Honda CB350F

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Honda CB350F
CB350 Four
The Honda CB350F
Manufacturer Honda
Production 1972-1974
Predecessor CB500F
Successor CB400F
Engine 347 cc single overhead cam four-stroke
Bore / stroke 47 mm × 50 mm (1.9 in × 2.0 in)
Compression ratio 9.3:1
Top speed 98 miles per hour (158 km/h)[1]
Power 34 hp at 10,000rpm[1]
Ignition type coil and breaker points
Transmission 5-speed
Suspension telescopic front fork, twin shocks and adjustable preload rear
Brakes single 10 inches (250 mm) disc front, 6 inches (150 mm) SLS drum rear
Tires front: 3 x 18 in, rear: 3.5 x 18 in
Wheelbase 53.3 inches (1,350 mm)
Seat height 31 inches (790 mm)
Weight 373 pounds (169 kg)[1] (dry)
Fuel capacity 12.1 litres (3.2 US gal)
Fuel consumption 40-60 mpg[1]

The Honda CB350F is a four-cylinder, four-stroke, 347 cc motorcycle based on the larger versions of the day. The motorcycle was manufactured in Japan from 1972 to 1974. At the time, the CB350F was the smallest capacity multi-cylinder motorcycle ever to enter into full-scale production.[1] There were no changes to the 1973 model, but Honda designated the 1974 bike the CB350F1.[1]

Soon after production was discontinued, it was replaced by the CB400F. Although Honda had a 350 Twin that critics said was more powerful, lighter, and cheaper, many[who?] felt the 350 Four was faster and smoother running.

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  1. ^ a b c d e f Williams, Greg (January–February 2012). "The Smallest Four: Honda CB350F". Motorcycle Classics. 7 (6). Retrieved 28 December 2012. 

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