Deliveries will commence from the latter half of this month
- The Honda H’Ness CB350 will be priced from around Rs 1.90 lakh.
- It is the Japanese brand’s first small-capacity retro bike designed and developed specifically for India.
- The Honda Highness is loaded with segment-first features such as switchable traction control, smartphone connectivity and the likes.
The Honda H’Ness CB350 has started reaching select Honda BigWing premium dealerships across the country. Deliveries for this Japanese retro bike will commence from the latter half of this month while bookings are already open on Honda’s official website for a token amount of Rs 5,000. The Honda H’Ness (Highness) CB350 is the Japanese brand’s first small-capacity retro motorcycle designed and developed specifically for the Indian market. It will go directly against the Royal Enfield Classic 350, Benelli Imperiale 400 and Jawa.
Honda has equipped the motorcycle with quite a few modern features. The DLX Pro variant gets a smartphone-compatible instrument cluster with turn-by-turn navigation and call/SMS alerts. Other notable features across both the standard DLX and DLX Pro variants include real-time and average mileage indicator, gear position indicator, switchable traction control, and dual-channel ABS.
The motorcycle is powered by an all-new 348.36cc single-cylinder air-cooled fuel-injected engine, which churns out 21.07PS at 5500rpm and 30Nm at 3000rpm. It is counterbalanced for optimum refinement and works alongside a 5-speed transmission with assist and slipper clutch. Underpinnings are pretty much what you’d expect from a retro motorcycle: telescopic front fork and twin rear shock absorbers. For better practicality, the bike rolls on alloy wheels wrapped with MRF tubeless tyres. All in all, Honda seems to have checked all the boxes for an ideal retro motorcycle to take on the Royal Enfield.