Honda has launched in India the new H’ness CB 350, its classic style motorcycle, which will compete mainly with the Royal Enfield Classic 350.
The name is an abbreviation for ‘Highness’, a figurative sense of nobility.
Despite the classic look, it arrives full of technology, bringing modernity in a classic package, in the 300-500cc category.
The Honda H’ness CB 350 has the Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC), assisted and slipper clutch, dual channel ABS brakes, LED lighting and analog panel with digital information.
In addition, the model features the Honda Smartphone Smartphone Voice Control system (HSVCS), Start / Stop button and wide tires (130/70-18 at the rear).
The engine is a 350 cm³ single cylinder with electronic fuel injection, capable of generating up to 20 HP of maximum power and 3.0 kgfm / 30 Nm of torque at just 3,000 rpm. In the category, it is not focused on power but on torque, especially at low revs.
For comparison, the Royal Enfield Classic 350 has a single cylinder engine of 346 cm³, capable of generating up to 19 HP of power and 2.8 kgfm / 28 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm.
Finally, the new Honda H’ness CB 350 is available in two versions: DLX and DLX Pro. The first is painted in one shade; the second, two-tone painting.
There is no information on whether this model will be sold in other markets.