Honda H’ness CB350 Unveiled at Price Rs 1.90 Lakh and will go up against RE Classic 350, Jawa’s and Benelli Imperiale.
Honda 2 Wheelers India has launched the new Honda H’ness CB350 motorcycle at a price of Rs 1.90 Lakh Ex-Showroom. With this Motorcycle, Honda enters into the Retro modern segment of 300-350CC bikes and will go up against best-selling and popular Bikes like the RE Classic 350, Jawa and Benelli Imperiale.
- Honda H’ness CB350 price starts at Rs 1.9 lakh Ex-showroom
- Available at Honda BigWing Dealer.
- Gets two variants- DLX and DLX Pro.
- Powered by a 348.36cc, single-cylinder, Fi, air-cooled engine.
- Full LED lighting, Assist and Slipper Clutch, Torque Assist, Throaty Exhaust.
With the H’ness CB350 Honda has undoubtedly done a great job on the design. It has a clean and sleek timeless design and is a proper Retro Modern Motorcycle. The styling is inspired by classic Honda CB motorcycles from the 60s, which can be seen with the round LED headlamp, the shape of the tank and the large Honda emblem on it. The Overall modern classic design of Honda H’ness CB350 is completed with chrome fenders, Chrome rounder mirrors, rear shock absorbers and the throaty Exhaust.
Honda H’ness CB350 Engine
The new Honda is powered by a 348.36cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled motor that produces 20.8hp at 5,500rpm and 30Nm of torque at 3,000rpm. The peak torque figure is produced low in the rev range and this should enable good initial performance off the line. Since single-cylinder engines are known to have a vibration to make the engine smooth Honda has used Co-axial Balancer shafts to keep the vibrations low. This should make the engine very smooth at higher RPM and probably CB350 will be the modern retro motorcycle with the most smooth engine out there.
All the power goes via a 5-speed gearbox that comes with an assist and slipper clutch. Honda has also done work on the exhaust note and it sounds like a proper thumper in videos. But we will only know that when the bike in out on the tarmac.
Chassis and Other Features
The motorcycle features an all-new double-cradle frame as mentioned by Honda in the launch event. Gets disc brakes for both wheels – a 310mm disc at the front and a 240mm disc at the rear. Suspension duties are taken care of by telescopic fork at the front and twin shock absorbers at the rear. Gets wider tires- 100/90-19 at the front and 130/70-18 at the rear. Has a 15-litre fuel tank and a kerb weight of 181kg.
In terms of other features it also gets many first-in-segment features like Honda Smartphone Voice Control System (HSVCS) (comes in the DLX Pro variant), Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) and an assist and slipper clutch. HSVCS will help you connect your smartphone to the motorcycle via Bluetooth and you can access features like navigation, music, phone calls and incoming messages. Also come with dual-channel ABS as standard.
Pricing and Variants
Honda H’ness CB350 in two variants – DLX and DLX Pro and will be sold in Honda BigWing Dealers across India. The Pro version will be available with a dual-tone paint scheme, two horns, and Honda Smartphone Voice Control System.
In terms of pricing Honda has priced it at Rs 1.9 lakh(Ex-Showroom) for the base variant and Rs 5000 more for the Pro variant. I will update this space when the exact prices for the two variants are revealed officially by Honda. Honda has already started taking bookings for the motorcycle.
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