The Honda H’ness CB350 which was launched in October
2020 comes in two variants DLX and DLX Pro. We got a chance to ride the DLX Pro
which costs roughly around Rs 2.26 lakh on road in Delhi. In this video we
shall be talking about a couple of aspects of this vehicle which many reviewers
have missed out on. Yet, it is critical. As you go along, if you like the
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Does this motorcycle have a storage space? Where do
you find the tool kit in this vehicle, what all tools are there in this tool kit
and equally important where is the fuse box of this vehicle and what does it
contain? Why is the horn button shaped so unconventionally and different from
other bikes? Why is there no grab handle near the rear seat to help you put the
motorcycle on the main stand? Is there a helmet lock in this vehicle? All these
questions will be answered exclusively in this video. In our next video we
shall talk about its performance and other critical features.
The Honda H”Ness CB 350 horn switch is built the way
it is because Honda, we presume, does not want its riders to honk for no
reason. In India, honking is a disease of sorts and people love to honk their
vehicles whether it is a two wheeler or a four wheeler. Honda we guess wants to prevent this noise
pollution and make it easier for people around us, hence the shape of the
switch is such that it needs to be pressed only when it is really required.
Now coming to the storage space, this motorcycle
really does not have any major tucked away storage pace like in many other
motorcycles and scooters. On the left side box there is a key slot and once you
open this box using your ignition key, you get to see your battery. There begins your journey to actually explore
your bike. Tucked away smartly under the battery is the hex key or the allen
key as they call it. Now this key can be used to open the small side box on the
right as well as the seat.
The right side box also has no major space for
storage, except that they have kept a small medical kit there. There is a plastic bracket of sorts out there
and you can actually keep some papers or the bike’s user manual booklet. The
size and thickness of the user manual booklet is all what this plastic bracket
The allen key can be used to open the seat screw and
once this is opened, you can physically remove the seat. Now, under the seat
you get to see the tool kit strapped neatly. It is a small tool kit and it
contains a few tools like a spanner, a screwdriver without a holder, a spark
plug remover which also doubles up as the screwdriver handle and a tiny plastic
clip that is used to remove the fuse inside the fuse box.
The underbody of the seat also contains a small
storage space just enough to accommodate something the size of the bike’s user
manual booklet. Once you remove the seat and explore the space on the bike, you
realise the air intake pipe is located there. So that means you cannot put
anything loose there or else it could get sucked into the air intake pipe. Let me just demonstrate that with a plastic
sheet for your understanding. If you see,
once you rev the bike, the pipe begins to suck anything that is in its
Now let’s get to the fuse box. This is for your
understanding because one should always know where a fuse box is located in a
vehicle. In the Honda H’ness CB 350, this is located in the space below the
seat. The different fuses control the Ignition, ABS, headlights, etc. Removing and replacing them is a cakewalk. This
can be done with the help of the plastic clip.
Now finally, let us tell you about the main stand of
the vehicle. For all the Royal Enfield riders, let me tell you that putting a
typical RE Classic 350 on the main stand requires you to hold the grab handle
near the rear seat to pull the bike back. But in the case of the CB 350, since
it is around 14 odd kilos lighter than the Classic 350, this bike does not come
with a side grab handle and to put the bike on the main stand is as easy as a
walk in the park. All you have to do is to step firmly on the main stand foot
area and hold the rear backrest handle and the bike simply goes back. It’s that
Last but not the least, the bike also comes with a
lock to lock your helmet in place when you have parked the bike. It’s a simple
lock mechanism that is operated with your ignition key. We shall be soon coming
out with another video on the performance and other critical features of this
motorcycle. So watch this space for more
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