Japanese two wheeler manufacturer Honda recently launched the all-new cruiser motorcycle CB 350 H’Ness in the market. It is a cruiser motorcycle that is meant to take on the likes of Royal Enfield Classic 350 and Jawa. It is priced at Rs 1.9 lakh, ex-showroom and is currently the most technologically advanced motorcycle in the segment. A number of videos have already surfaced online regarding the Honda H’Ness and here we have another video which compares the Royal Enfield Classic 350 with the all-new Honda CB350 H’Ness.
The video has been uploaded by Pradeep on Wheels on his youtube channel. The video starts by showing both the motorcycles parked next to each other. The vlogger starts by pointing out all the good features on both motorcycles. The first thing he mentions about the bike is the clutch. The Clutch on the Honda Highness feels a lot lighter in comparison to the RE Classic 350. Both motorcycles have a retro feel to them. The Honda H’Ness has a neo retro feel whereas the RE Classic has a proper retro feel.
In terms of refinement, Honda Highness is a much better motorcycle. The vlogger even turn the Royal Enfield ON and the as the revs go up, the vibration becomes more and more evident. The Highness also has better sounding exhaust. The Classic 350 BS6 had started to sound more like older Thunderbird that was available on sale years ago.
Coming to ride comfort, the vlogger felt that the RE Classic was way more comfortable and the rear suspension on the Honda felt stiffer. Similarly, the vlogger also loved the split seat set up on Classic 350. The Honda Highness has a single seat setup which is comfortable but, the saddle seats with springs under it felt more comfortable.
Both motorcycles get alloy wheels and have a dual channel ABS setup. The brakes on the Honda had a lot more bite and both motorcycle felt planted on high speeds and return good fuel economy. When it comes to the technology, Honda Highness is clearly the winner as it comes with a host of new features like LED headlamps, hazard lamps, LED turn indicators, semi digital instrument cluster and so on. Both motorcycles have their pros and cons and the vlogger does not announce a clear winner as they are both suitable for long distance touring.