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Honda CB300R, CB 350 H’ness Anniversary Version to launch at India Bike Week | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

Revealed On Dec 02, 2021 12:39:00 PM

The Honda CB300R was by no means up to date to fulfill BS6 norms in India, however the bare motorbike is now set to make a return to our market.

The Honda CB300R was briefly offered in India between Feb 2019 and April 2020, and was discontinued when BS6 laws got here in. Now, an Instagram put up shared by the India Bike Week (IBW) organisers confirms that Honda is bringing the CB300R again to India.

●     Could possibly be CKD or regionally assembled

●     Rivals the KTM 250/390 Duke and BMW G310R

●     H’ness CB 350 anniversary version may even be launched

The CB300R options Honda’s neo-retro type bare bike design and makes use of a light-weight metal trellis body. The bike runs a 30.45hp, 27.4Nm, 286cc, liquid cooled 4-valve single cylinder engine in BS4 spec. Apparently, Honda has not launched a Euro 5 spec model of this motorbike in worldwide markets but, which suggests India might be the primary to get the upper BS6/Euro 5 emissions compliant motorbike.

That additionally raises the query of whether or not Honda will now regionally manufacture this motorbike. The BS4 mannequin in India was a CKD import, which resulted in a reasonably excessive value of Rs 2.41 lakh, ex-showroom, inserting it just under the considerably extra highly effective KTM 390 Duke. Nevertheless, motorbike costs in India have exploded since then, and the 390 Duke now prices near Rs 2.9 lakh, ex-showroom.

Honda’s premium Massive Wing community has additionally been rising at a gradual fee and sellers will likely be happy to have one other moderately inexpensive motorbike to promote alongside the favored H’ness CB 350 and CB 350 RS. Talking of which, Honda may even launch an Anniversary Version of the H’ness on December Four at IBW. Look out for our report from the occasion for the total particulars in a few days’ time.

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