New Delhi: Honda has unveiled its new 350 cc motorcycle, the CB350, in India, aiming to capture the premium segment of the two-wheeler market. The CB350 is a retro-styled bike with a round LED headlight, a leather seat, and a chrome finish. The bike is available in two variants, DLX and DLX Pro, and comes in five color options. The bike is priced between Rs 1,99,900 and Rs 2,17,800 ex-showroom, making it a potential rival for bikes like Royal Enfield, Harley Davidson, and Triumph.
The CB350 is powered by a 348 cc liquid-cooled engine that delivers 21 bhp of power and 30 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a five-speed gearbox with a slipper clutch. The bike also features a dual-channel ABS, a traction control system, and a side-stand engine cut-off.
The CB350 is not only a classic-looking bike, but also a smart one. It has a digital-analog instrument cluster that displays information such as speed, fuel level, gear position, and battery voltage. The bike also has a Bluetooth connectivity feature that allows the rider to access navigation, phone calls, music, and messages through voice commands. The bike also has a USB charging port for the convenience of the rider.
Yogesh Mathur, Director, of Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India, said that the CB350 is a milestone for the company and that it has received a positive response from the customers. He said that the CB350 will be sold through the Bigwing dealership network, which is dedicated to the premium segment of Honda bikes. He said that the booking of the bike has started and the delivery will be done soon.