2022 CB300R launch expected next month. It gets tweaks to the engine apart from some cosmetic updates…
We have recently reported that Honda Motorcycles India has launched their Honda H’ness CB350 Anniversary Edition at the Indian Bike Week (IBW) 2021 weekend. Along with it, the Jap also showcased the 2022 CB300R BSVI to enhance its midsize motorcycle portfolio.
The bike was discontinued last year when BSVI emission norms came into effect. And now the greener version of the bike, that received so much love from the biking community, will be available very soon.
As compared to the older model, we can see that the new 2022 version gets golden colored upside down front forks (older version was offered in black theme), golden colored exhaust canister among other minor cosmetic differences.
There is a slipper and assist clutch now apart from a console that will share more information. Honda is tight-lipped about the engine related details of the bike.
For reference, the BSIV variant churned out 30.45 BHP of power with 27.4Nm of torque from the 286 cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled configuration. The BSVI Honda CB300R may have slight impact on these numbers. But what is surprising is the fact that there is no Euro 5 version available anywhere else which means that India may be the first market to get the greener CB300R in the world.
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The roadster continues with the neo-retro styling as always along with features such as round headlamp design, flat handlebars, sculpted fuel tank, sporty split-seating, short tail section, exposed trellis frame and a broad upswept exhaust.
Braking will be handled by disc brakes at both ends with dual-channel ABS offered as standard. Honda’s YS Guleria earlier hinted that the CB300R will be produced locally but for some reason that is not the case. It will be worth a watch to see how Honda goes about pricing its mid size entrant. Launch, by the way, is soon and we expect it to be just next month!