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Honda Hness CB350 [2020-2022]



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Honda has discontinued the Hness CB350 [2020-2022] and the bike is out of production.

Hness CB350 [2020-2022] Key Highlights

Engine Capacity348.36 cc
Mileage
35 kmpl
Transmission5 Speed Manual
Kerb Weight181 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity15 litres
Seat Height800 mm

Honda Hness CB350 [2020-2022] Summary

The Honda Highness CB350 was launched in India to take on the Royal Enfield Classic 350 – the market leader. But it managed to bring in a new set of customers within and grow the segment. Positioned as an entry-level premium motorcycle, the CB350 is currently sold only through Honda’s BigWing showroom, which as of now is in limited cities. But even with current sales touchpoints, the CB350 has managed to find lots of customers all over the country.

Honda Highness CB350 Colours & Design
The Highnes CB350 is available in three colours – red, green and black. 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. The tail section looks quite neat – not too busy not too sober.

Honda Highness CB350 Mileage & Performance
The CB350 offers good mileage. If ridden sanely, the bike easily churns out 30-35kmpl. The 348cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine which makes 20.5bhp at 5,500rpm and 30Nm at 3,000rpm offers lots of refinement and smoothness. It is one of the reasons why so many Indian customers preferred this Honda over a Royal Enfield. The gearbox too, offers slick shifts.

Honda Highness CB350 Specifications & Features
The bike is built around a double cradle frame which is linked to the telescopic forks and dual shock absorbers. Stopping power comes from a 310mm disc brake at the front and a 240mm disc at the back. The bike is 2163mm long and has a wheelbase of 1441mm. The ground clearance stands at 166mm which is decent for a bike this size. The overall kerb weight of the bike is 181kgs and has a fuel tank capacity of 15 litres.

Honda Highness CB350 Alternatives
The Highness CB350 sees the Royal Enfield Classic 350 as well as the Royal Enfield Meteor 350 as its competitions. The Jawa Forty-Two also competes with this Honda but the CB350 manages to come as a winner due to its strong brand recall.

Honda Hness CB350 [2020-2022] Review

  • Good Things

    • Modern retro styling is great to look at
    • Gets dual-channel ABS
    • Exhaust sounds good
  • Could be Better

    • Pillion seat has less space
    • Sold only through Bigwing outlets

BikeWale's Take

The Highness CB 350 is the Royal Classic 350 rival but with modern equipment. The bike is loaded with features and is powered by a brand new 350cc engine. The exhaust sound of this Honda is pretty good. Unfortunately, the bike isn’t available through all Honda showrooms.

Honda Hness CB350 [2020-2022] Expert Opinion

The Honda CB350 was developed only with one intention – take some sales away from Royal Enfield. So the bike had to carry a few aspects like modern retro styling, a good exhaust thump and also lots of aspiration. While Honda managed to bring in some of these aspects to the table, it also got some more things that might make the CB350 Honda’s most renowned premium brand.

Introduction

Honda Hness CB350 Front View

The Honda CB350 was developed only with one intention – to take some sales away from Royal Enfield. So the bike had to carry a few aspects like modern retro styling, a good exhaust thump and lots of aspiration. While Honda managed to bring in some of these aspects to the table, it also got other things that might make the CB350 Honda’s most renowned premium brand. 

Quality

Honda Hness CB350 Fuel Tank

Now Hondas have been known for offering products with good quality. With the CB350, the story is similar. The fit and finish are great. The welds on the chassis have been neatly done. The paint used has some bit of premiumness. The overall quality of cycle parts are appreciable. The plastics in and around the switchgear are decent. 

Honda Hness CB350 Front Brake Lever

The grips too, feel solid. Coming to the seat, the cover feels premium and has some amount of finesse. But there are two things that we didn’t like – the rubber used to cover the type-C charging port and the grab rail. The former feels hard and cheap whereas the latter feels simple and part of a cost cutting measure.  

Comfort

Honda Hness CB350 Left Side View

The CB350 is more of a street bike than a cruiser and that is why there are centre-set footpegs, upright handlebar and long seat. So once you are on the saddle, the seat triangle is inviting – thanks to its upright and comfortable posture. The handlebars are also easy to reach. The pegs aren’t placed higher and there’s some decent amount of space in the seat to move around. And while riding, the bulky fuel tank allows the rider to hold it by the knee. The rider doesn’t really need to find that space. It comes naturally.  

