All-new Honda CB350 launched in India at Rs 2 lakh
Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) has launched the all-new CB350 priced at Rs 2 lakh. It offers two variants, with the more expensive – DLX Pro variant costing Rs 2.18 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The CB350 follows a more classical design language compared to the other 350s in the Honda India lineup and comes with features like an assist and slipper clutch, traction control, all-LED lighting and more.
Honda CB350 design and features
The CB350 features a more classical design language as compared to the other 350s in Honda’s lineup – the H’ness CB350 and CB350RS. This design includes an oval-shaped fuel tank, LED lighting system, long metal fenders, metal fork covers and split seats pitting it against the Royal Enfield Classic 350. The exhaust design is also different from the other bikes. It is available in five colours with metallic and matte shades.
Feature-wise, it comes equipped with a digital-analogue instrument cluster, an assist & slipper clutch, traction control, an emergency stop signal feature where the hazard lights light up in a panic braking situation, and dual-channel ABS. Honda has also added the Honda Smartphone Voice Control system (HSVCS), which allows you to make calls and send texts directly from the cluster.
Honda CB350 engine and chassis
It is powered by a 348.36cc air-cooled single-cylinder engine producing 20.7bhp at 5,500rpm and 29.4Nm of torque at 3,000rpm and comes paired with a 5-speed gearbox. The engine is BS6 and OBD2 compliant. Honda has fitted the CB350 with telescopic front forks and nitrogen-charged rear shocks. The bike runs on 18-inch rims and gets a 310mm disc at the front and a 240mm disc at the rear.
Honda CB350 price and rivals
The CB350 is priced at Rs 2 lakh for the DLX variant and Rs. 2.18 lakh for the DLX Pro variant (ex-showroom, Delhi), available at Honda's BigWing dealerships nationwide. As this is a retro-themed bike, the main competitor is Royal Enfield’s Classic 350 which comes with similar specs and starts at Rs 2.02 lakh for the dual-channel ABS variant.