Memorable Motorcycles – Honda 350 “4” – Based of the four-cylinder racer that dominated Grand Prix at the hands of Jim Redman and Mike Hailwood
- It handled reasonably well, never tried to bite the rider and the only fault was that the disc pads of the time did not particularly like gripping the stainless steel front disc.
- After two years of production, the elegant 350 '4' was phased out.
- Honda was its own worst enemy when it cam to the 350 Four, as many riders were unwilling to give up their cheaper Honda CB350 Twins.
- Sophistication apart, the '4' is rather a good motorcycle too.
- The 350cc four-cylinder motor is what set the Honda apart from the rest of the crowd.
- The engine is electric smooth all the way up to the 10,000rpm redline and the power curve is gentle and progressive.
- The 350 Four's main opposition came from Honda's own 325cc CB350 Twin.
- Based of the four-cylinder racer that dominated Grand Prix at the hands of Jim Redman and Mike Hailwood, the CB 350 Four was a short-lived design, surviving only two years after its 1972 debut.
- The legend, or maybe even the truth, attached to the little Honda is this: You have to remember that in 1972 'Pops' Honda was still very much part of the Honda factory.
- In terms of appearance, it was not one of the most breathtakingly beautiful motorcycles of its generation but neither was it ugly.
- Honda's four-cylinder 350 was a bike just like this. At the time of its launch, it missed every single target - except one which, after the years rolled by, has turned out to be its ace card.
- The 1972 Honda 350 '4' instruments on display.