The new classic-styled motorcycle, Honda H’ness CB350 competes against the soon-to-be-launched Royal-Enfield Meteor 350 and the Jawa range.
The previous year, Honda Big Wing (Honda dealerships for premium motorcycles) had announced that they will be adding as many as five new motorcycles to their existing line-up. On September 30, the company finally introduced the Honda H’Ness CB350 which has been specifically been designed for the Indian market and is aimed to attract new buyers looking for a modern motorcycle with classic charm.
Back in the 1970s the Honda CB350 was a sought after twin-cylinder motorcycle, and now the new model pays a tribute to it. The new Honda H’Ness CB350 sports an old-school 15-litre fuel tank, round LED headlamp with matching circular indicators, a single-piece seat and chrome exhaust pipes. Powering the retro-styled bike is a new 348.36-cc air-cooled single that good for 21 hp and 30 Nm of peak torque. The CB350 is equipped with a five-speed gearbox with a slipper-clutch for ease of use. Honda have ensured to give the bike a thumping exhaust note thanks to the 45-mm pipe diameter and long-stroke engine. (Also Read: Honda H’Ness CB350 – All You Need To Know)
The bike will be offered in two variants, DLX and DLX Pro with an approximate starting price of Rs 1.90 lakh (ex-showroom). We are glad to see a competitive product from Honda in the 300 cc-plus segment of the market that for so far has been dominated by the likes of Kawasaki, KTM and Royal Enfield. Along those lines, the new Honda H’ness CB350 seems like the most worthy contender for the space that is currently dominated by Royal Enfield’s range and will go up against the upcoming Royal Enfield Meteor. Bookings are open for the Honda H’Ness CB350 at all Honda Big Wing showrooms.
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