Honda H’ness CB350 vs Hero Mavrick 440: Comparison Explained

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Honda H’ness CB350 vs Hero Mavrick 440: The Indian motorcycle market has witnessed a surge in popularity for mid-weight, modern-classic motorcycles. Two prominent contenders in this segment are the Honda H’ness CB350 and the Hero Mavrick 440. While both share a retro aesthetic and cater to similar audiences, they offer distinct personalities and capabilities. Let’s delve into their key differences to help you choose your ideal ride:

Honda H'ness CB350 vs Hero Mavrick 440: Comparison Explained

Engine & Performance:

Honda H’ness CB350: This cruiser-oriented motorcycle features a smooth, single-cylinder 349.3cc engine delivering 21.07 PS and 30 Nm torque. It prioritizes relaxed cruising with refined manners and decent fuel efficiency.

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Hero Mavrick 440: With a 429.6cc single-cylinder engine producing 26.15 PS and 34 Nm torque, the Mavrick leans towards adventure riding. The stronger engine and longer suspension travel offer better off-road capability.

Specification Honda H’ness CB350 Hero Mavrick 440
Price (ex-showroom) ₹2,09,558 ₹1,99,000
Engine Capacity 348.36 cc 440 cc
Power 20.78 bhp at 5500 rpm 27 bhp at 6000 rpm
Torque 30 Nm at 3000 rpm 36 Nm at 4000 rpm
Mileage 35 kmpl Not specified
Top Speed 125 kmph Not specified
Transmission 5-speed manual 6-speed manual
Cylinders 1 1
Bore 70 mm 79.6 mm
Stroke 90.5 mm 88.4 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 15 liters 13.5 liters
Front Suspension Telescopic Telescopic front fork
Rear Suspension Twin-hydraulic Hydraulic twin-shox swingarm mount
Braking System Dual-channel ABS Dual-channel ABS
Front Brake Size 310 mm 320 mm
Rear Brake Size 240 mm 240 mm
Wheelbase 1441 mm 1388 mm
Ground Clearance 166 mm 175 mm
Overall Length 2163 mm 2100 mm
Overall Width 789 mm 868 mm
Overall Height 1107 mm 1112 mm
Weight 181 kg 191 kg
Seat Height 800 mm 803 mm
Front Wheel Size 19 inches 17 inches
Rear Wheel Size 18 inches 17 inches

Ride & Handling:

Honda H’ness CB350: Its low seat height, comfortable riding posture, and well-balanced chassis make it ideal for city commutes and relaxed highway cruising. However, cornering agility isn’t its forte.
Hero Mavrick 440: Taller riders will appreciate the Mavrick upright ergonomics and commanding view. Its long-travel suspension tackles rough roads and trails with ease, but highway stability might not be as confidence-inspiring.

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Features & Technology:

Honda H’ness CB350: It keeps things simple with a basic instrument cluster, LED headlamp, and optional features like Bluetooth connectivity and navigation.
Hero Mavrick 440: The Mavrick boasts a fully-digital instrument cluster with Bluetooth connectivity, turn-by-turn navigation, and even a gear position indicator.

Price & Value:

Honda H’ness CB350: Starting at Rs. 2.09 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), the H’ness offers a premium brand image, refined engine, and comfortable ride. However, its lack of features and slightly higher price might be drawbacks.

Hero Mavrick 440 ex-showroom prices:

  • Base – Rs 1.99 lakh
  • Mid – Rs 2.14 lakh
  • Top – Rs 2.24 lakh

Hero Mavrick 440: With a starting price of Rs. 2.00 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), the Mavrick undercuts the H’ness while offering more features and adventure-ready capabilities. However, its engine refinement and highway comfort might not match the Honda.

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