Honda CB300R To Make A Comeback With BS6 Heart In 2021
The Japanese brand has said to have begun dealer dispatches already.
Honda could soon launch the BS6 CB300R in India, as dealer dispatches are said to have commenced already.
First launched in 2019, the “Neo Sports Cafe” motorcycle was priced at Rs. 2.41 lakhs (ex-showroom), for it was brought to India as a CKD model.
Despite the premium pricing and the fact that it was sold through Honda’s premium outlets, which were very few back then, demand for the motorcycle was decent enough.
The Japanese manufacturer was even thinking about locally manufacturing the bike, but decided it best to discontinue the CB300R and concentrate on the CB350 range.
Now though, with both the H’ness CB350 and the CB350RS bringing in good sales every month, Honda seems to have shifted its focus back to the 300cc roadster.
It is said that in April 2021, Honda dispatched 8 units of the CB300R to its BigWing dealerships, while the number of units that reached dealers this month would soon be known.
In its BS4 avatar, the CB300R came with a 286cc, liquid cooled, single cylinder engine good for 31.4 HP and 27.5 Nm of torque. Expect the power and torque figures to stay in the same ballpark for the BS6 model too. The engine will come mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
No changes are expected to be made to the the bike’s suspension or braking hardware. Similarly, the CB300R’s retro-style aesthetics will be carried over as well. But, new colour schemes are likely to be offered.
When it gets (re)introduced in the market, the BS6 CB300R should cost above Rs. 2.50 lakhs (ex-showroom), becoming the third most affordable model in the Japanese brand’s premium motorcycle range.
Source – RushLane.com