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Honda Highness In Depth fully explained – Price, Colours, Features etc

Newly Launched Royal Enfield Rival – Honda Highness 350 2020

Honda H’ness CB 350 cruiser bike available in 2 models in India. Its lowest version starts at a price of ₹ 1,85,000 (ex-showroom) and the high version starts at a price of 1,90,000 (ex-showroom). The Honda H’ness CB 350 produces 20.78 bhp of power and 30 nm of torque from its 348.36cc engine. The Honda H’ness CB 350 single-cylinder engine has a 5-speed manual gearbox. With front and rear disc brakes, the Honda H’ness CB 350 comes with an anti-lock system. This 181 kg bike is available in 6 colors.

Honda Hness CB350
Honda Hness CB350

 

ENGINE:

Honda Hness CB350 Engine
Honda Hness CB350 Engine

Type 4 Stroke, SI Engine
Displacement 348.36cc
Max Net Power 15.5kW @ 5500 rpm
Max Net Torque 30N-m @ 3000 rpm
Fuel System PGM-FI
Bore x Stroke 70mm X 90.5mm
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Starting Method Self

 

ELECTRICALS

Battery 12 V, 6.0 Ah
Headlamp LED, DC

 

BODY DIMENSIONS

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Honda Hness CB350 Red

Length 2163 mm
Width 800 mm
Height 1107 mm
Wheel Base 1441 mm
Ground Clearance 166 mm
Kerb Weight 181 Kg
Seat Height 800 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 15 L

 

FRAME & SUSPENSION

Frame Type Half Duplex Cradle
Front Suspension Telescopic
Rear Suspension Twin – Hydraulic

Honda Hness CB350 Blue
Honda Hness CB350 Blue

TYRES & BRAKES

Braking System Dual Channel ABS
Tyre Size & Type (Front) 100/90-19M/C 57H
Tyre Size & Type (Rear) 130/70-18M/C 63H
Brake Type & Size (Front) Disc 310mm
Brake Type & Size (Rear) Disc 240mm

 

TRANSMISSION

Clutch Type Multiplate Wet Clutch
No. of Gears 5 Gears

 

Features of Honda CB350 H’Ness:

Honda Hness CB350 LED Headlamps
Honda Hness CB350 LED Headlamps

Although the Honda CB350 looks retro, the Japanese brand has fitted the motorcycle with tons of modern features. The lighting system is all LED and the set of instruments is a digital unit. The toolbar displays useful information such as realtime / mileage measurement, distance to blank reading, battery voltage, and gear position indicator.

 

It also finds a USB port connected to the collection via a smartphone connection (limited to DLX Pro variants). Pairing the console with a smartphone will allow the passenger to use voice commands to control calls / music and access turn-by-turn navigation. The bike also gets multi-function switchgear on the left bar as the one on the KTM 390 Duke. For added safety, it comes with dual channel ABS as standard and a hazard light switch on the right handlebar.

Honda Hness CB350 Green Colour
Honda Hness CB350 Green Colour

 

When it comes to the engine, it is a 348cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled unit that reaches the five-speed manual gearbox. It can do 20.5bhp at 5,500rpm and 30Nm at 3,000rpm. The grip of this motor is a dual connecting frame connected by telescopic forks and two shock absorbers. Power stops appear on the disk brakes on both sides. In terms of features the bike also displays average fuel economy according to your riding style.

ASSIST AND SLIPPER CLUTCH:

H’ness CB350 is equipped with an assist slipper clutch which provides an assist function for clutch operations with a clutch lever requiring less load compared to a regular clutch mechanism. The slipper function to reduce unpleasant shocks caused by sudden engine braking when downshifting, ensuring less fatigue and more comfort during a variety of rides that involve frequent shifting.

Full LEDHeadlamp And TailLamp Ring Type Winkers

DUAL CHANNEL ABS

The H’ness CB350 is equipped with Dual channel ABs, a front 310mm large disc brake together with 240mm rear disc brake. It prevents wheels from locking up when brakes are applied in an emergency situation, which helps the rider to keep the motorcycle always under control.

