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Honda CB350RS

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Key specs
  • Displacement348.36 cc
  • Transmission5 Speed Manual
  • Kerb Weight179 kg

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VariantPriceSpecifications

CB350RS Monotone

 1,97,753 Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Alloy Wheels

CB350RS Dual Tone

 1,99,758 Avg. Ex-showroom price Disc Brakes, Alloy Wheels

Honda CB350RS Summary

CB350RS key highlights

Engine Capacity 348.36 cc
Transmission 5 Speed Manual
Kerb Weight 179 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 15 litres
Seat Height 800 mm
Max Power 20.78 bhp

About CB350RS

Honda CB350RS is a bike available at a starting price of Rs. 1,97,753 in India. It is available in 2 variants and 2 colours with top variant price starting from Rs. 1,99,758. The Honda CB350RS is powered by 348.36cc BS6 engine which develops a power of 20.78 bhp and a torque of 30 Nm. With both front and rear disc brakes, Honda CB350RS comes up with anti-locking braking system. This CB350RS bike weighs 179 kg and has a fuel tank capacity of 15 liters.

The new Honda CB350RS is a retro-style motorcycle from the Indian arm of the Japanese two-wheeler brand that competes in the Royal Enfield dominated 350cc segment. The motorcycle aims to rival the likes of the Royal Enfield Meteor 350, Jawa 42, and the Imperiale 400. The new Honda CB350RS will be sold via BigWing Topline and BigWing dealerships across India.

In terms of design, the new Honda CB350RS features a contemporary style. The motorcycle is built around a half-duplex cradle frame in steel pipe. The CB350RS features a round headlight, underseat taillight, round rear-view mirrors, Y-shaped alloy wheels, a skid plate, black smoked front and rear fender, and a tall-set handlebar. The retro design is further enhanced by a tuck and roll-style saddle. The motorcycle is available in two paint options – Radiant Red Metallic and Black with Pearl Sports Yellow.

Mechanical specifications are similar to the H’Ness CB350, and the RS model, too, uses a 350cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder engine that produces 20.7bhp of maximum power at 5,500rpm and 30Nm of peak torque at 3,000rpm. The motor is linked to a five-speed transmission that benefits from a slipper and an assist clutch mechanism.

The feature list on the new CB350RS includes a semi-digital instrument cluster, Honda Selectable Torque Control, and dual-channel ABS. The instrument cluster also displays an eco-indicator, real time fuel economy, average fuel economy, and distance to empty details. The feature list also includes full-LED lighting, engine start/stop switch, and a hazard light function.

The hardware on the motorcycle include telescopic front forks, twin rear springs, a 310mm single disc at the front, a 240mm single disc at the rear, and 17-inch Y-shaped alloy wheels.
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Honda CB350RS Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • Scrambler styling is quite aspirational
    • Exhaust sound is good
    • Comfortable to ride in the city
  • Could be Better

    • Limited sales, service reach
    • Engine lacks torque and character

BikeWale's Take

The CB350RS is a scrambler version of the CB350. So it gets a lot of blacked-out cool looking components. But when it comes to performance, the CB350RS churns out similar numbers and experience. The motor is refined and the ride experience is quite nice. But just like the CB350, the RS is also sold only through BigWing showrooms. 

Honda CB350RS Review

The new Honda CB350RS is basically a sportier variant of the H’ness CB350. However, what is important to note is that it’s a noticeable Rs 7,000 more expensive than the fully loaded DLX Pro variant of the H’ness CB350. So what are you paying more for? How different is the new bike and should this be the variant you should consider? We answer all those questions in this first-ride review of the Honda CB350RS.

Introduction

Honda CB350RS Right Front Three Quarter

The new Honda CB350RS is basically a sportier variant of the H’ness CB350. However, what is important to note is that it’s a noticeable Rs 7,000 more expensive than the fully loaded DLX Pro variant of the H’ness CB350. So what are you paying more for? How different is the new bike and should this be the variant you should consider? We answer all those questions in this first-ride review of the Honda CB350RS.

