Honda has launched six new accessory kits, each tailored to suit different user needs, for its H’ness CB350 and CB350RS motorcycles. These kits are backward compatible and can be bought as a whole or standalone parts can be purchased individually.
Honda H’ness CB350 custom kits: details
There are four different kits available for the H’ness CB350 – Cafe Racer, Comfort, Tourer and Solo Carrier.
The Cafe Racer kit brings an old-school headlight cowl along with a tan solo seat and body-coloured rear seat cowl, fork gaiters, a sump guard and stripes across the tank. One peculiarity here is that the bike still continues with the same rider triangle as the standard H’ness CB350 and misses out on clip-on or clubman bars as is usually the case with cafe racers. This kit is the priciest of all, at Rs 22,200.
Next up, we have the Comfort kit for the H’ness CB350, which endows the bike with generously padded rider and pillion seats, a pillion backrest, saddle stays, larger footpegs, knuckle guards and a large front windscreen. With a comfortable perch for the rider and pillion, as well as provision to mount luggage this kit is quite well-suited to two-up touring. The price for all this is Rs 16,500.
The Tourer kit for the H’ness CB350 brings nearly all the same accessories as the Comfort kit, save for one. It gets a luggage rack at the rear in place of a pillion backrest. The Tourer kit is priced slightly higher than the Comfort kit, at Rs 17,600.
The Solo Carrier kit, as the name suggests, is aimed at those who want to travel by themselves and with this kit, the bike gets accessories such as a tan brown solo seat, a luggage carrier in place of a pillion seat, a small front visor, wheel stripes and fork gaiters. The Solo Carrier kit is priced at Rs 16,200.
Honda CB350RS custom kits: details
Where the H’ness CB350 can be optioned with four kits, the CB350RS gets just two – Cafe Racer and SUV.
The Cafe Racer kit for the CB350RS is near-identical to the one for the H’ness CB350, save for one exception. The CB350RS continues to come with the standard seat, just with a colour-matched detachable pillion seat cowl. Pricing for the Cafe Racer kit stands at Rs 17,500.
The SUV kit is the most affordable of all these kits, at Rs 7,500, and brings saddle stays, knuckle guards and a small front visor to the table.
At the event, Honda told us that customers would have to buy the complete kits. However, the company now informs us that customers can purchase individual parts if they wish to. We have been told that the kits should be available around mid-March from the BigWing showrooms. Both the H’ness CB350 and the CB350RS aren’t yet OBD-2 and E20 compliant but we have been informed that they will be by the end of this month.
Of all these kits for the two neo-retro Hondas, which is your favourite? Let us know in the comments section below.