Today, the Honda Motocycle has introduced the Honda CB 350 RS, a new retro bike based on the H’Ness CB350. It is valued at 1.96 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) and will enter the showrooms in the first week of March 2021. Motorcycle bookings are beginning today. In terms of style, the latest CB350 RS boasts a sculpted dual-tone fuel tank, a circular LED headlight and a sporty stance. Honda claims that the ‘RS’ in CB350 RS stands for ‘Road Sailing,’ which means that the motorcycle is intended for long-distance travel.
The new Honda CB350 RS is fitted with a sportier build, with a gently sloping seat angle and rear foot pegs. The handlebar appears to be the same unit as the one used on the H’Ness CB350. The motorcycle is fitted with a ‘tuck and roll’ bench, a modified rear section with an LED taillight, a bash-plate underneath and a large block style tyres. The motorcycle has features similar to the H’Ness CB350, such as all LED lighting, optical instrument console, dual-channel ABS and Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC).
The CB350 RS cafe Racer is powered by the same 348 cc single-cylinder engine as the H’Ness CB350, which produces 20.8 bhp at 5500 rpm and 30 Nm of peak torque at 3,000 rpm. The 5-speed gearbox is also the same and is fitted with an assist and a slipper clutch. The bike will contend with other current retro bikes in the 300-350cc segment, such as the Royal Enfield Meteor 350, the Classic 350, the Jawa Forty Two and the Benelli Imperiale 400.
The bike will be available in two colours, Radiant Red Metallic and Black with Pearl Sports Yellow.