The Visuals

Left Side View

We loved how Honda has stuck to the original CB roots when they designed the CB350, and with the RS, they have taken that old school charm and added a huge dollop of sexiness. Let’s take a look at the changes here over the CB350 H'ness.

The RS might be a sportier variant among the two, but Honda has made sure that it stands apart from its H’ness brethren. First up are the fenders that are shorter than the metal chrome units on the CB350 H’ness. The headlight has a chrome ring in the H’ness but it has been blacked out on the RS. The RS model also gets fork boots which not only add to the aesthetic part but is a practical add-on, protecting it from dust. The indicators, too, aren’t just a different design but these are LEDs.

Front View

Moving to the side, the RS also gets a skid plate. The RS uses a single horn setup instead of dual units on the DLX Pro variant. These side panels, too, are redesigned to go with the sportier theme of the CB350RS.

At the rear, the RS looks very Ducati Scrambler-ish, thanks to the LED taillamp and the fender design. Another big change that really adds some meat here is the rear tyre. Now, this is a 150-section MRF Zapper Kurve that's not only wider but is also a size down at 17-inches.

Front Wheel

Overall, the CB350 RS is a fantastic looking motorcycle and is sure to appeal to those who prefer not just retro but sporty as well.

The Package

Honda CB350RS Right Side View

The Honda CB350RS also packs revised ergonomics since it is supposed to be sportier. The footpegs are about 112mm further behind and 12mm higher than the CB350 H'ness to aid better cornering clearance. Even the handlebar is all-new and is wider and higher for better leverage.

The seat, too, is new as well and while it is slightly on the firmer side, it is comfortable. All this coming together, the RS offers a slightly more aggressive riding position but not at the cost of being uncomfortable. Even the saddle height at 800mm is pretty friendly for people who have average height. The lack of heel-toe shifter matches the sporty persona of the RS. 

Honda CB350RS Instrument Cluster

On the features front, smartphone connectivity via Bluetooth, USB charging is NOT available in the RS variant. Now that is quite a bummer considering those are very handy features. The instrument console is exactly the same as the CB350 H’ness and you get an analogue speedometer and a small digital screen reading out the odometer, trip meters, fuel, time, and the gear position indicator. The screen also displays the distance to empty, average mileage, and real-time mileage figures. There is a hazard warning switch too for the emergency stops.

On the rider assist side, Honda offers a switchable traction control or Honda Selectable Torque Control system along with dual-channel ABS and an assist and slipper clutch.

The Ride

Honda CB350RS Right Front Three Quarter

Mechanical specification-wise, the RS is exactly the same as the H’ness. Thus, the 349cc, single-cylinder engine still makes 20.8 bhp and 30Nm of torque. The engine still feels refined and commuting in the city feels absolutely delightful. You can shift-up early using the super smooth five-speed gearbox and use all that torque to chug along comfortably. It has enough torque even in the higher gears so you barely have to downshift.

Even on the highways, as long as you are in the cruising zone, which is between 90–100kmph, the RS will oblige happily and it will sit at 100kmph all day making it good for touring too. But it’s only when you want to sail-past at higher speeds that the RS’ performance starts feeling a little lacking. Urgency is not this motor’s forte and revving higher reaps no dividends. We would have loved if Honda would have made slight changes in the RS to offer better performance, like altering the gearing or engine mapping as compared to the H’ness. 

Honda CB350RS Engine From Right

So, if you’re looking at a relaxed performer, the RS is sure to keep you happy, but if you want a peppy performer, you’ll have to look elsewhere.

Now talking about handling, the RS uses the same cradle frame, telescopic fork, and twin shock absorbers as the H'ness. But the RS gets gripper, block patter MRF Kurve tyres. The rear tyre uses a wider 150 section rubber while minor changes in the hardware make it two kilograms lighter. Do these changes make a difference?

Honda CB350RS Right Front Three Quarter

Indeed they do. Further aided by the slightly more aggressive riding stance, the RS is more enjoyable on a good set of twisty roads. The handling is neutral and the stickier tyres and the increased ground clearance mean that you can lean it further than the H’ness. What also helps are the brakes which are lovely and inspire plenty of confidence.

