- BS6 Honda CB300R unveiled
- Official launch in January
- Gets assist and slipper clutch
The motorcycle gets subtle updates, apart from a cleaner engine. The most prominent change comes in the form of golden upside down forks that make it look slightly beefier. Its six-speed gearbox also gets an assist and slipper clutch now. As for the engine, although Honda hasn’t revealed complete specifications, it’s expected to witness a marginal change in its power and torque output. The BS4 version of this 286cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine churns out 30bhp and 27.4Nm.
The motorcycle remains unchanged in all other aspects. It incorporates full-LED lighting all around and a blue backlit LCD dash for showing vehicle information. It rides on 17-inch alloy wheels that are suspended by inverted forks and a monoshock sourced from Showa. Braking is handled by a single disc at both ends that are bitten by Nissin calipers. The 147kg kerb weight of the bike might have changed a bit with the BS6-bound revisions.
The BS4 Honda CB300R was priced at Rs 2.41 lakh (ex-showroom) before it was discontinued. Now, it remains to be seen how much of a hike it receives over the previous pricing.