Triple test: CB 350-500-750 Four
Updated: Apr 3
This is an original magazine supplement published in the Netherlands in 1973. It features a triple test of the 350, 500 and 750 Four on the famous Zandvoort racetrack.
Below some excerpts from the article.
For this test is was possible to drive on the Zandvoort racetrack. We were very happy with that, it's the only option at the moment to be able to drive at full speed and to try and get the most out of a bike that's in it.
There was unanimous praise for the good seating position of these motorcycles. Overall the 500 was most favored by the gentlemen in terms of handling.
The 350 steers, what you call, razor sharp. It only lacks some power, mainly at the bottom.
The 750 is quite a big boy: a bit more restless in the suspension, a bit more jumpy and it demands full attention while driving. Also, when opening the throttle in low gears, the power comes quite suddenly but the machine remains stable in the track.
The 500 is the perfect compromise: fantastically tight steering and without vibrations. With its steering qualities and the good usable power at the bottom, this machine does what the 750 has to do with brute force.