New Honda CB350 cafe racer leaked ahead of launch
Honda appears to be gearing up to expand its CB350 range in India with the new CB350 cafe racer motorcycle. The pictures of the upcoming Hness CB350-based motorcycle have been leaked on the internet, and they were said to be taken at a dealer get-together. Notably, the CB350 cafe racer seems production-ready and hence we expect Honda to launch it in the country in the coming months.
Going by the leaked photos, the CB350 cafe racer features a bikini fairing, a cowl at the rear, a small visor, and a leather seat cover. In addition, it seems to bear a wide handlebar like the Hness CB350 instead of a clip-on unit inherent to a cafe racer. Apart from that, the photos show that the cafe racer carries forward the same mechanicals and parts as the on-sale CB350 range motorcycles.
However, the upcoming CB350 cafe racer is also expected to come with several bright colour options and new graphics. Furthermore, Honda could bestow it with a round LED headlight, LED taillight, LED indicators, disc brakes at the front and rear, assist and slipper clutch, dual-channel ABS, and a semi-digital instrument cluster, among others.
Meanwhile, the spy pictures also show a new variant alongside the CB350 cafe racer. This red-painted motorcycle is equipped with a tall tinted windscreen, hand guards, a split seat, a pillion backrest, and pannier mounts. It appears to be an accessorised touring version of the Hness CB350.
Powering the CB350 cafe racer is likely to be the same engine that powers the Hness CB350 and CB350 RS, that is, a 348cc, air-cooled single-cylinder engine generating 21.07PS at 5,500rpm and 30Nm of torque at 3,000rpm. This motor comes mated to a five-speed gearbox.
Meanwhile, Honda introduced the Hness CB350 in September 2020, and it launched the CB350 RS - a scrambler-style version of the Hness - in February 2021. The brand sells these motorcycles under its premium touchpoint network, called BigWing.
Photo source - Thrust Zone