Honda CB350 1973 20004
This Honda 1973 CB350 twin is finished in Candy Orange with just a slight sun fading adding some patina to the bike. This a very original bike and is showing a little over 26,000 miles on the clock. The overall condition is very good including the chrome.
Like all our bikes, it was bought directly from its previous owner and this particular bike had been living up in Michigan when we bought it. It would make an easy project to turn into a very nice bike or it could be kept as it is to preserve the originality.
The CB350 twin was one of the most successful bikes Honda ever made with over a quarter of a million sold. The overhead cam four stroke parallel twin was reliable and needed little maintenance yet delivered more than adequate performance for a small to medium weight bike.
Power was rated at about 36 bhp and this was enough to propel the 350 to a top speed of around 110 mph. Perhaps not a massive step up for those who had just passed their test and wanted to move on from the CB250 but enough to satisfy an army of buyers who just loved it.
The CB350 had its roots in the CB77 Superhawk and the motor was a development from that. With a dry weight of only around 325 lbs (less than 150 kg) this was an easy bike to handle and ride and provided a four stoke alternative to bikes like the Suzuki GT380 or the Yamaha RD350.
The bike started out with drum brakes front and rear but later versions gained a disc brake for the front. Production continued from 1968 through to 1973 when the bike was replaced by the CB360. Although a great bike in its own right, the CB360 has never gained the following which the CB350 still has to this day.
Honda also produced a four cylinder CB350 but this is a totally different bike.