Updated On: 21 January 2021 Shakti Nath Jha
Honda Two-wheelers India recently launched the new 2021 Honda H'Ness CB 350 BS6 in the country. The new Honda H'Ness CB 350 is the first sub-500cc retro cruiser from this Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer in the Indian market. The new H'Ness CB 350 was launched in India just a couple of months ago and at the time of launch, the folks at Honda stated that this motorcycle has been developed specifically for the Indian market. They also reported that it a global product and in the near future, they will be starting its exports too. Now finally, the exports have begun and the Made in India new 2021 Honda H'Ness CB 350 has been launched in Japan as the Honda GB 350 and in Japan, it is even cheaper than India. Here, we have for you all the details about it.
New 2021 Honda H'Ness CB 350 (India) vs Honda GB 350 (Japan) Price Comparison:
|Make and Model with Country||Honda H'Ness CB 350 (India)||Honda GB 350 (Japan))||Price Difference|
|DLX Pro Price (Before Taxes)||Rs. 1.92 lakhs||268,000 yen (roughly Rs. 1.89 lakhs)||Rs. 3,000|
So, as you have seen in the above table, the new Honda H'Ness CB 350 has been launched in Japan as the Honda GB 350. In Japan, the motorcycle has been priced at 268,000 yen, which in INR roughly translates to around Rs. 1.89 lakhs. Now, please do note that in Japan, this new motorcycle has been launched in only a single fully-loaded variant DLX Pro, unlike India where we get two variants for the same. In India, the new Honda H'Ness CB 350 is available in two variants - DLX and DLX Pro. They were initially launched at Rs. 1.85 lakhs and Rs. 1.90 lakhs, Ex-showroom Delhi respectively. But recently, Honda Two-wheelers India has hiked the prices of all its scooters and motorcycles and to read the new vs old price list, you can click HERE.
The DLX variant of the all-new 2021 Honda H'Ness CB 350 BS6 is currently priced in India at Rs. 1.86 lakhs while the DLX Pro variant is priced at Rs. 1.92 lakhs. All the prices stick to Ex-showroom Delhi. Now, if we talk about the changes in this Japan-spec retro motorcycle compared to the India-spec version, so there are absolutely no changes, save for the name. This retro classic themed motorcycle is known as the Honda GB 350 in the Japanese markets. In Japan, as the motorcycle is offered only in the DLX Pro variant, so one can choose from three different dual-tone colour options. They are Matte Steel Black Metallic with Matte Massive Grey Metallic, Pearl Night Star Black with Spear Silver and lastly, we have the Metallic Athletic Blue Metallic with Virtuous White.
The mechanicals and the powertrain of the motorcycle remain the same as the India-spec model. The new Honda H'Ness CB 350 is powered by an all-new BS6-compliant 348.3cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled, fuel-injected engine. This motor churns out 21.07 PS of maximum power at 5500 RPM and 30 Nm of peak torque at 3000 RPM. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. For suspension duties, it gets telescopic forks at the front and dual spring-loaded hydraulic shock absorbers at the rear. The braking duties are performed by disc brakes at either end, and it also gets dual-channel ABS as standard. What are your thoughts on the new Honda H'Ness CB 350? Do feel free to share your thoughts and opinions with all of us in the comments section below. You can also join our 91Wheels Auto Enthusiast Telegram group (click via mobile to join) curated exclusively for the fans, enthusiasts and the owners. Further, subscribe to our YouTube channel for more such amazing motoring updates.
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