Performance

Honda Hness CB350 Front View

The 349cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine on this bike is brand new. It has been co-developed with Honda Japan. So we should expect extreme levels of refinement, right? We’ll get to that in a bit. Till then, let’s talk numbers. This engine displaces 349cc and it makes around 21bhp at 5500rpm and peak torque of 30Nm at 3000rpm. This motor is mated to five-speed gearbox that transfers power to the rear wheel via a chain drive.  

With these power figures, it is clear that the CB350 isn’t a powerful motorcycle. In fact, the numbers are marginally more than the Classic 350 – its main rival. But there’s one aspect that we should focus first in this review as it was missing from the segment – high level of refinement. We know all Honda bikes exhibit a certain level of refinement and the CB350 is no different. From idling, to the mid revs and then all the way till higher revs – the CB350 has great level of refinement.  

Honda Hness CB350 Front View

Coming to the power delivery, the bike doesn’t have a lot of torque in the low revs. In fact, the CB350 gains some excitement only at higher revs and that is something we didn’t enjoy much. Lack of torque at low revs mean you have to plan the overtakes every single time – be it in the city or on the highway. Plus, you need to shift gears several times and that increases some fatigue. I mean I know that the gear shifts are smooth, but your leg still has some work to do. But the clutch pull is extremely smooth and light. Something that will make riding in the city extremely comfortable.  

The CB350 rides on the traditional telescopic forks at the front. And at the rear you have the twin shock absorbers. We see this setup in most bikes in this segment. The Classic 350 has this. Even the Meteor 350 comes with it. So it is clear that it doesn’t really matter what the bike has. What matters is how comfortable it keeps the rider on that saddle. 

Honda Hness CB350 Front View

The setup on the CB350 is not really on the plush side. The low speed ride could have been so much better especially at the rear. But when it comes to high speed ride, this Honda does a good job. But to be honest, we were expecting this bike to have a really good ride.  

The braking system works fairly well. The progression is nice.  And there’s enough bite and power. But the feel on the front brake lever could have been a little better.  

Honda Hness CB350 Rear View

The CB350 benefits from great kerb weight, accessible seat height and good weight distribution. The view from the saddle is really good. So as a result, it’s extremely easy and comfortable to ride the bike in the city conditions. When it comes to filtering through heavy traffic, the CB350 does a fantastic job here. In the parking too, you can move it around comfortably. And when it comes to tight turns, the CB350 with its impressive turning radius, manages it without any drama.  On the highways, the CB350 is a breeze to ride. It lacks a windscreen, but at 100kmph which is relaxed cruising speed, there’s minimal windblast. But in the corners, the bike gets a bit uncomfortable. You can push it a bit, but as you try to lean in more, you will clearly feel the bike’s reluctance.

Technology

Honda Hness CB350 Instrument Cluster

The CB350 is a modern motorcycle. So like most other premium Hondas sold worldwide, the CB350 gets a good list of tech. The most popular one is the Bluetooth-enabled instrument cluster. This unit can be connected to the smartphone via an app. Once connected, the rider will be able to see lots of ride information along with calls, messages and even use navigation system. However, the navigation system can work only if there’s a headset connected. Also, on the cluster unit, there are information like clock, average fuel consumption, trip meters, odometer and an analog speedometer.  

Honda Hness CB350 Head Light

The other USP of this Honda is the presence of traction control system. It’s a first in the segment and it works. It’s a fairly simple system which works when the system detects a wheel slip that usually happen in the dirt or roads filled with gravel. There are other bits like slip and assist clutch, LED lights and hazard lights that make the CB350 quite aspirational. 

Fuel Efficiency

The CB350 retured 32kmpl in our city and highway test runs. The figure is quite decent considering the fact that the bike has poor low and mid-range and to overtake, you need to open the throttle quite a lot. So with a fuel tank capacity of 15-litres, the CB350 can be ridden for approximately 450kms before heading to a petrol pump. 

Fitness of purpose

Honda Hness CB350 Handle Bar

The CB350 is largely suitable for riders who have been riding 125cc-150cc motorcyles for many years. But now, they want something more from their bike, something that will be easy for them to ride and also exhibit a sense of arrival in life. The CB350 that way fits that requirement quite easily. And now with its Bigwing showroom association, the CB350 has managed to become one great aspirational motorcycle to have. 

