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    CB350 vs CB360

    which bike is faster? which bike has more potential?
    which one handles better?

    i've been assuming that the cb350 is faster as they are more widely raced. they also have a better looking engine (not that that will make it faster, but for whatever its worth i think its mo-better.)

    looks like lots of parts interchange too.

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    IM ASSUMING THAT YOUR TALKING 2CYL CB350.THE CB360 WAS MORE OF THE COMUTER BIKE AND THE FRAME WAS LESS STIFF/ANGLES WERE DIFF?THE CB350 WAS A BETTER BIKE ALL AROUND.FASTER AND HANDLED BETTER. BOTH GOOD BIKES BUT I WOULD STAY WITH THE CB/CL 350.

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    Actually the 360 is faster and the frame is much better. The reason the 360's are not as popular now is that they were not as popular at the time. Simply put there are not as many spares or aftermarket parts. They made 250,000 cb350's, 70,000 in 1972 alone. It may be one of honda's most popular motorcycles EVER. Parts bikes are a dime a dozen. The 360 only ran a few years. As for racing... the cb350 has only been allowed into vintage racing classes under very specific rules, which would exclude the 360. The only exception to that would be the USCRA's FCB class which is a stock class for the 350 AND 360 twins. Honestly I don't know why they are not on the track, it would kick some serious ass with that 6 speed tranny.

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    well there you go.i would take i from rosko seems he has more track time.1 lap is 1 more than me.im just going on what ive done and seen

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    i seem to remember that the 360 would allow it's oil pump to unscrew itself from it's housing under prolonged load and cause catastrophic seizures.
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    Think of the cb350 as 1/2 a hotrodded big bore 750 with 1/4 the weight.

    Think of the 360 as the bike that you always see in urban areas with a milk crate roped to the luggage rack.

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    Scott,
    the 350's can do that too. Safety wire!

    Geet,
    I agree. BUT, it would make a good platform for someone who was only going to race with USCRA at NHMS. In the stock class it would have a few advantages, 354cc for one (as oposed to the 325 for the 350), stock frame is braced where the 350 needed it, and it has a nice spread 6 speed.

    But you'd have to build a machine to only run 4 races a year. With WERA it doesn't really fit into any good classes, AHRMA may be different.

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    mike o ran a 360 for years. and did pretty well on it. and we endurance raced it, several times. id bet the 360 has more potential than the 350, but no ones done it. the reason the 350 was developed was because of the years it was made. it fell into a nice little niche.

    the 360 i thought was actually a cooler looking bike.

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    I think the 350 looks better; It has a better looking gas tank. I have read that the cb360 has the 6spd trans because Honda couldn't get that motor to produce as much horsepower as the cb350 - the bike it was replacing - and added the extra cog to make up for it. I have one of each, although my 350 isn't quite roadworthy yet. That said, I like my cb360 plenty. It's pretty peppy. Catboy rides it more than I do.
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    I had a CJ360 for a while and had a riot on that silly thing. Kickstart only, no provisions for electric, really light weight, factory 2/1 exhaust, it was fun. I've heard both, faster/slower than a 350.....dunno, it'd be nice to see a real world comparison between them, both equally tuned.
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