Honda has launched the 2024 CB300R in the US and the motorcycle is expected to arrive in India later this year or early next year. For 2024, Honda has added two new color schemes, Pearl Dusk Yellow and Matte Black Metallic. The black accents are for those looking for an understated look on their motorcycle, while the new yellow color scheme is an absolute eye-catcher.
There are some minor differences between the two color schemes, and that’s the fork. Yellow gets a gold dollar fork, while black gets a black dollar fork. Then there’s the color of the alloys, with yellow getting dark copper alloys and black getting black alloy wheels.
Powering the 2024 CB300R is the same 286 cc liquid-cooled engine in a 20-degree single-cylinder configuration. It develops maximum power of 30.28 bhp at 9,000 rpm and peak torque of 27.5 Nm at 7,500 rpm. It is mated to a 6-speed transmission with slipper and assist clutches.
As mentioned above, the suspension duties are performed by USD forks up front, which measure 41mm and have 5.1 inches of travel, while the rear has a Pro-Link monoshock with 5.2 inches of travel. Braking duties for the CB300R are handled by 296mm discs at the front and 220mm at the rear. Honda uses petal-style disc brakes and offers dual-channel ABS as a safety net. The aluminum alloy wheels on the motorcycle are 17 inches with 110/70 profile tires at the front and 150/60 profile tires at the rear.
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In terms of functionality, nothing has changed. The CB300R continues to feature an LCD instrument cluster showing engine rpm, speed, gear indicator and fuel level. All LED lighting is also provided.
In India, the CB300R is currently priced at $277,000 ex-showroom. Prices may increase slightly once the 2024 version launches. The motorcycle will compete against rivals such as TVS Apache RR 310, KTM 390 Duke, KTM RC 390, Bajaj Dominar 400 and BMW G 310 R.
First published date: June 27, 2023, 13:27 PM (India Standard Time)