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Honda BigWing Flags Off Next Edition Of SunChasers To Leh Ladakh


This time around riders will traverse across awe-inspiring landscapes of Leh Ladakh

  • The six-day long journey will see riders cover a total of 500 kilometres.
  • Twenty five expert riders are taking part in this expedition.

Honda has kickstarted its second edition of SunChasers by flagging off 25 riders from the foothills of Leh-Ladakh. The six-day long journey will take these riders across awe-inspiring landscapes, unusual hamlets, and castle-like monasteries of Leh. The expedition also includes spiritual explorations of monasteries such as Shey, Thikse, Stakna and Hemis.

As each day passes, riders will ascend to higher altitudes as they travel through the hills and valleys of Khardung La, Pangong, Nubra and Chang La, before circling back to Leh. 

Accompanying them are their trusty and reliable Honda H'ness CB350s powered by a 348.36cc, single-cylinder engine dishing out 21.07PS and 30Nm. It’s paired with a five-speed transmission. 

The bike should prove to be an able companion for the treacherous ride. It packs a 15-litre tank which should deliver an average fuel efficiency of around 43kmpl. Plenty of juice for such rides, we’d say. 

The bike's comfortable ergos and excellent ride quality should aid the riders as well. Moreover, it does a fantastic job of masking its 181kg kerb weight, offering easy and neutral handling with minimal effort. 

Flagging off this edition of Honda BigWing SunChasers, Atsushi Ogata, MD, President and CEO, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India, said, “Both Honda H’ness CB350 and CB350RS have seen fantastic response since inception and are well appreciated by riders for touring in all kinds of terrains. With the new SunChasers edition with the theme ‘A higher chase’, Leh, the magical land of high passes presents the perfect setting for testing both the motorcycles as well as the riders. We wish our riders a safe and exciting journey. Hope the riders will have truly remarkable memories during this adventure.”

In related news, Honda filed a trademark application for the CB350 Brigade in India mid-July this year. While details are scarce, we believe the bike may be a special defence forces edition of the H’ness CB350, similar to the Royal Enfield Classic 350 Signals Edition.

Other interesting developments from the Japanese marque come in the form of the Honda CRF300L which was recently spotted in India. Read all about it here. The Activa maker also launched the all-new CB300F in India, which is available in two variants: Deluxe and Deluxe Pro.

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