The Royal Enfield Classic 350 made its debut with the introduction of the UCE Twin-Spark engine. It took on the established segment leader, the old Cast Iron Standard 350, and not only surpassed it but now stands even higher with the J-Series engine. Most two-wheeler manufacturers are trying to capture it, and one manufacturer is very close – Honda, with the new CB350.
The Honda CB350, which debuted at a price of 1.99 lakh rupees ex-showroom, features new colour options along with styling modifications that are evocative of the Enfield. This is a thorough comparison of the Royal Enfield Classic 350 with the new Honda CB350.
With the exception of the ergonomics and tail lamp design, the Classic 350’s design hasn’t changed much over the last few years, thus it doesn’t really need an introduction. It still feels cosy. The circular headlamp, split seats, full fenders that wrap both wheels, and massive exhaust are all characteristics of the Classic 350.
The CB350 initially reminds us of the Honda or CB350 that we are all familiar with. With split seats, a spherical LED headlight, a long shotgun exhaust and a revised tank, the motorcycle boasts a new look reminiscent of Honda’s early models. Overall, despite being stylishly cohesive, the new design has the potential to be captivating.
Features and Equipment
In the Royal Enfield Classic, you’ll find similar features, such as telescopic front forks, dual rear shocks, disc brakes on both ends, dual-channel ABS, and a semi-digital instrument console, among others. Both motorcycles share similar equipment and features.
Starting with the CB350, Honda offers telescopic front forks, dual rear shocks, 19-inch front and 18-inch rear wheels, disc brakes on both ends with dual-channel ABS, alloy wheels, and a convenient semi-digital instrument console. The two bikes are equally matched when it comes to tools and features.
When it comes to Powertrains, both motorcycles are once again alike, drawing power from an air-cooled single-cylinder engine connected to a five-speed gearbox. As the specifications sheet reveals, Honda generates a bit more power and torque.
So, if a decision is to be made between the two, nothing can go wrong with either of them. However, Royal Enfield boasts its own fan following, while Honda’s fan base leans towards a different segment of motorcycles. If we had to make the call, we’d go with Royal Enfield. Although, before making a decision, we recommend taking a test ride first.
Q: Which Is better Honda CB350 and Royal Enfield Classic 350?
If a decision has to be taken between the two, there is not much difference between either of them. However, Royal Enfield has its own fan following, while Honda’s fan base is inclined towards a different segment of motorcycles. If we had to decide, we would choose Royal Enfield.
Q: Which one is better Bullet 350 and Classic 350?
Royal Enfield Bullet 350 has a rating of 9.4/10 while Royal Enfield Classic 350 is rate 9.6/10.
Q: What is the mileage of CB350?
The mileage of New Honda CB350 is 42.17 kmpl.