Honda Highness CB350 launches and rivals Royal Enfields Classic 350!

Honda Highness CB350
Honda Highness CB350

9th October 2020, Kathmandu

Royal Enfield needs to up their 2021 game, real-time! First, the Jawa Motorcycles and now the Honda’s Highness CB350.

The bike is available in India but we still await the launch of Honda Highness in Nepal. However, it is just a matter of months before this competitor enters the Nepali market as well. Honda Highness is also spelled as the Honda H’ness CB 350!

Let’s inspect the specs of this contender before we jump into design and features!

Technical Specifications

Engine Type SOHC, 4 Stroke, FI engine
Displacement 348.36 cc
Cooling System Air Cooled
Starting Mechanism Self Starter
Max Power 20.1 bhp @ 5500 rpm
Max Torque 30 Nm @ 3000 rpm
Top Speed 100 km/h
Gear Box 5 Speed Gear Box
Fuel Tank Capacity 15 liters
Front Tyre 100 / 90 – 19 Tubeless Disc
Rear Tyre 130 / 70 – 18 Tubeless Disc
Braking System Dual-Channel ABS
Seat Height 800 mm
Kerb Weight 181 Kg
Ground Clearance 166 mm
Front Suspension Telescopic Fork
Rear Suspension Twin Hydraulic Setup

There is nothing fancy when you compare the technical details of the Honda H’ness 350 with the RE Classic 350. Both motors have close similarities. What makes both bikes different will be there unique features!

Honda’s Highness 350 is its first retro motorcycle and comes with modern features such as all LED lighting, semi-digital instrument console, and traction control system. All this combined with its retro styling!

Royal Enfield Classic 350 on the other hand, is the quintessential classic motorcycle and remains the OG retro motorcycle.

Honda H’ness CB350 Features

When you look at the Honda H’ness Cb 350, you will see it carrying the same old school Honda CB roadster vibes! The round headlamps, the upright riding position, the twin suspension, and the good old fuel tank design. But, let’s not assume the Honda H’ness comes from the ’80s just yet. It comes with a lot of modern features. After all, it’s competing for head-on with the Royal Enfield’s Classic 350!

Honda H'ness CB350

The first modern feature, all LED lighting! Similarly, CB350 gets alloy wheels instead of spoke rims. Alloys are more sensible and practical.

Honda Highness CB350 Digital Console

It comes with a lovely semi-digital console that displays two trip meters, an odometer, fuel gauge, gear indicator, and a clock.

Honda Highness CB350 Engine

The brand new 348.36cc single-cylinder engine is the heart of this machine.

It powers 20.1 bhp @ 5500 RPM and gives a torque of 30 Nm @ 3000 RPM! That’s the torquiest motorcycle in its class!

Let’s not forget the selectable Torque control. It is the segment’s first feature.

More Features

  • Assist Slipper Clutch
  • Honda Smartphone Voice Control System
  • Engine Start/Stop Switch
  • Hazard Light Switch
  • Side Stand with Engine Inhibitor
  • Alloy Wheels as Standard!

Honda Highness CB350 Price in Nepal and Availability

We expect the price of Honda Highness CB350 in Nepal to be around Rs 10,00,000.

Honda Model Price in Nepal [Expected]
Honda Highness CB350 NPR 10,00,000

Yes, this bike can be pretty expensive. But does it justify the price tag? Well, if you compare with the Royal Enfield Classic 350’s price, then very much yes.

Also, the H’ness 350 will be available in two variants: DLX and DLX Pro. The DLX Pro version comes with Smartphone Voice Control System whereas; the alloy wheels come in both the DLX and DLX Pro!

The motorcycle will be available in Nepal in 2021 and will come with six color options: Red, Matt Green, Black, Black-White, Blue-White, and Black-Silver

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