Honda CB350 Launched: Top 5 Highlights To Watch Out

Honda CB350 Launched: Top 5 Highlights To Watch Out

News by Team Drivio | 22 Nov 2023

With a starting price of Rs 2.00 lakh, the new Honda CB350 arrives as a more affordable alternative over the H’ness CB350 and CB350RS, on which it is based.

  • The CB350 gets a tweaked fuel tank, side body panels, and front and rear fenders, compared to the H’ness CB350.
  • The CB350 has the same engine and chassis components as the H’ness CB350 and CB350RS.
  • The new CB350 comes in two variants and five color alternatives to choose from.

Expanding its lineup of CB neo-retro roadsters, which already consists of models like H’ness CB350 and CB350RS, Honda has added a third new model in the range, the new CB350. Based on the H’ness CB350, the new Honda CB350 features mild design tweaks and new color options, while retaining the rest of the mechanical setup of the former.

Here are the top five elements about the new Honda CB350 that you should know about:

Design Tweaks Of Honda CB350 Over H’ness CB350

The Honda CB350 gets the same neo-retro visual appeal as the H’ness 350. However, there are subtle tweaks that make both motorcycles look different from each other. Firstly, the new Honda CB350 has a different, more rounded fuel tank, which also gets rubber knee pads – something which the H’ness CB350 misses out on. At the front, the CB350 also gets body-colored shrouds for the front forks, while missing out on rubber gaiters for the same on the H’ness CB350.

Even the trapezoidal side panels and front and rear fenders are different on the CB350, with the latter here featuring an all-black or body-colored finish. Compared to the upswept exhaust pipe on the H’ness CB350, the new CB350 gets a peashooter-type longer exhaust pipe.

The Honda CB350 Shares Equipment List With The H’ness CB350

Apart from the design changes, the Honda CB350 also gets the same rounded LED headlamp and turn indicators, LED tail lamps, tubular pillion grab rail, split seats, and black alloy wheels. The CB350 also gets the same part-digital instrument console from the H’ness CB350, which comprises an analog speedometer and a tiny LCD screen for gear indicator, fuel level, clock, average and instantaneous fuel efficiency, battery voltage indicator, and distance to empty. 

In the more-premium DLX Pro variant, this instrument console also features Bluetooth connectivity. In terms of riding aids, the Honda CB350 comes equipped with dual-channel ABS and traction control.

The Honda CB350 Retains The Air-Cooled 350cc Engine From The H’ness CB350

The H’ness 350 debuted Honda’s four-stroke, single-cylinder, air-cooled, 348.36cc engine in India, and the new Honda CB350 also gets the same engine with no changes. It means that in the CB350 too, the engine is paired to a 5-speed transmission and produces 20.8 bhp of maximum power and 29.4 Nm of maximum torque.

The Honda CB350 Gets A Familiar Mechanical Package From the H'ness CB350

Apart from the engine, the Honda CB350 also has the same chassis, with the frame, suspension, tyres, and brakes carried over from the H’ness CB350 and CB350RS. Sitting on a diamond-type tubular frame, the CB350 comes with telescopic forks at the front and twin coil springs at the rear. Riding on 100/90-19 front and 130/70-18 rear tubeless tyres, the CB350 has a 310mm disc at the front and a 240mm disc at the rear for braking duties.

The Honda CB350 Comes In Two Variants And Five Colour Options

Honda has made the CB350 available in two variants – DLX and DLX Pro. The additional features offered in the DLX Pro variant over the DLX are Bluetooth connectivity in the instrument console, chrome finish for the headlight (silver in the DLX variant), body-colored front and rear fenders (blacked-out in the DLX variant), and brown-colored seats (black-colored in DLX variant). 

There are five colors in which both the variants of the Honda CB350 are offered in India – Pearl Igneous Black, Mat Marshal Green Metallic, Mat Dune Brown, Mat Crust Metallic, and Precious Red Metallic. While the DLX variant of the CB350 is priced at Rs 2.00 lakh, the DLX Pro variant of the same will set you back by Rs 2.28 lakh (both prices ex-showroom, Delhi).