Honda CB300F -an affordable 300cc at 1.7 lakh

Honda CB300F – A 300cc motorcycle from Honda, is ready to jump in the 250-300cc segment at an attractive price point.

Honda launched the Honda CB300F at 1.7 lakh, i.e. you get a 300cc Honda at a fantastic price point. It is not only more affordable now but also brings some new features. Honda is selling the Honda CB300F via BigWing showrooms. 

Honda also makes a similar-capacity bike, CB300R, which is more of a streetfighter. CB300F, on the other hand, is more of a tourer. If you are looking for a 300cc reliable and affordable motorcycle for touring, the Honda CB300F is definitely for you. Also, it is the most affordable 300cc bike in the Indian automobile market.

Honda CB300F: Design

Markedly, the design of the CB300F is both bulky and masculine. Moreover, it has a very close resemblance to Honda Hornet 160. Most people will not even be able to tell the difference. Some people will indeed mistake it for Hornet 160. Honda should have been unique in the design department of CB300F. Something that makes it stand out from the 150cc bikes in the market. Currently, it looks just like a beefed-up Hornet 160. You won’t be able to find the difference if both are not standing side by side.

Honda CB300F: Engine and performance

Honda provides a 293.52cc oil-cooled SOHC engine, producing a 24hp, 25.6Nm. 6-speed gearbox that operates via slip-and-assist clutch. The engine is as smooth as well as reliable as all the Honda motorcycles.

While checking the performance of Honda CB300F, I found it does 0-100kph in 7.94s. It also returned a decent mileage of 35.3kpl, which is quite surprising. The fuel tank capacity of 14.1 litres fulfils the essential requirement of a tourer, the range. Yes, the Honda CB300F provides a range of around 500 km, which is applaudable!

Honda CB300F: Ergonomics, Tyres and Brakes

You can get a flat foot down with a seat height of 789 mm. While in city traffic, Honda CB300F is easily manueverable. The motorcycle sits on a diamond-type frame. It gets an upside-down telescopic suspension on the front, while a mono-shock does the job at the rear. The rear mono-shock is 5-step adjustable.

At both front and rear, 17-inch alloy wheels are provided. The front section tyre is 110/70R, and the rear is 150/60R.

Dual Channel ABS is what Honda utilizes in the braking system of Honda CB300F. On the front, it gets a Disc of 276mm, while at the rear, it gets a 220mm disc, which does the job perfectly. 

Honda CB300F:  Features and colours

The CB300F gets a fully digital instrument cluster. LED is used in the headlamps, tail lamps and in the indicators. Bluetooth connectivity is present, and a USB-C charging port is close to the handlebar. 

Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) – This feature by Honda maintains the traction between the tyre and the road, hence avoiding slipping. So, you stay under control under any road conditions.

Honda CB300F comes in three colours: Sports Red, Mat Axis Grey Metallic and Mat Marvel Blue.

Honda CB300F : Pricing and rivals

At an ex-showroom price of 1.7 lakh, it competes directly with the Suzuki Gixxer 250, the KTM 

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For whom is the bike for?

Only two kinds of people are going to buy this bike. First are the ones who want a 300cc tourer on a budget and only want to buy a Honda product. Second, are those who love the Hornet 160 and enjoy a beefier-looking Hornet.

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