The Honda CL300 is powered by the same 286cc engine as the Honda CB300R but produces 5hp less power.
Honda recently showcased the CL500 Scrambler at the 2022 EICMA. In addition, the younger sister, the Honda CL300, debuted recently with a 286cc liquid-cooled engine that produces 25.7 horsepower; however, it has 5 less horsepower than its sportier cousin.
Honda CL300 Scrambler: Details
The Honda CL300 follows a similar path to the CL500 but adopts a taller subframe to support the flat single-piece seat. In addition, the CL is built on the Rebel platform, not the CB, and the Honda Rebel 300 has a different chassis than the CB300R.
The ground clearance and seat height stand at 790mm and 165mm, respectively. The 286cc, liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine produces 25.7 horsepower, 5 horsepower less than the CB300R. It is mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
The 16-inch Rebel wheels have been replaced by 19-inch front / 17-inch rear wheels, similar to the Honda CB500X. There is a slight off-road concentration in the tires’ tread pattern, although this serves as a visual addition rather than an improvement in off-road performance. The suspension system for the CL300 consists of a telescopic fork, a monoshock, and a single disc brake with dual-channel ABS at either end.
The Honda CL300 is now available in China in Standard and Premium versions. The latter receives a tan leather seat, bikini fairing, color-coordinated knuckle guards, and a tall, beak-like front fender. Honda has yet to reveal details about launching in India. The CL300 is unavailable in major overseas regions.