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2022 Honda CB300R to launch in January | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

Printed On Dec 04, 2021 07:26:00 PM

Honda will reintroduce the 2022 Honda CB300R as a CKD; include a slipper clutch.

Honda has showcased an up to date, BS6 (Euro 5) compliant model of the CB300R at India Bike Week. The bare motorbike will go on sale in India in January 2022. For reference, the BS4 mannequin was priced at Rs 2.41 lakh.

The Honda CB300R was bought in India between February 2019 and April 2020, and was discontinued when BS6 rules got here in. The corporate has now revealed that the bare motorbike will probably be reintroduced in India as a CKD, identical to its predecessor. 

Propulsion on the BS4-spec CB300R got here from a 286cc, four-valve, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled DOHC motor that was paired to a 6-speed gearbox. This engine made 30.4hp at 8,000rpm and 27.4Nm of torque at 6,500rpm. Whereas Honda is but to disclose the specs of the brand new BS6 mannequin, they’re anticipated to be fairly near the BS4 one. 

Curiously, Honda has not launched a Euro 5 (BS6) spec model of this motorbike in worldwide markets but, which implies India might be the primary to get the up to date bike

Parts just like the suspension and brakes look like just like the older mannequin, however the fork seems to be completed in a shade of gold. The radiator cowl additionally seems to have a darker shade than earlier than.

The BS4 mannequin in India was a CKD import, which resulted in a relatively excessive value of Rs 2.41 lakh. Honda was unable to cost it as competitively because the made-in-India KTMs on the time. It stays to be seen if Honda can change this with the reintroduced mannequin. For reference, the KTM 390 Duke now prices Rs 2.87 lakh, whereas the BMW G 310 R is priced at Rs 2.60 lakh

Honda’s premium Huge Wing community has additionally been rising at a gradual charge and sellers will probably be happy to have one other fairly reasonably priced motorbike to promote alongside the favored H’ness CB 350 and CB 350 RS. The corporate has 88 touchpoints and is anticipated to achieve 100 by the tip of the monetary yr.

All costs, ex-showroom, Delhi.

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