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Old 13th September 2023, 16:58   #1261
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This shiny all black bike looks the best to my eyes. What’s the name of this variant? Do share your experience and thoughts on the bike after some usage.

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Old 13th September 2023, 19:25   #1262
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Currently rented a H'ness from royal brothers. Like the bike overall. I don't mind the tall gearing discussed here, as I just rev the nuts off and up shift.

Contemplating buying one, and a have few questions regarding H'ness. I'd appreciate it if someone can help clarify them:

(1) The bike feels too loud in the city after riding a unicorn for 15 years. Kind of conflicted with the attention the sound brings. Is it possible to do anything relatively simple to reduce the sound? I am sure there are many kits available to make the bike louder. But, are they any reliable silencer kits/ other ways to make the sound tamer?

(2) Is it possible to fit the 350RS' seat, tail lamp and rear mudguard to the H'ness? I prefer the H'ness comfortable/ commuter uncle riding triangle.

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(1) The bike feels too loud in the city after riding a unicorn for 15 years. Kind of conflicted with the attention the sound brings. Is it possible to do anything relatively simple to reduce the sound? I am sure there are many kits available to make the bike louder. But, are they any reliable silencer kits/ other ways to make the sound tamer?
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Now that is something we don't hear around often, trying to reduce the exhaust sound.

As far as I know, there is no easy way to do that. If you do find a way, it may have negative effects on the engine as reducing the noise is in other words reducing the rate of flow of the exhaust. The stock exhaust is something that is tuned for the engine.

I would think you would get used to the sound as you ride more and I understand that it is loud for now as the Unicorn exhaust note was extremely silent.
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Old 14th September 2023, 13:47   #1264
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Now that is something we don't hear around often, trying to reduce the exhaust sound.

As far as I know, there is no easy way to do that. If you do find a way, it may have negative effects on the engine as reducing the noise is in other words reducing the rate of flow of the exhaust. The stock exhaust is something that is tuned for the engine.

I would think you would get used to the sound as you ride more and I understand that it is loud for now as the Unicorn exhaust note was extremely silent.
I love the sound though I agree its loud compared to a Unicorn which was/is super quiet in comparison (had one for 10 years). Though in traffic it doesn't feel as loud since other sounds are much louder.
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Hi everyone!

I originally posted this on a different thread but I'm not sure that's really avtive so re-posting it here.

I've just recently bought a Highness. I've had it for about 20 days but it's only run 200kms so far. Given it for the first service today at the Andheri service center in Mumbai, and i had a couple of doubts ad this is my first bike.

My first service is costing me 2200 (oil, consumables, washer,chain clean and lube, battery check or something,etc). Not sure if this is considered a normal service cost or not. The "service advisor" there was offering an AMC for 2 years for about ₹9800. Any advice on this? Is it really worth it? The guy said it would cost just ₹150 if i take the AMC
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My first service is costing me 2200 (oil, consumables, washer,chain clean and lube, battery check or something,etc). Not sure if this is considered a normal service cost or not. The "service advisor" there was offering an AMC for 2 years for about ₹9800. Any advice on this? Is it really worth it?
My H'ness completed 1 year and so far I have not gone with AMC. Please check with the dealer, if with AMC, can you service with in any Bigwing service center, or the AMC is applicable to that specific dealer. If it is specific to one dealer, do not recommend the same.

Regarding the service cost, major part of the cost is for the engine oil. Cb350 needs 2 litter oil, and if your SVC is using Throttle fully synthetic oil, that will cost about 850+ Rs per litter including tax. And chain cleaning and lubing is not included in the free service, Bigwing charges 250-300Rs for the same. You can opt out from chain lubing service, if you can do that yourself. For me 1st and 2nd service costed around 2000, where they used fully synthetic oil. On 3rd service, which was the different SVC (Bigwing Topline), they used mineral oil (and I did not force them for synthetic oil as my usage was less - 500 Km per month, and changes oil at every 6 months), and for 2 litters of oil, the cost was 950Rs and total service bill was 1500. For paid services, there will be additional labor charges around Rs 1000.
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The "service advisor" there was offering an AMC for 2 years for about ₹9800. Any advice on this? Is it really worth it? The guy said it would cost just ₹150 if i take the AMC
My bike is about 9 months old and I bought the AMC for the maximum tenure offered, which is 6 years worth Rs.29.5k. The decision was purely based on my financial situation and expense/cash flow management. I paid for some chain lubes in the first service and nothing in the second service.

