Honda in October of 2020 entered the modern-classic segment in India with the launch of the Honda H’ness CB 350. The motorcycle brought direct competition to the unchallenged Royal Enfield 350cc range of motorcycles. The Honda H’ness was launched at INR 1.85 lakh ex-showroom but recently the brand hiked INR 1,500 on the DLX variant and INR 2,500 on the DLX Pro variant.
Above is the comprehensive review of the Honda H’ness CB 350. In the video review, we cover how the exhaust sounds while riding the motorcycle, how the CB 350 performs on trails and off-road, how easy the motorcycle is to ride, how the motorcycle performs on the highway and how the CB 350 is to live with within the city and day to day life.
Talking about the technical specifications, the Honda H’ness CB 350 is powered by a BS6 emission-compliant 348.36cc, air-cooled single-cylinder, long-stroke motor with 9.5:1 compression ratio that helps produce 20.8 Bhp of power at 5,500 RPM and 30 Nm of torque at just 3,000 RPMs. The engine is matched to a 5-speed gearbox.
The Honda H’ness CB 350 features a half-duplex cradle chassis with conventional right-side up front fork suspension and twin hydraulic shock absorbers with coil spring assist on the rear. The motorcycle weighs 181 kg at the kerb comes with a wheelbase of 1441mm, a ground clearance of 166mm and a saddle height of 800mm. The H’ness CB 350 also comes with a 15-litre fuel tank capacity for a long highway riding range. In terms of equipment and features, the motorcycle comes with all-LED lighting as standard, semi-digital instruments cluster with multiple functions, HSTC (Honda Selectable Torque Control) – traction control, dual-channel ABS and Honda Smartphone Voice Control System (HSVCS).
The Honda H’ness CB 350 is sold through the brand’s premium Big Wing sales network where the brand sells it superbikes alongside the H’ness CB 350 such as the 2020 CBR1000RR-R Fireblade, 2020 CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP and the 2020 Africa Twin Adventure Sports. The Honda H’ness CB 350 is also offered with a range of accessories such as tank pads, engine guards, pannier luggage mounts, split seats, a Parani M-10 Bluetooth system and more that start from INR 309 and goes up to INR 6,000.