Launched last month at Rs 2.41 lakh pan India, Honda CB300R looks stunning with its retro-infused naked profile. For improved style, protection and personalization, Honda is offering a range of accessories, available as individual units and as kits as well. Just like the bike, its accessories are also priced at a premium.
Style it up: Honda is offering a range of aesthetic upgrades such as handle bar clamps, short rear fender, handle grip weight and H2C washer set. These will enhance the look and feel of your Honda CB300R, but there won’t be any change in performance or ride experience. For example, silver-finished handle bar clamps go well with other silver-finished components and render an interesting contrast with the black handlebar. However, it does not make the handlebar any stronger or easier to operate in any way. Similarly, short rear fender is a good option for customers who want their bikes to sport a cleaner look at the rear.
Dual-purpose accessories: These offer aesthetic improvements and have some functional use as well. Some key accessories in this category include oil filter cap, fuel lid pad, air valve cap and crank case cover. If you want the fuel cap to retain its shine, you can add fuel lid pad. Similarly, silver-finished air valve cap adds to the bike’s appeal, all while preventing air leakages.
Protective accessories: These include accessories like headlight mask, radiator cover, Kitaco under guard, frame bolt LR and oil brake cap rear. Honda CB300R LED headlight is quite expensive, so it makes sense to protect it with a headlight guard. Similarly, radiator cover offers effective protection for radiator fins. Under guard is a good option to protect your bike from flying debris, uneven surfaces, and nasty speed breakers.
Accessories Kits: There are 4 accessories kits available for Honda CB300R – Kit ACC Premium (Rs 15,517), Kit ACC Sports (Rs 16,662), Kit ACC Standard (Rs 16,666), and the costliest Kit ACC Protection (Rs 35,895).
The list is quite comprehensive for Honda CB300R, but the bike appears to be missing some key accessories such as adjustable brake levers, USB charger and frame sliders. Also, there is no option to improve the bike’s performance through an ECU upgrade. Other desirables that customers would want to see include components like Akrapovic aftermarket exhaust and K&N or BMC air filters. Another thing is that most of the accessories and kits are priced at a premium, just like the bike.