1972 Honda CB750 Tracy Custom

1972 Honda CB750 Tracy Custom

Tokyo Motorcycle Show, 1968: the unveiling of Honda’s CB750, the first four-cylinder production 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 motorbike offered

The 1972 Honda CB750K2 offered here was purchased from a custom shop, specializing in the model. The bike was mildly customized in a café racer style with dropped ‘bars, café seat unit, custom gauges, etc. It had been fully overhauled mechanically, with rebuilt engine, gearbox and cycle parts. Our vendor purchased the bike as a good runner in need of finishing off. Tank and bodywork stripped, the bike was treated to a full Tracy tank/seat/tail body in candy flip-flop orange. A new custom exhaust was installed, and the bike was gone through to ensure great running condition.

Now, in great riding condition, the bike is ready for the next Honda custom custodian.