Honda CBR300R imported at declared value of Rs 2.93 lakhs
Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India, seems to have already begun their R&D on new CBR300R, which is expected to be launched by Diwali 2014. Making its world debut at the EICMA 2013 late last year, Honda CBR300R is imported in the country with a declared value of Rs 2.93 lakhs.
Honda CBR300R is currently produced at Honda’s Thailand facility. To be launched in India via the CKD route, 1 unit of CBR300R has already arrived in the country for R&D purpose. Honda India is in the process of ensuring that their new bike is compliant with our road conditions. Quality parts are being sourced from local suppliers while the bike is being put through trials where emission testing, fuel efficiency and other such details are concerned.
Honda promises that the new CBR300R will be a game changer once launched. It will sport a 286cc engine producing 30.4 bhp power at 8,500 rpm and 27 Nm torque at 7,250 rpm. This is more enhanced than power and performance seen on board the CBR250R. Apart from this, CBR300R is also lighter than the 250R by a good 8 kgs. This reduction in weight is due the incorporation of a new exhaust system and streamlining of chassis while Honda has also tweaked suspension and added better tyres for efficient handling.
Once successfully launched in India Honda CBR300R will compete efficiently with Kawasaki Ninja 300, and soon to be launched bikes like Mahindra Mojo 300, KTM RC 390, Hero HX250R and new Yamaha R25.