Japanese two wheeler manufacturer Honda had launched their 350-cc cruiser motorcycle Honda CB350 H’Ness in the market last year. The motorcycle competes with the likes of Royal Enfield Classic and Jawa 42 in the segment. Honda H’Ness has actually become popular among customers in a very short span of time and Honda is now planning to launch a scrambler version of the same in the market. Honda has officially released teaser images showing the tail section of the upcoming motorcycle. Honda will be launching the Honda CB350 H’Ness Scrambler in the market on 16 February 2021.
Earlier it was assumed that Honda will be launching a Cafe Racer version of the new Honda H’Ness in the market but, according to some reports, the upcoming motorcycle is probably going to be a scrambler. The teaser image released by Honda earlier had given us an idea on how the motorcycle will look like from the rear. The rear fender has been designed in a way that it exposes the dual purpose tyres, the upswept silencer, redesigned turn indicators, rear disc brakes and the tail light has also been redesigned.
The other difference from the regular H’Ness is the use of chrome. In the Scrambler version of the Honda H’Ness chrome finished panels are either removed or have been blacked out to give it that Scrambler like look. Even the rear shock absorbers get a black finish. Almost all the features that are available with the Honda H’Ness Cruiser will be available with the scrambler version too.
Talking about the overall design of the Honda Highness Scrambler, it might get a redesigned front fender and a new handle bar to give it that scrambler like stance at the front. The engine area and the bend pipe is also expected to be blacked out. From the teaser image released by Honda we could see that, the Honda will continue to provide single piece step up seat in the Scrambler version. The upcoming motorcycle will continue to offer all LED headlamps, LED turn indicators and LED tail lamps.
The odometer console is most probably going to remain the same. It will be a mix of both digital and analog cluster and will also support Bluetooth connectivity like Highness. The alloy design remain the same but, the tyres would be different, Honda is expected to provide a dual purpose tyre on the upcoming motorcycle. Just like Honda H’Ness, the scrambler will also be sold via Honda’s Big Wing dealerships.
Honda Highness 350 is actually great motorcycle. It was launched in the market and quickly became popular among buyers for its refinement and ride quality. The Honda H’Ness is without any doubt one of the most refined motorcycle in this segment. The upcoming scrambler from Honda will also be powered by the same engine that powers the cruiser version. Honda H’Ness Scrambler will be powered by a 348.36cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder, fuel injected engine that generates a maximum of 20.8 Ps and 30 Nm of torque. The scrambler version is expected to be priced above the cruiser Honda CB350 H’Ness.