Pros- Refined engine, good brake feel, has modern features, unique styling
Cons- Uncomfortable for taller riders, the high-speed ride isn't great
The modern world is looking back in time for inspiration and eyeing the ‘70s and ‘80s era for the most part. While the revival of bell-bottom pants is unlikely (and thankfully so), motorcycle manufacturers have been cashing in on the modern-classic trend. Jumping on that bandwagon, among others, was Honda. It unveiled the ‘Neo Sports Café’ concept or ‘NSC’ to the world at the Tokyo Motor Show back in 2017 and followed it with three motorcycles based on the same design in the consecutive month at the 2017 EICMA.
And what we have here is one of the NSC’s lovechildren; the Honda CB300R, which arrived in India only recently. The motorcycle forays into the premium 300cc segment that Honda never ventured into in the country previously. And before I turn this into a mushy history lesson, let’s focus on the motorcycle of the hour.