Bike Of The Day: 1973 Honda CB360G Cafe Racer

The CB360, a successor to Honda’s renowned CB350, boasted a slightly larger engine and was equipped with a 6-speed transmission. This specific 1974 model underwent a cafe racer modification. The transformation was carried out by a Montana-based shop and involved the installation of a custom fiberglass tail section, a bump seat, and a shortened chrome front fender.

The bike also received various additional enhancements, including LED tail and brake lights, upgraded turn signals, a side stand, clip-on handlebars, bar-end mirrors, aluminum rear-set foot controls, a rear axle license plate bracket, and a replacement chrome headlight bucket. The seat was stylishly upholstered in brown vinyl, while the bike cruised on chrome wire-spoke 18″ wheels adorned with a newer set of Duro tires.

Powering the CB360 is a 356cc SOHC parallel-twin engine fitted with twin Keihin carburetors. The engine underwent several improvements as well such as the installation of new pistons, gaskets, kick and electric starters, a Pamco electronic ignition system with an automatic timing advancer, stainless-steel hex head engine fasteners, K&N pod air filters, and dual-wrapped headers featuring shorty reverse-cone megaphone mufflers.

The rear wheel is driven by a 6-speed transmission. For braking capabilities, the bike incorporates a front disc and rear drum setup, while the suspension comprises a telescopic fork with twin chrome shocks mounted on the swingarm. To further enhance braking performance, an upgraded brake master cylinder and stainless-steel lines have been fitted.