In the late 70s, Honda offered both a CB750F and a CB900F, but per their marketing department the US only got the 750 and Europe only got the 900. Both markets were upset about this because humans always think the grass is greener on the other side. It took a few years, but Honda eventually satisfied the US by bringing the 900F over as well, and the press loved it. Cycle magazine called it “one of the best performance buys on the market.”
The 901cc inline four engine put out 89 horsepower and 56 pound-feet of torque, good for a top speed of about 135 miles per hour. For more on the 900F, check out this profile from Motorcycle Classics.
This example (VIN: JH2SC0105CM105782) has 11,179 miles and it’s on offer by the second owner, who acquired it in 2018. The original owner rode it for two years and then put it in storage while raising his kids. He then brought it back to life in 2006 and then went a bit nuts with modifications: Keihin CR31 smoothbore carbs with K&N air filters, Cobra stainless steel exhaust, Ohlins shocks, braided brake lines, aftermarket fork brace, Randakk’s spin-on oil filter adapter, K&N superbike bars, CB1100F swingarm, 150 mph speedometer, and the Honda Sport Kit rearsets!
Find this CB for sale in Santa Monica, California with bidding up to $2,000 and the reserve not yet met here on Iconic Motorbike Auctions.