Honda H’ness CB 350 Unveiled, To Be Priced Around Rs. 1.90 Lakhs
The retro-styled motorcycle married old-school charm with modern tech.
Honda has unveiled its latest motorcycle, the made-in-India H’ness CB 350, which will take on the segment leader Royal Enfield in the mid-size segment.
Powered by an air-cooled 350cc single cylinder motor that puts out 20.8 BHP at 5500 RPM and 30 Nm at 3000 RPM, the bike comes with a 5-speed gearbox.
Kerb weight of the retro-styled bike is 181 kg, while the fuel tank capacity is 15 litres.
Braking duties are carried out by 310 mm front disc and a 240 mm rear and there is dual-channel ABS as well. Further, Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) is offered for added safety. The bike rides on 100/90-19 front tyre and 130/70-18 rear tyre.
At the front, there is a circular LED headlight, circular indicators, chrome front mudguard and right-side-up front forks. At the side, we can see the air-cooled motor, single exhaust pipe, neatly styled tank and flat seat.
The tail light looks like it has come from the past and the bike also comes with twin shocks, and an analogue-digital instrument cluster. Overall, the motorcycle comes with an old-school, yet contemporary design.
Other features the bike will come with include bluetooth connectivity, torque control, dual-channel ABS, smartphone voice control, among others.
More features offered with the bike include an assist slipper clutch, a hazard switch and side stand indicator. The instrument cluster displays the average and real-time mileage, battery voltage, gear position and distance to empty.
There will be two variants to choose from when it comes to buying the Honda H’ness CB 350, namely – DLX and DLX Pro.
Colours offered with the bike differ according to the variants. Thus the DLX variant can be had with Precious Red Metallic, Pearl Night Star Black and Matte Marshal Green Metallic, while the DLX Pro comes with Pearl Night Star Black with Spear Silver Metallic, Athletic Blue Metallic with Virtuous White and Matte Steel Black Metallic with Matte Massive Grey Metallic paint schemes.
The DLX Pro gets additional features such as Honda Smartphone Voice Control System (HSVCS), dual-tone colour options and dual unit horn (instead of single unit in DLX).
Built on a half-duplex cradle frame, the Honda H’ness will come with a 166 mm ground clearance. It will come with a price tag of around Rs. 1.90 lakhs (ex-showroom) for the base variant, with the DLX Pro costing a bit more.
Bookings of the motorcycle have commenced and the token amount is Rs. 5,000/-. Official announcement of the motorcycle’s price will happen by mid-October 2020 and it will be sold through the Honda BigWing dealership network.