Honda India has recently unveiled its latest offering in the 350cc retro bike segment, introducing the CB350. Positioned as the third member of the CB series this new model distinguishes itself with a unique design. Here's a closer look at the CB350's main features for those who are drawn in by its attractiveness.
The design philosophy of the CB350 draws inspiration from classic aesthetics, drawing a noticeable parallel with the Royal Enfield Classic 350. Notable design elements include a rounded headlight with chrome or matte bezel options, dependent on the chosen body color and the teardrop-shaped fuel tank, equipped with tank pads for practicality, and the inclusion of split seats with tan-leather-style covers contribute to the bike's distinctive appearance. Chrome accents on the exhaust, rear spring cover, and engine casing provide a visually contrasting touch.
In addition to its stylish appearance, the CB350 is loaded with amenities that improve riding. LED illumination sets the stage, complemented by a semi-digital instrument console, emergency stop signal, ABS, Honda Selectable Torque Control, side stand cut-off, and even voice control – a noteworthy addition for convenience. While the feature set is grounded in functionality it ensures a user-friendly and practical riding experience.
Powering the CB350 is a reliable 348.36cc, air-cooled engine that delivers a respectable 20.78bhp and 30Nm of torque. This powerplant is paired with a responsive six-speed gearbox and is housed within a robust double-cradle frame ensuring a balance of performance and stability.
The hardware components of the CB350 contribute to its overall performance and the bike features telescopic front forks with gas-charged rear springs providing a comfortable and controlled ride. Braking is entrusted to a reliable setup, comprising a 310mm front and 240mm rear disc equipped with ABS. These components are mounted on a well-proportioned 19-inch front and 18-inch rear wheel, ensconced in 100/90 front and 130/70 rear tires. Weighing in at 187kg, the CB350 boasts a 15.2-litre fuel tank striking a balance between practicality and design.
The CB350 is available in two variants – DLX and DLX Pro. The pricing reflects a balance between the features and performance offered, with the CB350 DLX priced at Rs. 1,99,990 and the DLX Pro available at Rs. 2,17,800 (both ex-showroom, Delhi) and this ensures that enthusiasts have the flexibility to choose a variant that aligns with their preferences and requirements.