Honda CB300F has been launched and its competition with the likes of Bajaj Pulsar N250, Suzuki Gixxer 250, and KTM 200 Duke is going to be a very interesting one. To give you a glimpse of the things, here is the specification comparison review that will help you to make up your mind about which one of these streetfighters deserves your hard-earned money:
Engine and Transmission
Despite having an advantage in terms of displacement volume, Honda couldn’t able to emerge at the top in terms of power output. It does offer the maximum torque although Suzuki has the highest max power in its account. Bajaj is the only bike in this comparison to feature 5-speed transmission while all other offerings come with 6-speed gearboxes.
Suzuki has the advantage of offering superior braking and suspension hardware for the Gixxer 250. Honda is not far behind but it fails to match the sophistication of the Suzuki. KTM is the only bike in this comparison that has gone the extra mile to equip the 200 Duke with an ABS system with disengaging feature at the back. The dual-channel ABS system is a standard part of the equipment in all these four bikes featured in this comparison.
Honda is the lightest motorcycle and it also features the tallest ground clearance besides having the largest capacity fuel tank. All these qualities make it quite a practical streetfighter which is engaging and fun to drive for daily commuting. Its 1390 mm wheelbase further adds to its practicality and a seat height of 789 mm is another addition to the overall convenience offered by the Honda to users.
CB300F is the most generously equipped bike in this comparison thanks to its USB charging system, Bluetooth connectivity, and traction control system. Bajaj comes close to Honda as it extends the convenience of the USB port, LED headlight, and LCD instrument cluster and the fact that Bajaj does offer all these features at a competitive price makes Honda a bit jittery in this comparison.
Bajaj Pulsar NS 250 offers the maximum bang for your buck with the lowest price of Rs 1.49 lakh. Honda is the costliest motorcycle in this comparison (Rs 2.25-2.28 lakh) while Suzuki Gixxer (Rs 1.92 lakh) and KTM 200 Duke (Rs 1.91 lakh) are retailed at almost similar prices. Overall Honda CB300F is a very capable offering it seems to be overpriced especially when compared to Bajaj.