All About the Newly Launched Honda H’ness CB350

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Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India has introduced a new motorcycle for the 300-350cc segment in India, and it’s called the H’ness CB350. It a modern classic in terms of its design and been built from the ground-up. Prices for the bike start at ₹ 1.9 lakh.

The H’ness CB350 looks rather cool with its retro design theme. It has been inspired by Honda CB motorcycles from the past. At the front, it gets a circular LED headlight, a large, round tank and the prominent Honda badge along the sides. What adds to its classic appeal are those chrome fenders, exhaust and rear shock-absorbers. There is a fair amount of chrome detailing on the engine casing as well.

The H’ness CB350 is powered by a 348.36cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that makes 20bhp at 5500rpm and 30Nm of torque at 3000rpm. The engine is paired to a 5-speed manual transmission.

The single-cylinder, air-cooled engine is nestled in what is actually an all-new double-cradle frame. At the front and rear, the bike is equipped with a disc brake (a 310mm disc at the front and a 240mm disc at the rear). Suspension duties are carried out by a telescopic fork at the front and a pair of twin-shock-absorbers at the back, white is sports 100/90-19 tyres at the front and 130/70-18 tyres at the rear. It also comes with a 15-litre fuel tank and weighs in at 181kgs.

The bike is equipped with lots of segment-first features like a semi-digital instrument cluster, Honda Selectable Torque Control, Honda bikes Smartphone Voice Control System and an assist and slipper clutch. With the help of one of the aforementioned features, you can sync your smartphone to the bike and have access to features like incoming texts, music, navigation and phone calls. It also features the all-important dual-channel ABS.

Honda is selling the H’ness CB350 in two variants: DLX and DLX Pro. The top variant will get dual-paint schemes, Honda Smartphone Voice Control System and a two-unit horn. Bookings for the motorcycle have started. Customers who’d like to reserve the bike, can do so by visiting a Honda BigWing dealership or the company’s official website. The booking amount for the bike is ₹ 5000. Deliveries are set to begin from October.

The Honda H’ness CB350 will be produced in India with 90% localisation for overseas and domestic markets. You can expect a super smooth engine with good refinement levels, being a Honda product. It will rival products like the Royal Enfield Classic 350 and Jawa Forty Two. Also, grab the latest info on the new bikes, only at autoX.

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