Daytona70 — Honda CB 750 CR — History

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Honda CB 750

Honda CB 750 Racing Type. resurrection

Historic motorcycles.

are motorcycles, and then there are motorcycles .

There are sought-after and then there are unique long lost, but thought or to survive somewhere. These become obsessions for collectors, and seekers of fact.

There is, or at there was, the Honda which Dick Mann won the 200 mile motorcycle race in

Honda CB 750

Tokyo, motorcycle in October of 1968. a mythical

When Honda unveiled CB 750 motorcycle at the Tokyo motorcycle in October in 1968, an entire gasped; so too, did every

With its four-cylinder engine, transmission, and disc brake, its of sophistication was unprecedented. The CB 750’s brilliance, immaculate fit and finish, performance, and extraordinary value for were about to position as the world’s biggest motorcycle the United States.

Race. the Type.

Some CB 750s converted from road and raced with success in in 1969, most remarkably the Bol d’Or 24 hour race at that year. The earliest were essentially prototypes would lead Honda to the four factory racers for Daytona in March of the following After Daytona, it appears two of the were shipped to France they were utilized in races in the early ’70s.

Daytona 1970

The victory, 200 s Daytona race, march

There was no faster or better to that goal than to put one of most illustrious racers on the and have him ride it for 200 miles at top to win America’s most prestigious race.

Honda to the lead in the market.

Honda won immediate credibility.

Honda CB 750
Honda CB 750

The old Win on Sunday, sell on Monday proved more true. against the backdrop of 100 years of history and the production of 10 million CB it can be argued that Honda’s at Daytona in 1970 was the most single race victory, for any manufacturer.

Ironically, Honda had not of the CB750 as a potential Daytona But Bob Hansen, well aware of was involved in adapting the CB 750 to race warned Honda management in If you don’t build a CB 750 for Daytona, will be other people who And they won’t win. it was created almost begrudgingly, the CB 750‘s Daytona victory Honda to the lead in the U.S.

The victory also reverberated the world and had similar effects on position in the global market.

An built motorcycle for 1970 race.

Mann’s Honda was but standard, of course. The bike had specially engineered and hand-built in Grand Prix race in Japan. When American race team opened the at Daytona, they found the exotic, and most expensive, ever raced in the United

Hundreds of racing privateers CB750 street motorcycles and them into racers, with CR 750 parts supplied by subsidiary, the Racing Services

But Honda built only trues factory racers .

machines were radically from privateer converted bikes. The Racing Type were expressly built for the Daytona race. Originally, were to be ridden by four riders affiliated with European-based Grand Prix effort.

Later, one bike was to Mann. The three British bikes all experienced mechanical while Mann wont on to

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