Royal Enfield rivaling Honda H'Ness CB350 launched

Honda has introduced a Royal Enfield challenger with a 350cc engine.

Honda has launched a new modern classic bike called the H'Ness CB350 in India. The new model will be sold through Honda's BigWing retail network. Prices start at Rs. 1.90 lakh (ex-showroom).

The Honda H'Ness competes with bikes like the upcoming Royal Enfield Meteor 350, Jawa and the Benelli Imperiale 400. Just like its rivals, the H'Ness features retro styling. It has a circular LED headlamp with a single-pod instrument cluster, chrome fenders, a flat seat and an upswept chrome exhaust.

The H'Ness is available in DLX and DLX Pro variants. The latter comes with a dual-tone colour scheme, Honda Smartphone Voice Control System, LED lights, dual-channel ABS and Honda Selectable Torque Control.

Powering the Honda H'Ness is a 348.36cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that produces 20.8 BHP @ 5,500 rpm and 30 Nm @ 3,000 rpm. It is paired with a 5-speed gearbox. The bike rides on 17-inch alloy wheels with telescopic fork suspension at the front and twin shock absorbers at the rear. It gets disc brakes at the front and rear.

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