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Honda CB300F

Honda CB300F is a super bike available at a price range of Rs. 2,26,220 - Rs. 2,29,220 in India. It is available in 2 variants and 3 colours. It is powered by a 293.52 cc BS-VI engine. It comes with anti-locking braking system and both front and rear disc brakes.

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Key specs
  • Displacement293.52 cc
  • Transmission6 Speed Manual
  • Kerb Weight153 kg

Avg. Ex-showroom price

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Honda CB300F Price

VariantPriceSpecifications

CB300F Deluxe

 2,26,220Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Alloy Wheels

CB300F Deluxe Pro

 2,29,220Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Alloy Wheels

Honda CB300F Summary

CB300F key highlights

Engine Capacity 293.52 cc
Transmission 6 Speed Manual
Kerb Weight 153 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 14.1 litres
Seat Height 789 mm
Max Power 23.8 bhp

About CB300F

Honda CB300F is a super bike available at a starting price of Rs. 2,26,220 in India. It is available in 2 variants and 3 colours with top variant price starting from Rs. 2,29,220. The Honda CB300F is powered by 293.52cc BS6 engine which develops a power of 23.8 bhp and a torque of 25.6 Nm. With both front and rear disc brakes, Honda CB300F comes up with anti-locking braking system. This CB300F bike weighs 153 kg and has a fuel tank capacity of 14.1 liters.

Honda 2Wheelers India has launched the CB300F in our market to compete in the 300cc roadster segment. This motorcycle is available in two variants – Deluxe and Deluxe Pro – and the differences are limited to the Bluetooth module. All other specifications and features are identical on both variants.

The styling cues are inspired by the Honda CB500F roadster and it gets aggressive bodywork and sharp creases all over. The design elements comprise a single-pod headlight, muscular fuel tank, split-style seats, and a side-slung exhaust. Then, the feature list includes full-LED lighting, digital instrument cluster, traction control system, and dual-channel ABS. The Bluetooth module, which is only available on the Deluxe Pro variant, brings features such as call alerts, music controls, and voice navigation.

The mechanical specifications include a BS6-compliant 293cc, oil-cooled, four-valve, SOHC engine that develops 23.8bhp and 25.6Nm of peak torque. The motor is linked to a six-speed gearbox and it benefits from a slipper and assist clutch mechanism.

The suspension setup includes upside-down front forks and a preload-adjustable rear mono-shock while the braking hardware comprises a 276mm front disc and a 220mm rear disc – both grabbed by Nissin-sourced calipers.

Both variants are available in three colours – Sports Red, Mat Marvel Blue Metallic, and Mat Axis Grey Metallic. The Honda CB300F rivals the likes of the Suzuki Gixxer 250 and the KTM 250 Duke in the Indian market.
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Honda CB300F Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • Sharp styling looks attractive
    • Gets refine engine
    • Equipped with lots of features
  • Could be Better

    • Priced quite high
    • Performance figure could have been better

BikeWale's Take

The CB300F is Honda’s new premium entry-level motorcycle. It gets styling that is attractive and looks like a bigger cousin of the CB Hornet 2.0. It is packed with lots of features and gets an engine that churns out acceptable performance. But the bike is priced quite high which makes its rival look like value-for-money bikes. 

Honda CB300F Review

The Honda CB300F looks aesthetically pleasing and it is equipped with some serious hardware and features – some of which are unavailable on its rivals. But does it justify that price tag?

Introduction

Honda CB300F Right Front Three Quarter

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

- Not as exciting as Gixxer 250 or comfortable as FZ25

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.

Honda CB300F Front View

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.

The Visuals

Honda CB300F Right Rear Three Quarter

Honda says that the motorcycle draws styling cues from the CB500F. To me, however, it looks very much like the Hornet 2.0 with a CB650R/CBR650R-style LED taillight. The Hornet 2.0-esque styling is more evident because of the exhaust design, seat setup, golden-coloured upside-down front forks, and the split-style grab-rail. That said, the resemblance with the Hornet 2.0 isn’t a bad thing as this lower displacement Honda, which rivals the TVS Apache 200 and the Bajaj Pulsar NS200, is a very handsome motorcycle.

Honda CB300F Fuel Tank

What could’ve been different, though, are the colours that are identical to the Hornet 2.0. In fact, the Hornet 2.0 has a bigger colour palette than the CB300F. This new motorcycle from the Indian arm of the Japanese manufacturer is available in three colours – Sports Red, Matte Axis Grey Metallic, and Matte Marvel Blue Metallic. As the names suggest, the Matte Axis Grey Metallic and the Matte Marvel Blue Metallic paint themes feature a matte finish. The Sports Red, on the other hand, gets a glossy finish.

