HONDA has launched a new 350CC motorcycle. The CB350 bike is given a retro classic design. The bike will compete directly with Royal Enfield’s Classic 350 and Bullet 350. The new HONDA CB350 bike has been launched at Rs 1.99 lakh. This price has been fixed for the DLX variant of the bike. The higher-spec DLX Pro variant is priced at Rs 2.17 lakh. Both models are priced ex-showroom Delhi.
The design and overall shape of the bike is very similar to H’ness CB350. It has several essential features like metal fenders, metallic covers for the front fork tubes, split seat and a pusher-style muffler. With all these features, Honda has tried to make its new bike look more like the RE Classic 350. More importantly, Honda’s new bike will be available in a total of five eye-catching color options – Red Metallic, Pearl Igneous Black, Matte Crust Metallic, Matte Marshall Green Metallic and Matte Dune Brown.
Among them, the matte dune brown variant of the HONDA CB350 bike shares a lot of similarities with the previous generation Desert Storm shade of the Royal Enfield Classic 350. The HONDA CB350 bike weighs 6 kg more than the H’ness CB350 due to the addition of new additional components. Now this new Honda bike weighs 187 kg.
Important features of the HONDA CB350 bike include LED headlamps, analog-digital instrument console, which also offers Honda smartphone voice control system and also includes emergency stop signal to signal the vehicle behind. The motorcycle has telescopic forks and nitrogen-charged dual shock absorbers for suspension.
For braking duties, the bike gets 310mm disc brakes along with two-piston calipers, which are at the front. At the rear is a 240mm disc with single-piston calipers. There is a dual-channel ABS equipped. Meanwhile for the powertrain this HONDA CB350 motorcycle is provided with 348.36 cc single cylinder air cooled unit, which can produce 20.78 bhp and 30 Nm of torque. This unit is paired with a 5-speed gearbox, which is assisted by a slipper clutch.