The Honda H’Ness CB 350 is the neo-retro roadster from Honda which is expected to be launched in the Nepalese market in coming months. Honda's official distributor for Nepal, Syakar Trading has started preparations to bring a new classic motorcycle to Nepal. The chairman of the company Saurabh Jyoti has confirmed the news regarding about Highness CB350 through his social network. The H’ness CB350 was launched some time ago with the DLX and DLX Pro but never made it to Nepal. The Honda H’Ness CB 350, carries the Honda CB series name.
The Honda H’Ness CB 350 is powered by a 348.36 cc, single cylinder, air-cooled engine producing 20.8 bhp at 5,500 rpm and 30 Nm of peak torque at 3,000 rpm. The 5-speed gearbox can be accessed via a slipper clutch. The slipper function reduces unpleasant shocks during aggressive downshifting and will prevent the wheel from locking up. Braking duties are covered by disc brakes at both end and comes up with dual-channel anti-lock braking system (ABS) as a standard unit. This Hness CB350 bike weighs 181 kg and has a fuel tank capacity of around 15 liters.
The Honda CB 350 features a retro design reminiscent of motorcycle designs and and gets a circular headlight, a round single-pod instrument cluster, chrome fenders and a slightly upswept chrome exhaust. It also features a curvy fuel tank and a leather tan seat. The Honda H’Ness CB 350 also offers dual-tone paint schemes, Honda Smartphone Voice Control System and Lighting is LED up front. Wheels are alloy-type, shod with tubeless tyres from MRF. Honda has introduced the CB 350 in a choice of three colours per variant.
The Honda H’Ness CB 350 will compete in the market with the modern classic motorcycle segment where the market is dominated by the Royal Enfield Classic 350. Hence, the Honda CB350 competes in the market with the likes of Royal Enfield Classic 350, Jawa Classic 300, and the Benelli Imperiale 400. In its price bracket, the Honda CB350 also goes up against the Royal Enfield Himalayan and the Bajaj Dominar 400. Honda Highness CB350 mileage is expected to be around 32-36 kmpl. The 350cc cruiser motorcycle is expected to accelerate from 0-100 kmph in around 13 seconds.
Specifications of Honda Highness CB350:
|Maximum Power||20.8 HP @ 5500 rpm|
|Maximum Torque ||30 Nm @ 3000 rpm|
|Number of Cylinders ||1|
|Emission Standard ||BS6-Compliant|
|Number of Gears ||5|
|Seat Height ||800 mm|
|Ground Clearance ||166 mm|
|Kerb/Wet Weight ||181 kg|
|Fuel Tank Capacity ||15 litres|