Honda recently launched the all-new CB300F naked street-fighter motorcycle in India at a starting price of Rs 2.26 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi. However, it’s worth noting that in the 300cc segment, Honda has a neo-retro motorcycle too, the CB300R. So, how do these 300cc siblings fare against each other on paper? Let’s find out in this specification-based comparison of the 2022 Honda CB300F vs CB300R.
Honda CB300F vs CB300R: Design and Colours
The Honda CB300F is a naked street-fighter and boasts aggressive looks while the CB300R is a neo-retro motorcycle and looks classy. Both the motorcycles get an all-LED lighting system, V-shaped alloy wheels, split seat set-up, and a stubby exhaust. The all-new Honda CB300F is offered in three colours – Mat Axis Grey Metallic, Mat Marvel Blue Metallic & Sports Red, while the CB300R is available in Pearl Spartan Red and Matte Steel Black shades.
Honda CB300F vs CB300R: Engine and Gearbox
Powering the Honda CB300F is a 293.52cc, single-cylinder, oil-cooled, FI engine that develops 24.1 bhp and 25.6 Nm of peak torque. The Honda CB300R gets a 286.01cc, single-cylinder, FI, liquid-cooled engine that churns out 30 bhp and 27.5 Nm. Both these 300cc motorcycles come mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox and they get an assist & slipper clutch as well.
Honda CB300F vs CB300R: Dimensions and Capacity
|Length||2084 mm||2017 mm|
|Width||765 mm||802 mm|
|Height||1075 mm||1047 mm|
|Wheelbase||1390 mm||1352 mm|
|Ground clearance||177 mm||157 mm|
|Kerb weight||153 kg||146 kg|
|Seat height||789 mm||801 mm|
|Fuel tank capacity||14.1 litres||9.7 litres|
Honda CB300F vs CB300R: Hardware and Features
The new Honda CB300F and the CB300R get golden USD front forks and a mono-shock absorber at the rear. For braking duties, they sport disc brakes at either end with dual-channel ABS as standard. Also, they ride on 17-inch tubeless tyres. In terms of features, both these motorcycles get an all-digital instrument cluster but the CB300F gets some additional goodies as well like Bluetooth connectivity, a voice control system, etc.
Honda CB300F vs CB300R: Price in India
The newly launched 2022 Honda CB300F is available in two variants – Deluxe and Deluxe Pro. Bookings for the same are open while the deliveries will commence soon. It is priced from Rs 2.26 lakh to Rs 2.29 lakh, ex-showroom. The Honda CB300R, on the other hand, is available in a single variant and it’s priced at Rs 2.77 lakh, all prices ex-showroom Delhi.
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