Here is the comparison of the two 350cc bike, the Royal Enfield Hunter 350 and the Honda CB350RS to see which one of them is the best 350cc bike.
Hunter 350 vs CB350RS – Design
The Royal Enfield Hunter 350 features a circular instrument cluster, and circular halogen headlamp with multi-spoke 17-inch alloy wheels with disc brakes both front and rear, and an blacked out exhaust. The Honda CB350RS has a black theme going like the circular LED headlamp with black bezels and multi-spoke 17-inch alloy wheels with disc brakes both front and rear, chrome elements on the exhaust pipe, and circular instrument cluster.
Hunter 350 vs CB350RS – Dimensions
|Royal Enfield Hunter 350||Hunter CB350RS|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||13 Litres||15 Litres|
|Kerb Weight||181 kg||179 kg|
As you can see at the dimensions of the two 350cc bikes, the Hunter 350 has a length of 2055mm which is 116mm less than the Honda’s CB350RS 2171mm length. However, Hunter 350 is 800mm wide than the CB350RS 782mm width with 18mm difference. The height difference between the two bike is 42mm as the Hunter 350 has 1055mm and the CB350RS has 1097mm. The CB350RS had 800mm saddle height which is 10mm more than the Hunter 350 790mm saddle height.
The CB350RS has got more wheelbase of 1441mm than the 1370mm wheelbase of Hunter 350. Even in ground clearance, the CB350RS has 168mm than the 150mm ground clearance of Hunter 350. CB350RS has 15 litre fuel tank than the 13 litre fuel tank by Hunter 350 with 2 litre difference. Even after all this, the CB350RS managed to keep the kerb weight at 179 kg while the kerb weight on the Hunter 350 is 181 kg.
Hunter 350 vs CB350RS – Engine Specifications
|Royal Enfield Hunter 350||Honda CB350RS|
|Engine||Single-cylinder, 4-stroke, SOHC Engine||4-stroke, SI Engine|
|Power||19.845 bhp||20.497 bhp|
|Torque||27 Nm||30 Nm|
|Transmission Type||6-speed Manual||6-speed Manual|
|Fuel Efficiency||36.2 km/l||35 km/l|
|0 – 100 kmph||16.40 seconds||11.99 seconds|
|Top Speed||114 kmph||135 kmph|
After you take a good look at the table, you’ll realize there is a little difference between the two motorbikes. The Hunter 350 uses a 349.34cc Single-cylinder, 4-stroke, SOHC Engine which puts out 19.845 bhp and 27 Nm of torque paired to a 6-speed Manual Gearbox with a fuel efficiency of 36.2 km/l. It can do 0 – 100 kmph in 16.40 seconds at a top speed of 114 kmph.
The CB350RS on the other hand uses a 348.36cc 4-stroke, SI Engine, that puts out 20.497 bhp and 30 Nm of torque paired to a 6-speed Manual Gearbox with a fuel efficiency of 35 km/l. It can do 0 – 100 kmph in 11.99 seconds at a top speed of 135 kmph. 11.99 seconds 0 – 100 kmph acceleration is much better than the Hunter 350 acceleration.
Hunter 350 vs CB350RS – Features
|Features||Royal Enfield Hunter 350||Honda CB350RS|
|Instrument Cluster||Digital and Analog||Digital and Analog|
|Wheel Size and type||17-inch, alloy wheels||17-inch, Alloy wheels|
|Brakes||Disc – Front|
Disc – Rear
|Disc – Front|
Disc – Rear
As you can see, even though the features available are limited, the Hunter 350 still misses out on Bluetooth Connectivity and LED headlamps.
Hunter 350 vs CB350RS – Price
|Royal Enfield Hunter 350||Rs. 1.66 lakh – Rs. 1.91 lakh|
|Honda CB350RS||Rs. 2.38 lakh – Rs. 2.48 lakh|
As you can see, the price difference between the two bike is huge. The Royal Enfield Hunter 350 starts at Rs. 1.66 lakh for the Retro variant and goes all the way up to Rs. 1.91 lakh for the top-end variant Metro Rebel. The Honda CB350RS on the other hand, starts at Rs. 2.38 lakh for the Deluxe variant and goes all the way up to Rs. 2.48 lakh for the Deluxe Mono-tone and Deluxe Dual-tone variants.