Honda H’ness CB350 was launched only a few days ago in the Indian market. The all-new bike has become quite popular and there are many who have already got the delivery of the bike. Abhinav Bhatt, who is one of the first owners of the Honda H’ness CB350 in India did a few interesting videos on the bike. Here is the latest where he tested the fuel economy of the bike.
This is the second fuel economy run done by him after the first one did not go well and conclusive. To test the fuel economy, he filled the bike till the auto cutoff and took the bike on a highway run. On the highway, Abhinav cruised at a speed of 90-05 km/h, and also tested the bike’s cruising capabilities at higher speeds of up to 120 km/h.
In the end, he covered a total of 206 km on the highway. He went to the same fuel pump again and got the bike filled to auto cutoff level. Total of 4.73 litres of fuel was filled in the bike and by calculating the distance and the fuel consumed, he came to the conclusion that the bike returned a fuel efficiency of 43.5 km/l. This is higher than the ARAI certified mileage of 40.8 Kmpl for the Royal Enfield Classic 350, a motorcycle that makes similar power and torque. The Royal Enfield Classic 350 also has a similar displacement: 346cc.
Now, he did not ride to extract the most fuel efficiency from the bike. Instead, he was cruising on the highways, which is something most riders will do. So this is real-world fuel efficiency and if you’re on the highways and riding the Honda Highness CB350, you will also get a similar kind of fuel efficiency.
The all-new H’ness CB350 is available for Rs 1.85 lakh, ex-showroom. The DLX Pro version is priced at Rs 1.9 lakh, ex-showroom. It comes powered by a 348.36cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that generates a maximum power of 20.8 Bhp at 5,500 rpm and peak torque of 30 Nm at 3,000 rpm. The single-cylinder bike gets a half-duplex cradle frame. There is a slipper clutch for smooth shifts. The bike also offers a range of features like voice-activated smartphone system, Bluetooth connectivity for music playback, navigation, incoming call and more such buttons.
It should be noted that the fuel efficiency displayed on the instrument cluster of any car or two-wheeler will always have an error. They are not accurate and if you want to calculate the real fuel efficiency, tank full method should be followed as shown in this video. It is a sure-shot way of getting the exact fuel efficiency that your vehicle might be returning.