There’s one benefit in restricting the availability of the CB350 to premium Honda dealerships: no painfully long waiting periods!
We’ve got this month’s waiting period for the Honda H’Ness CB350. It has made us realise that restricting the bike’s availability can have a positive effect on the waiting periods because the demand itself is restricted. Hence, for most of the cities, the waiting period isn’t as painfully long as it is for the CB350’s primary rival, the Royal Enfield Meteor 350. Here’s the full list:
The biggest drawback with the Honda H’Ness CB350 is that it is available only in select cities where there are Honda’s premium BigWing dealerships. Apart from varying from one dealership to another, the waiting period for the H’Ness also changes depending on the colour. Certain colour variants are available almost immediately while some colours have longer waiting periods. This is in stark contrast to the Royal Enfield Meteor 350’s availability. The cult brand made sure it is available at all Royal Enfield dealerships across the country.
We hope Honda recognises the demand for the H’Ness CB350 and makes it available at other Honda dealerships as well. This should go a long way in grabbing some of the market share that’s currently dominated by Royal Enfield. As for the Meteor 350, you can see how it fares in the real world in our road test review here.