Honda has announced prices of the H’ness CB350. The 2020 Honda H’ness CB350 price in India begins at Rs 1.85 lakh while DLX Pro sells for Rs 1.90 lakh, ex-showroom. Honda had showcased the bike two weeks ago and it received rave reviews by the internet family. HMSI has got the pricing spot on as the competition happens to be the Benelli Imperiale 400 as well as the popular Royal Enfield Classic 350. Honda has commenced bookings of the bike for Rs 5,000 at Big Wing dealerships across India. Test ride bikes though will be available at a much later date. We’ve seen the H’ness in flesh and the bike does look good. It has got a feature spread that is vastly on the higher side than its competition and will definitely appeal to all. Here is what separates both the variants.
2020 Honda H’ness CB350 DLX vs DLX Pro variant difference
The 2020 Honda H’ness CB350 DLX is the base version and it gets a single horn and single tone colours. The DLX colours are Precious Red Metallic, Pearl Night Star Black, and Matte Marshal Green Metallic. As far as the DLX Pro is concerned, the colour palette includes Athletic Blue Metallic with Virtuous White, Pearl Night Star Black with Spear Silver Metallic, and Matte Steel Black Metallic with Matte Massive Grey Metallic. In addition to the DLX features, the Pro also gets Honda Smartphone Voice Control System (HSVCS). The fuel tank capacity is 15 litres.
Common to both the bikes is a 350cc, OHC, single-cylinder engine. This engine produces 21PS of power and 30Nm@3,000rpm. The gearbox is a 5-speed unit whereas the clutch is a slip and assist one. Honda claims to have added a main shaft coaxial balancer. Honda Selectable Torque Control is standard and is used to detect rear wheel slip. One can switch it off using the button on the left of the meter. A flickering T indication on the centre console lets one know that the system is at work. This is an air-cooled engine and the piston cooling jet improves efficiency.
The aforementioned HSVCS will help riders check their messages, calls while riding. However, this feature is redundant as of now as it will only give out signals on a Bluetooth-enabled device fitted to the helmet. Unfortunately this device is still not available with Big Wing dealerships and as of now the functionality is unclear.
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