Our take

Honda Hness CB350 Front View

The CB350 is priced at Rs 2.25 lakh on-road Mumbai and with this bike, it is clear that Honda is very serious about this segment. So serious that, it plans to bring in more motorcycles. But after spending close to three days with the bike, we can say that the CB350 is such a charming and comfortable motorcycle to have. It checks most of the right boxes. The engine is extremely refined and smooth. It has good performance. The riding stance is upright. The pillion too, can have a very good time. And it’s actually fun to live with on daily basis. But the most important aspect here is that the CB350 is such a head turner even with its simple classic lines. And then there are so many nice colour options to choose from.  

But there are a few more things we expected from this Honda. Things like better overtaking abilities. A torquier engine. And a suspension setup that makes you feel at home. So we’d recommend you to buy the CB350 only if the showroom is available in your city. Because once you bring the bike, you have to keep it in good shape right and that’s obviously possible only at official SVCs. I mean you can definitely take it to your local garage, but then you are bound to void the warranty and you wouldn’t want that happening to your bike.   

Photography by Kaustubh Gandhi

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Honda Hness CB350 [2020-2022] mileage

Honda Hness CB350 [2020-2022] mileage

The average of the Hness CB350 [2020-2022] is 35 kmpl, as per the owners of the bike.

Hness CB350 [2020-2022] mileage details

Hness CB350 [2020-2022] Specifications & Features

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      Specifications

      • Power & Performance

        • Displacement
          348.36 cc
        • Max Power
          20.78 bhp @ 5500 rpm
        • Max Torque
          30 Nm @ 3000 rpm
        • Mileage - Owner Reported
          35 kmpl
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      • Brakes, Wheels & Suspension

        • Front Suspension
          Telescopic
        • Rear Suspension
          Twin-Hydraulic
        • Braking System
          Dual Channel ABS
        • Front Brake Type
          Disc
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      • Dimensions & Chassis

        • Kerb Weight
          181 kg
        • Seat Height
          800 mm
        • Ground Clearance
          166 mm
        • Overall Length
          2163 mm
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      • Manufacturer Warranty

        • Standard Warranty
          3 Year
        • Standard Warranty
          42000 Km

      Features

        • Touch Screen Display
          -
        • Instrument Console
          -
        • Odometer
          Digital
        • Speedometer
          Analogue
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      Honda Hness CB350 [2020-2022] User Reviews

      4.5/5

      (337 Ratings) 128 Reviews

      4

      Visual Appeal


      4

      Reliability


      4

      Performance


      4

      Comfort


      4

      Service Experience

      4

      Maintenance cost


      4

      Extra Features


      4

      Value for Money

      Honda hness 2 year review

      45 weeks ago


      Juzer

      I had booked this bike, in mid 2020, and been riding this bike regularly on my daily commute as well as occasional 1 day rides of around 300 kms (to&fro). I have clocked almost 17k kms now, and loved the every bit of riding experience on it.
      Lets start with the basics
      1. Looks wise innitially i would get comments like "honda ki bullet hai kya?".. To the untrained it might look like a bullet, but trust me it feels nothing like it, the feel and comfort on this bike is awesome, the built quality is good, though it can use a tiny bit improvement on certain parts like mud grads can be better, engine and bike chain issues (rusting) were common in earlier cases.
      2. Ride quality - even at long rides of 150 km + at a time, there is no fatigue, the bike handles smoothly and you can just enjoy the wind in your face, the torque is refined and the clutch is super light, i mean u can push it with your pniky fingure.
      Despite the bike looking bulky, it glides through traffic effortlessly, i happen to ride daily on some of the wort patches on can expect for traffic, but this bike has super control and dexterity.
      3. Service or maintenance. - 1 major issue i faced was early wearing off of the break pads, the standard honda break pads, though good, wear off easily, i mean mine where out in 7.5-8k kms, but overall service cost of the bike is low; compared to the segment. You generally end up shelling 4-5k in service (out of warranty) but thats ok considering the performance of the machine.
      Conclusion:
      Overall the bike is reliable and built perfectly for daily commuters and occasional riders, handles itself perfectly in traffic and on highways.

      Rating Parameters

      (out of 5)

      4

      Visual Appeal


      4

      Reliability


      4

      Comfort


      4

      Service Experience


      4

      Value for Money

      About the Reviewer

      Used it for

      Daily Commute

      Owned for

      > 1 yr

      Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

      Got mileage of

      38 kmpl

      Was this review helpful?