Honda SELECTABLE TORQUE CONTROL (HSTC) 

H’ness CB350 is equipped with first-in-segment Torque control system and supports the rider to mitigate rear wheel slip caused by abrupt throttle grip operations providing the rider a sense of security while riding in different conditions.

Honda SMARTPHONE VOICE CONTROL system (HSVCS) 

Honda Hness CB350 Meter
Honda Hness CB350 Meter

H’ness CB350 is equipped with a complete Bluetooth ecosystem which will facilitate the rider by seamless information exchanges in daily life.

• Honda Smartphone Voice Control system HSVCS offers sophisticated riding interface installed on your smartphone which supports major features such as Navigation, Music playback, Phone calls and Incoming messages.
• Riders can toggle through the information using buttons on the left side of the handlebar which will change function as per the feature accessed and the information will be communicated through the headset*.

*Headset is sold separately.

ROARING EXHAUST NOTE

Honda Hness CB350 Exaust Note
Honda Hness CB350 Exaust Note

The exhaust system of the H’ness CB350 carries a large tail pipe of diameter 45mm to optimize balance with muffler capacity for producing a bold low-pitched sound. A single one-chamber structure has been adopted in the expansion chamber, leading to sharpness of the sound coming out of the exhaust. As a result, H’ness CB 350 emits crisp throbs that result in a rich and thumpy exhaust note. Also, a double layered structure prevents exhaust pipes from thermal discoloration, maintaining the overall visual appeal of the motorcycle.

HALF DUPLEX CRADLE FRAME

HALF DUPLEX CRADLE FRAME
HALF DUPLEX CRADLE FRAME

 

The half duplex cradle frame in steel pipe is used for a soft steering feel.

The load allocated to the front is optimized by mounting the engine at low position to lower the center of gravity, which immensely impacts the overall riding feel and maneuverability/handling of the motorcycle.

MAIN SHAFT COAXIAL BALANCER

Main Shaft Coaxial Balancer

H’ness CB 350 uses a weight that has been added on the main shaft located in the rear of cylinder to balance the position and mass with the balancer shaft located in the front of the cylinder to eliminate vibrations.

Some other prominent features:

  • ENGINE START/STOP SWITCH
  • HAZARD SWITCH
  • SIDE STAND WITH ENGINE INHIBITOR
  • FRONT 7 Y-SHAPED ALLOY WHEEL WITH 100/90-19 TUBELESS TYRE
  • WIDER REAR 130/70-18 TUBELESS TYRE
  • DISTANCE TO EMPTY
  • GEAR POSITION INDICATOR
  • BATTERY VOLTAGE METER
  • REAL TIME MILEAGE INDICATOR
  • AVERAGE MILEAGE
  • FULL LED HEADLAMP AND TAIL-LAMP WITH FIRE RING TYPE LED WINKERS
  • MODERN CLASSIC STYLING

DLX PRO VS DLX

Features DLX Pro DLX
Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC)
Honda Smartphone Voice Control system (HSVCS)
Colours Dual Tone Single Tone
Horn Dual Unit Single Unit
Full LED Headlamp and Taillamp with Ring Type Winkers
Assist and Slipper Clutch
Side Stand with Engine Inhibitor
Distance to empty/Average Mileage/Real Time Mileage
Battery Voltage meter
Gear Position Indicator
Engine Start/Stop Switch
Hazard Switch

 

DLX COLOURS:

Precious Red Metallic
Precious Red Metallic

Matte Marshal Green Metallic
Matte Marshal Green Metallic

color
Pearl Night Star Black

DLX PRO COLOURS:

Matte Steel Black Metallic With Matte Massive Grey Metallic
Matte Steel Black Metallic With Matte Massive Grey Metallic

Athletic Blue Metallic With Virtuous White
Athletic Blue Metallic With Virtuous White

Pearl Night Star Black With Spear Silver Metallic
Pearl Night Star Black With Spear Silver Metallic

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