New Honda CB 300 F revealed, preview for next best-selling Honda CB 125 F?

The latest generation Honda CB 300 F gets its world premiere with its sharper look expected to inspire the next update for the top-selling Honda CB 125 F

Honda CB 300 F

Honda has pulled the wraps off its latest version of the CB 300 F roadster in India with a fresh look and upgraded kit levels that will likely inspire the next generation Honda CB 125 F, one of the UK best-selling two-wheelers.

Acting as the base platform from which the CB 300 R (CB 125 R in the UK) is also offered, while the R offers neo-retro styling cues familiar across the Honda range on the sister CB 650 R and CB 1000 R models, the F displays a sharper, more stripped back design.

Indeed, while the R is considered the more premium of Honda’s naked offerings, it is the F - which is offered in the 125cc and 500cc band in Europe - that achieves most success for the Japanese firm on this side of the world.

As a result, the Honda CB 125 F regularly featuring inside the UK’s top five best-selling PTWs (powered two wheelers) as the nation’s most popular full-size (non-scooter) motorcycle.

A top pick for new licence holders, the CB 125 F [pictured above] - on sale right now for £3,049 - looks set for an imminent overhaul after the CB 300 F equivalent got its world premiere in India.

While the update doesn’t represent a complete overhaul for the model, the new CB 300 F gets a sportier look, including a more sculpted nose design that follows the lines of an edgier fuel tank and small fairing.

Upgraded tech means the new CB 300 F now comes with full-LED lighting, a digital instrument cluster, dual-channel ABS, as well as Honda’s Selectable Torque Control and traction control. The flagship Deluxe Pro trim adds bluetooth smartphone connectivity.

While there has been no word from Honda of when the CB 125 F might be due for a replacement, it could be included in the upcoming wave of launches as the manufacturer is - together with industry rivals - gear up for the traditional late-summer-autumn period of unveilings to announce its 2023 model year range.