The new Honda H’ness CB350 got a really astonishing response in the Indian market. So, the Japanese motorcycle manufacturer has decided to unleash another beast. Today, Honda has launched the new CB350 RS in the Indian market. As the name suggests, the motorcycle is based on the H’ness CB 350 and comes at a price tag of ₹1.96 Lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). Along with a ₹10,000 price hike over the H’ness, Honda CB350 RS gets considerable upgrades.
What are the additions in the 2021 Honda CB350 RS?
Honda says that the new Honda CB350 RS is for the people those who seek adventure. Well, to facilitate the claim, the company has given the motorcycle a whole lot of upgrades. These include;
- Wide Pattern Tyres
- Comforting tuck and roll seats
- A sporty yet comfortable riding stance
- Front fork boots
- Engine bash plate
- LED headlamps
- All LED turn indicators
- LED taillights
All these updates allow the motorcycle to be the perfect companion on long highway tours. Not just that, the CB350 RS also boasts of some cosmetic changes. Starting with the dual-tone paint scheme. The Honda CB is available in two colour shades, a red and yellow.
What powers the Honda CB350 RS?
The same motor that comes with the H’ness powers the CB350 RS. This means the 350’s throaty thump is retained.
- Talking about the numbers the 350cc engine is capable of producing 20.78ps of max power and 30Nm of peak torque.
- Boasting of slip and assist clutch is a slick 5-speed sequential transmission.
- The bike gets a 15-litre fuel tank lending it a range upwards of 500kms.
Does the CB350 RS have any rivals?
Considering the price, the motorcycle sits in a very busy price range. And its rivals include Jawa 42, Jawa Prak, Royal Enfield Classic 350, and more. Speaking of the price, Honda CB350 RS is priced at ₹1.96 Lakhs (ex-showroom) which is around ₹10,000 over the standard H’ness but RS is about ₹4,000 more than the DLX Pro.
In the end, the RS tag in the CB350 does not do justice to the motorcycle’s character. The motorcycle looks mean, purposeful and lives more up to a scrambler design. But that might be nitpicking to an otherwise supreme motorcycle.
Perfect Comparo: Honda H’ness vs Royal Enfield 350 vs Jawa vs Benelli Imperiale 400