The Honda Highness (H’Ness) CB350 is finally up for pre-booking in Nepal. Syakar Trading Company Private Limited, which is the authorized distributor of Honda motorcycles in Nepal has introduced the H’Ness CB350 for an early bird price of NPR 6,99,000.
The price will of course go up — NPR 7,50,000 to be accurate — after the official launch. But since the country is in lockdown, we are unable to tell you the date.
Now, let’s jump into an overview.
Honda Highness (H’Ness) CB350
Honda Highness CB350 is a new addition to the 350cc retro modern segment of motorcycles, which has majorly been dominated by brands such as Royal Enfield and Jawa. In fact, it’s touted as a direct competitor to Royal Enfield’s Meteor 350.
The new H’Ness CB350 will remind you of the CB350 from 1968. It keeps the retro body language, yet looks premium and flaunts a modern-classic look.
Starting from the front, there is an LED headlamp that is rounded in shape along with LED side blinkers. The turn indicators get an outer ring, much like DLRs, hence illuminates all the time. The front and of course the back wheels are made up of alloy, multi-spoke ones — 19-inch (front) and 17-inch (rear).
Moving to the side, the motorcycle carries a retro-style tank with HONDA written over it. As for capacity, it takes up to 15-liters of fuel. Beneath the tank is a single-piece seat, which can easily accommodate a rider and a pillion.
Similarly, the rear part comprises an LED taillight, LED side blinkers, and a single-piece grab rail.
The motorcycle carries a semi-digital instrument console including an analog speedometer and a digital panel to the right to display the trip meter, range, fuel gauge, and odometer.
You can also connect your smartphone to the Honda Smartphone Voice Control (HSVC), which allows you to receive or cut phone calls, control music, and navigate using controls mounted on handlebars. You can even connect speakers and Bluetooth headsets with the system.
As for the engine, the H’Ness CB350 comes with a 350cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine with a powertrain that can shred 20.8bhp power at 5,500rpm and 30Nm torque at 3,000rpm. Paired with the engine is a 5-speed gearbox. It’s also the first motorcycle in the segment with Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) that allows the system to monitor spin on both front and rear wheels, thus cuts the power off as soon as it finds out the rear wheel slipping.
Moreover, the front and the rear wheels have 310mm and 240mm disc brakes complemented by a dual-channel anti-lock braking system respectively.
- Engine: SOHC, 4-stroke, air-cooled
- Emission standard: BS6
- Displacement: 350cc
- Starting mechanism: Self-start only
- Max power: 20.8bhp at 5,500rpm
- Max Torque: 30Nm at 3,000rpm
- Gearbox: 5-speed
- Fuel tank: 15-liter
- Mileage: 30-35kmpl
- Brake: 310mm disc (front), 240mm disc rear; dual-channel ABS
- Suspension: Telescopic and twin hydraulic
- Ground clearance: 166mm
- Kerb weight: 181kg
- Color: Black, Red, Green
Honda H’Ness CB350 Price in Nepal and Availability
The Honda H’Ness CB350 retail for NPR 6,99,000 as an early bird price and NPR 7,50,000 as post-launch price.
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