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Akrapovic Lends The CB300R The Soundtrack To Match Its Clothes

Its new slip-on exhaust claims to be lighter and throatier than the stock one

Akrapovic Lends The CB300R The Soundtrack To Match Its Clothes
Akrapovic Lends The CB300R The Soundtrack To Match Its Clothes
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2019-02-19T15:52:24+05:30

  • Available only for track use. 
  • No reports of it coming to India. 
  • Costs USD 516.46 (approx Rs 36,919).

Honda’s newly launched CB300R has a lot of things going for it. Top-shelf features, retro-modern design, premium underpinnings, all for Rs 2.41 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Sounds tempting, right? Well, it’s about to sound even better, literally. Aftermarket exhaust manufacturer Akrapovic has announced a new carbon-fibre slip-on exhaust for the CB300R.

But wait. For now, it’s only available for the US market. Even then, it costs a whopping USD 516.46 (approx Rs 36,919). Also, due to noise and environmental regulations, it is only allowed for track use. The exhaust system features a carbon-fibre muffler and end cap. It’s also 68.1 per cent lighter than the stock exhaust. Speaking of which, compare it with the stock exhaust and you’ll see (or hear?) a world of difference. The Akra is much more throaty, bass-heavy and overall aggressive. You’ll definitely notice it if one passes by you. Here it is in all its glory.

So, will it come to India? Considering its track-only use and high asking price, it’s highly unlikely. Coming back to the CB300R, it is powered by a 286cc, single-cylinder engine which makes 30.45PS of power and 27.4Nm of torque, mated to a 6-speed transmission. The feature list consists of all-LED lighting, fully digital instrument cluster and an IMU-based ABS system which intelligently distributes the braking force between front and rear wheel.

The Honda CB300R primarily goes up against the KTM 390 Duke and the BMW G 310 R (who also have their own Akras available in India). We’ll be sure to put it against its adversaries once we get our hands on it. Until then, stay tuned!


Source: zigwheels.com

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