Honda CB750K — CycleChaos

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In June of Honda dropped the gauntlet would forever change the of motorcycling. The CB750 Four a combination of features never seen on a single motorcycle. No would Honda be known as company.

At the heart of the CB750K was an four-cylinder engine with a overhead cam, four four-into-four exhaust pipes. It 67 horsepower at 8000 rpm which was more power than BSA new 750 cc Rocket 3 even though weighed about the same under 227 kg (500 pounds)). The obviously, was much faster.

It was not the four-cylinder engine that such a stir; though contemporary competitors had twin fours had been offered by manufacturers in the past. Rather, it was the that the four-cylinder power and was joined by a five-speed transmission, starter, a front disc and a nearly bullet proof first ever on a street at a reasonable price.

The single cam version was produced much refinement until when it was replaced with a awaited, more modern, cam model.

Honda also a race kit to convert the CB750 a Honda CR750 race bike.

In 1975 Honda the F or SuperSport model which had a disc brake and a 4 into 1 as well as some other inspired additions. The same they also introduced the A or model which was a clutchless model with a wet sump system.

Honda also smaller fours in 350,400,500 and 650 displacements.

Earlier CB750s were with sand-cast cases had a rough finish, later had smoother castings. Those sand-cast models have the most valuable to collectors.

By Dick Mann piloted a CB750 into the winner’s at the Daytona 200 and the world of spurring upgrades to the CB750. The CB750 is credited with casting the for what would later be the Universal Japanese motorycle‎ , a of machines that would the Motorcycle manufacturers of England to collective knees.

Under for one year, when finally to the market, The CB750 offered two features: its disc brake and its four cylinder engine neither of which were available on mainstream, affordable, bikes. These two features, with the bike’s introductory of $1495.00 (US), gave the considerable advantage over its particularly its British rivals.

Cycle Magazine called the the most sophisticated production ever upon its introduction. World called the motorcycle a highlighting Honda’s painstaking testing, the bike’s 120mph top the fade-free performance of the braking, the ride, and excellent instrumentation .

As the modern four cylinder from a mainstream manufacturer, the Superbike was coined to describe the The bike offered other features, both great and that added to its compelling electric starter, kill dual mirrors, flashing signals, screw on oil filter, free valves and overall and freedom from vibration underway and at a standstill. On the other the bike was difficult to get on its center and tended to throw chain oil on its

Unable to accurately gauge for the new bike, Honda limited its investment in the production dies for the by originally using a technique permanent mold casting erroneously referred to as sand rather than …-casting for the — unsure of the bike’s The bike remained in the Honda for ten years, sales totaling 400,000 copies in its life

The CB750 is sometimes referred to as a Japanese Motorcycle or UJM, certainly the bike has earned of its own. The Discovery Channel the Honda CB750 among the top ten motorbikes of all time, giving the third place.

Models SOHC

The single overhead cam were produced from through 1978.

1969 or CB750K0

1971 CB750K1


1973 CB750K3 K2 elsewhere)

1974 CB750K4 (US/Japan-only, K2

1975 CB750K5 (US-only, elsewhere), CB750F

1976 CB750F1, CB750A

1977 CB750F2, CB750A1

1978 (US-only), CB750F3, CB750A2

1979-1982 CB750K

1979 10th Anniversary Edition


1982 CB750SC

1991-2003 CB750 Nighthawk


From 1991 through Honda produced a CB750 as the Nighthawk 750. It is a more machine, a useful and reliable notable for its low maintenance needs.

As and cruisers began to dominate the marketplace in recent years, the was Honda’s attempt to recapture the of the market with a standard or UJM Japanese Motorcycle) design. The never sold to its maker’s expectations.

2007 CB 750

In 2007, Honda announced the sale of a new CB 750 very to the models sold in the 1970s. were the CB 750 Special Edition price 798,000 yen) is in the silver colors of the CB 750 AMA racer of the and the CB 750 (list price 730,000 in 3 color schemes reminiscent of CB sold previously. As of August these bikes have been announced for the Japan market.

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