Honda CB350 ‘BABT’ edition teased: All-black version with retro touches? – Times of India

Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India has teased a new special edition version of what looks like the H’ness CB350 motorcycle. The Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer is yet to go into details, while only revealing that it will be called the ‘BABT‘ edition. That said, the teasers have helped us get an idea of what the special edition could bring to the table.
First up, the teaser reveals that the motorcycle will be equipped with brown dual seats, but with contrasting white stitching.The rear grab rail has been finished in black. Rumours suggest that the new BABT edition could indeed be a blacked-out version of the CB350 and/or CB350RS, with some additional retro touches. However, Honda is yet to confirm the same.

No mechanical changes are expected to be made to the bike. The motorcycle makes use of a 348.36 cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled, fuel-injected engine that puts out 20.7 hp of maximum power at 5,500 rpm and 30 Nm of peak torque at 3,000 rpm. The engine is mated to a 5-speed transmission with an assist and slipper clutch.
Pricing for the Honda H’ness CB350 currently starts from Rs 2.10 lakh, going up to Rs 2.16 lakh (ex-showroom). The new BABT edition could sit above the range as the flagship model. It is yet to be seen if the new special edition version will be a limited-run model. That said, the Honda CB350 continues to rival the likes of Royal Enfield Classic 350, Benelli Imperiale 400, Jawa 42, Yezdi Roadster, among other similarly priced retro roadsters.

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