- Honda CL300 design patents filed
- Powered by 286cc motor
- No word about India launch
Honda has filed design patents for its Rebel 300-based scrambler motorcycle- the CL300 in India. The motorcycle was showcased late last year alongside its bigger sibling, the CL500.
The Honda CL300 uses the same platform as the Rebel cruiser. However, with smaller 16-inch wheels have been replaced by 19/17-inch combo for a taller stance and better off-road ability. Even the fuel tank has been redesigned to look rugged. That said, the CL300 also comes with a long, scrambler-style seat and a chunky high-mounted exhaust.
In terms of performance, there isn’t much difference between the CL300 and Rebel 300. Both come with a 286cc, single-cylinder engine good for 25.7bhp and a top-speed of 125kmph. This motor is mated to a six-speed transmission that is likely to have slightly different gear ratios from the cruiser.
Now, the Honda CL300 is an interesting motorcycle in terms of design and features as well. However, even with its patents filed, it is unlikely to be launched in India. Instead, we expect Honda to offer a similar motorcycle based on the CB350 platform.