Honda CB350 H’ness: How it handles in the hills [Video]

Honda CB 350 H’Ness is the latest cruiser bike launched by Japanese two wheeler manufacturer in 350-cc segment. This new motorcycle is meant to directly compete with the likes of Royal Enfield Classic 350 and Jawa motorcycles. It is currently one of the most technologically advanced motorcycle in the segment and is priced at Rs 1.9 lakh, ex-showroom. We have already seen several videos of Honda H’Ness on the internet and here we have another one which shows how the bike handles in the hilly sections.

The video has been uploaded by Abhinav Bhatt on his youtube channel. When the video starts, the vlogger had ridden the motorcycle for over 200 kms and has a fair idea on how the bike behave on such long rides. Vlogger immediately starts talking about how well the motorcycle behave through out the journey.

The bike has done over 1000 kms on the odometer and the first service for the motorcycle has also been done. The bike has opened up a bit and the rear suspension which was stiff was adjusted and felt a bit softer on the roads. That one single change has improved the ride quality and that too without compromising on the handling part.

The vlogger said that, he has been riding the bike since the morning and the seats on the H’Ness provide utmost comfort. The rider does not feel tired at all which is a thing that most riders on a long ride actually expect from their bikes. Engine and gearbox remain smooth and the bike was smoothly handling the hilly roads and winding sections. In between they did get some bad section but, it was not a big deal for the Honda H’Ness specially with the adjusted rear suspensions.

The only compliant that the rider felt during this ride was that the bike feels underpowered. He can be heard saying that the bike could have done better with little bit more power. This really comes up when you are planning to overtake on highways. The rider could not simply open the throttle and wait for bike to do the rest. There was a need to shift a gear down in order to do overtakes. Apart from this issue, the bike was a joy to ride and was very comfortable too.