The Honda CB350 is a fantastic platform for café racerisation. It’s a lightweight and inexpensive bike to buy, parts are cheap and easy to come by and it’s a remarkably forgiving bike to ride at speed.
This beautiful CB350 caught my eye earlier this week on eBay, it was built by Scott Turner, a respected motorcycle racer and café racer builder who runs a garage called Team Scott Racing. Scott tends to build brightly coloured bikes and puts an emphasis on light weight and performance, this bike has been fitted with 30mm Mikuni carburettors, alloy rims, hand-rolled megaphone mufflers, Tarozzi rear sets, an external spring front fork and custom paint work by Kevin Bates.
Scott moulded the seat cowling, seat, fenders and bug screen in-house and fitted custom muffler brackets that, at first glance, make the bike look like it’s been converted to a hard-tail set up.