CB300R: 6 Differences Between Indian & UK Model: Little Detuning And…

We share the minor India-spec CB300R detuning as compared to the UK model among other changes…

Honda has launched the ‘Silver Wing’ mark in India which promises many new (and hopefully interesting) mid-capacity motorcycles and at affordable price points (more details). Under this mark, the first motorcycle is the CB300R streetfighter which has seen a favourable response from bikers and according to the information received from the company, it is sold out for three months.

Bookings for time periods thereafter are open at these 22 dealers across India. A price tag of Rs 2.41 Lakh ex-showroom pan-India is also fairly acceptable. While carefully comparing specifications of the India-spec model, we noticed a few differences. Here is the complete list…

India-spec CB300R vs UK-Spec CB300R

  1. Power: India-spec CB300R produces 30.03 bhp of peak power which is about 1 bhp lesser than the UK version. Also, our version peaks at 8000 rpm as compared to 8500 rpm of UK.
  2. Torque: For some reason India-spec CB300R churns out 0.1 Nm lesser torque but it comes full 1000 rpm earlier at 6500 rpm.
  3. Dimensions – India-spec CB300R is slightly bigger than the UK version but that may be possible because of different measurement techniques between the two markets. L x W x H = India – 2028 x 888 x 1053; UK – 2012 x 802 x 1052 (in mm).
  4. Weight: At 147 kg, CB300R in India weighs 4 kilograms more than the UK version.
  5. Wheelbase: Surprisingly, the wheelbase between the two motorcycles is also slightly different. Indian model is 1344 mm long whereas UK model is 1352 mm long.
  6. Front Forks: UK website lists 37 mm upside down front forks whereas the Indian model comes with 41 mm USDs.
CB300R detuning
This is the accessorised version Honda showcased at the launch. Click pic to see changes

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Apart from this, India does not get the ‘Grey-Black’ colour which is on offer in UK. Similar changes were noticed for the model sold in Thailand.

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CB300R costs £ 4529 in UK which is roughly 4.30 Lakhs whereas in India, the CKD model costs Rs 2.41 Lakhs.

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It will be interesting to see if Honda actually decides to go for complete local production if the demand continues to remain high. If it happens, it should mean a significant reduction in price.