5 things you should know about the Honda CB300F

5 things you should know about the Honda CB300F

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  1. New engine for the Honda CB300F

According to the manufacturer, the Honda CB300F is built on a brand-new engine and chassis platform that is exclusive to our market. Given that Honda already sells the CB300R in India, the name and street naked styling may be quite confusing, but this engine has nothing to do with that motorcycle. It has a displacement of 293.5cc, which is actually 7cc more than the CB300R, but it has an easier oil-cooled engine. Both engines have a 4-valve head, but the new bike has a single overhead camshaft instead of the CB300Rโ€™s double overhead cams. As a result, the new bike generates significantly less horsepower (24.5hp vs. 31.1hp) and torque (25.6Nm vs. 27.5Nm).

This motorcycle features a 6-speed transmission, just like the CB300R. The new Honda CB300F produces both its power and torque figures lower in the rev range, and the rev limiter is set relatively low at about 8,500 rpm. This is the key difference. This ought to lead to a new, more mid-range-focused power delivery.

5 things you should know about the Honda CB300F
  1. The new Honda CB300F chassis

A new diamond chassis, distinct from those used by the Honda CB300R and smaller Honda Hornet 2.0, serves as the foundation for the Honda CB300F. Similar to those two bikes, this has a gold USD fork and a monoshock at the back with five steps of preload adjustment.

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The same MRF Revz radial tyres in the same sizes are used on the new CB300F: 110/70 R17 up front and 150/60 R17 at the rear. Similar to the CB300R, the new bike has dual-channel ABS, but its front disc is smaller at 276mm as opposed to the CB300Rโ€™s 296mm. Axially mounted front brake callipers, as opposed to the radially mounted callipers on the CB300R, are another cost-cutting measure. Both are manufactured by Nissin.

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The bike has a low 789mm seat height and a larger 14 litre fuel tank than the CB300R, despite having a kerb weight of 153 kg, which is about 7 kg more than the CB300R.

  1. The CB300F from Honda

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Similar technology to that of the CB300R is used in the negative LCD display that comes with the CB300F, but the layout is different. RPM, speed, gear position, time, and trip information are all readouts on this display. The bike also includes Hondaโ€™s smartphone Bluetooth connectivity if you pay a little extra. Full LED lighting and a slip-assist clutch are both now standard features for bikes in this price range. The inclusion of Honda Selectable Torque Control, which is Hondaโ€™s way of saying traction control, is the one special feature, though. It can be argued whether or not it makes sense for a motorcycle with this little power, but there is no denying that it is a nice safety feature to have. This is the second made-for-India bike to have this after the CB350.

  1. Honda CB300F: cost and competitors
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5 things you should know about the Honda CB300F

On paper, the Suzuki Gixxer 250, which is slightly more powerful but lacks features like the USD fork, and the Honda CB300F appear to be competitors. Honda chose to charge much more for it than other motorcycles with comparable features, though. The Suzuki Gixxer 250 costs Rs 2.26 lakh for the base model and Rs 2.29 lakh for the Bluetooth-enabled model, while the CB300F costs almost Rs 40,000 more. It is less than Rs 10,000 more expensive at this price than the KTM 250 Duke, which is significantly more potent and well-equipped. In addition, the Honda CB300R, another expensive Honda that we recently reviewed and thoroughly enjoyed riding, is available for about Rs 50,000 more.

  1. Availability of the Honda CB300F

The Honda CB300F will only be sold through the Honda Big Wing dealer network, which now has more than 100 locations nationwide.

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