1980 Honda CB750K Custom

In Japan, Standard by Jeffrey PamerLeave a Comment

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The greatness and pedigree of the Honda 750 is well documented, but the DOHC version is not as coveted. The engine stepped away from the original 750, which was designed to (from the side) look like a Triumph twin. This is one of the reasons the SOHC 750 was and, is sought after by café bike enthusiasts. One could argue that this, in some part, started a movement in the popularity of UJMs at the time. In 1979, Honda released the first DOHC 750 as the CB750F, which produced a claimed 77 hp. The engine design was perfected on endurance racetracks before it hit the streets. The engine was later bored out to 900cc and then 1,100cc.

The 750 Custom is an early sport-touring bike. A more comfortable riding position was combined with the power of the DOHC 750 motor, and a nimble chassis. Fueled by four Keihin carburetors and finished with the classic and now hard to find in good condition 4 into 4 exhaust. I have a particular soft spot for these bikes and engines, as I’m currently restoring one myself. This CB has been well looked after, and is one of the cleanest I’ve ever seen. It has a very low 4,600 miles, new rear sprocket and love it or hate it, an aftermarket Slipstream windshield.

Find this CB750 Custom in Chandler, Arizona for $2,995 here on Craigslist.

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