2022 Honda H'ness CB350, CB350RS to debut in new colors
Japanese automaker Honda is gearing up to update its H'ness CB350 and CB350RS models with new colors. Although there hasn't been any word from the company, the upcoming CB350 twins are already arriving at dealerships, indicating an imminent launch. While the former will don a new Matte Gray mono-tone paint job, the latter will receive a new Metallic Blue shade.
- India's modern classic motorcycle segment was dominated by Royal Enfield until Honda made its debut with the H'ness CB350. It was followed by the CB350RS. Since then, both have been a favorite among those who love modern style with a touch of old-school.
- The paintwork update to the bikes can be construed as the company's way of keeping things fresh to attract more customers.
The Honda H'ness CB350 sports an old-school cruiser design, while the CB350RS has a sporty-looking naked design. They feature a single-piece flat seat, a sloping fuel tank, an upswept exhaust, circular mirrors, and a rounded headlight. The bikes pack a semi-digital instrument cluster, an all-LED lighting system, and ride on 19-inch front and 18-inch rear alloy wheels.
The Honda H'ness CB350 and CB350RS draw power from a 348.3cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled, fuel-injected mill that generates a maximum power of 20.8hp at 5,500rpm and a peak torque of 30Nm at 3,000rpm. The engines are linked to a 5-speed gearbox.
To ensure the rider's safety, the Honda H'ness CB350 and CB350RS are equipped with disc brakes on both the front and rear wheels along with dual-channel ABS and Honda Selectable Torque Control for improved handling on the roads. Suspension duties on the motorcycles are taken care of by telescopic forks on the front and twin shock absorbers on the rear.
The existing Honda H'ness CB350 starts at Rs. 1.96 lakh for the DLX variant and goes up to Rs. 2.03 lakh for the Anniversary Edition. The CB350RS falls in the price-bracket of Rs. 2.01-2.02 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom).