Honda has been selling bikes in the 300-350 cc segment for the past few years. The company is launching its products to compete with Royal Enfield which is the king in this segment in the market. In this case, the company at the beginning of this year
CB300R introduced the PS6 variant of the bike.
In this case, the Honda Big Wing division has launched a strong “street fighter” bike in this segment named CB300F. While the CB300R bike is already on sale, it has only changed its last word and introduced it as CB300F. Many changes have been made in this bike not only for the look but for the name.
What is so powerful about the new Honda CB300F bike? That bike is really great. To put this to the test our DriveSpark team took a test drive of this bike in Hyderabad. So what’s in this street fighter bike from Honda? Come and see
Design and features
The new Honda CB300F gets its look because it is a street fighter bike as we said earlier. The design language of this bike has sharp design line which gives the bike an aggressive look. As for the front of this bike, the point is in the shape of an arrow head. Above the headlight is a sleek indicator with a handle bar design above it.
The front features upside-down forks. It is painted in gold color for a premium look. A USB-C type charging point is provided near the fork. The extension on the petrol tank extends to the front mudguard of the bike for an aggressive look of the bike. The bike comes with 17 inch 10 spork alloy wheels in black finish with tubeless tyres.
When it comes to the side view, our gaze is mostly on the petrol tank of the bike. A 14.1 liter petrol tank is provided. Below that is the oil cooled engine with golden highlights. A small exhaust is provided at the rear. It gives a sporty sound from the single cylinder engine.
As for the seat, 2 piece seat is given. It sits at a rider height of 789 mm. Set up as a raised seat from the rider seat. It has split handles at the back. At the rear of the CB300F, like other bikes, there is an LED indicator on the rear mudguard and an LED tail light above it.
The new Honda CB300F comes with a fully digital instrument cluster. It contains all kinds of information. Its brightness is given in 5 levels. The controls for these panels are provided on the left.
Also, the rider can connect his cell phone with this bike through Bluetooth. It allows you to answer phone calls, read messages, listen to music, and use navigation. There are many things you can do, including getting information about the weather. It is provided above the hornbutton indicator on the side scrolls. It’s a bit of a cliché.
Engine and performance
As far as the Honda CB300F is concerned, the bike is powered by a 293.52 cc oil-cooled engine, slightly more than the 286 cc found in its predecessor, the CB300R. It is equipped with a GameShaped Engine in Sims. This CB300F bike is equipped with fuel injection. This bike makes 24.13 bhp of power at 7500 rpm and 25.6 Nm of torque at 5500 rpm.
The new Honda CB300F bike is powered by an oil cooled 4 valve engine mated to a 6 speed gearbox. The gearbox comes with a multi-plate assist and slipper clutch setup. The new Honda CB300F bike is equipped with diamond frame telescopic inverted suspension.
The rear is offered with a 5-way adjustable Monoshock suspension. As far as braking is concerned, the bike gets a 276 mm disc at the front and a 220 mm disc at the rear. Also the brakes are provided with dual channel ABS.
As far as the wheel of this bike is concerned, 17 inch alloy wheel is fitted. It is fitted with 110/70 tires at the front and larger 150/60 tires at the rear. The bike is also equipped with Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) setting for steady ride on the road.
The new Honda CB300F bike is equipped with an oil cooled engine. This is the first time in this segment. The engine revs up to a maximum of 8500 rpm. Delivers excellent power level in low and mid range. 30-120 kmph can be reached in 5th gear itself. Single cylinder also works well.
This engine is mated to a 6 speed gearbox. It is coupled with a very light slipper clutch. This makes it easier for riders to change gears. Sometimes it is possible to downshift without clutch. The riding position on this bike gives an easy and comfortable experience.
Especially the single piece handle bar, slightly set back footpegs, large seat and sculpted fuel tank help when driving fast. The rider seat is well cushioned and suitable for long journeys. But the billion rider seat is not luxurious. On long journeys, they often need to brake.
As far as the suspension is concerned the Honda CB300F is a bit stiff on the bike. It comes with sharp steering geometry. This gives better performance during turns. The suspension is stiff and does not feel luxurious to the rider when speeding on rough roads. Especially the rear seat occupant will be very uncomfortable.
As far as braking is concerned, having discs on both sides provides excellent performance. Only the front brake is a bit spongy. The bike stops just by pressing it slightly. The rear brake is fantastic.
Apart from this, the dual channel ABS and traction control on this bike is a great feature. The ABS setup responds very quickly. No need to respond so quickly. Thus fun riding
Less experience and safer riding experience.
Features of Honda CB300F bike that are special and should be upgraded
- Its engine is excellent. Especially the engine noise gives the feel of a sporty bike.
- The performance of this bike is excellent in turns.
- Traction Control – ABS is a nice try even though it’s not required
- ABS reacting too quickly is annoying.
- The suspension is stiff, causing great discomfort for rear seat occupants.
- It is sold at a very high price.
Need to improve.
The Honda CB300F bike is the company’s new entry in the 300-350 cc segment in India, and the build of this bike is well constructed. Especially since the engine picks up instantly from city traffic for brisk cruising. But its price is high.