Honda CB300F Left Side Multifunction Switchgear

The build quality is typical Honda and the fit and finish levels are commendable. But I had two complaints here. First is the key design, which looks too small and cheap for a premium motorcycle. Second, while the switchgear is of good quality, the newly added buttons on the left side of the handlebar lack the assuring clicking sound, unlike the other switches. Excluding this, we did not see any build quality issues with the CB300F, and it is indeed a well-put-together product. In fact, the feature list complements the stylish design of the motorcycle.

The Package

Honda CB300F Head Light

The CB300F is well-equipped when it comes to the feature list. It comes standard with full-LED lighting, a digital instrument cluster, Honda Selectable Torque Control or traction control system, and a dual-channel ABS. The DLX Pro version further benefits from Bluetooth connectivity and the system provides access to music, calls, and navigation function. Unlike many other motorcycles in the Indian market that get turn-by-turn navigation tech, the system on the CB300F is limited to audio instructions that are only available when paired to a helmet-mounted Bluetooth intercom – sold as an accessory by Honda.

Honda CB300F Instrument Cluster

Apart from Bluetooth information, the instrument cluster also features adjustable brightness levels. However, the operation here is not very intuitive, and you would need the help of its manual when accessing the functions for the first time. But once accustomed, the system is very useful and the switches are easy to operate, even with the riding gloves.

Honda CB300F Fuel Tank

While the feature list is promising, the power output, surprisingly, is lower than the Gixxer 250. The higher displacement, however, delivers more torque than the other Japanese 250cc motorcycles in the Indian market. Other hardware on the CB300F includes a diamond-type frame, upside-down front forks, preload-adjustable rear mono-shock, 276mm disc at the front, and a 220mm rotor at the back. So, how well does this package work?

The Ride

Honda CB300F Left Front Three Quarter

The engine comes to life after 4,000rpm and continues to build momentum even in the higher revs. It sounds sporty too, and unless you’re going past 6,500rpm, the refinement levels feel solid. Now, there are evident vibrations from the footpegs, fuel tank, and handlebar beyond 8,000rpm but that’s almost near the motorcycle’s redline. The only time this would bother the rider would be out on the highway when the CB300F will be in the higher revs. At city speeds, around 50-60kmph, the CB300F feels refined. What also comes in handy is its light clutch action and a crisp six-speed gearbox.

Honda CB300F Mono Shock Absorber

Further, the suspension setup is tuned for spirited riding and the hardware packs a firm setting. Thus, while the CB300F is delightful on a good, twisting road with well-laid tarmac, the rider will feel every undulation on the road surface. On the upside, the motorcycle never felt unsettling when tackling bad roads. Then, the braking setup is decent, but not praiseworthy. It lacks the confidence-inspiring bite that one would expect from a sporty motorcycle, and the feedback could have been much sharper than what you get from the current setup. Meanwhile, the safety net of dual-channel ABS, slipper clutch, and traction control system made sure that the rain-soaked roads did not catch me by surprise, despite aggressive throttle inputs, hard downshifts, and heavy braking.

Honda CB300F Left Rear Three Quarter

What’s more? The rider’s triangle is sporty without being too aggressive – a typical trait in the roadster segment. Thus, you get rear-set footpegs and a flat handlebar. The handlebar is on the tall side, which gives an upright riding position. This tall placement also ensures that the bar end does not hit the fuel tank and the CB300F packs a short turning radius. Then, there’s the 789mm seat height that makes the ground easily reachable. At 5’10” tall, I could easily place both my feet flat on the ground with a comfortable bend in my knee. This made moving the motorcycle around very easy.

Should you buy it?

Honda CB300F Right Front Three Quarter

As we said in the beginning, you can look at this motorcycle in two ways – a budget alternative to the CB300R or an expensive rival to the Gixxer 250 and the FZ25. Standalone, it’s a fantastic-looking motorcycle that packs a brag-worthy feature list. Not to mention, the aesthetics are complemented by its commendable build quality and handling prowess.

Honda CB300F Left Front Three Quarter

However, as a rival to the Gixxer 250 and the FZ25, the CB300F comes across as very expensive. Sure, the hardware and feature list are higher than the other 250cc motorcycles. But the Gixxer 250 is nearly Rs 45,000 cheaper while the FZ25 retails at Rs 79,000 lower price tag than the CB300F. For that difference, the CB300F doesn’t pack the engine character that the Gixxer 250 delivers or the comfort levels of the FZ25, and that definitely hampers this Honda motorcycle’s chances to gather good sales numbers in the Indian market.

