After teasing it for several days, Honda 2-wheelers has finally launched its new neo-retro 350cc motorcycle in India called the “CB350.” Priced from Rs 2 lakh (ex-showroom), it is the most affordable 350cc Honda bike, making it Rs 9957 cheaper than the base-spec H’Ness.
Honda offers the CB350 in two variants: DLX and DLX Pro.
|Honda CB350||Ex-Showroom Delhi Price|
|DLX Pro||Rs 2,17,800|
Honda CB350 Design, Underpinnings and Features
Sharing its underpinnings with the H’Ness, the CB350 closely resembles the Royal Enfield Classic 350. Adopting a true retro appeal, the bike features a shrouded telescopic fork, chrome-finished peashooter exhaust, full-length metal fenders on both ends and a monotone colour scheme devoid of any fancy elements. All will remind you the RE Classic 350, which is somewhat disappointing, as the design doesn’t appear to be entirely original.
Regarding underpinnings, the CB350 features a telescopic fork, twin preload-adjustable rear shock absorbers, 310mm front & 240mm rear discs, and 18-inch alloys with MRF Nylogrip Zappers.
When it comes to features, the bike gets an all-LED lighting system, traction control, dual-channel ABS, assist-&-slipper clutch, and a semi-digital instrument cluster with Honda Smartphone Voice Control System (HSVCS). However, it’s worth noting that the HSVCS and traction control system are restricted to the DLX Pro variant. Honda also offers a wide range of accessories with the CB350 to enhance its overall appeal and practically.
Powering the CB350 is the same 349cc, counterbalanced air-cooled engine as the H’Ness CB350, which makes 21.07PS at 5500 rpm and 29.4Nm at 3,000 rpm. It comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox with an assist-&-slipper clutch to reduce clutch operations and prevent rear wheel hopping.
Honda claims that the bike will produce low-pitched thump, something RE-lovers admire the most.
Buyers can choose the Honda CB350 from five different colours: –