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Honda CB1300 Prototype
Honda CB1300 Prototype

At $130,000, This Classic Motorcycle Is a Steal


It’s hard to overstate the of the Honda CB750. Simply it was the world’s first superbike and a in motorcycling. And one of just four prototypes can be yours — if you’ve got north of $130k in your account.

A gorgeous blue is up for sale on eBay. and it’s one hell of a bidding war. bidders have pushed the bid of $1,969 — clever — to $130,300 by afternoon.

“Six figures? For a motorcycle ?” isn’t just any motorcycle.

To how revolutionary the CB750 was, you to think back to 1969. then, bikes came in three flavors: glorified from Japan, heavy from Milwaukee or finicky from Britain. Soichiro whose company introduced to America just seven before with the “You the Nicest People on a Honda ” wanted to offer something

Something powerful, reliable, and fun.

The CB750 was all that and It was a technological marvel, with a disc brake and a powerful its day) 68-horsepower, overhead cam cylinder engine that rocket the rider to 125 mph. The basic engine configuration the market today, and the CB750 was so and agile that the term was coined specifically for it.

Honda CB1300 Prototype
Honda CB1300 Prototype

During development, Honda four prototypes to test and gauge interest in the bike. very bike, the one we’d put in our if we had the dough, was among them. It in the 1968 Las Vegas Motorcycle Show and was featured in Honda’s material.

An early CB in mint condition is a of beauty, but this one is just a bit …

The engine covers were cast. The crankshaft was milled a solid chunk of steel. The were one-offs. Even the were custom.

It was handmade, a proven by the scribbled marks an made on the underside of the fenders to where the mounting holes go.

According to the seller — well-known in circles as a CB750 aficionado — the three prototypes were crushed, or disassembled and languishing in Europe. If that’s true and is the last of the lot, you can bet the final bid be stratospheric. And a bargain.

Honda CB1300 Prototype
Honda CB1300 Prototype
Honda CB1300 Prototype
Honda CB1300 Prototype

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