Christopher Henry wasn’t meant to be the name of this build. In fact, it is the name of its builder. When Shana bought the bike at Jane Motorcycles and saw the insignia on the tank, she let it ride.
By now, I’ve driven my fair share of builds. Old bikes need love, patience. It is an ongoing conversation and a labor of love. Yet I have never driven a build so mechanically sound. Perhaps it is the fact that Mr. Henry was a Ducati tech for what some describe as a lifetime, but it holds true that this cb350 is as reliable and tuned beyond what is expected.
Tricks n’ Knicks
The ignition has been deleted and has a hidden start. I drove it around for 5 days and I loved this feature.
The rear seat cowl is no cowl at all. It is a fender that came off an old vespa.
Save the brake light and headlamp, this is a bicycle with an engine as far as electronics are concerned. Just the way I like it.
The sound of the exhaust is a perfect tone. Not too deep, but deep enough.
The most mechanically sound vintage cafe racer I’ve ever driven.