Honda has just expanded the entry-level lineup of its Bing Wing chain of premium outlets by launching the all-new CB300F. The new Honda CB 300F will be sold alongside the neo-retro CB 300R but gets a completely different naked roadster design and a different oil-cooled engine in comparison to the CB 300R. The motorcycle has been launched across India in two variants, with a starting price of Rs 2.26 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
2022 Honda CB 300F – Variants and Pricing
The Honda CB 300F is positioned below the CB 300R and is available in two variants. While the base-spec Deluxe variant is priced at Rs 2.26 lakh, the more premium Deluxe Pro will set you back by Rs 2.29 lakh (both prices ex-showroom, Delhi). Both the variants of the Honda CB 300F are available in three colour options, namely Matt Axis Grey Metallic, Matt Marvel Blue Metallic and Sports Red.
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2022 Honda CB 300F – Looks and Design
The new Honda CB 300F looks like an edgier and more muscular evolution of the Hornet 2.0. The edgy-looking front fascia, comprising of LED headlamp and turn indicators, golden front forks, fuel tank and tail section with a tail lamp complete the design of the CB 300F. Apart from the all-LED illumination, the Honda CB 300F also gets a full-LCD instrument console, the brightness of which is adjustable, dual-channel ABS, Honda Selectable Torque Control and an integrated USB Type-C charger.
While both the variants of the Honda CB 300F get all the aforementioned features, the Deluxe Pro variant also gets Honda RoadSync, through which the rider can connect his smartphone with the motorcycle via Bluetooth. This pairing enables the rider to attend phone calls and operate voice-based navigation. The Deluxe Pro variant also gets different left-hand side switchgear to operate the Bluetooth-compatible unit.
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2022 Honda CB 300F – Engine and Transmission
Powering the Honda CB 300F is a four-stroke, single-cylinder, oil-cooled, four-valve, SOHC, 293cc engine, which is paired to a 6-speed gearbox and is assisted with a slip-and-assist clutch. This engine is different from the liquid-cooled 286cc engine of the Honda CB 300R and produces 24.2 PS of maximum power and 25.6 Nm of maximum torque.
2022 Honda CB 300F – Other mechanical specifications
The Honda CB 300F gets 17-inch alloy wheels with 110/70-17 front and 150/60-17 rear tyres, with the braking combination consisting of a single 276mm disc brake at the front and a single 220mm disc brake at the rear. The suspension unit of the Honda CB 300F comprises upside-down hydraulic telescopic forks at the front and a 5-step adjustable mono-shock at the rear.
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2022 Honda CB 300F – Competition
At its price point, the Honda CB 300F squarely aims at the more-powerful KTM Duke 250, which has a smaller engine but produces more power output. The Honda CB 300F also takes on other 250cc motorcycles priced significantly lower than it, such as Bajaj Pulsar N250 and Suzuki Gixxer 250.
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