The Honda 300 TT Cafe Racer will be powered by the same engine as the CB300R.
Remember the Honda 300 TT Cafe Racer concept that was first unveiled at the 2016 Bangkok Motor Show? The concept managed to get a good response following its unveiling. Hence, the Japanese 2-wheeler maker has decided to put the model in the production pipeline for next year.
The Honda 300 TT 300 Cafe Racer is based on the same frame as the CB300F and CB300R. However, it would still have a different sub-frame and swingarm to fit the purpose better. It is also expected to get a similar suspension setup like the chunky 41 mm USD forks up front.
Mechanically, the Honda 300 TT 300 Cafe Racer will be powered by the same engine as the CB300R. This means, it will have the 286cc, single-cylinder, DOHC engine that can thump out 30.9 PS of power and 27 Nm of torque. The power will be sent down to the rear wheel via the same 6-speed gearbox, though with different gear ratios. Once launched, the Japanese cafe racer will rival the Royal Enfield Continental GT 650.
With Honda bringing two of its greatest bets, the sub-500cc motorcycle segment in India is set to witness good competition in the near future. The company has already started taking bookings for the CB300R recently and the CB300F is also expected to be introduced post-2020.
As of now, the Honda CB300R is set to be brought in via the CKD route, but the company does plan to manufacture these models in India and export it elsewhere.
Honda 300 TT Cafe Racer
– Was first unveiled at the 2016 Bangkok Motor Show
– Is based on the CB300R
– Will enter production in 2020
Source – BikeWale.com