Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) has started the 2023 models of the H’ness CB350 and the CB350RS in the Indian market. It has also launched custom accessory packs for both models. There are six accessory packs in total, four for the H’ness CB350 and two for the CB350RS motorcycle.
Now, both honda bikes get new colour schemes, standards, variants and a few features. It has also got a significant price hike with new updates on these models. Otherwise, the bike is the same as the previous one.
Honda CB350RS is quite different in design as compared to H’ness. The Honda H'ness CB350 gives a retro vibe, including some modern features: a circular headlight, simple side panels, a chunky fuel tank, and a split seat. Whereas, Honda CB350RS gives a sportier look by having an inclined handlebar and stubbier tail section. It is modified by a LED ring around the headlamp, a new under-seat tail lamp, and a sportier grab rail.
Moving towards exterior dimensions, Honda H'ness CB350 measures a total weight of 181kg with a length of 2163 mm, a width of 800 mm, and a height of 1107 mm. It gets a 1441 mm wheelbase and 166 mm ground clearance. Likewise, Honda CB350RS measures a kerb weight of 179 kg with 2171mm length, 804 mm width, and 1097 mm height. It also has a wheelbase of 1441 mm and a ground clearance of 168mm.
Both bikes use air-cooled, 349cc, 4-stroke, single-cylinder engines. Interestingly, both of them produce the same peak power of 20.5hp and 30 Nm of torque. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox which gets an assist & slipper clutch as well.
For both models, the braking system consists of a 310mm disc up front, assisted by a 240mm disc at the rear, with dual-channel ABS as standard. Likewise, front and rear suspensions are telescopic and dual springs respectively. In terms of the tyre, H'ness gets 100/90 and 150/70 in front and rear respectively. While CB350RS has a size of 100/90 at the front and 130/70 at the end.
Both models use the same semi-digital instrument cluster which shows useful information like real-time mileage, battery voltage, and distance-to-empty details. Interestingly, the new DLX Pro Dual Tone of the CB350RS now comes with smartphone connectivity and voice control features. The feature list also includes full-LED lighting, an engine start/stop switch, and a hazard light function.
Pricing and variants
The Honda CB350RS is available in 3 variants: DLX, DLX Pro, and DLX Pro Dual Tone. Likewise, the Honda H'ness CB350 also got DLX, DLX Pro, and DLX pro chrome as variants. As per the pricing, H'ness starts from 2.10 Lakh and CB350RS starts from 2.15 Lakhs in India ex-showrooms (Delhi).