The 2023 Honda CB350 has been launched today by Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) with a starting price tag of Rs 2 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi). Although the CB350 is built upon the current 350cc platform from the Japanese bike giant, it differs slightly from the Hness CB350 and the CB350RS. The new iteration of the bike is available for purchase in two distinct variants - DLX and DLX PRO and will go on to compete with the Royal Enfield's popular retro cruiser, the Classic 350. Interested customers can place bookings for the new model at their nearest Honda BigWing dealerships. The deliveries of the new CB350 are slated to begin in India shortly. It is important to note that for the 2023 Honda CB350, HMSI is providing a special 10-year warranty plan (3 years standard + 7 years optional) as well.
Meanwhile, sharing his thoughts on the latest launch, Tsutsumu Otani, Managing Director, President & CEO, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India, said, “We are absolutely thrilled to expand our mid-size 350cc motorcycle line-up with the launch of All-New CB350. It proudly takes forward the rich legacy of Honda’s CB DNA and will provide the joy of riding to our customers. We are confident that the launch of this retro classic motorcycle will excite new buyers to join the ever-growing CB family.”
2023 Honda CB350: Appearance
In terms of the available paint jobs, the retro classic model can be had in 5 colour schemes - Precious Red Metallic, Pearl Igneous Black, Matte Crust Metallic, Matte Marshal Green Metallic, and Matte Dune Brown. Except for the black paint option, which has a body-coloured seat cover, the other paint options sport a tanned brown leather seat. The bikemaker has kept the CB350's classic appearance while adding a circular LED headlight. Some colour schemes have a chrome bezel on top of this unit, whereas the other options feature a matte look. Other styling elements of the new CB350 comprise split seats, metal fenders, metallic front fork covers, and an all-LED lighting system (round LED headlight, LED winkers, & LED tail lamp).
2023 Honda CB350: Engine Specifications
Mechanically, the same 348cc air-cooled, 4-stroke, single-cylinder, PGM-FI engine, producing 20.8bhp of maximum power at 5,500rpm and 29.4Nm of peak torque at 3,000rpm propells the new CB350. This unit is enclosed in a double-cradle frame and comes mated to a five-speed gearbox.
2023 Honda CB350: Hardware and Features
Regarding the hardware components of the newly launched motorcycle, it has a pressurised nitrogen-charged rear suspension and telescopic front forks. Dual-channel ABS is standard, and the front and rear brakes are handled by 310mm and 240mm discs, respectively. These are mounted on alloy wheels with road-biased tyres.
As for the features, the list includes several important riders aids such as an emergency stop signal, a digital-analogue instrument cluster linked to a Honda smartphone voice control system, a selectable torque control system, an assist and slipper clutch, and more.
2023 Honda CB350: Price Range
As mentioned before, the 2023 version of the CB350 is available in the DLX and DLX PRO versions. On the price front, the top-of-the-line CB350 variant retails for Rs 2.18 lakh while the base variant carries a price tag of Rs 2 lakh. Both mentioned prices are ex-showroom, Delhi.
Yogesh Mathur, Director, Sales and Marketing, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India also commented on the latest launch saying, “The introduction of the all-new CB350 marks yet another significant milestone for our flourishing premium motorcycle business vertical. Ever since its launch, Honda’s middle-weight 350cc motorcycles have delighted customers across various markets. Together with our widespread network of premium BigWing dealerships, we are confident that the new CB350 will offer an exhilarating experience to buyers. Bookings are now open and deliveries will begin soon."