Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India launched 2021 Honda CB350 RS (Road Sailing) today. After being teased a couple of times, the Honda CB350 RS scrambler finally set its foot at Rs. 1.96 lakh (Ex-showroom).
CB350 RS has been launched specifically for the Indian market. It is powered by the 350 cc, air-cooled, 4-stroke fuel-injected OHC single-cylinder engine producing 20.8bhp at 5,500 rpm and 30Nm of peak torque at 3,000 rpm. The engine of the new bike is mated with a 5-speed gearbox. In short, it shares several components and features with H’Ness CB350.
With wide pattern tires and tuck and roll seat, the all-new CB350 offers a relaxed ride for both riders and pillions. This scrambler version of the existing H’Ness CB350 comes with a dual-tone fuel tank, round LED headlamp, under-seat LED tail lamp, sleek LED turn indicators, upswept exhaust pipe, semi-digital instrument console, factory-installed skid plate, and fork gaiters.
The company is also offering Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) with the new CB350 RS. It is a traction control system that suppresses the torque output when it detects rear wheel slipping.
The scrambler is a more off-road-oriented version of the Honda H’Ness. It receives assist and slipper clutch, and dual-channel ABS. With a 19-inch front wheel coupled with a 17-inch back wheel, the bike gets a distinctly modern look. Suspension duties are actioned by telescopic forks at the front and twin shock absorbers at the rear.
Mass production of CB350 RS is set to begin soon, and the deliveries will commence from early March. Bookings for the CB350 RS is already open at all Honda Big Wing dealership chain. Currently, Honda offers a single tone and a dual-tone colour option with the bike.