Axis Grey Metallic and Candy Chromosphere Red.
It gets a major update for the footpegs. The 2019 Honda CB300R gets steel pegs instead of rubber pegs. The India-spec version uses the rubber pegs. The new steel pegs look smaller and better.
A rear suspension has also been revised on the updated bike. At the rear, it uses a 5-step adjustable preload monoshock absorber, which is now tuned to deliver better ride quality. At the front, it gets 41mm USD Forks.
Other than that, there are no visual and mechanical changes. It continues with the same 286cc liquid-cooled DOHC engine, that is tuned to produce 30 BHP at 8000 ROM and 27.4 Nm of peak torque at 6500 RPM.
As of now, its eact top speed remains unknown. A recent Youtube video shows the Honda CB300R touching 155 km/hr. The bike sprints from 0-60 km/hr in 3 seconds and 0-100 km/hr in just 6.2 seconds.
Features onboard include LED headlamps, digital instrument cluster, Upside- Dwon Forks, dual-channel ABS, fuel injection system, split seat and low positioned handlebars.
Braking is handled by a 296mm disc at the front and 220mm disc at the back, paired with dual-channel ABS as standard.
Since the Honda CB300R is a CKD unit, it is experiencing a waiting period of up to 3 months. The first set of deliveries will commence by the third week of March. The bike is only available at select Honda Wing Dealerships.
Priced at Rs 2.41 Lakhs (ex-showroom), it competes with the likes of KTM Duke 390, BMW G 310 R and Royal Enfield 650 Twins.