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2022 Honda CB300R Launched At Rs 2.77 Lakh

Highlights: – 

  • Despite localisation, the BS6 Honda CB300R carries a significant price premium.
  • Engine output increased by a small margin. 
  • Gets Assist & Slipper clutch for added convenience. 
  • Golden lightweight USD forks, darker fuel tank extensions, and redesigned muffler freshen things up.
  • Available in two shades. 
  • Locks horn with the KTM 390 Duke and BMW G 310 R. 

After unveiling the BS6 Honda CB300R last month, the Japanese bikemaker has finally made the upgraded streetfighter available for Indian customers. However, despite localisation, the bike is priced at Rs 2.77 lakh (ex-showroom), commanding a hefty price premium of Rs 36,000 over its BS4 version. Its bookings are now underway at Honda’s exclusive premium BigWing dealerships across the nation.

2022 Honda CB300R BS6 – What’s New? 

At the heart, the new iteration houses the same 286cc DOHC, 4-valve, single-cylinder liquid-cooled motor that now meets Euro 5 / BS6 emission norms. It generates a maximum power of 31.1PS at 9000rpm and a peak torque of 27.5Nm at 7500rpm, making it 0.7PS/0.1Nm more powerful and torquier than its predecessor. Its 6-speed transmission now also comes with Assist & Slipper clutch, which makes the clutch operation lighter and reduces undesirable shocks yielded by sudden engine braking during downshifts. 

The 2022 Honda CB300R also gets golden inverted forks, teamed up with darker fuel tank extensions for a distinctive appearance. It also features a slightly tweaked muffler design. 

No changes have been made to the bikes’ underpinnings. It retains the same trellis frame, suspended on a Showa 41mm USD fork and a link-type rear monoshock setup. Braking duties also continue to be performed by 296mm/220mm disc brake setup, with dual-channel ABS. Even its all-LED lighting system, butchy silhouette, and the full-LCD instrument cluster have been carried over. However, at 146kg, the 2022 CB300R is 1kg lighter than its previous model.

BS6 Honda CB300R – Colors

Honda has offered the updated CB300R in two shades – Matte Steel Black and Pearl Spartan Red.

BS6 Honda CB300R

Author’s Take

We understand that the input costs have increased immensely over the years, but still, its pricing is truly unjustified considering Honda hasn’t made any significant changes to the motorcycle. In fact, it is more expensive than the BMW G 310 R, which costs Rs 2.65-lakh (ex-showroom India).