Now Honda Bigwing is going to bring CB300F, a streetfighter in this segment. The new Honda CB300F differs from the company’s R Badge model not only in terms of looks but also in terms of engine.
So how is the new Honda CB300F different? And can it justify its price? Recently we drove the new Honda CB300F in Hyderabad to know what’s new in it.
Honda CB300F Design & Features
The design of the Honda CB300F is exactly like a streetfighter bike. This new bike does not get any fairing and sharp lines have been given which gives it an aggressive look.
The angular headlight has been given in the front which comes with a pointy look. The slender turn indicator has been given above the headlight and the tapered handlebar has been given above it.
Its upside down front forks are kept in gold paint which gives a premium look to the bike and it has been given a USB-C charging point. The bike gets extensions in the fuel tank and small overhangs of the front mudguard to give it a more aggressive look. The Honda CB300F gets 17-inch blacked out 10-spoke alloy wheels that come mated to tubeless tyres.
If you look at the bike from the side, then its muscular tank (14.1-litre), gold highlight of the oil-cooled engine, point guard given for the engine and small upswept exhaust has been given which provides a sporty tune.
Its two piece seat feels very aggressive and it is 789 mm high from the ground. Grab handles have been given for the pillion seat and a sari guard has been given in it. The LED turn signal has been given at the rear of the Honda CB300F and the LED tail light has been given above it.
The Honda CB300F gets a new fully digital meter, readout of all essential riding stats and 5-level brightness to cope with bright sunlight.
The panel on the left side of the handlebar can be used to connect to Bluetooth and with its help can make and pick up calls, message, play music, use navigation and also get weather information. Huh. Talking about the control given on the left, the horn button has been given above the switch of the indicator, which seems a bit strange.
Honda CB300F Size & Specifications
The Honda CB300F does not get the 286cc engine from the R badge and is powered by a 293.52cc, oil-cooled, single overhead camshaft engine. The new fuel injected Honda CB300F delivers 24.13 bhp power at 7500 rpm and 25.6 Nm of torque at 5500 rpm.
The Honda CB300F comes mated to an oil-cooled, 4-valve engine mated to a 6-speed gearbox. Multi-plate assist and slipper clutch setup has been given for shift.
The Honda CB300F gets a diamond frame with telescopic upside down for suspension and a 5-way adjustable monoshock at the rear. For braking in Honda CB300F, a disc of 276 mm has been given in front and 220 mm disc at the rear. It has dual channel ABS.
The Honda CB300F gets 17-inch alloy wheels, 110/70 tires at the front and 150/60 wide at the rear. At the same time, Honda Selectable Torque Control setup has been given in Honda CB300F for grip on the road.
Honda CB300F Riding Experience
The oil-cooled engine of the Honda CB300F is the first in the segment. The engine sprints well and tops out at 8500 rpm. The power level is strong and the engine delivers good low and mid-range performance. Its engine climbs smoothly and accelerates to 30 to 120 km/h in just 5th gear and this engine works perfectly without any complaints.
Its 6-speed gearbox is mated to a super-light slipper clutch and due to this it is easy to change gears. Clutchless up/downshift is handled flawlessly.
The riding position in the Honda CB300F is kept upright and is extremely comfortable. However, if you want to ride more aggressively, you are given a single-piece handlebar, while the rear-set footpegs, wide seat and shaped fuel tank has been given and it has kept its foot close to the windblast. can be saved. The rider’s seat comes with good cushioning and is comfortable for long journeys. However, the rear passenger will have to take some breaks.
The suspension of the Honda CB300F has been kept a bit tighter and the sharp steering allows for faster edges. Its slightly tight suspension handles all the potholes with ease but it is not a comfortable experience to go on a bad road at high speed.
The disc brakes on both the wheels provide enough power to stop the bike and are true to the size of the bike. However, the front brake is a bit spongy and the CB300F has to be pressed hard to stop.
Dual channel ABS and traction control have been given in CB300F. Even though the first feature is given, the second feature comes as a surprise. Its ABS setup is very quick and it can get tricky at times. Its traction control is very low on slippery stretches and is not as useful as the ABS.
CB300F – What’s Good, What’s Bad
what is good
- Sporty soundtrack with good engine
- runs well on the edges
- Traction control: not needed but a great surprise
what is lack
- ABS bothers
- Tight suspension for the rear section can be annoying
- price is a bit high
Honda CB300F Conclusion
Honda CB300F is the company’s new entry in the 300 – 350 cc segment. The Honda CB300F is looking for a well built bike that looks great and has been given an engine that can handle everything from high speed to city traffic. However, the price of Honda CB300F can be a bit disturbing.