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Honda CB300R to get extra energy with BS6 replace | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

The Honda CB300R is all set to make a comeback to the Indian market, this time as a domestically assembled bike. The bike was proven at India Bike Week 2021 final month, with a couple of adjustments in comparison with the BS4 model (introduced in as a CKD). Notable additions embody a slipper clutch, a brand new golden end on the fork tubes and MRF tyres instead of the sooner Michelins.

Now, the CB300R’s kind approval paperwork have surfaced, with some fascinating data. Whereas the BS4 bike’s 286cc single-cylinder engine produced 30.45hp at 8,000rpm, the BS6 model will handle 31.1hp, however at the next 9,000rpm. 

The 2022 bike must adjust to stricter emission rules, so it’s fairly seemingly that Honda has tinkered with the state of tune to attempt to retain as a lot efficiency as attainable. That is particularly essential since rivals just like the BMW G 310 R and KTM 390 Duke produce 34hp and 43hp respectively.

Whether or not these adjustments have made the efficiency much less usable than earlier than is one thing we must always have the ability to discover out quickly, because the bike is slated to launch this month. Curiously, the doc additionally reveals that the wheelbase has gone up barely, from 1,344mm to 1,352mm. It’s unclear whether or not this has something to do with the localisation, for the reason that new determine is identical because the bike presently offered in worldwide markets.

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