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Please check with the dealer, if with AMC, can you service with in any Bigwing service center, or the AMC is applicable to that specific dealer. If it is specific to one dealer, do not recommend the same.
AMC package is locked to the Service centre and is a handicap if you end up having issues with them. If your city has multiple service centres or you plan to move around to different cities, then AMC is redundant. In my case, I knew what I was getting into and accepted the risk.
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AMC package is locked to the Service centre and is a handicap if you end up having issues with them. If your city has multiple service centres or you plan to move around to different cities, then AMC is redundant. In my case, I knew what I was getting into and accepted the risk.
Thanks a lot for that bit of info. I do intend to switch cities in the next year or so, so i guess an AMC is just not an option for me.
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Perfect color for cosmetic modifications

This wasnt available when i wanted to buy and i end up buying the maroon/red one which i was told has better road presence but i still feel black has its own charm

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Bough a CB350 RS and now buying all the required safety gears and vloging accessories. I'm riding after a decade and it feels amazing.
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After the first sevice, I am planning for a 500km ride from NCR to Lucknow, and I'm looking for an auxiliary lights for my RS. Could you guys please suggest which once works well and won't void the warranty ?

Meanwhile, I have bought a Solace riding jacket, a camera mount, for my insta360 and a mobile holder.
Saddle bags, riding pants and shoes are on the way.

Thank you in advance.

Sample video of me with my gears is available here -
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Good to see this thread coming to life again. Congratulations to all the new owners. This is a good all rounder and I have been having a good time the last one and a half years touring as well as commuting to office due to metro work where I live. Easy in traffic, comfortable for touring, accommodative of a pillion and supporting all the luggage one needs to take during travels. Enjoy your rides..!
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I am in the market for a 250-350cc bike and have shortlisted the CB350Hness. But while doing online research, I am coming across multiple instances of the handlebar wobbling issue reported in many forums for which there seems to be no comment/recall/solution offered by Honda. How bad and how extensive is the issue? Forum members please enlighten as I am now in two minds about committing to what is otherwise a perfect bike for my use case.
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I have H'ness for past 1 year and done 5600 KMs. I have not faced wobbling issues so far however, here in Kerala, there are not many roads where I can safely travel at speeds higher that 80KMPH. So my observations are on speeds up to 80 KMPH.
Here are the negative points I felt so far

Extremely tall gearing - This is the biggest irritant so far. No issues on good roads, but in areas where there are large potholes every 100 meter, I have to constantly shift between 3rd gear and 2nd gear and at times, even first gear. On these kind of roads, I still regret my decision to purchase this bike.

Break pad wear- I am sill running on stock break pads at 5600Kms, but there is a good wear on them already. Almost all owners I met mentions about premature break pad wear. May be due to the material they use for break pad. The breaking performance is excellent but the break pad life is shorter.

Good things -
Smooth and refined engine and light clutch - really a joy to ride on highways.
Service quality - Though expensive, the quality of service and behavior of the service advisors are great so far.

Another possible negative point is the pars availability in open market. You will have to always rely on the service center for maintenance as most of the spares are not available outside.

I had almost booked Classic Reborn but switched to H'ness at the last moment mainly because classic with alloy wheels and tubeless tires were costing 35+K more than H'ness.
If I am doing the bike purchase now, I might go with classic reborn for that tractable engine. In my office, few of my friends who were UCE classic 350 owners, had asked me my suggestion for their new bike purchase. For all of them I suggested Classic reborn siting the above negative points of H'ness, but finally all of them purchased H'ness. Such was the negative impact the UCE engine Classic 350 made on them.
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I am coming across multiple instances of the handlebar wobbling issue reported in many forums for which there seems to be no comment/recall/solution offered by Honda. How bad and how extensive is the issue? Forum members please enlighten as I am now in two minds about committing to what is otherwise a perfect bike for my use case.
I have been trying to make sense of the query below. I believe what you are asking is indirectly answered by Sreejith in this part. In Kerala we have a speed limit of 70 kmph for bikes. If we try to maintain speed below 70 Kmph, in top gear, The tall gearing of the bike makes it lug a lot. This leads to massive wobble in the handlebar. I can personally attest to it with approx 10K km on one. If you intend to use it under 70kmph. You may have to necessarily use it in 4th gear. At higher speeds, this wobble has not been noticed. The moment you leave the accelerator and it loses speed, this wobble returns. Sreejith can attest if you have had similar experience.

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Extremely tall gearing - This is the biggest irritant so far. No issues on good roads, but in areas where there are large potholes every 100 meter, I have to constantly shift between 3rd gear and 2nd gear and at times, even first gear. On these kind of roads, I still regret my decision to purchase this bike.
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