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Honda H’ness CB350 recalled for faulty gearbox

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Honda is voluntarily recalling its latest modern-classic motorcycle the Honda H’ness CB 350 in India due to an issue with the gearbox. The Honda H’ness CB 350 manufactured between 25th November 2020 to 12th December 2020 is currently under the recall campaign. It is important to note that there are no reports of any failure to date and the recall campaign is completely voluntarily, showing the company’s commitment towards the customer. However, Honda has not mentioned how many Honda H’ness CB 350 units are under the recall campaign.

The Fault

According to Honda, the countershaft 4th gear of the transmission may have a different material grade which may cause a defect upon extensive running/usage of the motorcycle. Honda identified the issue through the manufacturing system and there have been no customer complaints about the parts that are under recall.

The Remedy

As a precautionary measure, Honda will be replacing the countershaft 4th gear of transmission free of cost irrespective of the warranty status of the vehicle. The recall campaign is in-line with the brand’s commitment to providing the highest quality products and customer satisfaction. The recall campaign starts on 23rd March 2021 and customers can check if their vehicles are under the recall by checking the status on the official Honda H’ness CB 350 website by entering their VIN numbers.

Honda H’ness CB 350

Powering the Honda H’ness CB 350 is a BS6 emission-compliant counter-balanced long-stroke 348.36cc air-cooled single-cylinder motor with PGM-FI electronic fuel injection technology that produces 20.8 Bhp of power and 30 Nm of torque and comes with a 5-speed transmission with an Assist/Slipper clutch. The motorcycle features a half-duplex cradle chassis with conventional front fork suspension and twin hydraulic shock absorbers with coil spring assist on the rear. The Honda H’ness CB 350 features full-LED lighting, digital-analogue instruments cluster, modern switchgear, traction control and Honda Smartphone Voice Control System.

Recently, Honda also launched the all-new CB 350 RS at a sticker price of INR 1.96 lakh ex-showroom taking forward the CB legacy to a new level.