Honda Motorcycles and Scooters India has created a stir in the mid-size motorcycle segment. Earlier this month Honda launched the 2023 H’ness CB350 & CB350RS. The new 2023 Honda motorcycles shall be available with across BigWing dealerships in India. The 2023 Honda H’ness CB350 starting cost is ₹209,857 and the 2023 Honda CB350RS starts at ₹214,856 (ex-showroom Delhi).
The Honda H’ness CB350 is a perfect blend of Honda’s originality with a classic sense of design and substantial character. Further, resonating the style of the new-age rider’s sense of self-expression and uniqueness. Furthermore, the Honda CB350RS is the perfect example of an amalgamation between a superior stance and a contemporary style.
Powered by a 350cc, air-cooled four-stroke OHC single-cylinder engine the Honda CB350 is equipped with PGM-FI technology. Further, it generates a max torque of 30 Nm@3000 rpm.
The Honda CB350 exhaust system carries a 45mm large tailpipe. Further, optimizing the balance for producing a bold low-pitched sound of the exhaust.
Moreover, the offset cylinder position used by the engine, reduces the sliding friction, Further, the asymmetrical connecting rod ensures the least energy loss while combustion.
The air-cooling system of the 2023 Honda CB350 maintains a high dense air intake. That improves efficiency and further ensures favourable combustion in all rpm ranges. Moreover, it keeps the engine temperature within the ideal range. Additionally, the piston cooling jet enhances the engine’s thermal efficiency, leading to improved fuel efficiency.
Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) assures the rear wheel traction by identifying the difference between front and rear wheel speeds. Moreover, it calculates the slip ratio and further controls the engine torque via fuel injection. There is a switch on the left-hand side of the meter to turn the HSTC ON or to turn off. As the system is engaged a ‘T’ indicator shall flicker on the digital display.
Honda Smartphone Voice Control system (HSVCS)
Further, both H’ness CB350 & NEW 2023 Honda CB350RS (DLX Pro variants) are now comprised of the world’s pioneer Honda Smartphone Voice Control system (HSVCS) developed in-house. The rider can connect the smartphone to the motorcycle via Bluetooth using the HSVCS app. Further, distinct features like navigation, music playback and incoming calls/messages can be operated through the system. Additionally, facilitating the focus on riding, the information to be accessed shall be communicated from the helmet headset speakers.
Further, the Assist and Slipper Clutch ensures smooth shifting of the gears. As a result, it reduces the clutch lever operation load ensuring less fatigue and more comfort during rides that require frequent shifting.
The Advanced Digital-Analogue Meter comprises information such as torque control, Side stand indicator with engine inhibitor, ABS, battery voltage and gear position indicator. Additionally, enriching the riding experience is the fuel efficiency details displayed in 3 modes – real-time mileage, average mileage, and distance to empty.
The 2023 Honda CB350s comprise of NEW Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) that instantly communicates sudden breaking to the vehicles behind. When the ABS modulator detects sudden breaking, the indicator lights flash at high speed warning the vehicles behind of quick deceleration. Moreover, the Full LED Setup banishes the darkness for the rider and lits the darkest of paths adding a vibe to the style quotient.
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
The Dual-channel ABS prevents wheels from locking when brakes are applied in an emergency or when applied on slippery roads establishing a greater sense of confidence. The bike gets a 310mm disc brake at the front and a 240mm rear disc catering to adequate braking performance in any situation.
Further, the large section of the front suspension enhances the massive stance and ensures immense comfort on rough roads. The pressurized nitrogen-charged rear suspension delivers top responsive rear damping performance.
The Start/Stop engine switch gives the comfort of turning off the engine on brief stops with a flick of a switch.
The 2023 Honda CB350R gets a ‘tuck and roll’ seating design with premium cushioning providing a relaxed ride for daily commutes as well as leisure.
The 2023 H’ness CB350 gets a NEW Split Seating as standard. It offers superior cushioning for a comfortable ride. Further, a dedicated rear grip slanted towards the back ensures that pillion riding is also comfortable.
The Eco Indicator uses sensors to monitor the bike speed and injected fuel volume to calculate the economical riding. The bike comes with a 15ltr fuel tank and top-class mileage ensuring an unstoppable longer ride.
My CB, My Way
For the very first time, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India introduced a new customisation section exclusively for the CB350 customers under the tagline My CB, My Way. These customisations shall be sold as Honda Genuine Accessories and shall be entitled to HMSI’s 1-year standard warranty. These custom kits shall be available throughout the BigWing dealerships by the end of March 2023.