13 Mar 2021: Honda recalls H'Ness CB350 motorcycle in India over gearbox issue
Honda Motor's H'Ness CB350 motorbike is being recalled in India due to a gearbox issue. Some models may have a different material grade usage in fourth gear counter shaft, which may cause defect upon extensive usage of the motorcycle.
Models manufactured between November 25 and December 12, 2020 will be recalled from March 23 and the bikes will be fixed free of cost.
Design: Honda H'Ness CB350 has a Full-LED lighting setup
The Honda H'Ness CB350 sits on a half-duplex cradle and features a dual-tone sloping fuel tank, an upswept exhaust, a rounded headlight as well as mirrors.
It packs a digital-analog instrument console, an all-LED lighting arrangement, and rides on alloy wheels.
The bike has a fuel capacity of 15-liter, a kerb weight of 181kg, and a ground clearance of 166mm.
Fact: It runs on a 349cc engine
The Honda H'Ness CB350 draws power from a 349cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that makes 21hp of maximum power at 5,500rpm and 30Nm of peak torque at 3,000rpm. The motor is paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox.
Safety: There are disc brakes on both the wheels
To ensure safety of the rider, the Honda H'Ness CB350 is equipped with disc brakes on both the front and rear wheels, along with dual-channel ABS and Honda Selectable Torque Control System for improved handling on roads.
Suspension duties are handled by telescopic forks on the front side and twin hydraulic shock absorbers on the rear.
Fact: Honda H'Ness CB350: Pricing and availability
In India, the Honda H'Ness CB350 currently starts at Rs. 1.86 lakh and goes up to Rs. 1.92 lakh (both prices, ex-showroom). At this price point, it rivals the Royal Enfield Meteor 350, JAWA, and the Benelli Imperiale 400.