For a diehard petrolhead, owning a CB750 is pretty much equivalent to owning a precious treasure.
When you’re talking about iconic motorcycles, it’s impossible not to bring the almighty CB750 into the discussion. Honda’s legendary nameplate took the motorcycling industry by storm back in 1969, followed by other Japanese manufacturers like Kawasaki and Suzuki soon after. Given their cult classic status, it’s no wonder CB750s tend to be the center of attention at online auctions.
On that note, we’ve the pleasure of introducing you to a reconditioned 1978 Honda CB750, which flaunts a fresh four-into-four exhaust system, youthful upholstery and Speedmaster MKII rubber from Avon’s catalog. The bodywork was enveloped in a shiny coat of Candy Presto Red paint, while the forks, wheels and carbs have all been refurbished for good measure. Additionally, you will spot a chrome handlebar taking pride of place in the cockpit.
In terms of its general characteristics, the ‘78 MY samurai comes equipped with an air-cooled 738cc inline-four mill, featuring a single overhead camshaft and two valves per cylinder head. At approximately 8,000 spins, this bad boy will go about producing 67 hp, along with 44 pound-feet (60 Nm) of twist lower down the rpm range.
A five-speed gearbox is tasked with routing the oomph to a chain final drive, resulting in a top speed of 119 mph (192 kph). The powertrain components are nested inside a tubular steel duplex cradle frame, which sits on telescopic forks and dual shock absorbers. Stopping power is summoned by a single brake disc up front and a traditional drum module at the rear end.
Honda’s old-school marvel is currently up for grabs on the BaT (Bring A Trailer) website, where it will be listed at no reserve until Thursday, October 14. At the time of this article, the top bidder is prepared to spend $2,100 on the Japanese icon, but we wouldn’t be surprised to see this figure go past five grand before the bidding deadline is reached.