Is this Honda CB350 cafe racer the same as the CB350 Brigade that the company patented last year? Does it look good to you…?
In what comes as a surprise, a new Honda motorcycle that resembles the CB350 has been snapped – at a location which looks like its official reveal to dealer partners. What differentiates it from the CB350 is the body-colored bikini fairing that houses a visor atop. Apart from that there is a seat cowl and it allows space only for the rider.
The seat is tan leather colored and one of the model in the pictures seems to have an upswept black colored exhaust that is different from the one with a conventional chrome unit in one of the motorcycle. While we are calling it a cafe racer the seating posture is very upright – similar to the sibling CB350.
This brings us to the CB350 Brigade moniker that Honda had trademarked in India earlier in 2022. This leaked model could be marketed as the CB350 Brigade and expect the underpinings to be exactly same as the CB350.
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After the success of the India-specific CB350 range, Honda is trying to increase models based on this portfolio and this upcoming model will be one of them. And since we are inching closer to the OBD-2 deadline, this new CB350 cafe racer and the other CB350s are expected to get this update to be eligible for sale from April 2023.
Since these pics come from some showcase event the motorcycle is sale-ready and hence expect a formal launch anytime soon.