Honda launches CL300 scooter abroad, sharing engine with CB300R
The CL300 is equipped with the same 286 cc engine as the CB300R but with less than 5 hp.
Honda recently revealed mixer CL500 in EICMA’s 2022 iteration trade exhibition. Now its smaller brother, Honda CL300 is out and it shares 286cc liquid cooled engine with CB300R but at 25.7hp, it’s 5hp less than its sporty brother.
- CL300 degree reverse exhaust, flat saddle
- The main frame is the same as the Rebel 300, but the subframe is different
- Offered in two variants – Standard and Premium
Honda CL300 Scrambler: details
The Honda CL300 follows the same path as the CL500, in that it uses its Rebel counterpart as the base for the main frame (and even the engine) but uses a taller subframe to accommodate the flat single saddle. Honda Rebel 300 uses a different chassis from CB300R and CL based on Rebel platform, not CB.
Therefore, the saddle height and ground clearance are 790mm and 165mm respectively. With a weight of 172 kg, nearly 19 kg lighter than the Rebel 300. The engine found here is a single cylinder, 286 cc capacity, liquid-cooled similar to the Rebel 300, producing capacity. 25.7 hp, 5 hp lower than CB300R. Like the other two, it has a 6-speed gearbox.
The Rebel’s 16-inch wheels are gone, replaced by a 19-inch front/17-inch rear setup, similar to Honda CB500X. The tread pattern is slightly focused on off-road capability, but this is more about aesthetics than actual off-road performance. Telescopic forks and monoshock handle suspension duties, and the CL300 has single disc brakes at either end, combined with dual-channel ABS.
Currently, the CL300 is only sold in China in two variants – Standard and Premium. The latter has a taller bird-like front fender, matching knuckle guards, bikini bibs and a brown leather saddle. Currently, the CL300 is not sold in major international markets such as Europe or the Americas, and the manufacturer has not given any indication as to whether the CL300 will reach India.