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 is offered by the third owner (who runs Vintage Moto Factory) and it still has the 1982 California “blue” plate. Upgrades include a ’79 CB750F speedometer (goes up to 150 as opposed to the stock 85 mph unit), stainless brake lines, and a LED brake light. The seller notes that the vacuum sensor for the gas petcock has been bypassed, the seat doesn’t have the passenger strap, and the alternator cover is aftermarket.
Find this CB for sale in Santa Barbara, California with a BIN of $7,900 or best offer here on eBay.