Honda Unveils The Retro-Type CL300 Scrambler For The Chinese language Market


It goes with out saying that Honda’s 500cc mannequin lineup is a robust contender within the entry-level to middleweight phase. Though type of blurring the strains between the 400 and 650 class and occupying an area of its personal, the parallel-twin-powered 500cc lineup of Honda is oftentimes the selection of parents searching for a strong and dependable platform, whereas being high quality with efficiency and tech taking a again seat.

Up till EICMA 2022, Honda’s 500cc lineup consisted of 4 fashions—the CBR500R, CB500F, CB500X, and Insurgent 500 (CMX500 in some markets). At EICMA, Honda joined the neo-retro scrambler phase with the CL500, a laidback scrambler stlye machine that leans extra to the cruiser aspect of the spectrum, moderately than the bare/ enduro aspect. In any case, it was primarily based on the Insurgent 500, using a low seat peak, sloping body, and slack seating place. Inline with the launch of the CL500 for the worldwide market, Honda has additionally pulled the covers off the CL300, its smaller sibling, within the Chinese language market. 

Honda Unveils The Retro-Style CL300 Scrambler For The Chinese Market

Certainly, accompanying Honda’s 500cc lineup is a smaller, extra beginner-focused 300 vary. The Honda CB300R, CBR300, and Insurgent 300 was once common selections amongst first time riders in a number of markets. With the discharge of the CL300 in China, there’s an opportunity that this smaller neo-retro scrambler might additionally debut in markets the place the remainder of Honda’s 300cc lineup is on the market. Naturally, it shares the identical engine and underpinnings as its cruiser sibling, with a 286cc, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, single-cylinder engine offering 26 horsepower on faucet. This offers the retro-style scrambler a high pace of 78 miles per hour. 

Within the Chinese language market, Honda is providing the CL300 in two trim-levels—Normal and Premium—with the 2 being distinguised by various graphics and aesthetic touches. Moreover, in a similar way to the CL500, the CL300 rolls on 19-inch entrance and 17-inch rear wheels shod in dual-purpose tires. The bike additionally will get an upswept exhaust system, fork gaiters, and a two-up, tuck-and-roll saddle.