Honda has released a teaser for an upcoming motorcycle that will be based on the CB350 platform slated to make its debut on February 16. Honda also launched the classic motorcycle a few months ago to compete against the Royal Enfield Classic 350. The Japanese brand is now looking to expand its portfolio in the Nepalese market by launching those bikes. The company has revealed the rear of the motorcycle, along with a date for the reveal which is February 16. The upcoming motorcycle could be a scrambler motorcycle which will be based on the Honda H’ness CB350.
Talking about style, the new Honda 350cc bike is expected to have a neo-retro design with scrambler vibes, which is completely different from the classic H’ness. This upcoming model looks like it will feature a fatter tyre on what appears to be a 17-inch rear wheel meaning this model uses tyres that feature a completely different tread pattern than the ones on the H’ness. It will get LED lighting all around. It seems the sleek taillight and the indicators appear to be inspired by the new Hornet 2.0.
The 348.36cc, air-cooled, fuel-injected, single-cylinder engine that powers the CB 350 platform, develops 20.8hp at 5,500rpm and 30Nm at 3,000rpm on the H’ness and similar numbers are expected on this upcoming model. It will use a 5-speed gearbox with slip and assist clutch. The Honda scrambler will be equipped with dual-channel ABS. All-digital instrument console with navigation is likely to be carried from the CB350 H’ness. Lastly, there is the seat and the exhaust. The alloy wheel design is also sportier, and the driver's seat has a textured finish.
We believe that this upcoming motorcycle will either be cafe racer, a more modern-looking street naked, or a scrambler. For all the official information about this upcoming bike, we’ll have to wait until February 16. As far as pricing is concerned, this model could sit slightly above the H’ness. The Honda H’Ness CB 350 is also expected to be launched in the Nepalese market in coming months. The Honda 350cc competes in the Nepalese market with the likes of the Husqvarna Svartpilen 250 and the Benelli Leoncino 500.
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