Honda 2Wheelers India has updated its portfolio with the launch of the new CB350RS. The motorcycle joins the H’ness CB350 in the country to rival against the likes of Royal Enfield Meteor 350, Jawa 42, and the Benelli Imperiale 400. Here we bring you the top five highlights of the new Honda CB350RS.
The new Honda CB350RS features a contemporary design. The motorcycle is built around a half - duplex cradle frame in steel pipe and it comes equipped with 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 saddle features a tuck and roll design while the pillion grabrail gets a sporty design. The motorcycle will be sold in two colours – Radiant Red Metallic and Black with Pearl Sports Yellow. The Black with Pearl Sports Yellow paint option features a dual-tone finish to the fuel tank.
Mechanical specifications include a 350cc, air-cooled, four-stroke, OHC, single-cylinder engine that makes 20.7bhp at 5,500rpm and 30Nm of peak torque at 3,000rpm. The motor is linked to a five-speed gearbox that benefits from a slipper and an assist clutch mechanism.
The suspension setup on the new Honda CB350RS comprises telescopic front forks and twin rear springs. The braking setup includes a 310mm single disc at the front and a 240mm single disc at the rear. The Y-shaped alloy wheels are wrapped in wide-pattern 100/90 front and 150/70 rear tyres.
The feature list on the new CB350RS includes a semi-digital instrument cluster that, apart from the regular information, also displays an eco-indicator, real time fuel economy, average fuel economy, and distance to empty details. The safety net on the motorcycle comprises Honda Selectable Torque Control and dual-channel ABS. The feature list also includes full-LED lighting, engine start/stop switch, and a hazard light function.
The new Honda CB350RS has been priced at Rs 1.96 lakh (ex-showroom, India). The motorcycle rivals the likes of Royal Enfield Meteor 350, Jawa 42, and the Imperiale 400. The bookings for new CB350RS are open at the BigWing Topline & BigWing dealerships across India.