Honda motorcycles has globally premiered their all-new CB 350 RS in India earlier today. The CB350RS is priced at Rs 1.96 lakh (ex-showroom, India) and bookings have commenced via premium dealerships – BigWing Topline & BigWing across India.
What is new?
The Honda CB350RS is identical to the H’ness CB 350 apart from a few subtle design tweaks such as a revamped front mudguard and LED headlight, side panel, slightly tweaked exhaust and a scrambler styled rear tail section with the LED taillight mounted under the rear seat. Speaking of seat, that too is an all-new single piece seat with different textures for the rider and pillion. The tyres offered on the CB350RS are wider and stubbier than those provided on its sibling.
What remains the same?
Underneath the skin, the CB350RS is exactly the same as its sibling and powered by the same 349cc, single-cylinder engine that produces 20.8bhp and 30Nm of torque. It is mated to a 5-speed gearbox and offers an assisted slipper clutch and Honda’s Selectable Torque Control (HSTC), both which are unique features only offered on these motorcycles in this segment.
At the launch, Mr. Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Director – Sales & Marketing, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said, “Carrying forward the legacy of CB brand, the all-new CB350RS is based on “Road Sailing Concept – RS”. It defines the character of the bike’s smooth performance on the road with a sailing feel & comfort for the rider. The CB350RS is crafted to suit the rider’s lifestyle with its sophisticated urban style and a powerful advanced 350cc engine. It’s a call to all the riders to gear up and ‘Live Your Story’.”
Unlike the H’ness CB350 which is offered in two variants – DLX and DLX Pro, the CB350RS is sold only as one variant but customers can choose between two colours – Radiant Red Metallic and Black with Pearl Sports Yellow. Honda have also stated that the motorcycle is currently unavailable at dealerships for display and test rides but will be available by mid-March.