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Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India recently launched the H’Ness CB350 in the Indian market. The new Honda H’Ness CB350 offers a classic appeal and segment-first features. It further marks the Japanese manufacturer’s entry into the 350cc modern classic cruiser bike segment in the country. Here are 'Top 5 Key Things to Know' that make the Honda H’Ness CB350 stand out in the segment.
Honda H'ness CB350: Price
Honda Motorcycle & Scooters is offering H’Ness CB350 in two variants namely DLX and DLX Pro. The cruiser motorcycle falls in the price bracket of Rs 1.85 lakh - Rs 1.90 lakh (ex-showroom).
Honda H'ness CB350: Features
In terms of design, Honda H’ness CB350 gets a retro look. Upfront, it provides an LED headlamp. It further comes equipped with segment-first features which include assist & slip clutch and a side stand indicator with engine cut-off. The bike also caters to a semi-digital instrument cluster that displays information such as two-trip metres, odometer, fuel gauge, clock, and a gear position indicator. Other highlights include Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) and Honda Smartphone Voice Control (HSVC) system. Talking about the Honda Selectable Torque Control, it is a traction control system that detects the difference between the front and rear wheel speeds, calculates the slip ratio, and adjusts engine torque via fuel injection.
The Honda Smartphone Voice Control System (HSVC) is available only on the top-end DLX Pro variant as a standard feature. This feature is developed in-house and operates via Bluetooth. It basically allows the rider to pair his or her smartphone to the console via the HSVC app. Once connected, the rider can access a wide range of information such as phone calls, navigation, music playback, among others.
Honda H'ness CB350: Engine Specifications & Underpinning
The new Honda H’ness CB350 is powered by a 348.36cc, air-cooled, fuel-injected, single-cylinder engine that generates 20.8 bhp power @ 5500 RPM and 30 Nm torque @ 3000 RPM. Furthermore, the engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox with a slipper clutch. The powertrain comes equipped with a main shaft coaxial balancer that eliminates the primary and secondary vibrations. To demonstrate this YouTuber Abhinav Bhatt recently took the delivery of the H'Ness CB350. He rode the bike on uneven terrains to find out if it was capable to take on the challenging terrains of higher altitude locations. From his experience, we get to know that the new H'Ness CB350 is specifically designed for Indian roads. The assist & slipper clutch along with the smooth gearbox provides an effortless experience. Also, the rider can easily change the gear with his heel instead of placing the front of the shoes beneath the gear shaft. The new bike sits on a split half-duplex frame. Suspension duties are taken care of by telescopic forks upfront and twin-shock absorbers towards the rear. In terms of brakes, the cruiser motorcycle gets 310mm disc upfront and 240mm disc towards the rear along with dual-channel ABS.
Honda H'ness CB350: Rivals
The launch of Honda H’ness CB350 marks the entry of the Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India in the 350-500cc modern classic cruiser motorcycle segment. The new bike rivals the likes of Royal Enfield Classic 350, Jawa Motorcycle, and the upcoming Royal Enfield Meteor 350.
Honda H'ness CB350: Colour Options
Honda H’ness CB 350 is offered in a total of six body colours. The DLX variant is available in three paint schemes namely Precious Red Metallic, Matte Marshal Green Metallic, and Pearl Night Star Black. While the DLX Pro trim is offered in three dual-tone colour options namely Pearl Night Star Black with Spear Silver Metallic, Matte Steel Black Metallic with Matte Massive Grey Metallic, and Athletic Blue Metallic with Virtuous White.