11th Feb 2019 6:50 pm
Road-naked acquired the bookings in 25 days; deliveries set to start from March 2019.
On the launch of the CB300R, Honda introduced that it had already acquired three months’ price of reserving for the street-naked bike. Honda has priced it at Rs 2.41 lakh (ex-showroom, India), which places it within the aggressive entry-level sports activities bike phase.
Yadvinder Singh Guleria, senior vp – gross sales and advertising, Honda Motorbike and Scooter India, stated, “Honda has put the highlight on the rising middleweight class and motor fanatics throughout India have responded. In simply 25 days because the begin of bookings, the CB300R is already booked for over three months, based mostly on our present manufacturing plan”. Whereas that is spectacular, the corporate hasn’t given out a precise determine. This implies, there might have been a limited-production plan to start with.
The CB300R is being bought in India as a CKD (Fully Knocked Down) providing and is obtainable throughout Honda’s 22 Wing World dealerships within the nation for a reserving quantity of Rs 5,00zero. The corporate has additionally stated that deliveries are set to start from March 2019 onwards.
The CB300R has been tweaked barely for the Indian market. Whereas the bike makes use of the identical 286cc, four-valve, single-cylinder, DOHC liquid-cooled motor that’s paired to a 6-speed gearbox, the India-spec engine makes 30.4hp at eight,000rpm and 27.4Nm of torque at 6,500rpm. These figures are barely decrease than the UK-spec bike and the spec sheet of the India-spec CB mentions that it makes 1hp much less at eight,000rpm (as a substitute of eight,500rpm) and zero.1Nm of torque much less at 6,500rpm (as a substitute of seven,500rpm). The Indian mannequin additionally makes use of Michelin Pilot Road tyres as a substitute of the Dunlops discovered on the international-spec mannequin. Its kerb weight of 147kg additionally makes the CB300R one of many lightest bikes within the phase.
By way of competitors, the CB300R goes up in opposition to the BMW G 310 R (Rs 2.99 lakh), KTM 390 Duke (Rs 2.44 lakh) and the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 (which begin at Rs 2.50 lakh)(all costs, ex-showroom, India).
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