The covers are finally off of Honda’s latest entry into the 300cc segment, although the Japanese manufacturer has surprised audiences by straying from its largely successful CB350 platform
Following a series of speculation and rumours, Honda Bigwing has launched their latest entry into the 300cc single-cylinder segment, the CB300F.
Teased a month ago as ‘The Formidable’, the bike was unveiled by Atushi Ogata, President, MD, and CEO of Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India — after a brief dive into Honda’s vision for the future, and presence in the country.
The CB300F follows through with the Hornet 160R’s design language, featuring sharp angles throughout its streetfighter frame, as well as an aggressive seating angle, with a relatively accessible height of 789mm. The bike itself stands 177mm off the ground, offering ample clearance for Indian road conditions.
Honda offers three paint options as well — Matte Axis Grey Metallic, Matte Marvel Blue Metallic, and Sports Red.
The motorcycle is supported by a monoshock at the rear and USD front forks finished in gold — similar to the existing CB300R. For stopping power, the bike comes with a 276mm front disc and a 220mm rear disc, while offering a 14.1l tank — bringing kerb weight figures to 153kg.
The CB300F also boasts a set of new features such as Honda RoadSync connected tech, Honda Selectable Torque Control, Assist & Slipper clutch, a digital instrument cluster, and more.
Powering the CB300F is a 293cc oil-cooled 4V DOHC engine — again, the same powerplant seen in the CB300R. Mated to a six speed transmission, the tried-and-tested unit outputs peak figures of 30 hp and 27.1 Nm.
The CB300F continues Honda’s high pricing model, with a DLX variant for Rs. 2,25,900, and a DLX Pro variant for Rs. 2,28,900.
We’re expecting the CB300F to face off against the Bajaj Pulsar N250, Suzuki Gixxer 250, Yamaha FZ250, and KTM Duke 250.
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