1972 Honda CL350 Cafe Racer

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This CL350 has been turned into a cafe racer by the last two owners and it looks like a nice runabout with a good blend of style and fun.

Cosmetically, this bike (VIN: CL3505012051) got custom fiberglass bodywork with a tank that’s inspired by Ducati’s 750SS racers that left unpainted strips to use as visual gauges of the fuel level. Other modifications were done by well-respected names in the industry – Tim Harney built the front fender and Corinna Mantlo of Via Meccanica created the suede seat “in the style of…60s Honda race bikes.” The rear lighting is LED.

Mechanically, aluminum abounds in the clipons, top triple tree, and custom rear sets. A PMFR steering dampener and Hagon rear shocks round out the suspension modifications. The motor is fed by Mikuni VM30s with K&N air filters and exhausts out of a custom piece made with the original headers. Also complementing the engine are an ignition from Charlie’s Place and stator from Rick’s Motorsport Electrics.

I’ve featured several bikes from this seller over the years, and while this one probably has more small nicks than the other ones, it still looks to be in decent shape overall. Just call it ‘authentic patina’ and move on, right?

The seller is good about creating short riding videos to give you a sensation of what he’s offering, and there’s no exception with this bike:

Find this CL350 for sale in Stockton, New Jersey with an unmet opening bid of $500

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