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Honda CB350 H’Ness launched in India: Rivals Royal Enfield Classic 350 & Jawa Forty-Two

Honda has launched the much-awaited CB350 H’Ness in India. It is the entry-level CB350, which is named as the H’ness. The all-new bike will be made-in-India and will be exported to various international markets. The new bike will take on the likes of Royal Enfield Classic 350 and Jawa range of bikes. Honda has priced the all-new CB350 H’ness at Rs 1.9 lakhs, ex-showroom, Delhi. The price of the top-end version is not known yet. Also, the price is approximate and not the exact price of the bike.

The all-new Honda CB350 H’ness gets the retro design with modern features. The overall design is a shadow of the bigger Honda CB models. It gets a round headlamp with LED lamps and DRL. Even the tail lamp and turn indicators are all-LED. The bike also gets a dual-tone fuel tank. It gets modern features like Bluetooth connectivity too. For the looks part, the all-new Honda CB350 H’ness gets a brown leather seat, which further makes it look quite classic.

The bike gets standard alloy wheels, which are black in colour. There is also semi-digital instrument cluster with a small screen that displays the two trip meters, odometer, fuel gauge, clock and gear position indicator. There is the fully-loaded DLX Pro version that also offers Bluetooth connectivity and allows turn-by-turn navigation, control music and answering calls. Also, Honda will offer dual-tone paint job and dual-horn.

The bike comes powered by a 348.36cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled long-stroke thumping engine. It generates a maximum power of 21 PS at 5,500 rpm and peak torque of 30 Nm at 3,000 rpm. It gets a five-speed transmission. This engine produces the most torque in the segment. It gets a heavy bass sound with the help of specially designed exhaust. The bike also comes with Honda Selectable Torque Control, which simply is a traction control system. It should be noted that Honda has not revealed the specifications of the engine officially yet.

It will be the first bike in the segment to get this feature. The engine sits in a split half-duplex frame and there is a telescopic fork in front and a twin shock in the rear. Disc brakes are standard on both the wheels and the dual-tone ABS is standard.

The all-new CB350 H’ness will be available only through Honda Big Wing dealerships. The all-new motorcycle is the first bike in the segment from the Japanese manufacturer. Honda will reveal more information on the bike in the coming weeks while the deliveries are expected to start next month.