After unveiling the H’Ness CB 350 on 30 September, Honda 2Wheelers India has announced the prices for the motorcycle. The new Honda H’Ness CB 350 is available in two variants – DLX and DLX PRO. The DLX model is priced at Rs 1.85 lakh while the DLX PRO variant is listed at Rs 1.90 lakh (ex-showroom Gurugram). The motorcycle will be sold through the Bigwing dealer network. Here we list the alternatives that potential buyers can consider in a similar price range.
The Imperiale 400 is currently the only BS6-compliant model in the Chinese manufacturer’s India portfolio. The Imperiale gets a retro-design along with styling features such as a round headlamp with a chrome casing, chrome finished turn indicators, chrome on the tail lamp, mirrors, levers and spoke wheels. Mechanical specifications include a 374cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled motor that produces 20.7bhp and 29Nm. The engine is linked to a five-speed gearbox.
Bajaj’s flagship motorcycle is available at a marginal price premium over the Honda H’ness CB 350. For that premium, the Dominar 400 comes with a more powerful engine. The 373.2cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine on the Dominar 400 is tuned to produce 39.42bhp and 35Nm. The motor is linked to a six-speed transmission. The premium features on the motorcycle include full-LED lighting, digital instrument cluster and upside-down front forks.
The Jawa Perak is a bobber-style motorcycle that uses a higher displacement motor than its siblings in the Indian market, the Jawa Classic and the Forty-Two. The 334cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine is linked to a six-speed gearbox and it is tuned to produce 30bhp and 32.74Nm. The Perak features a matte black-grey paint job that is complemented by gold pinstriping on the fuel tank, side panels and fenders.
The Royal Enfield Himalayan will appeal to adventure enthusiasts. The ADV tourer from Royal Enfield comes with a long-travel suspension and 21-inch front/17-inch rear wheels. Mechanical specifications on the Himalayan include a 411cc, single-cylinder motor that produces 24.3bhp and 32Nm. The engine is linked to a five-speed transmission.
The quarter-litre products from the Swedish two-wheeler brand use the same underpinnings and engine, although they’re distinguished by their respective styling. The Svartpilen 250 is a scrambler-style motorcycle while the Vitpilen features a café racer-inspired design. Both motorcycles are powered by a 248.76cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that is linked to a six-speed gearbox and tuned to produce 29.63bhp and 24Nm.