Riding a motorcycle is not just passion, but much more than that. Till now Royal Enfield was the one leading the cruisers and thumper segment. The day has come where Honda launches its all-new motorcycle to compete with their competition.

Honda H'Ness CB350 Launched
Honda H’ness CB350 Launched

Honda, with the new high-end bikes, has planned a lot for the buyers of these motorcycles. This bike manufacturer unveiled an all-new upmarket buying experience exclusively for high-end motorcycles like the Africa Twin, Fireblade and more. This new venture from Honda is called the ‘Honda Big Wing’ that was first inaugurated in Gurugram earlier this year. Later many more such showrooms are promised by the year-end. With that said, Honda’s new motorbike H’ness will be sold in the premium ‘Big Wing showrooms’ across India.

Honda Expected Big Wing Showrooms
Honda Expected Big Wing Showrooms

Honda has been secretive enough about the H’ness as the motorcycle was not been spied or not even its small glimpse was teased. Only the exhaust note was bragged a while back. So, Let’s get started with what the bike was expected to be and where Honda has led us to.

Power Unit

Honda H’ness was a thumper from the day they teased the exhaust note of H’ness or the CB350. After recently unveiling the Honda CB350:

Honda H'Ness Engine
Honda H’ness Engine

Engine Specifications

Engine 348.36cc, 4-stroke, single-cylinder
Transmission 5-gears with Multiplate Wet Clutch
Power 21 ps @ 5500rpm
Torque 30 Nm @ 3000rpm
Bore X Stroke 70mm X 90.5mm
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
  • The motorcycle gets a promising 348cc air-cooled single-cylinder engine.
  • This BS6 compliant motor is good enough to produce 21ps of max power and 30Nm of peak torque. These numbers in no way are not earth-shattering.
Honda H'Ness | Launch
Honda H’ness | Launch
  • Besides, Honda exclaims that the engine is refined and free of harsh vibrations, as a long-stroke single-cylinder motor produces a lot of vibes. This is because of an innovative engine design with a counter-balancer shaft that fairly dampens them.

    Honda H'Ness | Power VS Torque Curve
    Honda H’ness | Power VS Torque Curve

Features On Offer

Honda H’ness just excels when it comes to features, as the motorcycle has a ton of them.

All-New LED Headlights
All-New LED Headlights
  • Starting with All-LED headlights that illuminate the road well.

    New Honda Smartphone Voice Control System
    New Honda Smartphone Voice Control System
  • Honda Smartphone voice control system is also a part of the kit.

    The new Honda Selectable Torque Control
    The new Honda Selectable Torque Control
  • The new CB350 also boasts of a ‘Honda Selectable Torque Control’ System.

    Honda H'Ness | Instrument Cluster
    Honda H’ness | Instrument Cluster
  • A beautiful instrument cluster you’ll surely not get bored to look at.

Aesthetics

Honda H'Ness |
Honda H’ness | silhouette

In terms of looks, it was not wrong to expect the motorcycle to have a long wheelbase as a cruiser should. In simple words, we assumed the Honda H’ness to have really low seating position with front set foot pegs and a fairly long handlebar, lending the bike a comfortable ride. All these expectations went in vain as Honda had a totally different thing in mind.

Honda H'Ness | Riding Posture
Honda H’ness | Riding Posture

With this new design scheme:

  • Honda H’ness keeps the rider more in an upright position which is equally relaxing.
  • Also, the flat handlebar is what that adds comfort during the long commutes or rides. Additionally, these handlebars allow the motorbike to have nimble dynamics.
Honda HNess Switch Gear
Honda HNess Switch Gear

Honda didn’t even give us a hint of what the bike looks like. But now the motorcycle is unveiled, it looks more of a mixture of motorcycles. Sure, it is more towards the retro side, but the looks will definitely appeal the Indian customers.

Honda H'ness | Color Options
Honda H’ness | Color Options

Honda H’ness Expected Price and its Rivals

Being a part of the cruiser in our country, Honda H’ness will rival the Royal Enfields and the Jawas in the market. Honda will price the motorcycle with sole ‘competition’ in mind. That said, during the unveiling, Honda gave an idea of the price of the motorcycle will be around ₹1.90Lakhs. Honda H’ness comes with many features, has decent power on tap and is offered with the premium Honda Big Wing dealerships. Combining all the factors, it seems that the motorcycle at the price might give a tough competition.

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