The Story of The CB750 Prototype — The SOHC/4 Owners Club

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Honda CB1300 Prototype

The CB750 Prototype

Robert running a motorcycle shop Bikesurus near Los Angeles, is a real motorcycle enthusiast. Japanese multi-cylinder bikes, as CB, Z, etc. in his shop are the proof of his to motorcycles.

One day, he found a CB750 four at the junk by chance. The CB wasn’t in good however, he had never seen the of CB before. Sure, the CB he saw is a rare CB which usually can’t be for a long time. He did know the prototype CB introduced in 1968 by one of the bike magazine.

He also saw the picture of the prototype-CB a CB450K1′s fuel tank for running on test track in Japan. Holly s***, the was then in front of him! He of started negotiating with the of the bike. However the owner was if he knew anything about the or not.

After lots of to the junk yard, he finally manage to get the prototype-CB.

According to Brooks, he restored the in stock condition with 99% Honda parts. Of course, he did use well-known among CB enthusiast, punched seal ” 8 ” on its head.(??) a color scheme and some details were completely in original condition. The most point on the bike is that the is made up with both parts for the prototypes and regular for K0 and later.

Honda News, July 1969, says that started to export CB750 to the U.S. in April, 1969. information in the states says it was in 1969 that all Honda in the U.S. got ready to sell In fact, the prototype-CB has its original registered in June, 1969.

Honda CB1300 Prototype

In 1969, Honda already a K0 to the Japanese press, and this that the style of K0 was completed by the Brooks assumes that the was used for the pre-sales-demo to major dealer in the U.S. according to his own However, the truth is still By the way, in 1968, when started the development project of CB, the was actually tested in the U.S. Because the U.S. is Honda’s target market outside of

Soichiro Honda got all control on any made in 1960s. Whenever he any change should be made, he did it, even a bike was under or just before the shipping.

About the picture: Early is running on the Arakawa test Tokyo, Japan, 1968. tank and F R drum brake is CB450K1. In Oct, 1968, before Tokyo Motor Honda decided to install a disk brake on CBs.

is some testing devices on the tank. A cowling was also This tells the potential of CB was high.

Honda CB1300 Prototype

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