Honda CB300R (Photo Credit: Twitter)
Honda CB300R has been recalled in the US. Yes, you read it right. The recall was filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and states that the affected motorcycles may have gear misalignment owing to the detachment of circlip, reported NDTV’s carandbike.
According to the NDTV’s carandbike, a total of total of 3898 Honda motorcycles have been recalled in the US and includes the 2019 CB300R, 2018 CBR300R, 2018 CRF250L, 2018 CRF250L Rally, and the 2018-2019 CMX300. It is to be noted that the recall process began on June 28, 2019.
The report filed by the auto-maker stated that the gears are out of line and could automatically shift from neutral into gear as soon as you start the bike. This will lead to a sudden movement, or a jerk and also could lock up the transmission altogether along with the rear wheel while riding and it could be a potential life risk for the rider.
Importantly, Honda will be fixing the issue free of cost. It is worth mentioning here that the recall specific to the US market for now and Honda has not extended the same to other countries. India too remains unaffected by the recall.
Honda CB300R was introduced earlier this year in India. It comes in India as a Completely Knocked down (CKD) model and is one of the lightest motorcycles in its class at 147 kg (kerb). Honda CB300R comes with 286cc single cylinder 4-valve liquid cooled engine which can produce 30 bhp of power and 27.5 Nm of torque which perfectly fits as per the Indian roads. The motor is paired with a 6-speed transmission.
It also has quite small turning radius in the segment and the engine of Honda CB300R is mated with a six-speed gearbox. It can achieve 200 metres distance in just 9.2 seconds.
The CB300R is equipped with an IMU which works full-time in sync with ABS. It also has a full LED headlamps units. On braking front, Honda CB300R has a pair of 41mm upside down forks in the front and a 296mm petal disc with a radially mounted 4-piston calipers in the rear.
The CB300R competes against the likes of the KTM 390 Duke, Benelli TNT 300, BMW G 310 R and even the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 with a price tag of Rs 2.41 lakh (ex-showroom) in the Indian market.