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.
|Type||4 Stroke, SI Engine|
|Max Net Power||15.5kW @ 5500 rpm|
|Max Net Torque||30N-m @ 3000 rpm|
|Bore x Stroke||70mm X 90.5mm|
|Battery||12 V, 6.0 Ah|
|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|
|Rear Suspension||Twin – Hydraulic|
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|
|Clutch Type||Multiplate Wet Clutch|
|No. of Gears||5 Gears|
Features of Honda CB350 H’Ness:
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.
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.
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)
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
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
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
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
|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||✓||✓|
DLX PRO COLOURS:
THANKS FOR READING..