- Honda H’ness CB 350 starts reaching Big Wing dealerships
- Bookings open at Rs 5,000
- Prices will start around Rs 1.90 lakh (ex-showroom)
Honda recently took the wraps off its mid-size modern-classic offering, the H’ness CB 350. The motorcycle is mainly developed for the Indian market and will face competition from the Royal Enfield Classic 350, Jawa Standard and Benelli Imperiale 400. While the exact prices of the bike are still awaited, it has already started reaching Honda’s Big Wing showrooms. Bookings for the H’ness CB 350 have commenced for a token amount of Rs 5,000.
The H’ness CB 350 sports a vintage styling inspired by the larger four-cylinder Honda, the CB 1100 EX. Hence, it incorporates a round headlamp with chrome bezel, round mirrors, curvy fuel tank, chrome-finished exhaust and chopped fenders. Meanwhile, there are modern touches too such as blacked-out engine casing, alloy wheels and the presence of full-LED lighting. The semi-digital cluster is also modern with Bluetooth-connectivity for smartphone pairing.
Powering the H’ness CB 350 is a new 348cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine which makes 20.5bhp at 5,500rpm and 30Nm at 3,000rpm. Although the gearbox gets five cogs only, it is accompanied by an assist and slipper clutch. Safety aids on the motorcycle include dual-channel ABS and Honda’s Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) system. It rides on 19-18-inch wheel combination which is suspended by telescopic forks up front and dual shock absorbers at the rear.
At the time of unveiling, Honda had disclosed that the prices of the H’ness CB 350 will start around Rs 1.90 lakh (ex-showroom). It will be available in two variants including DLX and DLX Pro.