Honda CB350 is the latest motorcycle to join Japanese bikemaker’s CB350 lineup in India. Launched at Rs 2.0 lakh, ex-showroom, the CB350 boasts retro looks which look a little too inspired from its primary competitor, the Royal Enfield Classic 350. Honda is offering the motorcycle in two variants – DLX and DLX Pro.
On the design front, the CB350 features retro elements like a round headlamp, tear-drop fuel tank, split seats and chunky metal fenders. It is on offer in five colour options – Precious Red Metallic, Pearl Igneous Black, Matte Crust Metallic, Matte Marshal Green Metallic and Matte Dune Brown.
The CB350 is fairly loaded in terms of features, starting with all-LED lighting, a digi-analogue instrument cluster with Honda Smartphone Voice Control system (HSVCS), a slipper and assist clutch and even gets Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC).
It shares the 348.4cc air-cooled single cylinder engine and five-speed transmission, as the H’ness CB350 and CB350RS with identical output figures of 21.1PS and 29.4Nm. The suspension duties are handled by conventional telescopic forks at the front and nitrogen-charged rear suspension. Braking is taken care of by 310mm and 240mm discs at the front and rear, respectively along with the safety net of dual-channel ABS.
Apart from the Royal Enfield Classic 350, the CB350 will also go up against other retro bikes in the segment like the Bullet 350, Jawa 42, Perak and Benelli Imperialle 400.