Honda CB350 Four 1972
This 1972 Honda CB 350 Four is showing 17,554 miles on the clock and is finished in Candy Bacchus Green. We found this one is Ohio and it provides a very cost effective way for someone to add a rare CB350 four to their collection.
As with most of our bikes, this one was still being enjoyed by its previous owner so is not a barn find. It could do with a really good clean and polish to get out many years of grime but leaving the originality and patina. Alternatively, the bike could easily be painted in the period colour of your choice and a four into four exhaust added.
The bike runs and could easily be a rolling restoration.
The Honda CB350 Four was a 4 cylinder 347 cc bike which was noted as being the smallest capacity production 4 cylinder bike made up to that point. This followed on from the 750 four and the 500 four. It was produced from 1972 to 1974 and during that time was available in a choice of three colours, Flake Matador Red, Candy Bacchus Green and Custom Silver Metallic.
The single overhead cam in-line four motor produced around 34 horse power and was mated to a 5 speed gearbox. It was fed through 4 carburettors. Top speed came in at a shade under 100mph. Stopping was provided by a single disc up front and a rear drum brake.
The CB350 four was replaced by the 400 four which followed totally different styling cues with a four into one exhaust which became it’s defining feature. Honda did have another CB350 of course, the highly successful twin cylinder bike which was preferred by many for its cheaper price and lighter weight (the four cylinder bike coming in at around 375 lbs or around 170 kgs was still not heavy by any means).
Whilst only around for a short time, the bike has gained something of a following now with restored bikes, though still rare, seen more often in the UK than they used to be.