The 2023 H’ness CB350, Honda‘s retro-inspired motorcycle that rivals the Royal Enfield Classic 350, has been released in India with an array of new customization options. With these enhancements, the H’ness CB350 aims to solidify its position as a top contender in the competitive segment.
The moniker ‘H’ness’ is a condensed form of ‘Highness’, a term imbued with a sense of grandeur. Despite its vintage aesthetics, this motorcycle boasts a plethora of cutting-edge features, seamlessly blending modernity with a retro look.
The 2023 H’ness CB350 is equipped with several state-of-the-art components, including Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC), an assist and slipper clutch, dual-channel ABS brakes, Full-LED lighting, and an analog panel augmented by digital information.
In addition, the model features the Honda Smartphone Voice Control system (HSVCS), Start/Stop button, Hazard switch, side stand with engine inhibitor and wide tires (130/70-18 at the rear).
At the heart of the 2023 H’ness CB350 lies a 350 cc single-cylinder engine, outfitted with electronic fuel injection technology. This powerhouse is capable of churning out a maximum power output of 15.5 kW (20.8 HP) and 3.1 kgfm / 30 Nm of torque, achieved at a mere 3,000 rpm. Unlike its counterparts, the H’ness CB350 prioritizes torque over horsepower, especially at low revs.
Finally, for 2023, the model is available in four different versions: DLX, DLX Pro, DLX Pro Chrome and Customization. All versions have several color options and the customization option has the Café Racer Custom, Confort Custom, Solo Carrier Custom and Tourer Custom options.
The 2023 H’ness CB350 can be purchased in India starting at INR 209,857 Ex-Showroom Delhi (around US$2,552), but it remains unclear whether this particular model will be made available in other countries.