Honda Highness CB350 photos, images, pictures

His Royal Highness was launched yesterday. The Honda Highness CB350 price in India is likely to be Rs 1.9 lakh, as the officials said thereabouts in the press conference. Now, we know why they said this. There are two variants – Deluxe and Deluxe Pro. The price quoted could be of the former. We will have all the details in a few days when the bikes officially go on sale. As of now, the bike will retail through Big Wing dealerships but only those in Kochi, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Gurugram and Bhilai will have the demo bikes as of now. Bookings have started for Rs 5,000 whereas deliveries will be from end-October. This bike has been developed from ground-up in India and this includes the engine. So, here are few more pictorial details of Honda’s Royal Enfield challenger in India.

Honda Highness CB350 pics, photos

The Honda Highness CB350 design isn’t unique like other bikes from the big H’s stables. In fact, the design takes on the Benelli Imperiale 400, Classic 350.

 

Honda has been increasingly using LEDs in all their bikes. The Highness CB350 is no different and uses them both at the front and rear. Notice the circular-effect blinkers?

 

Honda H'ness CB350
The instrument console is a semi-digital affair. However, the information it provides and the backlight seems very much modern. There is a side stand indicator along with engine inhibitor, gear position, time, tripmeter, HTSV and Bluetooth.

 

Honda Highness CB350
The Highness’ left side handlebar controls allow the rider to skim through the menus and even answer phone calls or check messages on the go. What’s more the instrument console is voice interactive and one can communicate through special helmet speakers that will be optional at Honda dealerships.

 

Honda Highness CB350
The Highness’ exhaust was specifically tuned and was paid attention to right from the development time. This bike aims to take the RE and hence the “thump’ is quite necessary.

 

The engine of the bike boasts a relaxed compression ratio of 9.5:1 and 348cc motor is air-cooled. It makes 21PS of power and 30Nm. The torque is available quite low in the rev range – @3,000rpm. Honda has added a 5-speed gearbox – the standard norm.

 

The Honda Highness CB350 looks not only retro but has modern bits too.

 

Not the most flattering angle but the Highness boasts a 19-inch front tyre and an 18-inch rear one. Both are wrapped in MRF Zapper rubber.

 

The 15-litre fuel tank is big enough for those tours. This should be a efficient bike as well given the 181kg kerb weight it has to lug.

 

Honda Highness CB350

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