The Honda CBR300R is a bigger-displacement version of the CBR250R. When Kawasaki debuted the Ninja 300 as a response to the CBR250R, everyone and their uncle upped their displacement game. Along came Yamaha with 320cc and two cylinders, KTM with 373cc and one cylinder, and, recently, Kawasaki, with 400cc and two cylinders. The CBR300R takes what the CBR250R offers and turns it up a notch. 286cc from a single-cylinder liquid-cooled motor generates 30bhp and 27Nm, a healthy increase from the CBR250R's figures. Yes, it is fuel injected and yes, it has a six-speed gearbox, just like the 250. Braking is taken care of by discs at both ends, and globally ABS and CBS is standard.
Where it differs are in the looks. The 300 opts for a twin-headlamp setup like the bigger Honda machines. It most closely follows the CBR1000RR Fireblade's twin-headlamp-inspired-by-Spiderman styling. The rest of the styling is typically Honda conservative, but attractive as well. The CBR300R, when it comes to the Indian market, will replace the CBR250R and compete with the KTM RC390, Yamaha YZF-R3, Kawasaki Ninja 300 and Benelli 302R. However, we do not expect it to make its way here anytime in the near future.