Honda CB350 H’Ness: What it’ll look like as a cafe racer

Honda recently launched their premium cruiser motorcycle CB350 H’Ness in the market. It rivals with the likes of RE Classic 350, Jawa in the segment. It is without any doubt one of the most feature loaded motorcycle in the segment. It is priced at Rs 1.9 lakh, ex-showroom and the deliveries for the same has also started via Honda’s Big Wing dealerships. We have seen several videos and reviews of Honda Highness on the internet but, how would the H’Ness would look like, if Honda were to launch a cafe racer version of the same. Here we have a render image that shows exactly that.

The images have been shared by IAB on their website. The artist has made slight changes to the motorcycle to make it look like a cafe racer. Starting with the front, the stock handle bars have been removed and replaced with clip on type units. The fuel tank has been slightly redesigned that the rider can hug the tank properly. The handle bars also get bar end mirrors which look very classy on the bike.

The other noticeable difference in the bike is the seat. The Highness comes with a single seat setup but, in the rendered cafe racer version, it has been replaced with a cafe racer style seat. These are the noticeable changes that are done to the bike to give it a cafe racer like stance. The bike continues to get round LED headlamps, LED turn indicators, semi-digital instrument cluster, chrome finished front and rear fender, alloy wheels with tubeless tyres, engine with chrome garnish and exhaust.

It is currently the only vehicle in the segment that offers switchable traction control, instrument cluster that supports Bluetooth connectivity and displays various information like DTE, instant fuel economy, turn by turn navigation, audio and call controls and so on. Honda Highness is powered by a 348-cc, single cylinder, air-cooled, fuel injected engine that generates 20.8 Bhp and 30 Nm of torque. It is available in two version. One is DLX which is available with monotone colours. It is priced at Rs 1.85 lakh, ex-showroom and the other variant DLX Pro which comes with dual tone colours in priced at Rs 1.9 lakh, ex-showroom.