Honda Nepal was recently advertising about the newly launch Honda Highness CB350 RS bike. Now, they have confirmed the new model of CB350, that is Honda CB350 RS. Also, they have confirmed that the Honda H’ness CB350 RS Pro won’t be hitting Nepalese market. The CB350 RS is a retro looking bike with touch in scramble edition.
Syakar Trading Company is the authorized sole distributor of Honda bikes in Nepal. This scramble looking bike has a DNA from the Highness CB350 sharing similar specs. So, let’s take a quick look around of the bike with full specifications, features and price of Honda CB350 RS in Nepal with availability.
Honda CB350 RS Overview
The CB350 RS has similar neo-retro look but with a scrambler touch. The RS in the name stands for Rally or Race Sport, sometimes Road Sport. Here, it is the rally sport. Firstly, it comes with a circular LED headlamp. Circular headlight with LED in it has a modern side also. Looks exactly same from front side but you will see different gripped tyres. Similar kinds of tires are seen on other scrambler motorbike. Also, the handle bars are slightly lowered than the CB350 DLX model. Moving on, tank is also shape and design is also same.
The fuel tank is longer which remains the classic look of the bike. The seat is changed from the DLX model. Now, it has a grippy ribbed striped pattern seat with rather than the smooth leather seat. It still does looks comfortable, even the pillion seat looks comfortable too. The grab rail is something you won’t see in the first look. Because, it looks more like a body part itself rather than extra metal fitted with the bike. Moreover, CB350 RS weighs 179 Kgs and looks longer because of the tail fenders. Don’t miss the LED tail light, it is also changed.
H’Ness CB350 RS comes with same 348.36 cc 4-stroke BS6 engine. It is also single cylinder, air-cooled and SI engine. And also generates equivalent max power of 21.07 PS @ 5500 RPM and max torque of 30 Nm @ 3000 RPM.
Further, it come with 15 liters of fuel tank capacity. Moreover, it is a FI (Fuel Injection) system powered ignition. Like DLX, this also comes with self/electric starter only. Also, a 5-speed manual transmission gear box with multiplate wet clutch mechanism.
Wheels and Suspensions
The CB350 RS comes with a 19-inch Aluminum alloy wheel on front. Which comes with a 100/90-19” M/C 57H size tubeless tire. Whereas, the rear comes with 17-inch alloy wheels with 150/70-17” M/C 69H tubeless tires. Further, it is built with a telescopic fork on front. And the rear is built with Twin hydraulic shock absorber.
The front and rear both are provided with disc brakes. So, the front disc measures 310 mm in diameter. The rear disc measures 240 mm in diameter. Interestingly, it comes with dual ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) which provides better safety on roads. Company managed to provide traction control as well in the bike.
Features and Miscellaneous
CB350 RS features a semi-digital console with necessary indicators aside. Digital console indicators like ODO meter, trip meter and fuel level. Where the tachometer is analogue. And there is an engine kill switch also.
Moreover, features like Hazard Switch, Side Stand with Engine Inhibitor, Battery Voltage Meter, Gear Position Indicator, Assist and Slipper Clutch, Average Mileage/Real Time Mileage indicators are also available.
Honda H’Ness CB350 RS Specifications
|Engine Type||348.36 cc air cooled, SI Engine, 4-stroke, single cylinder|
|Dimensions||2171 x 804 x 1097 mm (l x w x h)|
|Max Power||21.07 PS @ 5500 RPM|
|Max Torque||30 Nm @ 3000 RPM|
|Bore x Stroke||70 x 90.5 mm|
|Seat height||800 mm|
|Ground Clearance||168 mm|
|Wet Weight||179 Kg|
|Ignition/ Fuel Delivery||Fuel Injection (FI)|
|Fuel tank capacity (liter)||15 L|
|Fuel Mileage||30-35 Km/L|
|Starting Mechanism||Self/electric start|
|Instrument Panel||Semi-Digital console|
|Transmission||5-speed manual gearbox with multiplate wet clutch|
|Suspensions||Telescopic fork [Front], Twin hydraulic shock absorber [Rear]|
|Brakes||310 mm Disc brake [Front], 240 mm Drum brake [Rear]|
|Braking System||Dual channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)|
|Tires||100/90-19” M/C 57H – Tubeless [Front], 150/70-17” M/C 69H – Tubeless [Rear]|
|Features||Traction Control, Engine Kill Switch, Assist & Slipper Clutch, Hazard Switch|
|Color Options||Radiant Red Metallic and Black with Pearl Sports Yellow|
|Price in Nepal||TBA|
Honda CB350 RS Price in Nepal and Availability
The Honda CB350 RS price in Nepal can be expected to reach above NPR 7,50,000. Because Honda CB350 DLX price in Nepal is set at Rs. 7,49,900 with the introductory price of Rs. 6,99,900. Better we can expect an amazing introductory price for this one also.
In India, CB350 RS is available for INR 1.98 lakhs which is 13 grans more than DLX variant. It will be available in two colors: Radiant Red Metallic and Black with Pearl Sports Yellow
|Honda Bike||Price in Nepal (Expected)||Price in India|
|Honda CB350 RS||NPR 7,80,000||INR 1,98,000|
Pros & Cons of CB350 RS
|Striking color options and look.||Does not offered with spoke wheels.|
|Refined and smooth engine||Price of the motorbike is a bit high.|