Honda CB range of motorcycles were launched in 1959. CB series is so extensive that the engine displacement ranges from 50cc to 1,300cc. Most models features inline engine configuration.
Honda launched CB360 in 1974 to take advantage of the surging demand for cafe style motorcycles in USA. CB360 was powered by a 357cc air cooled parallel twin producing approximately 34 hp mated with a six speed transmission.
It features semi double cradle frame, telescopic forks in the front and swing arm at the rear. Base model featured drum brakes whereas grade T had disc in the front.
At the time launch CB360’s major competitors were Yamaha RD350, Suzuki GT380 and Kawasaki KH400.
Honda pulled out the model in 1976, exactly after two years and hence finding a reasonably good condition CB360 is rare or near to impossible. However Slipstream Creations based in St. Louis, USA were able to get a 1974 model CB360 and transformed it into an awesome scrambler. The original styling is well balanced with custom mods.
Highlights of modifications:
- Custom painted tank and custom designed and stenciled tank graphics
- Custom fabricated seat pan and custom leather seat
- Custom fabricated battery/electronics tray mounted under seat
- Custom fabricated headlight mount and speedometer cage
- Custom exhaust and shorty Biltwell mini mufflers
- Custom front and rear fenders
- Dual sport tires
- Rebuilt Keihin carburetors
- Charlie’s Place electronic ignition and new coils
- Black powder coated aluminum rims
Source courtesy: Slipstream Creations