New Honda CB350 RS launched at Rs 1.96 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi). The Honda CB350 RS is based on the same platform as the Honda H’ness CB350 and shares the same frame, engine, and other components. Scrambler-styled Honda CB350 RS costs Rs. 3,000 more than the CB350 DLX Pro.
Honda CB350 RS design and features
The new Honda CB350 RS has a sporty design, with a slightly compromised seating position and footrest at the rear. A steering wheel is still a one-piece unit like the one on the H’Ness CB350. The motorcycle has a “folding and rolling” seat, a redesigned rear section with an LED taillight, underneath the padding, and wide tires. The motorcycle has similar features to the H’Ness CB350, such as LED lighting, digital instrument control unit, two-channel ABS, and Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC).
Honda CB350 RS engine and gearbox
The Honda CB350 RS is powered by the same long-stroke 349cc single-cylinder engine that is also found in the H’ness CB350. The maximum power and torque values remain the same: 20.8 bhp at 5,500 rpm and 30 Nm of torque at 3,000 rpm. This engine is mated to the same five-speed gearbox as the CB350 and has Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) as well as an auxiliary clutch and lightning bolt.
Minor hardware changes resulted in the CB350 RS weighing 179kg, which is 2kg less than the CB350’s 181kg. Meanwhile, the ground clearance increased by 2mm, from 166mm to 168mm. On the other hand, the seat height remains the same at 800mm.
Honda CB350 RS price in India and availability
The CB350 RS is priced at Rs 1.96 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi), which makes it slightly more expensive at Rs 3,000 than the CB350 DLX Pro, which is just under Rs 1.93 lakh.
The Honda CB350 RS will be available in two color options: Radiant Red Metallic and Black with Pearl Sports Yellow with reservations open at all BigWing dealerships in India.