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Honda CB350RS vs Honda Hness CB350 Comparison

Honda CB350RS vs Honda Hness CB350

Honda has launched a new variant of its Hness CB350 bike model, Honda CB350RS in September 2020, which is similar in terms of engine, suspension, brakes and chassis, but differs from each other due to some changes. In this article, we will discuss the topic “Honda CB350RS vs Honda Hness CB350 Comparison“, and see which model is better in it. Today we will look at the differences and similarities between these two models.

Honda CB350RS vs CB350 H’ness differences

Both the CB350RS and CB350 H’ness variants of Honda mainly differ in styling, mechanics, riding position, features and price. We will try to understand all these differences completely in this article, and at the same time we will also see the similarities of these two.

It mainly appears on 3 points, and these highlights are the following points-

  1. Honda’s new variant Honda CB350RS has been introduced in a more youthful style.
  2. The tires of this model are slightly thicker, and the rear wheel is smaller.
  3. Its base model is the H’ness DLX.

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Honda Highness vs Honda CB350 RS Difference

CB350 RS Style

The main difference is in its styling, in which it has been given a more youthful stance. To enhance the style, most of the chrome gets black treatment.

Honda has introduced it in two new color options, which include a solid red or a brilliant yellow color and black combo. To make the styling a bit unique, a small metal skid plate has been added to the scrambler design theme, which is attached to the frame just ahead of the engine.

The headlamps on both the variants remain the same, but instead of chrome, they get a matte black ring, although it also gets a new, smart rectangular LED unit and modern LED indicators in the tail lamps. This design can be seen in Honda’s big bikes.

CB350 RS Mechanical Changes

Another major change is seen in this, which is found in the form of sleek fenders at its front and rear. In this, many parts of the bike are made of plastic and are also smaller than the H’ness, which reduces its weight by 2 kg.

It gets a significant mechanical change in that it has the same front tire, but the rear tire has been made thicker and shorter (from 18 inches to 17 inches). Apart from this, the chunky looking MRF Nylogrip Zapper Kurve tires have also been changed.

Here you get bigger, more rounded rear tyres, which is a good thing, and the ground clearance has actually increased by 2 mm.

Riding position

The rider ergonomics also gets a change, while the foot-peg has been set slightly further back. In this you get a new seat, which is slightly wider for the rider, although there is no change in the height and length of its seat.

Features and Price

It has two color variants, in which the price of the Rand variant is Rs 1.96 lakh and the price of the Dual Tone variant is Rs 1.98 lakh. Overall, it costs Rs 10,000 more than the base CB 350 H’ness.

In the case of features, it is based on the H’ness model, with very little difference.

Honda Highness VS Honda CB350 RS Difference and Similarity

Difference and Similarity in Engine and Transmission

Honda CB 350 RS Honda CB 350 H’ness
Engine and type 348.4cc With 1 cylinder, air cooled, Fuel injection 348.4cc With 1 cylinder, air cooled, Fuel injection
Power and Torque 20.8 bhp & 30 Nm 20.78 bhp & 30 Nm
Starting mechanism Self-start Self-start
Transmission 5-speed manual 5-speed manual
Emissions Standard BS6 BS6
Bore and Stroke 70 & 90.5 70 & 90.5

Difference and Similarity in Mileage and fuel

Honda CB 350 RS Honda CB 350 H’ness
Fuel tank capacity 15 L 15 L
Reserve Fuel capacity N/A 2 L
Riding range N/A 525 km
Mileage 35 kmpl 42 kmpl

Difference and Similarity in Brakes, Wheels, suspension and chassis

Honda CB 350 RS Honda CB 350 H’ness
Braking system Dual Channel ABS Dual Channel ABS
Front brake size and type 310 mm Disc  310 mm Disc 
Rear brake size and type 240 mm Disc 240 mm Disc
Wheel type and size Alloy

Front: 19 inches

Rear: 17 inches

Alloy

Front: 19 inches

Rear: 18 inches

Tyre type Tubeless Tubeless
Tyre size Front: 100/90-19M/C 57H

Rear: 150/70-17M/C 69H

Front: 100/90-19M/C 57H

Rear: 130/70-18M/C 63H

Radial tyre No No
Front and rear suspension Telescopic & Twin-Hydraulic Telescopic & Twin-Hydraulic
Chassis type Half Duplex Cradle Half Duplex Cradle

Difference and Similarity in Dimensions 

Honda CB 350 RS Honda CB 350 H’ness
Kerb weight 179 kg 181 kg
Length, Width and Height 2171, 804, 1097 mm 1163, 800, 1107 mm
Wheelbase 1441 mm 1441 mm
Ground clearance 168 mm 166 mm
Seat height 800 mm 800 mm

Difference and Similarity in Features

Honda CB 350 RS Honda CB 350 H’ness
Odometer Digital type Digital type
Speedometer Semi digital Semi digital
Tripmeteres Digital Digital
Mobile app connectivity No Yes
GPS and Navigation Yes Yes
USB charging port No Yes
Automatic Headlight on N/A Yes
Fuel Gauge Yes  Yes
Tachometer N/A No
Low Fuel indicator Yes Yes
Low Oil indicator N/A Yes
Low Battery indicator Yes Yes
Pillion seat Yes Yes
Footrest Yes Yes
Starting mechanism Electric Electric
Kill switch Yes Yes
Battery 12V, 6.0 Ah 12V, 6.0 Ah
Headlight type LED Headlamp LED Headlamp
Turn signal Yes Yes
Additional features N/A N/A

Difference in colors

Honda CB 350 RS Honda CB 350 H’ness
Available colors Radiant Red Metal Precious Red Metallic

Pearl Night Star Black

Matte Marshal Green

Conclusion:

We have presented complete details on Honda Hness CB350 VS CB350 RS in this article, hope you liked it.

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