MOTORCYCLES

IS THIS THE CB'S KNEES?

THE SHINY NEW HONDA HIGHNESS CB350 IS THE BIKE OF THE WEEK!

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Who doesn't know and love the Honda CB motorcycle in one of its forms? Well now, recently launched in India, there's a new kid on the block – the Honda Highness CB350 – CB royalty no less!

There's no doubting its appeal - a majestic motorcycle, maybe styled on the old 1970s CBs - combining advanced modern features with classic old-world good looks. It is a larger bike than its earlier incarnations, really with proportions more akin to the CB 500 than the original 350.
Its retro styling should appeal to many but it has a wealth of modern technology to bring it up to date. It has a built in Smartphone Voice Control System (HSVCS), Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) Real Time Mileage, Assist and Slipper Clutch to name but a few of it's technological features.

To add to the stylish retro look, it has nice big shiny chrome mudguards, a classic round LED headlamp and tail light with Fire Ring Type LED indicators. At the heart of the Highness, in the double cradle frame, sits the 348cc long-stroke 20.7 horsepower engine - 22 lb-t of torque with a five speed transmission.

Sitting on 19 and 18 inch wheels with a single 310 mm front disc and 240 mm rear and standard ABS with a telescopic front fork and pair of shocks at the back.

The motorcycle comes as a base level Deluxe (DLX) with Honda’s Selectable Torque Control (HTSC), LED lighting, assist and slipper clutch, and a hazard function. Or you can opt for the higher spec Deluxe Pro (DLX Pro).
If you choose the base level DLX  machine – well if you live in India that is – it comes in Precious Red Metallic, Matte Marshal Green Metallic or Pearl Night Star Black. If you opt for the DLX Pro you get Bluetooth thrown in and the colours are two tone – nice – just like my old CB 125 back in the day (the colour that is, not the Bluetooth) :D!

Here are some of the specs...

Type 4 Stroke, SI Engine
Displacement 348.36cc
Max Net Power 15.5kW @ 5500rpm
Max Net Torque 30N-m @ 3000 rpm
Fuel System PGM-FI
Bore x Stroke 70mm x 90.5mm
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Starting Method Self
Frame Type Half Duplex Cradle
Front Suspension Telescopic
Rear Suspension Twin - Hydraulic
Clutch Type Multiplate Wet Clutch
No. of Gears 5 Gears

So far her royal Honda Highness CB350 is only available in India – shame! Let's hope it makes its way here, it sounds fab and looks cool and we'd like a go on one!
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Comments:

15/10/20 -Royal Enfield must be doing something right if Honda are copying them....

15/10/20 -La CB 350 était un twin ! Mieux qu’un mono

15/10/20 -It looks bob on for a retro best one at the minute has to be the kawasaki z900rs perfect modern retro.

15/10/20 -cb750's, cbx 750, cb650, cb250..love a ujm I do...fair play to royal enfield alright

15/10/20 -Want want want want

TOPICS: HONDA MOTORCYCLES
Posted by Lucy England
for Wemoto News on 14 October 2020 in Motorcycles

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