Honda H'ness CB350 was launched with much fanfare last year and marked the Japanese automaker's entry into the cruiser motorcycle segment. Dominated mainly by Royal Enfield Motorcycles, the segment now offers more choice in the form of H'ness CB350. Having said this, with the turn of the new year, Honda 2-Wheelers India has quietly increased the price of its recently introduced modern-classic cruiser motorcycle. The hike on the bike ranges from Rs 1500 - Rs 2500. Thus the entry level H'ness CB350 DLX receives a price increase of Rs 1500 while the top of the line CB350 DLX Pro price goes up by Rs 2500. As a result of this, the new prices stand at Rs 1,86,500 for the DLX variant and Rs 1,92,500 for DLX Pro trim. All prices mentioned here are ex-showroom.
In fact after its launch, this is the first time that the company has gone ahead and made a change in the pricing. Up against Royal Enfield Meteor 350 in the Indian market, the H'ness has now become a bit more expensive. When we take a look at their respective pricing then the Meteor 350 starts at a slightly lower range from Rs 1.76 lakhs to Rs 1.90 lakh (ex-showroom).
Talking about the retro-cruiser motorcycle, its key highlights include a full LED headlamp, semi digital instrument cluster, assist & slip clutch, side stand indicator with engine cut-off, Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) and Honda Smart Voice Control (HSVC) system among others. As for the powertrain, it comes equipped with a new 348cc air-cooled, single-cylinder engine with fuel injection. The unit is capable of producing a maximum power output of 20.8bhp with a peak torque of 30 Nm and comes paired to a 5-speed gearbox. Its suspension system comprises telescopic forks upfront while the rear stands to provide twin-shock absorbers. Braking responsibilities are handled by a 310mm disc in the front and 240mm disc at the rear alongside dual channel ABS. Currently H'ness CB350 is sold through Honda Big Wing Dealerships across the country.