Honda finally ended the suspense at the 2017 EICMA show by unveiling its new CB1000R, which was earlier monikered as the company’s new NSC (Neo Sports Cafe) project. The new motorcycle is simply fabulous and will definitely attract a lot of buyers across the globe. However, Honda is well aware of the motorcycle market and the demands of specific regions of the world. Therefore, the company also came up with two other models, the CB125R and the CB300R.
This is Honda’s latest and all-new naked motorcycle lineup in which the CB1000R is the eldest followed by the CB300R and finally, the youngest is the CB125R. We’re more interested in Honda’s second child, the CB300R.
Since all the three motorcycles belong to the same family, there have to be similarities. Honda has used the design language of the CB1000R in the other two bikes. The CB300R looks very similar to its elder sibling but, as the name suggests, has a smaller engine. It is undoubtedly targeted to a completely different set of customers. Perhaps, new riders will find the CB300R very suitable for their learning motorcycle.
Powering the new CB300R is a 286cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine which has a compression ratio of 10.7:1. It has been tuned to produce a max power output of 31bhp at 8500 rpm and generated 27.5Nm of peak torque at 7500 rpm. The transmission of this motorcycle is a 6-speed unit.
The smaller CB300R is lightweight (143kg) which gives it a decent power-to-weight ratio. This combined with the new tubular steel frame would make the bike a very good handler. Honda has provided a 296mm floating disc at the front with a four pot caliper and a single 220mm disc at the rear with a single pot caliper. The bike also features ABS as standard.
Honda has really done a great job with its new naked lineup. By providing three different yet similar motorcycles, Honda has increased the radius of its empire. We don’t have any details regarding the pricing or the launch dates of the CB300R, but we’ll keep you guys updated as soon as the word comes out.