Honda could be planning to introduce a new scrambler style motorcycle in the Indian market. Recently, design patents of an adventure style motorcycle also emerged on the internet. Both the motorcycle are likely to be based on the Honda CB350 which is already a hot-seller in the Indian market.
Honda CB350 Scrambler – Design
According to the design patents, the new scrambler motorcycle features a more rugged tank with what appears to be a luggage frame on the side. The patents also reveal a larger rider seat which extends to the tank offering more are for adjustment during trails and off-road riding.
Design patents also reveal the motorcycle with knuckle guards, front fork gaiters and a minimal tail section. The exhaust on the scrambler motorcycle is also upswept which offers better ground clearance. The tail section however, appears to be similar to the CB350 RS.
In addition to this, the scrambler model is also likely to share major parts such as the headlamp and instruments cluster. Furthermore, the chassis and engine is also likely to be the same. However, the scrambler is likely to have a strengthened chassis with some modifications to accommodate new changes. The scrambler motorcycle is also likely to come with a new suspension slightly more focussed for trail riding.
Honda CB350 Scrambler – Engine Speculations
The Honda CB350 scrambler is likely to come with the same engine as the Honda CB350 RS. Powering the CB350 RS is a 350cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine. The engine produces 21 Hp of power and 29.4 Nm of torque matched to a 5-speed gearbox.
Honda at the Bharat Mobility Global Expo showcased its first flex-fuel two-wheeler for the Indian market. The flex-fuel motorcycle is the CB300F streetfighter which can run E85 fuel, which is a blend of 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline. However, Honda has not yet revealed any launch details of the flex fuel motorcycle.