More from Motoring

Honda has been updating its entire motorcycle lineup lately, and the CB300R becomes the latest to join this list. The 2023 Honda CB300R has been launched at a price tag of Rs 2.40 lakh (ex-showroom), which is Rs 75,455 lesser than its last known ex-showroom price of Rs 3.15 lakh. However, save for the fact that the engine is now OBD-2A compliant, the Honda CB300R is basically the naked roadster it always has been, retaining its neo-retro design. It also continues to tip the scales at 146 kg.

The 2023 Honda CB300R retains the 286 cc engine with 30 bhp and 2.8 kgm of torque on offer, paired to a six-speed transmission. There is an slip-and-assist clutch available as well. In terms of underpinnings, it gets 41 mm USD forks and a seven-step adjustable monoshock. Braking is taken care of via 296 mm front disc and a 220 mm rear disc, with the added safety net of dual-channel ABS. The lighting setup is fully-LED, and additionally it receives an emergency braking signal, along with hazard lights.

With this massive price drop, the effect that the X440 and the Speed 400 have had on the market is pretty clear. Honda certainly seems to be in no mood to go down without a fight either. Question is, which one would you choose?