According to a recent report by MotoSaigon, Honda is all set to introduce the CBR300RR sportbike in the international markets. The motorcycle will be based on the CBR250RR which was initially unveiled in 2017 for the ASEAN markets. The reports suggest that the Japanese manufacturer will be launching their new product by the end of the year 2019.
The price tag for the CBR300RR is expected to be revealed by the brand in 2020 while one can expect Honda to price it competitively. The CBR250RR has been inspired from the Light Weight Super Sports Concept unveiled at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show while the upcoming sportbike is expected to get a similar design language along with a very powerful 300cc twin-cylinder engine.
The CBR300RR’s engine will be based on the 249.7cc parallel-twin, liquid-cooled engine that does duty on the Honda CBR250RR. The engine is capable of churning out a maximum power of 38.7HP and a peak torque of 23.3 Nm. The CBR300RR is expected to generate around 45HP of maximum power along with 28 Nm of maximum torque.
The Honda CBR300RR will also come equipped with a throttle-by-wire system and it will allow the rider to operate the motorcycle in multiple riding modes namely Comfort, Sport, and Sport+. The upcoming sportbike is expected to feature a slipper clutch and a quick shifter in addition to getting a smart key system.
The suspension duties on the motorcycle will be handled by Showa upside-down forks at the front while the rear will feature a monoshock absorber. The motorcycle once launched will compete in the market with the likes of Yamaha YZF-R3 and the Kawasaki Ninja 400. The brand is highly unlikely to launch the Honda CBR300RR in the Indian market.