The new cafe racer appears to be mechanically identical to the H’ness CB350.
Honda has been busy expanding its BigWing network and product portfolio in recent times, and now, it seems there’s going to be another addition to the line-up. With these leaked images, we see that the new bike will have a cafe racer aesthetic, but will share its underpinnings with the Honda H’ness CB350.
- Gets a small front fairing, rear seat cowl, solo seat
- Appears to have same underpinnings as H’ness CB350
Honda CB350 cafe racer leaked ahead of launch: what’s new?
What grabs attention instantly on the Honda CB350 cafe racer is the bikini fairing at the front with a small visor on top, lending the bike a very desirable aesthetic. Another new feature is the presence of a rear seat cowl and a tan leather seat. The glossy blue/white colour option looks very appealing and goes well with the neo-retro spirit of this cafe racer.
It seems there will also be a red/white colour option, with a bike finished in that shade visible in the background. While the bike looks very different to the H’ness, we expect it to be nearly identical when it comes to its underpinnings. While the overall aesthetic is that of a cafe racer, it seems the riding position will not be echoing that as the CB350 cafe racer gets a wide handlebar, much like the H’ness CB350.
Another bike that is visible in these leaked pictures is the standard H’ness CB350, but with a sprinkling of touring accessories such as a small front visor, knuckle guards, saddle stays, a pillion backrest and an engine guard.
A few months ago, Honda had trademarked the CB350 Brigade moniker in India and this new cafe racer could sport that name. With the OBD-2 deadline looming, Honda will likely introduce its updated line-up in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for more details.
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