2023 Honda Hness CB350, CB350RS launched; prices start from Rs 2.10 lakh

Honda has launched the 2023 version of its modern-classic motorcycles, the Hness CB350 and the CB350RS, in India. The updates include small changes in these motorcycles along with new factory custom kits for these bikes that will be available across BigWing dealerships by the end of March 2023.

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Speaking of changes in the 2023 Hness CB350 and CB350RS, these bikes now come with OBD2-B (on-board diagnostics) system which will be mandatory in all two-wheelers from 1 April, 2023 as per Government norms. The motorcycles also come with Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) which flash all the turn signals when the rider does panic or emergency braking that will in turn alert the vehicles following. The RS now 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. In terms of features the motorcycles come with full-LED lighting system, hazard lamps, a traction control system, a USB charging port, and an assist and slipper clutch, semi-digital console with Bluetooth connectivity. In terms of weight the CB Hness stands at 181kg while the CB RS is slightly lighter and stands at 179kg. The fuel tank capacity, meanwhile, remains common at 15 litres.

The variant-wise ex-showroom prices of the motorcycles are mentioned in the below table. Prices are up by around Rs. 11,000/-

Hness DLX Rs 2,09,857
Hness DLX Pro Rs 2,12,856
Hness DLX Pro Chome Rs 2,14,856
DLX Rs 2,14,856
DLX Pro Rs 2,17,857
DLX Pro Dual Tone Rs 2,17,857

Technical specifications for both the motorcycles remain the same and they come powered with the 348.6cc, air-cooled engine that produces 20.78bhp and 30Nm of peak torque 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.