- 2023 Honda CB350 range gets slew of updates which includes a new Cafe Racer variant
- After Cafe Racer the CB350 will be available in three different formats – regular CB350, CB 350RS and now the CB350 Cafe Racer
When Honda launched the CB350 in September 2020 it primarily aimed to rival the Royal Enfield Classic 350. Then after 5 months Honda launched the CB350 RS which was essentially a scrambler version of the CB350. However Royal Enfield continues to lead the sales chart in 350cc segment and Honda is not even close to it. To boost sales 2023 Honda CB350 range is in the works. Let’s take a close look at it.
2023 Honda CB350 – New Cafe Racer Variant
Ahead of launch Honda has showcased the 2023 CB350 range to its dealers. We expect the launch to take place next month. For 2023, Honda CB350 gets new Cafe Racer variant. As a Cafe Racer it looks quite different from other CB350 models and best suited for single rider only.
Honda has given the CB350 Cafe Racer single styled seat and a retro-looking headlamp cowl. Black treatment on alloys and engines are on offer here with lot of chrome. On fuel tank the bike gets white stripes with Athletic Blue colour in the above image. Honda will offer the CB350 Cafe Racer in other colours as well.
Apart from introducing the new CB350 in Cafe Racer variant, Honda has also given a makeover to regular model. Regular Honda CB350 gets new visor and knuckle guards which are likely to be on offer as an accessory. Backrest is now bigger than the current model to offer more comfort. It seems like Honda has added panniers at the back to make it touring friendly.
2023 Honda CB350 – Engine
The new CB350 range will use the current 350cc engine that puts out 21.07 PS and 30 Nm. It comes mated with a 5-speed gearbox. Features like 2-channel ABS, slipper clutch, LED lights, instrument cluster etc will be carried out from the current models.
Upon launch the new CB350, CB350 RS and CB350 Cafe Racer will rival the Royal Enfield Classic 350 and Jawa 42. There are no direct rivals to the Honda 350RS in its segment though.