Honda Hness CB350 Quick Reviews
For most brands, the Indian two-wheeler market has remained a mystery. Despite the staggering volumes, only a few companies have cracked the code to success. The Royal Enfield Classic 350 is the most perplexing of all the two-wheelers. It was made by a business on the verge of bankruptcy, didn’t have a particularly good engine, and even the styling was lacking. Nonetheless, it was able to write an unrivalled success narrative. Now, Honda has taken a page from its rich past and launched the new Honda CB H’ness CB350 in an attempt to compete with the Classic 350. It has the same displacement and design as the original but adds a slew of new features.
The Honda H’ness CB350 was about to see a price increase. So we aren’t astonished at all now that it has happened. Thankfully, the premium has increased.
It isn’t quite as steep as we imagined it may be. The DLX model now starts at Rs 1,89,905 (ex-showroom Delhi), which is Rs 3,405 more expensive than before.
Key Specs of Hness CB350:
Engine: 348.36 cc
Power: 21.07 PS
Torque: 30 Nm
Brakes: Double Disc
Tyre Type: Tubeless
ABS: Dual Channel
CB350 H’Ness Honda Price:
The Honda CB350 H’Ness has a starting price of Rs 1,89,905. (for the base DLX trim). The DLX Pro is priced at Rs 1,95,905. (both ex-showroom Delhi). The latter features a dual-tone colour scheme that looks more upmarket and, more crucially, a smartphone-compatible instrument cluster.
Hness CB350 Price List (Variants):
Hness CB350 DLX: 348.36 cc
Hness CB350 DLX Pro: 348.36 cc
Despite the fact that the Honda CB350 has a classic appearance, the Japanese manufacturer has packed the motorcycle with current technology. An instrument cluster is a semi-digital unit with an all-LED lighting system. The instrument cluster displays important data such as current and average mileage, distance-to-empty readouts, battery voltage, and gear position indication.
There’s also a USB connector built inside the cluster for smartphone communication (restricted to the DLX Pro variant). When the console is connected to a smartphone, the rider may use voice commands to handle calls, music, and even turn-by-turn navigation. Multifunction switchgear, similar to the one found on the KTM 390 Duke, is mounted on the left handlebar. It has a standard dual-channel ABS and a danger lamp switch on the right handlebar for enhanced safety.
Honda Hness CB350 Engine:
The Honda CB350 H’Ness is powered by a brand-new 348.36cc single-cylinder air-cooled fuel-injected engine that complies with BS6. The engine produces 21PS at 5500rpm and 30Nm at 3000rpm when connected to a 5-speed transmission with assist and slipper clutch. For maximum fineness, it is additionally counterbalanced. Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC), Honda’s jargon for traction control, is standard on the motorcycle.
Suspension and Brakes:
The Honda CB350 Highness features a half-duplex cradle frame with a telescopic front fork and two rear shock absorbers, in keeping with the bike’s classic concept. The 310mm front and 240mm rear discs, as well as dual-channel ABS, bring the 181kg (kerb) motorcycle to a standstill. MRF tubeless tyres with 100-section front and 130-section rear sections are mounted on alloy wheels.
The Royal Enfield Classic 350 and Royal Enfield Meteor 350 are directly competed against by the Honda CB350 H’Ness. The Benelli Imperiale 400 and the Jawa are two more notable contenders in the segment. The Honda CB350 competes with the Royal Enfield Himalayan and the Bajaj Dominar 400 in its pricing range.
Honda Hness CB350 Colors:
Pearl Night Star Black, Matte Marshal Green Metallic, Precious Red Metallic, Athletic Blue Metallic With Virtuous White 425d78, Pearl Night Star Black With Spear Silver Metallic, Matte Steel Black Metallic With Matte Massive Grey Metallic are the six colors offered for the Honda Hness CB350.
- The buying process was pleasant, and the staff was well-trained. Riding this bike is exhilarating in the city and relaxing on the highway. Many people make mistakes when cycling in the city. People try to upshift incessantly and then complain about a lack of torque. Pros: don’t upshift gears; the bike is capable of handling higher RPMs. Within traffic, use 1,2, and 3rd gears and 4th gear on those traffic-free straights. The fifth gear is reserved for extremely long highway stretches. If you ride like this, the bike will be explosive in the city and a lot of fun thanks to the great exhaust. I live in Bangalore, therefore servicing is not a problem for me. There are two centers with well-trained personnel. It didn’t cost a lot of money, either.
- The bike is really quiet and vibration-free. The braking is excellent. Up until 4th gear, the pickup is excellent. Cruising on 100 is a piece of cake. The thump has been re-defined as well. Except for the missing mud flaps, I found no problems with the bike after 1000 kilometres. Overall, the bike’s quality is comparable to that of a Honda. Another concern is that, due to the newness of the product, the accessories are extremely limited. I paid Rs 950 for the first service. The MRF tyres provide excellent road grip. Because the pickup is on a higher note in the starting speeds, you’ll require pillion rider padding.