Honda 2Wheelers India has launched the Highness CB350 at an introductory price of Rs 1.85 Lakhs (ex-showroom, Gurugram) in the country. Last month, Honda Highness CB350 was unveiled with bookings starting at a token amount of Rs 5,000. The motorcycle will be sold in two variants - DLX and DLX Pro. The Highness CB350 DLX Pro is retailed at Rs 1.90 Lakhs (ex-showroom, Gurugram) and comes in 3 dual-tone colour options - Athletic Blue Metallic with Virtuous White, Pearl Night Star Black with Spear Silver Metallic and Matte Steel Black Metallic with Matte Massive Grey Metallic. On the other end, the DLX variant is sold in 3 mono-tone colour schemes - Precious Red Metallic, Pearl Night Star Black and Matte Marshal Green Metallic. The Japanese two-wheeler maker is offering Indian buyers a 6-year warranty package comprising of 3 years’ standard warranty + 3 years optional extended warranty. Honda Highness CB rivals Royal Enfield Classic 350 and Jawa in the country.
Moving on to the design, the DLX Pro variant sports a dual-tone fuel tank in matte finish with Honda badge embossed on it. The 7 Y-Shaped alloy wheels and wider tyres (19-inch front tyre & 18-inch rear tyre) give a distinctive appearance to the motorcycle. At the front profile, one can spot LED headlamps with circular LED turn indicators while at the rear, elegant looking tail lights with circular LED turn indicators are present. Both the front and rear bumpers are chrome finished thus lending a retro classic look to the Honda Highness CB350.
Honda Highness CB350 comes packed with features like Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC), Honda Smartphone Voice Control system (HSVCS), assist and slipper Clutch and digital-analogue speedometer. The rider can connect the smartphone moving seamlessly between different applications like navigation, calls, music - thanks to the HSVCS application. In the digital analogue speedometer, the rider can see gear position indicator, real-time mileage and fuel gauge.
The Highness CB350 is powered by a powerful 350cc, 4 stroke OHC single-cylinder engine equipped with PGM-FI technology. The engine delivers 21 bhp of maximum power output and 30 Nm of peak torque. Transmission duties are taken care of by a 5-speed unit. The braking responsibilities are handled by 310mm disc brake up front and 240mm rear disc while the fuel tank capacity is 15 litres.
Speaking on the bike launch, Mr Atsushi Ogata, Managing Director, President & CEO, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said, “We are overwhelmed with the love & appreciation H’ness-CB350 has received from customers. It demonstrates customer’s confidence in brand Honda and reinforces our commitment towards them. Refined performance, technology and unrivalled reliability – ‘CB’ is the answer to the aspirations and passion of young riders all across the globe.”