The Honda H’ness CB350 has been on sale for a little over a year now and it continues to find popularity among buyers, despite rivalling the likes of machines like the Royal Enfield Meteor. To commemorate a year of being on sale and also to provide greater choice to prospective buyers, Honda launched the H’ness CB350 Anniversary Edition at India Bike Week 2021.
The Honda CB350 continues to get retro-inspired styling that draws lineage from the Honda motorcycles of yore. With the Anniversary Edition however, there have been a significant number of changes.
The most visible change is the colour scheme – the Anniversary Edition is offered in Matt Marshal Green Metallic and Pearl Igneous Black. You also have gold emblems for the Honda and the H’ness CB350 badging, along with an Anniversary Edition decal on the tank, which also gets pinstriping. The CB350 Anniversary Edition also gets body-coloured bumpers.
The Honda CB350 Anniversary edition will only be available in the DLX Pro variant, and continues to offer features such as voice controls and a slip-and assist clutch. In addition to these, the Anniversary Edition now gets a split seat, unlike the regular motorcycle, with the side stand now being finished in chrome.
The Honda CB350 continues to use a steel cradle duplex frame as its chassis, same as the regular H’ness, with suspension duties being handled by telescopic forks at the front along with twin hydraulic shocks at the rear.
While the aesthetics of the Honda CB350 have been given an update with this anniversary edition, the motorcycle continues to remain mechanically unchanged from the regular model. As a result, it continues to be powered by a 348.3cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled, fuel-injected engine. This engine delivers a power output of 21bhp along with 30Nm of torque. This engine is mated to a five-speed gearbox.
Compared to the regular CB350, the Honda H’ness Anniversary Edition has been launched with prices starting Rs 2.03 lakh, which translates to a Rs 2,500 premium over the regular model. The H’Ness CB350 Anniversary Edition will continue to rival the likes of the Royal Enfield Meteor 350, the Benelli Imperiale 400 and the Jawa, and it will be sold in limited numbers through Honda’s BigWing dealership network.