Honda CBR300R Review
All-set to Replace the CBR250RThursday, October 24, 2013
Honda Motor Company, Limited is a Japanese public multinational corporation known worldwide for its production of power and performance packed automobiles and motorcycles. It was founded in Hamamatsu, Japan on September 24, 1948 by Soichiro Honda and Takeo Fujisawa and has its current headquarters in Minato, Tokyo, Japan. It was the second largest automobile manufacturer of Japan and eighth largest of the world in 2011. It has been the largest motorcycle manufacturing company of the world since 1959 along with the largest manufacturer of Internal Combustion Engines of the world. It has extended its divisions in many fields and aspects such as electric generators, water pumps, lawn and garden equipments, tillers, outboard motors, robotics, jet aircrafts and engines, thin-film solar cells, Internavi, scooters, motorcycles and automobiles.
Recently, Honda has unveiled CBR300R at the 12th China International Motorcycle Trade Exhibition in Chongqing, China in October 2013. It will be manufactured at the Thailand manufacturing facility of Honda and from there transferred to the other world markets. It is expected to be available in Indian market by the mid of 2014 and will also replace CBR250R in most of the markets. The step of introducing this magnificent sports bike is taken by Honda to compete with the newly arrived Kawasaki Ninja 300 and KTM 390 Duke. The design philosophy of this fabulous looking sports bike is inspired from the superfluous Fireblade series. Also, its twin sharp headlights and other body panels resembles that of CBR1000RR which is a plus point for it, unlike CBR250R which was inspired from VFR family.
Honda has not yet disclosed any of the features of CBR300R but it is expected to have a 286cc, single cylinder, Wet Multi-plate Disc, Liquid-cooled engine with a maximum power of 30.4 bhp at 8500 rpm and a maximum torque of 27 Nm at 7250 rpm and is expected to have a six speed gearbox transmission. It is expected to have 17-inch alloy wheels with disk brakes on both front and rear. The suspension system is expected to be Telescopic Fork at front and Pro Link at rear. The bike will weighs 164 kgs along with a good ground clearance of 145mm and a wheelbase of 1380mm. It will also have a variant with ABS included. The instrument console is expected to have a Digital Fuel gauge and Speedometer, an Analogue Tachometer, two Digital Trip meters, Stand Alarm, Pass light and a Low Fuel, Oil and Battery indicators.
Honda CBR300R will have two variants named CBR300R and CBR300R ABS. For now, only two shades has been disclosed which are Millennium Red and Ross White. The expected ex-showroom, Delhi price for CBR300R is INR 1.95lakhs and for CBR300R ABS is INR 2.25lakhs which may vary in different states.
Overall, with not many features got revealed to the world market, Honda CBR300R is managed to maintain a healthy, speculative and curious environment for its arrival and only future will shows what it holds for Honda's ambitious dreams for emerging markets like India.