Honda CL360

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Honda CL360
Honda CL360 - Flickr - mick - Lumix.jpg
Manufacturer Honda
Production 1974–1976
Predecessor Honda CL350
Class Scrambler
Engine 356 cc (21.7 cu in) OHC air-cooled parallel twin
Bore / stroke 67 mm × 50.6 mm (2.64 in × 1.99 in)
Compression ratio 9.3:1
Ignition type points
Transmission 6-speed
Suspension Front: telescoping fork
Rear: swingarm
Brakes Front: drum
Rear: drum
Tires Front: 3.00 in × 18 in (76 mm × 457 mm)
Rear: 3.50 in × 18 in (89 mm × 457 mm)
Wheelbase 53 in (1,300 mm)
Dimensions L: 80.3 in (2,040 mm)
W: 32.3 in (820 mm)
H: 44.3 in (1,130 mm)
Seat height 31.9 in (810 mm)
Fuel capacity 2.4 US gal (9.1 l; 2.0 imp gal)
Oil capacity 2 US qt (1,900 ml)

The Honda CL360 was a twin cylinder four-stroke scrambler motorcycle produced from 1974 to 1976. It was the successor to the CL350. The CL360 is very similar to the CB360, the most notable difference being the high exhaust pipes that many consider very desirable. Other differences were a higher rear fender than the CB360, as well as braced motocross-style handlebars.

Following in the footsteps of the successful CL350 Twin, the CL360 of 1974 was a new motorcycle. The 360 engine was tuned for broad range torque, and ran through a six speed gearbox.

The model had a short manufacturing life from 1974–76 and did not gain market success despite improvements in some areas. The poor acceptance resulted from several factors including: