A 350cc product line extension has been announced by Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India. By 2023 (around Diwali), Honda will introduce the 350cc Honda motorcycle in India. This statement was made at an event showcasing the company’s EV lineup. The recently released Hness CB350 and CB350RS are similar in design to the upcoming Honda motorcycles. However, there are currently no details available about this new motorcycle. Since Honda offers a variety of customization possibilities, it might be a scrambler, cruiser, or even cafe-racer design. It is significant to note that the proposed project has not yet received approval from the Japanese bikemaker.
Engine For The New Honda 350cc
The H’ness CB350 and the CB350RS will share their engines with the upcoming Honda 350cc motorcycle. It will be powered by a 350cc single-cylinder engine that produces 30Nm of maximum torque at 3,000 rpm and 21bhp of maximum power at 5,500 rpm. The engine will be coupled to a big gearing 5-speed gearbox. The firm might also tune the new vehicle’s engine.
Design For The New Honda 350cc
The future Honda 350cc could have a cruiser, scrambler, or crossover design. It might have a broad stance, high traction on the ground, extended suspension travel, and switchable ABS. The upcoming motorcycle might also resemble the Royal Enfield Meteor 350’s cruiser design.
Expected Price For A New Honda 350cc
In terms of price, the upcoming Honda 350cc is anticipated to be available to Indian consumers for between Rs 2 lakh and Rs 2.20 lakh (ex-showroom). Since the Royal Enfield Hunter 350, marketed towards younger consumers, was introduced, it has reportedly been harder for the motorcycle manufacturer to sell the Honda CB350 to consumers. The Hunter 350 started at Rs. 1.50 lakhs for the Retro edition. Everything is priced ex-showroom.
Additionally, the Hunter 350 hit the 1 lakh unit sales mark in February this year. But during the past few months, demand for the CB350 has decreased. The H’ness CB350 now costs Rs 2.10 lakh and Rs 2.15 lakh (ex-showroom).
Honda’s petrol engine plans don’t end there. A revised 160cc motorcycle and 125cc scooter are also planned for release in FY24. To compete with the TVS NTorq and Suzuki Avenis, the former will likely share its underpinnings with the Activa 125 as a sportier outfit. There are no hints about the strategy Honda will use with this bike. However, it is predicted to use the X-blade and Unicorn’s engine. We might see an ADV-like appearance, similar to what Honda accomplished with the CB200X based on the Hornet 2.0.