Honda Hness CB 350 is the first official entry to the cruiser segment in India from HMSI. The expectations are high from Honda for this model as it will compete for head-on with Royal Enfield models. Royal Enfield is like a moat in India and to breach that it takes a special effort. This one has got plenty of premium features with Honda reliability written everwhere. So let’s meet the new Honda family member.
Honda Hness CB350 is a commuter bike available at a starting price of Rs. 1,86,325 in India. It is available in 2 variants and 6 colours with top variant price starting from Rs. 1,92,083. The Hness CB350 is powered by 348.36cc BS6 engine which develops a power of 20.78 bhp and a torque of 30 Nm. With both front and rear disc brakes, Honda Hness CB350 comes up with anti-locking braking system. This Hness CB350 bike weighs 181 kg and has a fuel tank capacity of 15 liters.
The H’ness CB 350 has stepped into the rapidly growing retro genre of bikes which comprises of the Royal Enfield Classic 350, Jawa Standard, and the Benelli Imperiale 400. Honda has bestowed it with a design heavily inspired by the larger CB 1100 EX. It gets a round headlamp, a curvy fuel tank, a leather tan seat, chopped fenders, and a chrome-finished exhaust. Meanwhile, the presence of blacked-out components and alloy wheels also lend it a modern appeal.
Although it follows a retro cosmetic theme, the feature list is a sheer contrast and comprises of modern bits. There’s a full-LED lighting setup, a semi-digital instrument cluster, Bluetooth-connectivity, traction control, dual-channel ABS, and a slipper clutch. Coming to the engine, it’s a 348cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled unit which comes mated to a five-speed gearbox. It is capable of making 20.5bhp at 5,500rpm and 30Nm at 3,000rpm. Holding this motor is a double cradle frame which is linked to the telescopic forks and dual shock absorbers. Stopping power comes from a disc brake at both ends.
Honda has introduced the CB 350 in a choice of three colours per variant. The DLX version gets a Pearl Night Star Black, Precious Red Metallic, and Matte Marshal Green Metallic with the latter two also featuring a tan brown seat. Meanwhile, the DLX Pro sports Pearl Night Black and Matte Steel Black Metallic with Silver stripes, and an Athletic Blue Metallic paint that features white stripes on the tank.
Honda has confirmed that the starting price will be around Rs 1.90 lakh (ex-showroom).
HONDA H’NESS CB350 DLX PRO R VERDICT
Modern retro styling is great to look at
Gets dual-channel ABS
Exhaust sounds good
Pillion seat has less space
Sold only through Bigwing outlets
Honda H’ness CB350 DLX PRO USER REVIEWS
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