Reader’s Ride: 1976 Honda CB360T for Sale With 690 Miles!

1976 Honda CB360T R Front

The parallel twin is an engine synonymous with classic motorcycles.  In the era before the “multis”, when Honda and Kawasaki and Suzuki mass-produced their four-cylinder engines, a twin was the perfect way to get power, light weight, and handling in a compact, motorcycle-friendly package.  The classic Nortons and Triumphs often featured this engine configuration, but the Big Three Japanese makers certainly made a few as well and, as you’d expect, they did it with their usual attention to detail.

While British and Italian twins were often sports models, typically Honda twins were jack-of-all-trades middleweights.  They were relatively cheap to buy, fun to ride, and dead reliable.  Basically the same virtues they have now.  While low prices mean many are being chopped up to make cheap café racers and bobbers, here’s one little Honda twin that may just be too nice to molest.

1976 Honda CB360T L Engine

From the original eBay listing, and available for sale from one of our readers:

Honda CB360T for sale.

This classic, vintage 1976 HONDA CB360T motorcycle has been restored roughly 10 years ago. It’s been on display in a private collection with 690 original miles, with clear title in hand.

Fuel tank is dry and treated, sump has clean oil and motorcycle was in excellent running condition when stored.

1976 Honda CB360T Dash

The text in the listing is pretty spare, but the pictures speak for themselves.  Honda sold thousands of their 350 and 360 twins, but really nice ones are getting rarer and rarer as people use them up and discard them.  I’d normally advocate the bobber and café conversions that often consume these bikes, but it seems a real shame in this case: it’s in beautiful shape and has just 690 miles on it from new!

These bikes had a 356cc engine tuned for a broad, usable band of torque and a 6speed transmission, a relative rarity in that era.  While no road-burner, the 360T was a sweet-handling, unintimidating bike.  While the price on this one may reach well beyond what a normal CB360 would fetch, collectors should snap up this bike and squirrel it away.

-tad

1976 Honda CB360T R Tank

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  1. The 360s were really capable motorcycles. I had the competition: a ’76 Yamaha XS360C. I always thought the rounder lines of the Honda were more appealing. Good luck to both seller and buyer!

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