Honda has now revealed the variant-wise price of the H’ness CB350. The base DLX variant is priced at Rs 1.85 lakh while the tops-spec DLX Pro variant has been priced at Rs 1.90 lakh, both prices ex-showroom.
When Honda launched the H’ness CB350 last week, they only hinted that the price of the motorcycle will be around Rs 1.90 lakh, ex-showroom. Honda also revealed at the time that the H’ness CB350 will be available in two variants – DLX and DLX Pro. Honda has now revealed the exact prices of the CB350, and as it turns out, the H’ness CB350 DLX variant is priced at Rs 1.85 lakh while it is the DLX Pro variant which is actually priced at Rs 1.90 lakh, both prices ex-showroom. For a starting price of Rs 1.85 lakh, the new Honda CB350 turns out to be very lucrative motorcycle in its segment.
To give you a quick recap about the Honda CB350, it is powered by a brand new 348.36cc counter-balanced single-cylinder air-cooled long-stroke engine that develops 21PS at 5500rpm and 30Nm at 3000rpm. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed transmission with a slip and assist clutch. The highlight of this engine is its 30Nm of peak torque, making it the torquiest motorcycle in its class. In comparison to the Classic 350 which is also powered by a 346cc single-cylinder long-stroke engine, the Honda produces 1.64PS and 2Nm more.
It’s however worth pointing out that this engine isn’t the most powerful in its class, as that tag is taken by the Jawa and by quite a margin at 27PS. Honda has also equipped the CB350 with Honda Selectable Torque Control, or in easier words, traction control. Now that’s a segment first feature and also the most affordable motorcycle in the country to comer with one. Apart from that, it also gets a start/stop switch, a side-stand cut-off switch and hazard lamps. The semi-digital info cluster with a tiny digital inset is also a first in the segment.
As for its underpinnings, the H’ness CB350 is based on a half-duplex cradle frame and is suspended by telescopic forks at the front and dual shock absorbers at the rear. For braking, the motorcycle gets a 310mm disc at the front and a 240mm disc at the rear with dual-channel ABS as standard. The motorcycle rides on 100/90-19 section tyre at the front and a 130/70-18 section tyre at the rear. The fuel tank capacity stands at 15 liters and curb weight of the motorcycle is 181kg, 14 kg lighter than the Classic 350.
The top-spec DLX pro variant comes with smartphone connectivity via Bluetooth which further allows turn-by-turn navigation, call/music controls, and weather updates which could be relayed to the rider via Honda’s Smartphone Voice Control system. The base DLX variant misses out on features such as Bluetooth connectivity, dual-tone finish and double horn unit. You get a USB charging port on the instrument console and navigation keys on the switchgear for both the variants. It’s the dual-tone paint scheme on the DLX Pro variant with exclusive color options which really sets it apart.