The Honda CB300F will compete against the Suzuki Inazuma and the upcoming Kawasaki Z250.
Honda has revealed a new naked version of the CBR300R dubbed the CB300F in US at a price of $3,999 (Rs 2.4 lakh) which is roughly the same as the CBR250R on-road, India. CB300F features minimalistic body fenders and boasts of a great styling. Inspired from the CB500F, changes are visible on the tank extensions and headlight design that give the Honda CB300F a big bike-like appeal. It doesn’t have the fairing that comes with the CBR300 and also loses 3kg in the process. The bike also gets a flat handlebar and rear set foot pegs.
2015 Honda CB300F borrows its power-train from the CBR300R and is powered by the 286cc single-cylinder, 4-valve engine that produces 31 PS of power at 8500 RPM and 27 Nm of torque at 7250 RPM. Power is sent to the rear wheel via a 6-speed transmission. Honda claims a fuel efficiency of 30kmpl for the CB300F.
For braking, the bike uses disc brake at both ends but ABS isn’t available as an option. 37mm telescopic front forks and a mono-shock at the rear comprise the suspension setup. Other features include an LCD multi-function display, 3.4-gallon fuel tank.
2015 Honda CB300F will be available only in red colour. The Honda CB300F will be pitched against the Suzuki Inazuma and the upcoming Kawasaki Z250. It is still not clear if the CB300F will be launched in India.