Honda India has launched the 2022 CB300R, which was showcased at the India Bike Week (IBW), at Rs 2.77 lakh, ex-showroom. The 2022 model is locally assembled in India, while the BS4 bike was brought to India via the CKD route and was launched at Rs 2.41 lakh, back in 2019.
2022 Honda CB300R: updated engine
The 2022 Honda CB300R is powered by a 286cc, 4-valve DOHC engine that makes 31.1hp at 9,000rpm and 27.5Nm at 7,500rpm. In comparison, the BS4 engine made 30.45hp at 8,000rpm. The engine is paired to a six-speed gearbox, while a slip and assist clutch debuts on the 2022 model.
2022 Honda CB300R: cosmetic tweaks and additional features
The 2022 model shares almost the same bodywork as the outgoing bike, but Honda has given the new one a few tweaks for a fresh appeal. The updates include new colours – Matte Steel Black and Pearl Spartan Red, gold finish on the fork and blacked-out headlight bezel and radiator shrouds. Honda has also tweaked the design of the exhaust end can for a sportier look.
As for its features, the bike gets all LED lights and a new LCD display with a gear position indicator and shift light.
2022 Honda CB300R: chassis
The company hasn't made any changes to the chassis and the bike uses the same frame, USD fork and 7-step preload adjustable monoshock. The braking units are the same as well. That said, the new bike has a slightly longer wheelbase at 1,352mm versus 1,344mm of the outgoing bike. Kerb weight has also been reduced by 1kg to 146kg.
2022 Honda CB300R: availability
Bookings for the 2022 Honda CB300R are open and the bike will be available across all Big Wing showrooms in the country. The company has 88 touchpoints and is expected to expand it to 100 by the end of the financial year.
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