Honda's latest entrant into the 350cc retro cruiser segment, the H'Ness CB350 has received a price hike for the very first time since its launch in September 2020. Here're the revised prices: –
Honda H’Ness CB350 Variants
*All prices, ex-showroom Delhi.
As the above table indicates the prices of CB350 have been pushed by up to Rs 2,500. However, the price hike isn’t massive, but it was already holding the most exorbitant price tag against its core rival, the Royal Enfield Meteor 350, and now it has become more expensive. For reference, the RE Meteor 350 ranges between Rs 1.75 lakh to Rs 1.90 lakh (ex-showroom). Another downside is that the Highness is sold only by Honda's premium Big Wing dealerships, which are not available in small cities/towns.
About Honda H'Ness CB350
The Honda H’Ness CB350 is powered by a 348.36cc, fuel-injected, single-cylinder, air-cooled, OHC petrol engine, delivering a maximum power output of 21PS at 5500rpm and 30Nm of peak torque at 3000rpm. The engine comes paired with a 5-speed transmission. Design-wise, the motorcycle looks retro, just like the RE Classic 350, but it comes loaded with lots of modern features such as an all-LED lighting system, Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC), assist & slipper clutch, hazard lamp, USB charging port, and a semi-digital instrument cluster with Honda Smartphone Voice Control System (HSVCS), front & rear disc brakes with dual-channel ABS, etc.
The Honda Hness CB350 is positioned against the likes of Royal Enfield Meteor 350 (Rs 1.75 lakh Rs 1.90 lakh), and Jawa (Rs 1.74 lakh to Rs 1.83 Lakh). Currently, the Honda H'Ness is commanding a waiting period of up to 2 months (depending on the variant & city), whereas, for the Meteor 350, buyers will have to wait for around 42-90 days to get delivery of their preferred trim.