New patent images obtained by AMCN seem to indicate that a ‘soft’ adventure version of the entry level Honda CBR300R is expected to be manufactured in the near future. Likely to be titled the Honda CB300X, the bike appears to share all the components with both the CBR300R and CB300F, save for longer forks and a higher seat. It also features indicators integrated into the barkbusters. Like the CB500X, this will be an adventure bike with little to no capabilities to go off road.
The basic design for the Honda CB300X was actually first shown in February this year at the Auto Expo in Delhi, India. No technical details were forthcoming at that time, but it makes perfect sense for Honda to replicate the success of it’s 500 series which includes a faired sports bike (the CBR500R), a naked (CB500F) and the adventure styled CB500X. Out of those three, the CB500X is often declared the best of the bunch due to it’s great riding position and ergonomics.
With the new Honda CBR300R (see our review here) now hitting showrooms worldwide and the naked CB300F following shortly, it would give Honda an enviable entry level bike lineup that would appeal to all tastes and styles. There’s no indication of a release date for the Honda CB300X though it would likely be in the middle of next year.