Hogs in the ‘hood: snowbound Honda CB350 Four

A sad Honda CB350 Four sits under a blanket of snow...

A sad Honda CB350 Four sits under a blanket of snow…

Well, if you thought that we were escaping the horrid winter this year, last week’s snow storm proved otherwise.  Walking to MotoPreserve through the northside of Williamsburg, I happened upon this lonely, snow covered Honda CB350 Four…

Honda CB350 Four: smallest Honda SOHC four…

There was a short period of time where I thought I might grab a Honda CB350 Four from our friend Sam, who has posted here about his Honda CB350 Twin.  That bike would have been a real chore to bring back to its former glory, so I opted out.  But the seed was planted, and I have always had a soft spot for these bikes.  The smallest of the Honda Fours, at the time this bike was reviewed as being extraneous.  Critics saw no need for yet a smaller four-cylinder Honda, especially since the Honda CB550 and Honda CB750 were so popular.

When released in the Spring of 1972, the Honda CB350 Four confounded people by being the smallest 4-cylinder ever put into full-production.  The 375lb bike got between 40-60mpg, with a 5-speed transmission, and an $1100 price tag.

One of the unique features of the Honda CB350 Four is the tank, which stands apart from the other SOHC Hondas.  With slight knee-dents, the bike came stock with what would now be considered a ‘cafe-style’ tank.  The piping on the tank accents the lines, and stands as our favorite stock Honda tank.

Check out some great info about the bike HERE:

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