Photography by Kaustubh Gandhi

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CB300F Specifications & Features

Specifications

  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Petrol

    Max Power 23.8 bhp @ 7,500 rpm

    Max Torque 25.6 Nm @ 5,500 rpm

    Cooling System Oil Cooled

    Transmission 6 Speed Manual

    Transmission Type Chain Drive

    Emission Standard Emission standards indicate the output from the exhaust that is permissible in a country. BS-VI

    Displacement 293.52 cc

    Cylinders 1

    Bore 77 mm

    Stroke 63.03 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder 4

    Compression Ratio 9.3:1

    Ignition Fuel Injection

    Spark Plugs 1 Per Cylinder

    Gear Shifting Pattern Gear Shifting Pattern 1 Down 5 Up

    Clutch Multiplate wet clutch

    Fuel Delivery System Fuel Injection

    Fuel Tank Capacity 14.1 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity These are estimated figures 2.8 litres

    Riding Range Maximum distance a petrol bike can travel on a full fuel tank and an electric bike can travel on a full charge --

    Mileage - ARAI --

    Mileage - Owner Reported BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. --

    Top Speed These are estimated figures 155 Kmph

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  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Braking System CBS, IBS, SBT, UBS, HBS - Combined braking of both front and rear wheel | ABS - Anti-lock braking system which can be just for front wheel (single channel) or both wheels (dual channel) or can be switched off (switchable) | E-ABS - Electronic assisted braking system | Standard - Cable operated Dual Channel ABS

    Front Brake Type Disc

    Front Brake Size 276 mm

    Rear Tyre Size 150/60R-17M/C 66H

    Tyre Type Tubeless

    Radial Tyres Yes

    Rear Brake Type Disc

    Rear Brake Size 220 mm

    Calliper Type 4 Piston Calliper

    Wheel Type Alloy

    Front Wheel Size 17 inch

    Rear Wheel Size 17 inch

    Front Tyre Size 110/70R-17M/C 54H

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider) 29 psi

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider) 29 psi

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) 29 psi

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) 33 psi

    Front Suspension Telescopic (USD)

    Rear Suspension Monoshock

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  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight 153 kg

    Overall Length 2,084 mm

    Overall Width 765 mm

    Wheelbase 1,390 mm

    Ground Clearance 177 mm

    Seat Height 789 mm

    Overall Height 1,075 mm

    Chassis Type Diamond Type

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  • Manufacturer WarrantyManufacturer Warranty

    Standard Warranty (Year) 3 Year

    Standard Warranty (Kilometers) Standard Warranty (Kilometers) 42000 Kilometers

Features

Odometer Digital

DRLs (Daytime running lights) Yes

Mobile App Connectivity Yes

Low Battery IndicatorYes

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailYes

GPS & Navigation No

USB charging port Yes

Front storage box No

Under seat storage No

AHO (Automatic Headlight On) No

Speedometer Digital

Fuel Guage Yes

Tachometer Digital

Stand Alarm Yes

Stepped Seat Yes

No. of Tripmeters 2

Tripmeter Type Digital

Low Fuel Indicator Yes

Low Oil Indicator Yes

Pillion SeatYes

Pillion FootrestYes

Digital Fuel GuageYes

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightYes

KillswitchYes

ClockYes

Battery12 V, 5.0 Ah

Headlight TypeLED Head Lamp

Brake/Tail LightLED Tail Lamp

Turn SignalLED

Pass LightYes

Additional featuresControl System

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FAQs about Honda CB300F

  • Q: What is the on-road price of Honda CB300F in 2022?

    A: The 2022 on-road price of Honda CB300F in Delhi is Rs. 2,56,215. This on-road price includes the ex-showroom price, RTO and insurance charges.
  • Q: Which is better Honda CB300F or Honda CB300R?

    A: Honda CB300F is priced at Rs. 2,26,220, has a 293.52 cc 6 Speed Manual engine, and weighs 153 kg, whereas, the price of Honda CB300R is Rs. 2,77,042 with a 286 cc engine, and weighing 146 kg. You can compare Honda CB300F vs Honda CB300R based on their detailed specifications, features, prices and reviews.
  • Q: What are the colour options of Honda CB300F?

    A: Honda CB300F is available in 3 colours which are Sports Red, Mat Marvel Blue Metallic and Mat Axis Grey Metallic. You can check all the colour images of Honda CB300F.
  • Q: What are the key specifications of Honda CB300F?

    A: Honda CB300F is a Super bike that weighs 153 kg, has a 293.52 cc BS-VI engine and a fuel capacity of 14.1 litres. You can check the full specifications and features.

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