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Royal Enfield Meteor 350 & Honda H’ness CB350 prices hiked

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Honda has hiked the prices of the brand’s latest hot seller in the modern-classic segment, the Honda H’ness CB350. The Honda H’ness CB350 was launched at the price of INR 185,000 lakh ex-showroom for the DLX variant and INR 190,000 lakh ex-showroom for the DLX Pro variant. Big Red has now silently increased INR 1,500 on the DLX variant and INR 2,500 on the DLX Pro variant. The Honda H’ness CB 350 DLX trim is now priced at INR 186,500 ex-showroom and the DLX Pro is priced at INR 192,500 ex-showroom. 

Similarly, the Honda H’ness CB350’s prime rival the Royal Enfield Meteor also saw a hike in price across its variant-line. The entry-level Fireball variant was priced starting INR 175,817 ex-showroom has been priced at INR 178,744 ex-showroom which is INR 2,927 more than before. The mid-spec Stellar is now priced at INR 184,337 ex-showroom. The motorcycle was earlier priced at INR 181,327 ex-showroom, showing a hike of INR 3,010 and the range-topping Supernova trim is priced at INR 193,656 ex-showroom. The Supernova was earlier priced at INR 190,510 ex-showroom which is a hike of INR 3,146 on the ex-showroom price. Still, the Royal Enfield Meteor 350 manages to be more affordable than the Honda H’ness CB350. 

The Honda H’ness CB 350 is powered by a BS6-compliant 348.36cc air-cooled single-cylinder long-stroke engine that produces 20.8 Bhp of power and 30 Nm of torque matched to a 5-speed transmission with slipper & assist clutch. The Royal Enfield Meteor 350 is powered by a new air-cooled 349cc single-cylinder four-stroke engine with internal oil cooling channels engineered into the cylinder head that produces 20.2 Bhp of power and 27 Nm of torque matched to a new optimised 5-speed transmission. 

While the Honda H’ness CB 350 comes with modern features such as full-LED lighting, digital-analogue instruments cluster, modern switchgear, traction control and Honda Smartphone Voice Control System. The Meteor 350 features halogen headlamps to follow a retro theme and come with twin-pod instruments cluster along with a dedicated navigation pod called the Royal Enfield Tripper and retro style rotary switchgear.