Honda 2-Wheelers launched the BS4-compliant CB300R back in 2019 but the motorcycle got discontinued in April 2020 due to the implementation of BS6 emission norms. Now the Japanese brand is planning to launch the BS6-compliant model of CB300R in the Nepalese markets very soon. In terms of pricing, the updated model is expected to be launched at a price of around 15 lakhs in the Nepalese market. The Honda CB300R is based on the CBR300R but the styling is based on the current CB1000R.
In terms of looks to BS4, no changes are expected apart from the BS6-norms and the CB300R will continue to feature CB1000R-inspired styling. The BS4-compliant model was powered by a 286cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine producing 31 bhp at 8500 rpm and 27.5 Nm at 7500 rpm. According to the company, the engine will continue to be mated to a 6-speed gearbox. CB300R will continue to feature a 2-channel ABS and many other features as standard.
All-LED lighting and CBS are some of the features that the BS6 CB300R will continue with. The fuel tank holds 10 litres while the kerb weight is a low 143kg giving a mileage of around 20km/l. Braking duties are covered by a mounted 4-piston calliper in the front and a floating calliper at the back. Tyre sizes are quite universal ones with a 110mm wide front and 150mm at the wide rear. The suspension contains inverted forks in the front and preload adjustment at the rear.
The BS6 CB300R will be available in either black or red. Once launched in Nepal, the BS6 Honda CB300R would be competing with the likes of KTM Duke 390, BMW G310R, and the CFMoto 300NK. The Nepalese market price for this BS6 bike is yet to be announced. In terms of pricing, the updated model is expected to be launched at a price of around 15 lakhs in the Nepalese market but Honda to increase the price by a few thousand rupees.