‘India Bike Week’ or IBW began on the 4th of December, and it brought some amazing reveals along with it. With over 20000 bikers, 270 clubs, and 100 exhibitors; IBW is India’s biggest biker meet. The meet becomes even more special for 2021, as last year the event had to be cancelled owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. This two-day event packs a lot of fun, ranging from the display of bikes to drag races and stunt competitions. One of the highlights of this event was the launch of the Honda H’ness CB350 Anniversary Edition.
Honda released the H’ness CB350 in October last year, to take on rivals like JAWA and Royal Enfield. The bike performed exceedingly well and sold close to 35,000 units in just a year. As a part of the much-deserved celebration, Honda has come up with the Anniversary Edition for this bike. While there are no mechanical changes, subtle cosmetic changes have been implemented to elevate the overall aesthetic of the bike. The anniversary edition gets gold-themed badges on the fuel tank and the side panels. On top of the fuel tank, we see a “1st Anniversary” decal over a background of black, surrounded by a golden pinstripe.
The bike gets a brown coloured dual seat helping both, the looks and comfort while riding. The front and rear mudguards are body-coloured, and the side-stand gets a chrome finish. The reimagined Crown Handle synchronized with different colour options maintains the motorcycle’s rugged image. The H’ness Anniversary Edition will be available in two colour options – Pearl Igneous Black and Matt Marshal Green Metallic. It is priced at Rs. 2.03 lac (ex-showroom). The anniversary edition will be powered by the same 348.36cc engine that puts out 21HP of power and 30Nm of torque mated to a 5-speed gearbox with a multi-plate wet clutch.
Showcasing the new motorcycles at the event, Mr. Atsushi Ogata, Managing Director, President & CEO, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said, “Also, celebrating the love & trust of customers since its launch in the Indian market, the anniversary edition of H’ness CB350 will showcase the pride of its rider’s community.”
Mr. Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Director – Sales & Marketing, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. was also present at the event. He said, “Taking forward our CB legacy, all new H’ness CB350 was globally unveiled in India last year. At IBW, it is the debut appearance of H’ness and we are glad to see the amazing welcome from the riding community. Today, we celebrate this tremendous response by thanking our customers and announcing the launch of H’ness Anniversary Edition which will inject new excitement among H’ness enthusiasts.”
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