The Honda CB 300R is the lightest motorcycle in its segment, with a kerb weight of just 147 kilograms. But does this lightness in weight actually give the motorcycle a solid edge when it comes to top speed? Well, the video below will give you an idea of how fast the Honda CB 300R can go.
As the video indicates, the Honda CB 300R managed to achieve 160 Kph on the digital speedometer, which is a very strong number indeed. Of course, it’s not recommended to do anywhere close to that speed on public roads as it is very risky. But just for the sake of understanding, the top speed was logged in sixth gear, with the throttle absolutely pinned.
The CB 300R is expected to be a lot faster than the CBR 250R when it comes to acceleration as well. Considering that the CBR 250R has a 0-100 Kph timing of about 9 seconds, we expect the Honda CB 300R to do the same sprint in about 7.5 seconds. We say this because the CB 300R is not just more powerful than the CBR 250R but is also a lot lighter. And lightness gives a lot of advantage during acceleration.
The Honda CB 300R went on sale earlier today, with prices pegged at Rs. 2.41 lakhs, ex-showroom India. This pricing makes it slightly cheaper than the KTM Duke 390, which is a far more powerful motorcycle. Bookings for the Honda CB 300R are open at 22 select Honda dealerships across the country, and deliveries will begin soon. The CB 300R will be assembled in India through the completely knocked down (CKD) kit route.
The motorcycle is powered by a 286cc, liquid cooled single cylinder engine. This motor gets fuel injection, a four valve head that runs off twin camshafts. The motor makes 30.5 Bhp of peak power at 8,000 rpm while the peak torque of 27.5 Nm is churned out at 6,500 rpm. As for equipment, the CB 300r features upside down front forks from Showa, a monoshock rear shock absorber that’s 5 stage adjustable, petal disc brakes on both wheels, dual channel ABS, a segment leading inertial measurement unit (IMU) built into the ABS, LCD instrument cluster and tubeless tyres.
Ground clearance is par for the course at 151 mm while the fuel tank can hold 10 liters of petrol. The Honda CB 300R is expected to have a tank range of 250-300 Kms, which should be good enough for most riders. The motorcycle is positioned as a street naked meant for everyday riding in urban environments. Of course, there will be plenty of bikers taking this machine out for longer tours. The CB 300R will handle that with aplomb as well. The only modification needed would be a tall windscreen to deflect wind blast at higher speeds.