Royal Enfield Classic / Bullet 350cc vs Honda Highness 350cc
The Indian Tourer is said to lock horns with the Japanese motorcycle crafted for India the honda highness cb350 we take a closer look at both these motorcycles to see which one deserves more attention.
As the festive season approaches closure we leave the looks out for you to decide since both these motorcycles have their own distinctive looks.
The Royal Enfield meteor 350 ranges between rupees 1.75 lakh two rupees 1.90 lakh ex-showroom it is offered in three trims fireball stellar.
and supernova on the other hand the honda highness CB 350 ranges between rupees 1.85 lakh 2 rupees 1.90 lakh ex-showroom. it is offered in two trims only Dlx and Dlx pro.
If we Talk About pricing the New BS6 Royal Enfield meteor 350 is a bit more affordable( lower end trims ) but the high end fully loaded trims of both the motorcycles cost exactly the same the New 2021 Royal Enfield meteor 350 actually CC is 349cc and comes with a single-cylinder engine that produces 20.4 ps of maximum power
and 27-newton meters of peak torque and it is powered by a g series
the engine is paid constant mesh gearbox the honda highness on the other hand is powered by a 348 cc four-stroke engine that manages to churn out 21.07 ps of power and offers a peak torque of 30 newton-meters the engine is paired to a 5-speed constant mesh gearbox
the highness cb350 emerges as a winner here with a fair margin in terms of both power and torque offered the Japanese cruiser packs a much more powerful and punchy engine than its Indian rival and takes much fewer RPMs to achieve the threshold the meteor 350 boasts both front and rear alloy wheels with dual-channel abs the front tire is a 19 inch with a 300 mm disc brake while the rear one is a 17 inch with a 270 mm disc brake
both the tires of the meteor are of tubeless types the meteor’s front suspension is a telescopic one while the rear features a twin-tube shock absorber with six stepped adjustable pre-load the honda highness cb350 wheels come with the traditional chrome wire-spoke rims and the motorcycle boasts a dual-channel ABS.
the front tire is a 19 inch with a 310 mm disc and the rear one is an 18-inch tire with a 240 mm disc-like its rival the highness also features tubeless type tyres the highness has telescopic suspension up front and a twin hydraulic in the rear
The honda highness cb350 appears to be giving a tad bit more confidence to the riders
with slightly bigger rear tires that result in a better grip.
The suspension and the braking performance of both the bikes look quite identical but the on-road test will reveal the actual performances of both the motorcycles, The royal Enfield meteor 350 has a wheelbase of 1400 millimeters and it has a saddle height of 765 millimeters. The curb weight of the bike is 191 kgs and the ground clearance is decent at 170 millimeters, The highness on the other hand has a wheelbase of 1441 millimeters and has a saddle height of 800 millimeters.
The bike has a curved weight of 181 kgs and the ground clearance is good enough with 166 millimeters the fight is neck and neck here both the motorcycles more or less share the same dimensions. The meteor however has an advantage here since its seat height is more accessible and the ground clearance is better too on paper the meteor appears to be more sure-footed than the honda highness cb350.
If we talked about the features of the New BS6 Royal Enfield meteor 350 then it comes with an all-new tripper pod to simplify navigation, For Navigation Should Connect or Pair with Smartphone which will then let the instrument cluster give you turn-by-turn navigation using google maps. The semi-digital port also enhances the looks of the TFT cluster of the motorcycle.
The honda highness on the other hand features the segment-first honda selectable torque control it manages to stay way ahead of the curve with some more segment-first features like honda smartphone voice control system assistant slipper clutch advanced digital-analog speedometer full led setup hazard switch and engine start-stop switch.
The meteor 350 is more or less eye candy for the royal Enfield fans in India it has the same core as the outgoing thunderbirds too when it comes to engines the highness and the meteor remain quite identical but the Japanese cruiser packs a much more punchy performance compared to its rival when it comes to the features the meteor 350 remains old school while the highness cb350 leads the entire pack with many advanced features the honda highness cb350 has nothing to worry about when it comes to this particular rival but the royal Enfield fan base in India has the power to turn the tables with an overwhelming response for the tourer.
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