Honda BigWing teased a new reveal for today, and the Indian market should not be disappointed. They have revealed what we already knew – the scrambler variant of the H’Ness CB350; the Honda CB350 RS.
As we speak now, the bike has been launched in India with the starting price of Rs 1.96 lakh, which costs Rs 10,000 more than the base model of the H’Ness CB350. If we convert this to other currencies, that would equal a price of $2,691/€2,222/£1,934.
For now, the CB350 RS is available in two colour variants:
- Radiant Red Metallic
- Black with Pearl Sports Yellow
Honda aims to provide maximum comfort with a bike based on the H’Ness CB350 platform. That’s why the RS moniker stands for Road Sailing in this context. It certainly looks like a bike that could take riders on longer distance trips.
As it shares the H’Ness CB350 platform, it is powered by the 348cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder engine, paired with a five-speed transmission. The engine produces 20,8 horsepower and 22,13 lb-ft of torque.
So, what features does the scrambler CB350 RS include?
First of all, it features a slip and assist clutch, the same one implemented with the H’Ness.
There is also an inclusion of the Honda Selectable Torque Control system, a toggleable traction control system. The instrument cluster is the same as with H’Ness CB350 – a combination of digital and analog indicators.
What are the differences with the H’Ness CB350 though? The CB350 RS will get a skid plate and a 150/70 section rear tire to help with the longer trips. Because of that, the rear end of CB350 RS looks much different than the H’Ness, and that’s where we come into the ergonomics of the bike itself.
The CB350 RS seat will have better cushioning than the H’Ness CB350 and comes with a ‘tuck and roll’ design.
The braking system also seems to be improved, with the 310mm front disc brake and the 240mm rear disc brake. It all comes full circle with a dual-channel ABS.
Well, these are some great news for motorcycle enthusiasts in India looking for a killer low-displacement bike. Honda is certainly doing epic work with these bikes and seems to be better off than Royal Enfield with their Meteor 350, for now.
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Source: Express Drives