The new Honda CB350RS has been launched at Rs 1.96 lakh (ex-showroom, pan-India). The Honda CB350RS is based on the same platform as the Honda H’ness CB350, sharing the same frame, engine and other components. The CB350 RS is a slightly sporty version of the H’Ness CB350, where ‘RS’ stands for ‘Road Sailing’.
The CB350 RS is powered by the same 348cc, single-cylinder engine as the H’Ness CB350. This unit puts out 20.8 BHP @ 5,500 rpm and 30 Nm @ 3,000 rpm. The engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox via a slipper clutch.
The motorcycle features LED lights all round, including the indicators that appear to have been lifted off the Honda Hornet 2.0. Features like the switchgear and instrument cluster have been carried over from the standard CB350.
Unlike the standard CB350 that is available in two variants, DLX and DLX Pro, the CB350RS will be available as only one variant. This bike also gets a dual-tone coloured tank, like on the CB350 DLX Pro, as standard.
The CB350RS is priced at Rs 1.96 lakh (ex-showroom, pan-India), making it a little over Rs 3,000 more expensive than the CB350 DLX Pro that is priced just under Rs 1.93 lakh.
The CB350RS will be available in two color options – Radiant Red Metallic and Black with Pearl Sports Yellow, with bookings open across all Big Wing dealerships in India.