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Honda CB300F vs rivals: specs in contrast | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

The brand new Honda CB300F is the least highly effective right here, however is just bike right here with Traction Management.

The Honda CB300F is the corporate’s model new 300cc motorbike that retails via the premium Massive Wing community. Whereas it’s a 300cc machine, its specs and value place it in between the sporty Gixxer 250 and KTM 250 Duke, whereas the BMW G 310 R isn’t priced too far off. Here’s a fast specification comparability between the Honda CB300F and its rivals.

Honda CB300F vs rivals: engine and output

Engine and output
Honda CB300F Suzuki Gixxer 250 KTM 250 Duke BMW G 310 R
Engine Air-and-oil cooled, 293.52cc,single-cylinder Air-and-oil cooled, 249cc, single cylinder Liquid-cooled, 248.76cc. single-cylinder Liquid-cooled, 313cc, single-cylinder
Energy 24.4hp at 7,500rpm 26.5hp at 9,300rpm 30hp at 9,000rpm 34hp at 9,250rpm
Torque 25.6Nm at 5,500rpm 22.2Nm at 7,300rpm 24Nm at 7,500rpm 28Nm at 7,500rpm
Gearbox 6-speed 6-speed 6-speed 6-speed

Whereas Honda’s model new, air- and oil-cooled, 293.52cc engine has the second highest displacement on this take a look at, it makes the least peak energy. Extra importantly, these output figures peak at a lot decrease rpms than the remaining. Peak energy, for instance, arrives at 7,500rpm, whereas the engines within the KTM, Suzuki and BMW develop peak energy at 9,000rpm and better. The Honda’s peak torque, which is the second highest right here, additionally arrives at 5,500rpm and that’s considerably decrease than the competitors. 

The BMW leads the pack right here in terms of displacement and energy, and is the one different liquid-cooled engine right here, aside from the KTM 250 Duke. All bikes listed here are additionally outfitted with six-speed gearboxes. 

Honda CB300F vs rivals: suspension and brakes 

Suspension and brakes
Honda CB300F Suzuki Gixxer 250 KTM 250 Duke BMW G 310 R
Suspension (f) USD fork Telescopic fork USD fork USD fork
Suspension (r) Monoshock Monoshock Monoshock Monoshock
Brakes (f) 276mm disc 300mm Disc 320mm disc 300mm disc
Brakes (r) 220mm disc 220mm Disc 230mm disc 240mm disc
Tyres (f) 110/70-R17 110/70-R17 110/70-R17 110/70-R17
Tyres (r) 150/60-R17 150/60-R17 150/60-R17 150/60-R17

On the subject of suspension parts, the Suzuki Gixxer is the one bike right here with a telescopic fork. The remainder have a non-adjustable USD fork, whereas all bikes have a monoshock. 

The KTM has the most important brakes within the take a look at – 320mm disc on the entrance – adopted by the BMW and Gixxer which have an equal sized entrance disc. The Honda has the smallest entrance disc, and, just like the Suzuki, has axially mounted calipers. The BMW and KTM, however, have a radially mounted caliper. All bikes run on 17-inch alloy wheels and are shod with radial tyres. 

Honda CB300F vs rivals: weights and dimensions

Weight and dimensions
Honda CB300F Suzuki Gixxer 250 KTM 250 Duke BMW G 310 R
Kerb weight 153kg 156kg 170kg 164kg
Seat peak 789mm 800mm 823mm 785mm
Wheelbase 1390mm 1340mm 1357mm 1380mm
Gasoline capability 14.1-litres 12-litres 13.4-litres 11-litres
Floor clearance 177mm 165mm 151mm 165mm

The Honda CB300F has the least highly effective engine, but it surely additionally has the bottom kerb weight amongst this quartet at 153kg. The KTM 250 Duke is weighs essentially the most at 170kg. 

These with a brief peak will admire the BMW’s 785mm seat peak, the least on this take a look at. The Honda’s perch is just 4mm taller than the G 310 R at 789mm, adopted by the Gixxer and Duke. 

The Gixxer’s flickable nature can be a results of its wheelbase, which is the shortest right here at 1,340mm. Compared, the CB300F has the longest wheelbase at 1,390mm.

Honda CB300F vs rivals: options

The CB300F is the characteristic wealthy bike right here with Bluetooth connectivity, incoming name, SMS and navigation notifications on supply within the Deluxe Professional variant. Additionally it is the one bike right here to characteristic a traction management system. 

All bikes get full-digital LCD shows and barring the Gixxer, every bike will get all-LED lights.

Honda CB300F vs rivals: value

Costs for the Honda CB300F start at Rs 2.26 lakh and go as much as Rs 2.29 lakh. The Suzuki Gixxer is the most affordable at Rs 1.eight lakh, whereas the KTM 250 Duke is roughly Rs 9,000 greater than the Honda. The BMW G 310 R is the costliest bike right here at Rs 2.70 lakh.

*All costs, ex-showroom, Delhi


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