The Honda CB300R is based on the CBR300R but the styling is based on the current CB100R, which means a neo-retro cafe-racer type look that is quite fetching. It has a 287 cc single cylinder liquid-cooled engine that generates 30bhp and 27.5Nm.
All LED lighting and CBS with ABS are some of the features that the CB300R has. The fuel tank holds 10 litres, and the kerb weight is a low 143 kg.
The brakes are radially mounted 4-piston calliper in the front and a floating calliper at the back. Tyre sizes are familiar ones: a 110mm wide front and 150mm wide rear.
The suspension is quite conventional, and has only preload adjustment for the rear.
While the CB300R would make for a fantastic streetbike in the current Indian market, there are already many players in this space – the KTM 390 and 250 Duke, Benelli TNT 25, and the Kawasaki Z250, to name a few.
Honda would be unable to meet a reasonable price target with the CB300R, so it is highly unlikely it will make it to the Indian market soon.