Honda has updated its most affordable motorcycle in the premium BigWing dealerships, the CB300F, with a BS6.2 compliant OBD2 engine, but that’s not the big news. That honour goes to the price revision for the CB300F, as it now costs Rs 1.70 lakh, ex-showroom for the Deluxe Pro variant, which previously retailed at Rs 2.29 lakh, ex-showroom. The Deluxe variant, which was priced at Rs 2.26 lakh, ex-showroom has been discontinued.
The CB300F continues to be powered by the same air/oil-cooled 293cc single-cylinder engine, pumping out the 24.5PS and 25.6Nm – these figures are unchanged from last year. It has the same six-speed transmission with a slip-and-assist clutch. It is quite a featherweight at 153kg, and has a uniquely-sized front disc at 276mm. The rear disc measures 220mm and the CB300F is equipped with dual-channel ABS.
This price revision improves the value-for-money quotient of the CB300F by a large margin, and it has now become a very tempting proposition indeed. We can thank the recent slew of launches in the 200cc-500cc segment, where each new motorcycle has tried to outdo the previous one in value-for-money.
The Honda CB300F at its current price competes against the likes of Suzuki Gixxer 250 and the KTM 200 Duke.