The 2023 H'ness CB350 and the CB350RS have been launched by Honda BigWing India, HMSI's premium two-wheeler division. The price for the H’ness CB350 ranges between Rs 2.10 lakh and Rs 2.15 lakh, whereas the CB350RS boasts a price range falling between Rs 2.15 lakh and Rs 2.18 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom. The engines on these retro cruiser motorcycles have been updated to OBD-2 compliance. The bikes remain the same as the outgoing models, with the exception of new colour schemes and updated emissions compliance. However, with this recent update, the cost of both bikes has increased significantly, which seems excessive given how little has changed. Let us take a closer look at all the key details relating to both bikes such as the variants, mechanical specifications, features, and more.
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2023 H'ness CB350 and CB350RS: What's New?
The CB350 range's features and design are largely unchanged from before. Both motorcycles are outfitted with an emergency stop signal system that flashes turn signals in response to sudden braking, and the H'ness CB350 receives a new split seat configuration. For these motorcycles, the bikemaker is also providing a wide range of customisation options. The H'Ness CB350 comes with four custom kit options, while the CB350 RS comes with two.
Comfort Custom, Tourer Custom, Solo Carrier, and Cafe Racer are the accessory kits available for the H'Ness CB350 bike. On the other hand, the CB350 RS is available with SUV Custom and Cafe Racer accessory kits.
2023 H'ness CB350 and CB350RS: Variants and Prices
The starting price for the H'ness CB350 is currently Rs 2.10 lakh, followed by Rs 2.12 lakh for the DLX Pro trim and Rs 2.15 lakh for the top-of-the-line DLX Pro Chrome trim.
The DLX trim of the CB350RS range is now available for Rs 2.15 lakh, while the DLX Pro and DLX Pro Dual Tone trims are both priced at Rs 2.18 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom. With these new prices, the H'ness CB350 is approximately Rs 7,000 to Rs 9,000 more expensive variant-for-variant while the CB350RS is roughly Rs 9,000 to Rs 12,000.
2023 H'ness CB350 and CB350RS: Exterior Styling
The H'ness CB350 now comes in a revised Grey/Black colour scheme as well as a Blue colour with two white stripes running across the tank. Tan split-seat configuration is also included as standard on the DLX Pro trims. Two new colours have been added for the CB350RS: a Glossy Blue and a Matte Grey/Black combination.
2023 H'ness CB350 and CB350RS: Powertrain Details
The same 348.3cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled, fuel-injected engine powers both the Honda H'ness CB350 and the CB350 RS. It now complies with OBD-2 emission standards, though. This motor produces a maximum torque of 30Nm and 20.7bhp of peak power. Further, a 5-speed manual gearbox with an assist and slipper clutch is included with the engine.
2023 H'ness CB350 and CB350RS: Market Rivals
The Royal Enfield Meteor 350, the Classic 350, the Jawa Classic, the Forty-two, the Yezdi Roadster, and others are market competitors of these updated models.
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2023 H'ness CB350 and CB350RS: Here's What the Brand Said
Commenting on the launch, Atsushi Ogata, Managing Director, President & CEO, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India said, “Ahead of the government’s deadline, HMSI has been aggressively working on upgrading the product line up with the latest norms. Today, we launch the new OBD2B compliant 2023 H’ness CB350 and CB350RS which are future-ready. We are also very positive that the specially curated custom kits under the new customization section ‘My CB, My Way’ will further delight our new as well as existing CB350 customers.”
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