The new Honda CB350RS has been officially launched. According to the company, the Honda CB350RS is based on the same platform as the Honda H'ness CB350, sharing the same frame, engine and other components. Pre-bookings have commenced online as well as at Honda Big Wing dealerships across the various Asian markets while the bike is set to be launched in the Nepalese market by next month. The Honda CB350RS is the second 350cc motorcycle launched by Honda in recent times and deliveries are expected to begin shortly in Nepal.
The CB350 RS is powered by the same 348 cc, single-cylinder engine as the H'Ness CB350 which makes 20.8 bhp at 5,500 rpm and 30 Nm of peak torque at 3,000 rpm. This engine is mated to the same 5-speed gearbox and gets Honda’s Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) and an assist and slipper clutch, as well. Honda says that the 'RS' in CB350 RS stands for 'Road Sailing', which means that the motorcycle is meant for long-distance riding.
In terms of design, the new CB350 RS gets a sculpted dual-tone-colored fuel tank, round LED headlight, and a sporty stance while the CB350RS will be available as only one variant. The motorcycle also gets a 'tuck and roll' seat, a re-designed rear section with LED taillight, a bash-plate underneath, and wide block pattern tires. The motorcycle also gets additional features similar to the H'Ness CB350 such as all LED lighting, digital instrument console, and dual-channel ABS.
The motorcycle will be sold in two colours, Radiant Red Metallic and Black with Pearl Sports Yellow. The motorcycle will be sold in two colours, Radiant Red Metallic and Black with Pearl Sports Yellow. The bike is set to be launched in the Nepalese market by next month. Once launched in Nepal, the motorcycle will rival the likes of other modern classic bikes in the 300 - 350 cc segment such as the Royal Enfield Meteor 350, Classic 350, Jawa Forty Two and the Benelli Imperiale 400.