The ride quality is excellent too and it absorbs the bad bumps really well which makes commuting on our pothole-ridden roads a less tiresome affair. Overall, we were really impressed with the ride and handling package of the RS.

Verdict

Right Front Three Quarter

Now, some of you might ask, was there a need for the RS with the H’ness already being around. Well, just like we had the Royal Enfields in different avatars like the standard, classic, and Thunderbird, why not have different avatars of the CB350, right? 

The CB350RS is priced at Rs 1.98 lakh in this dual-tone shade and is almost Rs 7,000 more expensive than the top H’ness DLX Pro variant. Yes, it does miss out on the Bluetooth feature and the USB charging, but it makes up for that with a more engaging riding experience. So, if you always liked the CB350 and wanted it to look a little sportier, a little sexier, and have a sportier riding experience, the CB350RS provides just that.

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Specifications

  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Petrol

    Max Power 20.78 bhp @ 5,500 rpm

    Max Torque 30 Nm @ 3,000 rpm

    Cooling System Air Cooled

    Transmission 5 Speed Manual

    Transmission Type Chain Drive

    Emission Standard BS-VI

    Displacement 348.36 cc

    Cylinders 1

    Bore 70 mm

    Stroke 90.51 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder --

    Compression Ratio 9.5:1

    Ignition Digital CDI

    Spark Plugs 1 Per Cylinder

    Gear Shifting Pattern Gear Shifting Pattern 1 Down 4 Up

    Clutch Multiplate Wet Clutch

    Fuel Delivery System Fuel Injection

    Fuel Tank Capacity 15 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity --

    Riding Range Maximum distance a petrol bike can travel on a full fuel tank and an electric bike can travel on a full charge --

    Mileage - ARAI --

    Mileage - Owner Reported BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. --

    Top Speed --

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  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Braking System CBS, IBS, SBT, UBS, HBS - Combined braking of both front and rear wheel | ABS - Anti-lock braking system which can be just for front wheel (single channel) or both wheels (dual channel) or can be switched off (switchable) | E-ABS - Electronic assisted braking system | Standard - Cable operated Dual Channel ABS

    Front Brake Type Disc

    Front Brake Size 310 mm

    Rear Tyre Size 150/70-17M/C 69H

    Tyre Type Tubeless

    Radial Tyres No

    Rear Brake Type Disc

    Rear Brake Size 240 mm

    Calliper Type --

    Wheel Type Alloy

    Front Wheel Size 19 inch

    Rear Wheel Size 17 inch

    Front Tyre Size 100/90-19M/C 57H

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider) 29 psi

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider) 29 psi

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) 29 psi

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) 33 psi

    Front Suspension Telescopic

    Rear Suspension Twin-Hydraulic

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  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight 179 kg

    Overall Length 2,171 mm

    Overall Width 804 mm

    Wheelbase 1,441 mm

    Ground Clearance 168 mm

    Seat Height 800 mm

    Overall Height 1,097 mm

    Chassis Type Half Duplex Cradle

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  • Manufacturer WarrantyManufacturer Warranty

    Standard Warranty (Year) 3 Year

    Standard Warranty (Kilometers) 42,000

Features

Odometer Digital

DRLs (Daytime running lights) --

Mobile App Connectivity No

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailYes

Pillion SeatYes

GPS & Navigation Yes

USB charging port No

Front storage box No

Under seat storage No

AHO (Automatic Headlight On) --

Speedometer Semi Digital

Fuel Guage Yes

Tachometer --

Stand Alarm Yes

Stepped Seat No

No. of Tripmeters 1

Tripmeter Type Digital

Low Fuel Indicator Yes

Low Oil Indicator --

Low Battery Indicator Yes

Pillion FootrestYes

Digital Fuel GuageYes

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift Light--

KillswitchYes

ClockYes

Electric System--

Battery12V, 6.0 Ah

Headlight TypeLED Headlamp

Headlight Bulb Type--

Brake/Tail LightLED Tail Lamp

Turn SignalYes

Pass LightYes

Additional features--

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Honda CB350RS User Reviews

4.5 35 ratings 12 reviews
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  •  4You will lost your temper if you ride this bike in rainy season 1 month ago by Kalpesh Sirvee, Hyderabad

