At IBW 2021, Honda revealed the BS6 version of the CB300R. The BS4 version of the CB300R received a discount after the BS6 standards went into effect. The CB300R 2022 will be made in India and will launch soon in the coming weeks. Ahead of its launch, details about the BS6 engine have been leaked, giving us an idea of what to expect in terms of power.
For the record, the BS4 version of the CB300R was powered by a 286cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine, generating 30.9 hp at 8,500 rpm, with a maximum torque of 27.5 Nm, at 7,500 rpm. But according to the leak documents, tThe BS 6-spec bike will be responsible for producing 22.9 kW / 30.7 hp of power at 9,000 rpm. Despite the upgrade to BS 6, the new model will offer slightly higher power output.. Transmission duties are still handled by a 6-speed gearbox with a slip and assist clutch.
It will continue with all the LED lighting and a cluster of digital instruments that we’ve seen on the previous model. The suspension tasks of the new Honda CB300R 2022 are performed by USD front forks and it has a monoshock at the rear. Braking functions are performed by Nissin Caliper disc brakes at each end and it also has a dual channel ABS. For the most part, the bike remains the same, but there are subtle changes, such as that the front USD forks are now in gold. There is also a gray colored frame and a darker tank extension. The new CB300R will be offered in two new colors: Matte Steel Black and Pearl Spartan Red.
For the weight and power the engine delivers, the CB300R might not be thrilled on paper with those numbers, but in real life, it’s a fun machine to drive. Developed by Yuzuru Ishikawa, who is also responsible for giving us things like the Honda Blackbird and one of Honda’s MotoGP machines, the CB300R is the only motorcycle in its class to come equipped with a linked IMU. Price will be a key factor for CB300R which we will learn about at launch. The Bs6 Cb300R will be available at Honda’s BigWing premium dealers.