Inspired From The 1970s CB350

Honda CB350 Highness
Honda CB350 H’ness


·      Honda has launched a retro inspired roadster Highness CB350 (H’ness) in India.

·      The motorcycle is inspired from the retro designed motorcycle from the 70s CB350.

·      Honda has equipped the motorcycle with smart features like HSVCS and HSTC.

Honda CB350 Highness

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Limited (HMSI) has launched the Highness CB350 (H’ness) in India. We anticipated a cruiser motorcycle like the Rebel 300 from the Japanese manufacturer but instead we got a retro inspired roadster from the 70s CB350.

Honda CB350 Highness
The motorcycle is inspired from the retro designed motorcycle from the 70s CB350.

The original Honda CB350 which was in production from 1963 to 1972 was a significant motorcycle popular for its smooth running parallel twin engine. The motorcycle also has a sibling that was mated with a 350cc 4-cylinder inline engine from 1972 to 1974 named as CB350F.

Honda CB350 Highness
The Honda CB350 also had a sibling mated with inlined 4-cylinder engine named as CB350F

In terms of design, Honda has featured the motorcycle with round LED headlamps and chrome fenders and fins. The motorcycle draws its powers from the 348.36cc, single cylinder, air-cooled engine that generates a power of 20.8 hp and a peak torque of 30 Nm and mated with a 5-speed gearbox.

Honda CB350 Highness

The body is built on a double cradle frame with front tyre measuring 100/90-19 and rear tyre measuring 130/70-18, has disc brakes of 310mm in the front and 240mm in the rear. Standard dual channel ABS and telescopic forks at the front and twin shock absorbers at the rear. Honda has also equipped the motorcycle with smart features like Honda Smartphone Voice Control System (HSVCS), Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC), an assist and slipper clutch. 

Honda CB350 Highness

Honda has launched the motorcycle with two variants as DLX and DLX Pro. The DLX Pro variant will feature dual tone colors, two unit horns and HSVCS. The company has mentioned that the motorcycle hold a price tag around 1.9 lacs.

Honda CB350 Highness

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