- Prices increased substantially
- Updates include OBD2-B system and new split seat
Honda has launched the 2023 iteration of its modern-classic motorcycles, the Hness CB350 and the CB350RS, in India. Apart from incorporating subtle changes in these motorcycles, Honda has also introduced new factory custom kits for these bikes which will be available across BigWing dealerships by the end of March 2023.
To list down the changes in the 2023 Hness CB350 and CB350RS, these bikes now come equipped with OBD2-B (on-board diagnostics) system which will be mandatory in all two-wheelers from 1 April, 2023. The company has also included Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) which activates the turn signals if the rider brakes in an emergency to alert the vehicles behind. The RS, in particular, gets Bluetooth connectivity which was already available in the Hness. Moreover, these Honda bikes also include a new split-type seat which is claimed to offer better comfort than before.
Along with the aforementioned changes, their prices have also increased considerably. The Honda has hiked the prices of the bikes by up to Rs 11,000 approximately. The variant-wise ex-showroom prices of the motorcycles are mentioned in the below table.
|Hness DLX||Rs 2,09,857|
|Hness DLX Pro||Rs 2,12,856|
|Hness DLX Pro Chome||Rs 2,14,856|
|CB350RS DLX||Rs 2,14,856|
|CB350RS DLX Pro||Rs 2,17,857|
|CB350RS DLX Pro Dual Tone||Rs 2,17,857|
The 2023 Hness CB350 and CB350RS remain the same as before in all other areas. They continue to be powered by a 348.6cc, air-cooled engine that produces 20.78bhp and 30Nm of peak torque while being mated to a five-speed gearbox. While the Hness rides on a 19-18-inch alloy wheel combination, the RS trim gets 19-17-inch wheels. Suspension duties are handled by telescopic forks and dual springs while braking is taken care of by a single disc at both ends.
The list of features includes a full-LED lighting system, hazard lamps, a traction control system, a USB charging port, and an assist and slipper clutch. Moreover, the instrumentation setup comprises a semi-digital console with Bluetooth connectivity. While the Hness tips the scales at 181kg, the RS is slightly lighter at 179kg. The fuel tank capacity, meanwhile, remains common at 15 litres.