1972-K with just 22,900 miles. Nice tidy useable condition, has had the mechanical reconditioning but not a total overhaul (Survivor condition!). Will come with V5C document, MOT document, Keys, historic road tax status. Would make a really nice enthusiast bike - appreciating asset! Honda of Japan introduced the CB750 motorcycle to the US and European markets in 1969 after experiencing success with its smaller motorcycles. In the late 1960s Honda motorcycles were, overall, the world's biggest sellers. There were the C100 Cub step-through—the best-selling motorcycle of all time—the C71, C72, C77 and CA77/8 Dreams; and the CB72/77 Super Hawks/Sports. A taste of what was ahead came with the introduction of the revolutionary CB450 DOHC twin-cylinder machine in 1966. Profits from these production bikes financed the successful racing machines of the 1960s, and lessons learned from racing were applied to the CB750. The CB750 was targeted directly at the US market after Honda officials, including founder Soichiro Honda, repeatedly met US dealers and understood the opportunity for a larger bike.
Under development for a year, the CB750 had a transverse, straight-four engine with a single overhead camshaft (SOHC) and a front disc brake, neither of which was previously available on a mainstream, affordable, production motorcycle. Having a four-cylinder engine and disc brake, along with the introductory price of US$1,495 (US$10,423 in current money), gave the CB750 a considerable sporting performance advantage over its competition, particularly its British rivals. Cycle magazine called the CB750, "the most sophisticated production bike ever", on the bike's introduction. Cycle World called it a masterpiece, highlighting Honda's painstaking durability testing, the bike's 120 mph (190 km/h) top speed, the fade-free braking, the comfortable ride, and excellent instrumentation. The CB750 was the first modern four-cylinder machine from a mainstream manufacturer, and the term superbike was coined to describe it. Adding to the bike's value were its electric starter, kill switch, dual mirrors, flashing turn signals, easily maintained valves, and overall smoothness and low vibration both under way and at a standstill. Much-later models from 1991 included maintenance-free hydraulic valves. Manufacturer Honda Also called Honda Dream CB750 Four Production 1969–2003 2007 Assembly Wak?, Saitama, Japan Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan Suzuka, Mie, Japan Successor CB900F Class Sport bike or standard Engine 736 cc (44.9 cu in) SOHC air-cooled straight four (1969–1978) DOHC air-cooled straight 4 (1979–2003, 2007) Bore / stroke 61 mm × 63 mm (2.4 in × 2.5 in) Top speed 125 mph (201 km/h) Power 51 kW (68 hp) @ 8500 rpm (1969) 50 kW (67 hp) @ 8000 rpm (DIN) Torque 44 lbf?ft (60 N?m) @ 7000 rpm Transmission 5-speed manual, chain final drive Suspension Front: telescopic forks Rear: swingarm with two spring/shock units. Brakes Front disc / Rear drum Tires Front: 3.25" x 19" Rear: 4.00" x 18" Rake, trail 94 mm (3.7 in) Wheelbase 1,460 mm (57.3 in) Dimensions L: 2,200 mm (85 in) W: 890 mm (35 in) H: 1,100 mm (44 in) Seat height 790 mm (31 in) Weight 218 kg (481 lb) (dry) 233 kg (513 lb) (wet) Fuel capacity 19 L (4.2 imp gal; 5.0 US gal) Fuel consumption 34.3 mpg?US (6.86 L/100 km; 41.2 mpg?imp) Thackray Car Sales Limited TCS DANBURY ESSEX Viewings strictly by appointment only, as we have several storage facilities for our stock vehicles. Part-exchange vehicles welcome, vehicles supplied with a HPI confirmation certificate, Aviva driveaway 5-days insurance cover available subject to prior Aviva approval, T&C’s, *Credit & debit cards may be accepted, UK mainland delivery available at additional cost, Finance credit facilities, Comprehensive warranty options from 3 to 36 months, Tyre, MOT & Gap cover available on some vehicles. Please call for more details or to reserve this vehicle. All vehicles are strictly subject to availability. For demonstration road tests a copy of your valid driving licence must be available on our request. Personal cherished number plates are not offered with our vehicles unless stated and advertised included in the vehicle details. TCS are a family owned private Limited business with over 30 years motor retail experience and we pride ourselves on our professional business practices and offer total customer care to all our valued customers. *Note: Finance & Driveaway insurance subject to T&C’s, status & availability. For vehicle valuations we need to appraise your vehicle and documentation. Credit cards accepted for holding deposits only, Debit card payments for the balance of your purchase. E&OE. TCS DANBURY ESSEX Tel: 07817 222882 Web: www.222882.uk
- Exterior Colour Gold
- Interior Colour Black Saddle