    The bike is awesome is riding, I would like give 5 start but I have given 4 star because this cb350rs bike don't have mud guard in front and back, we cannot ride this bike in rainy season. I suggest to look after this problem to provide accessories of front and back tyr

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    • Used it for

      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      3-6 months

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      41 kmpl

  •  5Go for cb350rs far better than enfield 1 month ago by Sayanth, Thrissur

    1. Good experience 2. The only concern is rain 3. Looks and performance are stunning 4. Good service, maintenance low when compared to royal enfield 5. Pros: stunning looks, good mileage, less maintenance, good seats, reliable etc. Cons: less availability of big wing sh

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      < 3 months

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      35 kmpl

  •  5Rs rider 2 months ago by Kiran, Chandrapur

    Highly balance tuned engine. Honda gives good power delivery. I'm happy with Honda engineering. Good quality of fiber and other parts. I only faced some issues with front mud fender during rainy days. Front wheel throw the mud upto rider or upto fuel tank. Need to fix f

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    • Owned for

      < 3 months

    • Ridden for

      10000-15000 kms

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  •  4Your new love. 2 months ago by Anil

    Booking and taking delivery of bike was good and had no issues. Riding the bike from last 4 months and love to spend more time on this. One of the best bike in this segment and riding is very smooth with no vibrations at all. Only problem with this bike is you will go m

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    • Owned for

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    • Got mileage of

      38 kmpl

  •  5Great bike addictive sound stable ride 2 months ago by Sam, Bangalore

    Very good bike. The buying process at bigwing Honda on Lavelle road is excellent. Excellent dealership with good people. Bike rides solid, is stable, great looks. The only negative is that weight could have been about 10 kgs lighter since moving the bike in narrow parki

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      Leisure Rides

    • Owned for

      < 3 months

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      35 kmpl

  •  5A Budget Beast 3 months ago by Adithya Balagopal

    I bought this amazing bike last Thursday. It is really a beast. Far better than Royal Enfield. It's heavier than Royal Enfield but once we start riding, it is smooth and also there is no vibration. I really recommend this bike for those looking for a change and wish to

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FAQs about Honda CB350RS

  • Q: What is the on-road price of Honda CB350RS in 2021?

    A: The 2021 on-road price of Honda CB350RS in Delhi is Rs. 2,27,134. This on-road price includes the ex-showroom price, RTO and insurance charges.
  • Q: Which is better Honda CB350RS or Honda Hness CB350?

    A: Honda CB350RS is priced at Rs. 1,97,753, has a 348.36 cc 5 Speed Manual engine, and weighs 179 kg, whereas, the price of Honda Hness CB350 is Rs. 1,92,041 with a 348.36 cc engine, and weighing 181 kg. You can compare Honda CB350RS vs Honda Hness CB350 based on their detailed specifications, features, prices and reviews.
  • Q: What are the colour options of Honda CB350RS?

    A: Honda CB350RS is available in 2 colours which are Radiant Red Metallic and Black with Pearl Sports Yellow. You can check all the colour images of Honda CB350RS.
  • Q: What are the key specifications of Honda CB350RS?

    A: Honda CB350RS is a Scrambler bike that weighs 179 kg, has a 348.36 cc BS-VI engine and a fuel capacity of 15 litres. You can check the full specifications and features.

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The 2021 CB350RS is a sportier urban scrambler version of the Honda H'ness CB350. The Honda CB350RS features new paint schemes, sportier styling, a blacked-out theme and wider tyres. And, it is priced at Rs 1.96 lakh (ex-showroom, India). But, is it enthusiast-friendly, and more importantly, does it provide a sporty riding experience? Watch the review as Abhishek Nigam gives you all the dope on the new CB350RS. 2021 Honda CB350RS...

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