Tokyo Motorcycle Show, 1968: the unveiling of Honda’s CB750, the first four-cylinder superbike. The impact of this new model was enormous, gargantuan, game changing. There had been 4-cylinder bikes before, but they were for the wealthy few. This was a bike for the masses and the ripples it caused through the entire industry were felt almost immediately as retaliation models came thick and fast from Kawasaki, Triumph, BSA, Suzuki, Laverda…
The CB750 was steeped in high specifications: overhead camshaft, disc front brake, five-speed gearbox, electric starter, etc – making the opposition look obsolete overnight. And now, 50+ years later, it is still a useable classic with power, braking and handling that will keep up in modern day traffic.
The 1972 Honda CB750 offered here was purchased a couple of years ago from a highly credited restorer, specializing in the model. Meticulously restored with a full engine and gearbox rebuild, the power plant hangs in an equally restored frame and cycle parts. Attention was given to every nut and bolt for an immaculate presentation. The bike runs well, and all systems work perfectly. Adorned with an NOS gas tank, purchased in its original Japanese market box, restored panels and NOS fenders.
Although many CB750s were built, many was lost to time, modified, or customized, so a nicely restored, standard bike is quite a rarity, but proving to be an appreciating classic.
Frame no. CB750-2015541
Engine no. CB750E-2023377
Location: Ventura, California