2022 Honda CB300R BS6 specs reveal some interesting details about the motorcycle. It is high on power but that weight may have gone up as well…
Back in 2019, when Honda launched their CB300R in India, it gained a lot of popularity very quickly thanks to its free revving and responsive engine, good riding experience and muscular naked-bike look. But, the implementation of BSVI norms in India led to discontinuation of this popular machine since Honda did not have an equivalent model (that could be sold in India) anywhere in the world.
One of the highlights of Indian Bike Week (IBW) was Honda showcasing the BSVI compliant version of the CB300R during the event weekend. However, no further details were revealed regarding the specs of the bike or the launch date.
Today, an online portal has got hold of a document directly from the Transport Department which highlights some of the details regarding the 2022 CB300R.
The document leaked is an approval certificate given to HMSI which will allow the registration of the vehicle once it gets launched in the market.
According to the document, the CB300R will utilize a Bharat Stage-VI compliant, 286.01 cc, gasoline powered, engine which should be the same unit that it had earlier. However, it now generates 22.9 kW of power at 9000 rpm. This equates to 31.1 in PS which is higher than 30.45 PS (22.4 kW) of the BS4 model (but the BS4 model peaked 1000 rpm earlier).
It further tells us the gross weight of the bike which will be 326 kg which may mean a significant increment. The BS4 version tipped the scale at 147 kg kerb.
Here are the listed dimensions of the new model:
- Wheelbase – 1352 mm (vs 1344 mm)
- Width – 802 mm (vs 888 mm)
- Length – 2017 mm (vs 2028 mm)
- Height – 1047 mm (vs 1053 mm)
These figures, kind of give us the idea that the bike will be, very slightly shorter than the BSIV version but with a 8 mm longer wheelbase.
What we know from the Honda’s showcase during the IBW weekend is that the CBR300 will get features like flat and wide handlebars, neo-retro styling, round headlight, exposed frame with rugged engine guard, split seating arrangement, sculpted and muscular fuel tank and a broad exhaust pipe.
The new model will continue to be equipped with a steel chassis with USD forks at the front and monoshock suspension at the rear. Brakes will consist of 296 mm disc at the front and 220 mm disc at the rear fitted to 17″ alloys at both the ends. Dual-channel ABS system for braking will be standard.
The BS4 model produced 27.4 PS of torque at 6500 rpm. It will be interesting to see if there will be differences to this number on the upcoming model. It will continue to use the 6-speed transmission of the older model.
Since the new CB300R will be produced locally, we have all the hopes of a stellar price tag that should make things interesting in this segment.
With the leak of the approval document, it is safe to say that the BSVI Honda CB300R is very near its launch date.
Source – Rushlane