Why buy it?
- Looks appealing
- Well equipped (traction control, Bluetooth, dual-channel ABS)
- Low seat height, lighter weight, short turning radius
Why avoid it?
- Very Expensive
After many teasers, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India finally disclosed its best-kept-secret, the CB300F and at a surprisingly optimistic price tag despite local manufacturing. Now there are two ways to look at the new Honda CB300F – a budget alternative to the CB300R or an expensive rival to the Suzuki Gixxer 250 and the Yamaha FZ25. For me, it tilts more towards the latter. However, it looks aesthetically pleasing and comes equipped with serious hardware and features – some of which are unavailable on its rivals.
But does it justify that price tag? We got an opportunity to test ride the new CB300F for the first ride review and here is what we thought of the motorcycle. Do note that we had the motorcycle for a few hours and the observations are based on a short ride. We will bring you a detailed road test review when we get the motorcycle for a longer duration.