A voluntary recall for the H'ness CB350 and the CB350RS has been initiated by Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) due to a malfunctioning rear stop light switch and bank angle sensor. Both models with a faulty rear stop light switch that were recalled were built between October 2020 and January 2023. The recall also pertains to both motorcycle models produced between October 2020 and December 2021 that have a bank angle sensor issue. The bikemaker released an official statement noting, "It has been identified that due to an improper process being followed to manufacture the rubber parts of rear stop light switch, there are chances of crack development on the rubber. This might cause water entry and corrosion inside the switch, leading the light to malfunction. Due to an inappropriate moulding procedure of sensor housing, it was observed that a gap might occur in sensor body sealing which may cause water entry inside the bank angle sensor. This leads to chances of possible sensor malfunction and vehicle stalling in the worst situation."
The impacted H'ness CB350 and CB350RS models will have their rear stop light switch and bank angle sensor replaced by Honda at its BigWing outlets. Beginning in the second week of this month, the manufacturer will initiate the replacement procedure. "The replacement will be done free of cost irrespective of the warranty status of the vehicle. Customers can also check if their vehicle falls under this campaign by submitting their unique vehicle identification number (VIN) on the Honda BigWing website," the firm stated.
Honda H'ness CB350, CB350RS: Engine Specs
Both the Honda H'ness CB350 and the CB350 RS are powered by the same 348.3cc single-cylinder air-cooled fuel-injected engine. However, it now meets OBD-2 emission norms. This motor has a maximum torque output of 30Nm and a peak power output of 20.7bhp. The engine also comes with a 5-speed manual gearbox with an assist and slipper clutch.
Honda H'ness CB350, CB350RS: Design
In its updated avatar, the H'ness CB350 is available in a new Grey/Black paint job. On top of that, a Blue colour scheme is also present, with two white lines going across the tank. The DLX Pro trims also have a tan split-seat layout as standard. On the other hand, the CB350RS now comes in two additional colours: Glossy Blue and a Matte Grey/Black combo.
Honda H'ness CB350, CB350RS: Price Range
In terms of price, the H'ness CB350 currently starts at Rs 2.10 lakh, followed by Rs 2.13 lakh for the DLX Pro trim and Rs 2.15 lakh for the top-of-the-line DLX Pro Chrome trim. There's also a legacy edition available for a starting price of Rs 2.16 lakh.
Coming to the CB350RS's DLX trim, it carries a price tag of Rs 2.15 lakh, while the DLX Pro and DLX Pro Dual Tone trims both retail for Rs 2.18 lakh each. All mentioned prices are ex-showroom.
Honda H'ness CB350, CB350RS: Competition Check
Lastly, speaking of the rivals, both models compete with the likes of the Royal Enfield Meteor 350, the Classic 350, the Jawa Classic, the Forty-two, and the Yezdi Roadster.