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2024 Royal Enfield Bullet vs Honda H’ness vs Yezdi Roadster

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No one can doubt the cult image enjoyed by the Royal Enfield 350 range in the Indian market. That said, it had been around for years and with the inception of new bikes in the segment, the need for its updation was self-explanatory. Sensing the urgency, RE updated the model and launched the new Bullet 350 in the market. How capable the new version is and how it compares against the likes of Honda H’ness CB350, Jawa Standard which it now against when it comes of design, offering and pricing, they are quite similar to each other. The Classic 350 and Honda Classic 350 are compared in different article. Here, we find out in this specification comparison review.

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Engine and Performance
RE 350 comes powered by a single-cylinder air-cooled engine displacing 349cc with a rated output of 20.2hp and 27Nm. The power to the rear wheel of RE is channelized with the help of a 5-speed gearbox. Honda H’ness CB350 has slightly more power with 21.07PS and 30Nm owing to its 348.36cc capacity motor which also comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox. Yezdi Roadster, on the other hand, gets a 293cc engine that puts out 27.33PS and 27.02Nm though the bike gets an added advantage of extra gear in terms of its 6-speed gearbox.

2024 Royal Enfield Bullet vs Honda H'ness vs Yezdi Roadster

Chassis and Suspension
Underpinned by a double-downtube frame, the new Bullet 350 suspends the front tire with the help of a 41mm telescopic fork upfront. The ground clearance on the bike has been increased by 35mm and now stands at 170mm. The braking duties are handled by a dual-channel ABS system featuring a 300mm front disc and a 270mm rear rotor. The bike features a 1390mm wheelbase, gets a 13-litre fuel tank capacity, and tips the scale at 195kg.

2024 Honda CB350 (Classic) Vs RE Classic 350 Vs Imperialle 400 Vs Jawa

Honda H’ness CB350, on the other hand, comes with 1441mm of wheelbase and 166mm of ground clearance. It gets telescopic forks and twin shocks at the front and rear respectively. 310mm and 240mm disc at front and rear respectively provide stopping power to the bike’s 100/90 R19 front and 130/70 R18 rear tires. Yezdi Roadster features telescopic forks at the front and twin shock hydraulic suspension at the rear.

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Features and Equipment

In terms of features, RE 350 comes equipped with an updated instrument cluster, two trip meters, and tripping navigation in the top chrome trim. Besides, the bike also gets a dual-channel ABS system.

Honda has comprehensively equipped H’ness CB350 with many of the segment-first features such as part digital instrument cluster displaying information on ABS, traction control, smartphone connectivity, battery voltage meter, and gear position indicator. The bike also gets dual-channel ABS and full LED set up as a standard part of the equipment.

Yezdi Roadster also gets a generous kit with features such as a fuel warning indicator, low battery indicator, engine kill switch, single-channel ABS, and pass light being on offer. Besides, there are other standard features including a speedometer, tachometer, and fuel gauge that are available on the bike.

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Purchase Price
2024 Royal Enfield Bullet range starts at Rs 1.73 lakh and goes up to Rs 2.15 lakh for the top chrome variant. Honda CB 350 Highness is priced at Rs 2.09 lakhs for DLX Dual-Channel ABS. Yezdi Roadster, on the other hand, is expensive at Rs 2.06 lakhs considering it is not value enough. Needless to say the Highness CB350 makes more sense since it more economical, quicker, faster, makes the right noise, feels retro-modern enough and is leagues ahead of both its rival. Honda has the legacy too, but not enough in India for now as the other brands, especially, the Bullet 350 commands thanks to strong emotional aspect.

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Mohit Soni
Mohit Soni
NOT A Commander, Director, Editor-In-This/ That, CEO, MD, President, Entrepreneur, etc etc. Just a first employee at Thrust Zone with a team of enthusiasts who love car and motorcycles more than anything else in the world, just like I do. Hashtag blessed

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