      6


      1


      Smoothie

      1 year ago


      Raj Gopal

      I am having honda hness cb350 dlx pro chrome. Here is the review:
      1. These premium bikes are available at bigwing showroom only and they are not everywhere for servicing and everything I have to travel around 20kms.
      2. Good riding experience very smooth
      3. Looks and performance is good
      I earlier thought it was a good bike to ride in city traffic like Hyderabad when compared to classic and other retro bikes so I have gone for it, now I feel this is the best. Smoother than butter than you think. I love it.

      Rating Parameters

      (out of 5)

      5

      Visual Appeal


      5

      Reliability


      5

      Comfort


      4

      Service Experience


      4

      Value for Money

      About the Reviewer

      Used it for

      Daily Commute

      Owned for

      < 3 months

      Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

      Got mileage of

      40 kmpl

      Tips for other riders

      The bike has an economy display on the screen. If we can maintain the economy we will have good mileage and performance.

      Was this review helpful?

      1


      0


      Its a beautiful looking bike. But performance wise honda can be made it more powerful. By considering honda engines incredible reliability factor.

      1 year ago


      Khalid Khan

      Highness cb350 gives you a proper retro feel without vibrations, I am regularly using this and ride almost 50+kms/day and it gives me the best ride feeling till now. The gear system is a bit long but it asks for shifts at regular intervals. The noise/vibrations will also not disturb your riding peace/comfort.

      Rating Parameters

      (out of 5)

      4

      Visual Appeal


      5

      Reliability


      4

      Comfort


      4

      Service Experience


      4

      Value for Money

      About the Reviewer

      Used it for

      Daily Commute

      Owned for

      > 1 yr

      Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

      Got mileage of

      45 kmpl

      Was this review helpful?

      0


      1

      My best experience ever...

      1 year ago


      Pratit Prabhas

      Only two times, I have ridden this bike.
      Amazing feelings, great opportunity for me.
      I m going to buy this one & only bike in just 15 days.
      Earlier I also liked royal enfield like others.
      But the first time I drove this bike. There is no other going to be a favorite for me...
      I love only & only my honda cb 350.

      Rating Parameters

      (out of 5)

      5

      Visual Appeal


      5

      Reliability


      5

      Comfort


      5

      Service Experience


      5

      Value for Money

      About the Reviewer

      Used it for

      Everything

      Owned for

      Never owned

      Was this review helpful?

      2


      1

      Majestic highness. Well deserved crown of the highness!!

      1 year ago


      Fredrick Savio Fernandes

      The bike is fantastic, with good pickup and smooth engine refinement especially on the highways even at 100 kmph. I have driven it for a couple of 250 km long drives nonstop, with no back pain no stiffness in the butt with full body protection. I am 55 years old and love riding this bike it's a show-stopper. Sales and service by big wing Mumbai are very good. Total km drove 12908. Honda should add sales of merchandise of the highness in a big way @ big wing dealership where they sell these bikes. More color options could be made available.

      Rating Parameters

      (out of 5)

      5

      Visual Appeal


      5

      Reliability


      5

      Performance


      5

      Comfort


      4

      Service Experience

      About the Reviewer

      Used it for

      Daily Commute

      Owned for

      > 1 yr

      Ridden for

      10000-15000 kms

      Was this review helpful?

      10


      4

      Boycott honda. Pathetic and worst honda lowness

      1 year ago


      Johny Dmello

      Total disappointment.
      Purchased this bike and since then have increased my blood pressure..Every time it has disappointed me.
      Got a negative impression of honda in my mind.
      Will not only think of any honda bikes or even a honda car if got an option.
      Disc pads gone, paint gone, alloy wheel ring broken, tyres punctured.
      Gone through all possible trauma.
      To add to the misery, honda complaint escalation matrix and after-sales service will make your life miserable.
      The only option will be to sell it off or let it rust further.
      There is absolutely nothing good about anything about this bike..Not even 1 year and such frustration to update this review desperately will make you understand what I'm going through. Thanks.

      Rating Parameters

      (out of 5)

      4

      Visual Appeal


      2

      Reliability


      5

      Performance


      4

      Comfort


      1

      Service Experience

      About the Reviewer

      Used it for

      Daily Commute

      Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

      Ridden for

      10000-15000 kms

      Got mileage of

      34 kmpl

      Tips for other riders

      The service center is awesome when it comes to first servicing..Quality of work deteriorates posts the first servicing...The focus will be only on changing Engine Oil and adding offers to your servicing. Poor Pathetic and bad.

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      9


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